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Official withdrawal or dismissal from a course or from the University entitles a student to a refund of tuition according to the following schedule. Fees are not refundable. A student may receive a 100% refund if withdrawal occurs during the first calendar week in which the term begins. Otherwise, refunds will be made as follows:

  • Second week: 80% refund
  • Third week: 60% refund
  • Fourth week: 40% refund
  • Fifth week: 20% refund
  • After fifth week: no refund

Alternate Refund/Grading

This alternate refund/grading policy does not apply to Rush Medical College students.

Pure Compressed Weekend Course

(Fri/Sat/Sun w/o any pre- or post-class work)

  • Before first class meeting :  100% and not transcripted
  • After first class meeting:  no refund and W grade
2-Week Course
  • Before first class meeting:  100% and not transcripted
  • Week 1:  50% refund and W grade
  • Week 2:  no refund and WP/WF/WN grade
5-Week Course
  • Before or during week 1:  100% and not transcripted
  • Week 2:  50% and W grade
  • Weeks 3-5:  no refund and WP/WF/WN grade

Refunds will be shown as credits on the student's account. A check for the amount of refund, less any amount still owed for other charges, will be sent to the student.  Normally, checks are processed within two weeks and mailed to the student's address on RUConnected.  Students wishing to appeal the published schedule of refunds must appeal in writing to the Associate Provost., Student Affairs.


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