Tuition Refund Policy

Per Credit Billing & Enrollment Changes

This policy extends to all students in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering students being billed per credit for fall and spring semesters. This includes approved Undergraduate part time students, all applicable Graduate degree seeking or certificate students for in person or online programs.

Students will be allowed to adjust enrollment at no cost during the first two weeks of the term. After the add deadline, dropping or withdrawing from courses will result in prorated tuition refund based on the number of credits being dropped and the date of the drop. Prorated charges will follow the same schedule for withdrawals and leaves below. Other fees are not prorated.

Financial aid awarded for the term will be canceled or reduced according to the federal refund policy.

Summer Refund Policy

The majority of summer enrollments are billed per credit. Summer policies and rates are governed by University College, to find the Summer semester refund policy please visit University College's website.

Withdrawal & Leave From Tufts

The refund schedule below applies to all Arts, Sciences, and Engineering students and the Fletcher school. If you elect to withdraw, are required to withdraw, or if you take a leave of absence from Tufts then you are entitled to an adjustment of tuition and dorm charges in accordance with the following schedule:

Fall 2022 Semester

Date of Withdrawal/Leave % Tuition Charge Cancelled
September 5, 2022 100%
September 6 to 19, 2022 90%
September 20 to 26, 2022 80%
September 27 to October 3, 2022 60%
October 4 to 10, 2022 40%
October 11 to 17, 2022 20%

Spring 2023 Semester

Date of Withdrawal/Leave % Tuition Charge Cancelled
January 17, 2023 100%
January 18 to January 31, 2023 90%
February 1 to 7, 2023 80%
February 8 to 14, 2023 60%
February 15 to 21, 2023 40%
February 22 to February 28, 2023 20%

Other charges for the term such as health insurance, the Health and Wellness fee, the activity fee, and library or traffic fines, are not prorated upon a withdrawal or leave of absence during a term. A withdrawal or leave prior to the beginning of a term will result in cancellation of tuition, room, board and mandatory fees but will result in the forfeiture of any admission deposit paid for the term.

Financial aid awarded for the term will be canceled or reduced according to the federal refund policy.