A student who officially withdraws within the refund period will receive a tuition refund in accordance with the refund schedule (see refund grid below). All refunds are calculated from the date on which the student completes a course change online. A refund will be applied to the student's credit card if the original payment was made by credit card. Otherwise, a check will be generated for the refund amount. Check refunds can be picked up at the Student Financial Services office in North Brookings. Checks not picked up within two weeks are mailed to the student’s local address. Refunds are issued weekly on Friday, beginning the week prior to the beginning of the semester. However, students who paid by credit card, cash, or check and are due a refund for a future semester should call 314-935-6127. Personal and business checks issued to Washington University are held for 3 weeks before a refund is issued.
We will grant full refunds to individuals called to active military duty.
Courses Meeting Fewer Than 8 Weeks
A full refund is issued if the student withdraws within 24 hours after the first class meeting. No refund is issued after this 24-hour period.
Full refunds are granted when University College cancels a course.
Special Audit Courses
Refunds for dropping Special Audit courses are issued in accordance with the standard refund schedule.
Lab fees are refunded 100% up to the tuition refund deadline.
Refunds for dropping the ACTRAC option are issued in accordance with the standard refund schedule.
Washington University Employees
If a course is dropped, the tuition benefit will be reversed. If the course is dropped after the 100 percent refund period, the employee is responsible for the outstanding tuition balance. Please refer to the refund schedule to determine the amount due.
Students with questions about the refund policy should contact the Dean's Office, Room 100, January Hall, 314-935-6127 or 314-935-6701.
- View the full fall 2013 refund schedule.
- View the full spring 2014 refund schedule.