Santa Clara University

Bursars Office

Graduate Student Refund Policy (Fall, Winter & Spring only):

The date on which a student formally withdraws or drops a class will be the effective date on which any refund of tuition will be determined, not the last date of attendance by the student. Students that fail to drop a course, even if they do not attend, or fail to notify the University of his/her intent to withdrawal, regardless of the reason, will be responsible to pay all tuition and fee charges reflecting on the account once the withdrawal/drop is processed. Informing your Dean, academic department or your instructor does not constitute withdrawal.To protect yourself and your family against financial loss due to an unexpected medical condition, please refer to the Dewar's website for information on the tuition insurance plan offered by SCU.

Refund of tuition will be calculated according to the following schedule:

  • 100% if course dropped by 5:00pm on the Friday* of the first week of classes 
  • 50% if course dropped by 5:00pm on the Friday* of the second week of classes
  • 25% if course dropped by 5:00pm on the Friday* of the third week of classes
  • No further refunds after the third week

(All dates/schedules are subject to change by the University)

*Students without registration holds may have until 11:59pm on Sunday if dropping courses via eCampus.  Please note: the University cannot be held accountable for website outages. 

Any association/course fees will not be refunded after the first week of school.  The registration fee is non-refundable once initial registration is made.

Saturday/Sunday courses:

Refund of tuition will be calculated according to the following schedule:

  • 100% if dropped by 5pm Tuesday after first scheduled class meeting.  Contact your school to drop Saturday/Sunday courses.

MBA 1 unit courses:

Refund of tuition will be calculated according to the following schedule:


  • 100% if dropped 2 business days prior to first class meeting 

PLEASE NOTE - if you withdrawal or drop below half-time status you may no longer be eligible to receive financial aid or student loans. Your account will be adjusted accordingly and the aid returned to the appropriate program. If you have received a refund for these funds, you must reimburse Santa Clara University immediately.  For more information on financial aid forfeiture, please visit the Financial Aid website or make an appointment with your Financial Aid Counselor.

No refunds will be made because of curtailment of services brought about as a result of strikes, acts of God, civil insurrection, riots or threats thereof, or other causes beyond the control of the University.

               
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