Refund Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tuition and Fees

A student who completely withdraws from the university before the sixth week of a semester will be granted a percentage refund of tuition and some fees* (Technology Fee and Student Activities Fee) based on the refund schedule below.  All other fees are non-refundable.

Note: Failure to attend does not constitute withdrawal.

The student must complete and submit a withdrawal form to be considered "withdrawn." Matriculated undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Management, and College of Education and Human Development obtain withdrawal forms from the University Advising Center (Campus Center, first floor, room 1100). Matriculated undergraduate students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and College of Public and Community Service obtain withdrawal forms from the Academic Support Office of their college. Graduate and non-degree students should obtain withdrawal forms from the One Stop Student Center.

Refund Deadlines

Refunds will not be processed until after the add/drop period. Students will be notified via email when their excess check will be available.

If a financial aid recipient withdraws from the university, his or her refund will first be applied to the reimbursement of scholarship or loan funds (up to the full amount of the scholarship or loan); any remaining amount will then be refunded to the student or parent. A student who is suspended or expelled from the university for disciplinary reasons forfeits all right to a refund. The New Student Deposit and Combined New Student Fees are required of new students and may not be cancelled or refunded unless the student withdraws prior to the first day of classes. A student who has not paid in advance must still pay the amount which remains due after the charges are reduced. These rules and regulations shall apply to the classification of students at the University of Massachusetts as Massachusetts or non-Massachusetts students for tuition purposes.

It is important to remember that the balance for a semester must be paid in full before enrolling in the next semester.


Refund Schedules

Fall 2017 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Refund Schedule

Fall 2017 Graduate Tuition and Fees Refund Schedule

Spring 2018 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Refund Schedule

Spring 2018 Graduate Tuition and Fees Refund Schedule

* Technology Fee and Student Activities Fee (All other fees are non-refundable)

All above does not apply to College of Advancing and Professional Studies(CAPS) or Summer Session refunds.


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