A student who is considering withdrawing from the College or dropping a class is strongly encouraged to discuss implications with his/her academic advisor.
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. Upon complete withdrawal from the College, room and meal plan charges will be adjusted in accordance with the refund schedule for full-term courses. The term "refund" below refers to the percentage of the reduction in charges. Fees and deposits 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 first week is defined as the first seven 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, Room Charges & Meal Plans
Part of Term 1
- 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 study abroad for information.
Part of Term A and B
- 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 Fisher-issued laptops and books upon withdrawal. Failure to do so will result in additional charges.
(6 and 7-Week, etc.) - Part of Term 7A, 7B, X, and 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
- 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
- In the first week - 100% Refund
- After the first week - No Refund
*This policy is updated for the 2020-21 academic year and forward. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for the refund policy for 2019-20 and prior. Students wishing to withdraw from the pharmacy program must notify the Office of Student Affairs 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
When a student who is a Title IV Fund recipient withdraws from St. John Fisher College, the Federal Government specifies how the College determines the amount of Title IV program assistance the student earns. 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].