Students who completely withdraw from a term or drop down in units may be eligible for tuition charge adjustments based on the official withdrawal date as provided by the Office of the Registrar. Lack of attendance does not cancel the student's financial responsibility. Students are encouraged to discuss plans for withdrawal with their Student Financial Services consultant.
Tuition adjustments are made according to the following time table. For specific dates, please refer to the academic calendar.
|Withdrawal Date||Adjustment Amount|
|Before the first day of class||100%|
|First or second day of class||100%|
|Third day of class through last day to drop without record||80%|
|Eleventh day of class through end of third week||50%|
|By the end of the fourth week of classes||40%|
|By the end of the fifth week of classes||30%|
|By the end of the sixth week of classes||25%|
|By the end of the seventh week of classes||20%|
|By the end of the eighth week of classes||15%|
|After the eighth week||0%|
- No refunds will be given for ASUPS fees, career awareness or music fees after the second day of class. No refunds will be given for PE courses after the last day to drop without record.
- No special tuition adjustment is given for approved medical or emergency withdrawals.
- All tuition adjustments are based on actual tuition charges, not payments made.
- Refund policy for study abroad participates
Room charges are non-refundable for students who have contracted for campus housing. Detailed information on the room charge refund policy is available from the Office of Residence Life.
Board charges are refunded on a pro-rated basis for students who withdraw before the end of a semester.
Financial aid for students dropping from full-time to part-time status or completely withdrawing will be re-calculated to determine whether a portion of federal and institutional aid must be returned.
Full-time to part time. Adjustments for students dropping from full-time to part-time status are based on the date a student drops in status and the overall charges in tuition and fee rates, coupled with any other particular award requirements.
Withdrawing from school. Adjustments for students completely withdrawing are prorated, calculated on a daily basis up to the 60% completion point of the semester. More information on financial aid returns for students who withdraw.
Unofficial withdrawal: Puget Sound is required by federal law to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who drop out (stop attending classes and do not officially withdraw) and fail to earn a passing grade in at least one course per semester.
Because Puget Sound makes financial commitments on the student's behalf well in advance of the start of the program, the following cancellation provisions exist:
- Prior to the program’s departure date: Written notice of withdrawal must be submitted to the International Programs office. Students may be eligible for a refund of charges, less a $100 cancellation fee and any non-recoverable costs charged to Puget Sound by the provider.
- After the program’s departure date: No adjustments will be made to tuition, fees, room and board charges. The financial aid award will be evaluated to determine whether any portion of a student's financial aid must be returned in accordance with institutional policy and/or federal and state regulatory requirements.
Cancellation of the Program
In the event a program is canceled, students may be eligible for a refund less any non-recoverable costs, pro-rated based on the date of the program cancellation. Puget Sound and the program provider will work together to offer alternate arrangements for continuation of your studies.