Fall and Spring Semesters
Week 1 & Week 2
100% tuition and fees (except transcript fee) refunded
90% tuition refunded, no fees refunded
80% tuition refunded, no fees refunded
70% tuition refunded, no fees refunded
60% tuition refunded, no fees refunded
50% tuition refunded, no fees refunded
40% tuition refunded, no fees refunded
All students who withdraw will be charged a $75 withdrawal fee.
- The rates above are subject to review by the Trustees of the University.
- Columbia University refunds 100% of tuition before the change of program period ends. For Fall and Spring Semester: Week 1 and Week 2 occur during the change of program period. Week 3 begins on the first Monday after the change of program period ends each semester. Each week begins on a Monday. For programs that start outside of the official academic calendar, please check with your school's Registration Services or Academic Affairs office to determine the rate of your tuition refund. For programs that begin before or after the official Change of Program Period, Week 1 and Week 2 refer to the first two weeks of the specific program, not the weeks during the official Change of Program period.
- The Summer Sessions refund schedule differs from the Fall and Spring Semester schedule. For the Summer Sessions, fees such as the Health Service fee, the Student Medical Insurance premium, the University facilities fee, course fees, and late fees are not refundable if the withdrawal takes place after the change-of-program period. If the withdrawal takes place before or during the change-of-program period, these fees are refunded in full. The one-time transcript fee and application fee are not refundable.
- There is no difference in the proration schedule of a school or program charging per point or flat rate tuition.