Withdrawal

Withdrawal from programs at Suffolk University are subject to certain deadlines and regulations.

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.

Tuition refund percentages are listed below for the different terms and schools.

Fall & Spring

Law School & Dual Degrees College & SBS
Day of Withdrawal Tuition Refund Percentage Day of Withdrawal Tuition Refund Percentage
1st 8 days 75% 1st 8 days 100%
Day 9 - Day 15 50% Day 9 - Day 15 50%
Day 16 - Day 22 25% Day 16 - Day 22 25%
Day 23 and after 0% Day 23 and after 0%

Summer

Law School & Dual Degrees College & SBS
Day of Withdrawal Tuition Refund Percentage Day of Withdrawal Tuition Refund Percentage
1st 7 days 75% 1st 7 days 100%
Day 8 - Day 14 50% Day 8 - Day 14 50%
Day 15 and after 0% Day 15 and after 0%

Short Term Tuition Refund

1 week or less 2-4 weeks 5-8 weeks
Day of Withdrawal Tuition Refund Percentage Day of Withdrawal Tuition Refund Percentage Day of Withdrawal Tuition Refund Percentage
1st day 100% 1st 2 days 100% 1st 6 days 100%
Day 2 and after 0% Day 3 and after 0% Day 7 and after 0%

Students enrolled in a fully online program will be subjected to the short term tuition refund schedule for the fall, spring and summer semesters

Important Notes

  • Financial aid awards may be reduced or cancelled due to course withdrawal or taking a leave of absence. Any outstanding balance would then become the responsibility of the student to pay. For more information on determining potential financial liability, please contact the 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 billing servicer fees will be added to delinquent accounts. Learn more about our collections policy.

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.

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.

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