Withdrawal

Withdrawal from programs at Suffolk University are subject to certain deadlines and regulations—read more to find out about what's possible.

During the ADD/DROP period, students in the College of Arts and Sciences & Sawyer Business School may adjust their schedule without any additional charges incurred. In the Law School and Dual Degree Programs, drop or withdrawal must be completed prior to the first day of classes to avoid any tuition charges.

After the ADD/DROP period, dropping (or withdrawing) from a course or all courses will result in a pro-rated tuition charges based on the time of the withdrawal.

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Important Notes

  • Keep in mind that financial aid awards may be reduced or cancelled due to course withdrawal or taking a leave of absence. Any outstanding balance would then become responsibility of the student to pay. For more information on determining potential financial liability, please contact your Financial Aid Office.
  • Students are responsible for notifying the University if they plan to withdraw. Non-attendance or non-payment does not constitute official withdrawal or dropping a course.
  • If you are a returning student and need to withdraw or take a leave of absence from the University, you need to complete an official withdrawal or leave of absence form [PDF] from the Office of Student Affairs. Calculation of tuition charges will be based upon the date that the form is received.
  • Law students need to contact the Office of the Registrar to file a withdrawal or leave of absence.
  • If you are an incoming student and wish to withdraw, contact the appropriate admissions office.
  • Remember to check your account summary for your remaining tuition balance and adjustments to your financial aid award, if any, after your leave of absence or withdrawal form has been processed

Please note: Collection and attorney fees will be added to delinquent accounts. Learn more about our collections policy.

Tuition Insurance

Protect your Higher Education Investment with the GradGuard Tuition Protection Plan. This coverage expands the scope of the school's existing refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester.

College of Arts and Sciences & Sawyer Business School Withdrawal Schedule

"Student liability" refers to the percentage of the tuition cost that is charged to student based on the date the Drop or Withdrawal form is received. This is also referred to as "Forfeiture."

*FINANCIAL AID may be reduced or cancelled if you drop or withdraw. It is recommended that you understand the impact of your financial aid before processing your drop or withdrawal.

Summer 2018

SUMMER 2018 dates and schedule are listed below.

2018 Summer Module 1

Term Start Date: 5/21/2018

Term End Date: 7/6/2018

Date of Withdrawal Student's liability
On or before 5/29 0%
5/30 - 6/5 50%
6/6 or after 100% (no refund)

2018 Summer Module 2

Term Start Date: 7/9/2018

Term End Date: 8/23/2018

Date of Withdrawal Student's liability
On or before 7/16 0%
7/17 - 7/23 50%
7/24 or after 100% (no refund)

2018 Summer Module 3

Term Start Date: 5/21/2018

Term End Date: 7/26/2018

Date of Withdrawal Student's liability
On or before 5/29 0%
5/30 - 6/5 50%
6/6 or after 100% (no refund)

2018 Summer Module A

Term Start Date: 5/21/2018

Term End Date: 8/24/2018

Date of Withdrawal Student's liability
On or before 5/29 0%
5/30 - 6/5 50%
6/6 or after 100% (no refund)

Fall 2018

Drop or withdrawal form is received Student liability (percent of tuition charged)
Any time through September 11 0%
September 12 - September 18 50%
September 19 - September 25 75%
September 26 or after 100% (Full tuition charged)

Spring 2019

Drop or withdrawal form is received Student liability (Forfeiture)
Anytime through January 22 0%
January 23 - January29 50%
January 30 - February 5 75%
February 6 or after 100% (Full tuition charged)

Law School & Dual Degree Programs Withdrawal Schedule

"Student liability" refers to the percentage of the tuition cost that is charged to student based on the date the Drop or Withdrawal form is received. This is also referred to as "Forfeiture."

*FINANCIAL AID may be reduced or cancelled if you drop or withdraw. It is recommended that you understand the impact of your financial aid before processing your drop or withdraw.

Summer 2018

Date of Withdrawal Student liability
5/21 - 5/29 25%
5/30 - 6/5 50%
6/6 or after 100% (no refund)

Fall 2018

Drop or withdrawal form received Student liability (% of tuition charged)
August 27 - September 4 25%
September 5 - September 11 50%
September 12 - September18 75%
September 19 or after 100% (full tuition charged)

Spring 2019

Drop or withdrawal form received Student liability (Forfeiture)
January 14 - January 22 25%
January 23 - January 29 50%
January 30 - February5 75%
February 6 or after 100%(no refund)

Short Term Courses Withdrawal Schedule

Course Length: 5-8 weeks

Date of Withdrawal Student Liability (% charged)
1st 7 days 0%
8th - 14th day 50%
15th day or after 100% (no refund)

Course Length: 2-4 weeks

Date of Withdrawal Student Liability (% charged)
1st 2 days 0%
3rd day or after 100% (no refund)

Course Length: 1 week or less

Date of Withdrawal Student Liability (% charged)
1st day 0%
2nd day or after 100% (no refund)

Residence Hall Refund Policy

Room and meal plan charges are not subject to the Suffolk University refund policy. Once the student signs the housing license agreement, the student is responsible for paying all room and board charges for the term of this agreement. Students should review the housing license agreement for exceptions to this policy.