Info for Parents Counselors

2016-17 Tuition Adjustments

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 a student's financial responsibility. Students are encouraged to discuss plans for withdrawal with a Student Financial Services representative.

Tuition adjustments are made according to the following time table. For specific dates, please refer to the academic calendar

Drop of a course Tuition Adjustment Financial aid Adjustment
First day of class through tenth day of class (last day to drop without record) 100% Loss of all university aid.  Federal and state aid subject to federal return of funds calculation.
Eleventh day of class through the end of the semester 0% Keep all university aid.  Federal and state aid subject to federal return of funds calculation.
COMPLETE Withdrawal (DROP OF ALL COURSES) Tuition Adjustment Financial Aid Adjustment
First day of class through tenth day of class (last day to drop without record) 100% Loss of all university aid.  Federal and state aid subject to federal return of funds calculation.
Eleventh day of class through the end of fourth week 50% Keep 50% of university aid.  Federal and state aid subject to federal return of funds calculation.
By the end of the sixth week of classes 25% Keep 75% of university aid.  Federal and state aid subject to federal return of funds calculation.
By the end of the eighth week of classes 10% Keep 90% of university aid.  Federal and state aid subject to federal return of funds calculation.
After the eighth week 0% Keep all university aid.  Federal and state aid subject to federal return of funds calculation.
  • No refunds will be given for PE courses, ASUPS fees, career awareness, or music fees after the tenth day of class. 
  • There are no special tuition adjustments given for approved medical or emergency withdrawals.
  • All tuition adjustments are based on actual tuition charges, not payments made.
  • Refund policy for study abroad participants

Room

If a student completely withdraws by the 10th day of the semester, the student will be refunded 100% of the room charges.  The student will be charged a $500 housing withdrawal fee.  Room charges for the term are non-refundable after the 10th day of class.  Detailed information on the room charge refund policy is available from the Office of Residence Life.

Board

Board charges are refunded on a pro-rated basis for students who withdraw before the end of a semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for students completely withdrawing will be re-calculated to determine whether a portion of federal and institutional aid must be returned.

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.

Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy for Students Participating on Study Abroad Programs

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:

Student Withdrawal

  1. Up to the tenth day of class at Puget Sound: 100% Study Abroad Tuition, Room and Board refund less a $100 cancellation fee and any non-recoverable costs charged to Puget Sound by the program provider. 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.
  2. After the tenth day of class at Puget Sound: Study Abroad Tuition, Room and Board will not be refunded.  Recoverable costs refunded to Puget Sound by the program provider will be reimbursed to the student. 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.  (International Programs and Student Financial Services will work case-by-case with any spring student who withdraws from a southern hemisphere program having a departure date after the tenth day of class.)

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.