SUMC Refund Policies

These policies apply to Suffolk University students only. Students participating in special programs should refer to their specific program agreement for information on refunds.

Withdrawal Refund Policy

If it becomes necessary for the student to withdraw from the University, the student is expected to complete an official Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Form. This form is available from the Madrid Campus Registrar. Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal from the university or from courses. Financial liability will be based upon the date the form is received by the Madrid Registrar.

Before making a decision to withdraw or take a leave, students should be aware of the financial implications. In some cases, the student could be ineligible for financial aid that was scheduled to be received. Charges that were to be covered by financial aid would become the student's responsibility.

Late Withdrawal Fee

If the student chooses to withdraw 30 days or less before the start of courses, a $600 Late Withdraw Fee will be applied to the account. 

Please be aware that course withdrawals, fee waivers, partial or total refunds, or any discount on billed amounts, may have a direct effect on your Financial Aid package.

Tuition Refund Plan

This refund plan applies only to students registered at Suffolk University. Students participating in special programs should refer to their specific program agreement for information on refunds. All dates are based on the SUMC Academic Calendar.

Tuition liability will be based on the date in which the Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Form is received by the Registrar’s Office.

Course-related fees are 100% refundable if the student drops the course before the deadline for late registration. If the student drops the course after the late registration deadline, he or she will be liable for 100% of the course related fee. 

Fall & Spring Semesters 

Withdrawal Period % of Tuition Fee Refunded
1st week of classes*  100%
2nd week of classes*  50%
3rd week of classes*  25%
4th week of classes*  0%

Summer Session 

Withdrawal Period % of Tuition Fee Refunded
1st week of classes* 100%
2nd week of classes* 50%
After the 2nd week of classes* 0%

Program Fee Refund Plan

This refund plan applies only to students registered at Suffolk University. Students participating in special programs should refer to their specific program agreement for information on refunds. All dates are based on the SUMC Academic Calendar.

Withdrawal Period % of Program Fee Refunded
Between 1 month and 15 days before arrival date* 70%
Between 15 days before and up to the arrival date* 50%
After the arrival date* 0%

*All dates based on SUMC Academic Calendar