Refunds before a term starts: Students are eligible for a 100% refund of tuition, housing, food plan and student activity fees if they have paid for the upcoming term and subsequently withdraws or takes a leave of absence with notification to the Dean of Students Office before the term starts.
Refunds after a term starts: If a student withdraws during the first ten days of classes and notifies the Dean of Students Office by 5:00 p.m. on the tenth day of class a 25% tuition refund is available:
Term Last day for a 25% tuition refund
Fall 2023 September 22, 2023
Winter 2024 January 16, 2024
Spring 2024 April 5, 2024
If a student leaves due to illness starting with the first day of class until the Monday of mid-term break, as defined by the academic calendar and notifies the Dean of Students office by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of mid-term break; a 50% tuition refund is available:
Term Last day for a 50% tuition refund
Fall 2023 October 16, 2023
Winter 2024 February 5, 2024
Spring 2024 April 29, 2024
|Tuition Refund Conditions|
|Reason for leaving||When Requested||Tuition amount refunded|
|Any||Prior to start of term||100%|
|Withdraw||Any day during the first ten days of class up to 5:00 pm on the tenth day of class||25%|
|Withdraw||Any time after 5:00pm on the tenth day of class and the end of term||0%|
|Illness||Any time during the first day of class up to 5:00 pm on the Monday of mid-term break||50%|
|Illness||Any time after 5:00pm on the Monday of mid-term break and the end of the term||0%|
|Suspended, Dismissed or Expelled||After the start of the term||0%|
Housing charges will not be refunded if a student leaves after the term starts.
Food Plan charges will be refunded for the remaining weeks of the term.
Financial aid will be reduced according to the Return of Title IV Federal Student Aid Policy.
Applied music fees will not be charged to students who drop by the end of the drop/add period. After the drop/add period music fees will be refunded pro rata when a late drop is made for medical reasons or in similar emergency situations.
Special provisions for military service are addressed by the Registrar.
If a student wishes to transfer to another institution he or she must settle their student account in the Business Office by making necessary payments or arrangements for extension before a transcript of credits will be issued.
No refunds will be made to students suspended, dismissed or expelled from the College.
A more restrictive refund policy governs withdrawal from Carleton off-campus programs. This policy is explained in the Carleton Seminars Withdrawal policy.
*Pandemic housing and food plan refunds will be addressed by our emergency response procedures.
Credit Balance Policy: If a credit balance is created by federeal Title IV funds it will be sent to the student within 10 business days.
Last Revised: August 30, 2018
Last Reviewed: July 13, 2021
Maintained by: Business Office