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Refund Policy - Official withdrawal from a course

Students who officially withdraw from a course are eligible for a tuition refund based on the date of withdrawal (when the official request to withdraw was received), per the schedules below. The refund schedules vary based on the length of the Summer Course / Program Type.

*Important note: deposits, application fees, and other portions of tuition indicated as "non-refundable" are not eligible for a refund. The below tables do not apply to these amounts. Any amounts not eligible for a refund are noted as such on the Tuition & Fees page.

Summer Session Refunds

Summer Session

Date of withdrawal Refund amount
Classroom Courses: Prior to the date of 2nd course meeting  100% Refund*
Classroom Courses: Date of 2nd course meeting+ No Refund
Online Courses: Up through 7th calendar day of the term, including weekends and holidays 100% Refund*
Online Courses: After 7th day of the term, including weekends and holidays No Refund


Date of withdrawal  Refund amount
Prior to the date of 1st course meeting 100% Refund*
Date of 1st course meeting No Refund

Students are eligible for a refund only when an official withdrawal from a course is received. Students can withdraw from a class on the visiting student portal. For more information about how to withdraw from a course or how to re-enroll after withdrawal, please contact

Refund Policy – Course/Program cancellation

Should a course / program be cancelled, students are eligible for a full refund of any paid Tuition, including any Deposits paid. The Application Fee will also be refunded if the cancelled course was the only Summer course / Program for which the student was registered.

No notification of withdrawal is required if a course is cancelled by the University and any available refund will be credited to the Student Account automatically. However, students in this situation must still request a disbursement of the credit through Tufts Student Financial Services. Please see the “Request a Refund” section below for more information.

Please note that courses can be cancelled up to and including the first day of the course session.

Refund Policy – Disciplinary removal from a course/program

There are no refunds of tuition charged or payments made in cases where students are administratively withdrawn for violations of academic or student conduct policies.

Request a Refund

Refunds are credited to your student account. Approved refunds are generally issued within 1-3 weeks from the date the request is received.

Disbursement of refunds is processed through Tufts Student Financial Services.

For additional information on refunds, including how to request a refund, please visit Tufts Student Services.