Refund Policies

Full Term Courses | Weekend Courses | Other Courses
Special Parts of Term | Pharmacy | Center for Community Engagement


A student who is considering withdrawing from the College or dropping a class is strongly encouraged to discuss implications with his/her advisor. A student who decides to withdraw from the College (drop all courses) must complete the Withdrawal from College form and submit it to the Registrar's Office. Students may drop individual courses in Fish 'R' Net under the Registration tab. Please note that a student may not drop all courses online as this constitutes a withdrawal from College (see above).

Students who withdraw (from all courses or from an individual course) will be charged tuition on a proportionate basis according to the schedules below based on the part of term for the course. The term "refund" below refers to the percentage of the tuition reduction. Fees are not refundable. As such, the percentage of any payment and/or aid that may be returned to you (if any) may be different.

For refunding purposes, the 1st week is defined as the first 7 calendar days in the term. Ex: If the term starts on a Monday, the first week runs from Monday through the following Sunday.

~ All dates are subject to change ~


Full-Term Courses

Part of Term 1:

Withdrawal Date

Refund

In the 1st Week

100% Refund

In the 2nd Week

80% Refund

In the 3rd Week

60% Refund

In the 4th Week

50% Refund

In the 5th or 6th Week

20% Refund

After the 6th Week

0% Refund

Study Abroad Programs are excluded from this policy as refund amounts vary by destination. Contact the Director of Foreign Study for information.


Weekend Courses

Part of Term A & B:

Withdrawal Date

Refund

Before 2nd class meeting

100% Refund

Before 3rd class meeting

75% Refund

Before 4th class meeting

50% Refund

Before 5th class meeting

25% Refund

After 5th class meeting

No Refund

Ed.D. students are required to return their SJFC-issued laptops and books upon withdrawal. Failure to do so will result in additional charges.


Other Courses

(7-Week, 6-Week, etc.) - Part of Term 7A, 7B, X, & Z:

Withdrawal Date

Refund

In the 1st week

100% Refund

In the 2nd week

75% Refund

In the 3rd week

50% Refund

In the 4th week

25% Refund

After 4th week

No Refund


Special Parts of Term

Part of Term S:

Withdrawal Date

Refund

Prior to 10% completion point

100% Refund

10% - 19.9%

75% Refund

20% - 29.9%

50% Refund

30% - 39.9%

25% Refund

At 40% or more

No Refund


Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Withdrawal Date

Refund

Before 1st Day of Classes

100% Refund

1st Day of Class and after

No Refund

Students wishing to withdraw from the Pharmacy Program must notify the Office of Student Affairs & Advocacy in writing of their intentions.


Center for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement's website contains the current Certificate in Nonprofit Management refund policy.


Return of Title IV Funds

The Federal Government specifies how St. John Fisher College determines the amount of Title IV program assistance a student earns when they withdraw from the College. The Title IV programs that are covered by this law are: Federal PELL Grants, TEACH Grants, Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs) and Federal Perkins Loans.

When a student who is a Title IV Fund recipient withdraws, the amount of Title IV funds earned is based on the amount of time the student spent in academic attendance. Up through the 60% point in each payment period or period of enrollment, a pro rata schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal. After the 60% point in the payment period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds.

For complete details on the return of Title IV funds when a student withdraws, please review our Return of Title IV Funds Policy [pdf].

Title IV Fund recipients who are withdrawing from classes that are offered in modules (i.e. 6 week and 7 week courses) should review our Part of Term Withdrawal Policy [pdf].

Return of Non-Title IV Funds

When a student withdraws who has paid using non-Title IV funds, any credit balance resulting from refund calculations will be returned to the student.

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