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For help understanding your Tufts bill, charges, and payment options, contact Tufts Student Services at 617.627.2000 or studentservices@tufts.edu.

In addition to the content on this page, please also see the following relevant policies:

Refund Policy: Official Withdrawal

Official withdrawals made in-line with the policy on Official Withdrawals follow the refund schedules outlined below.

Courses at Tufts (Academic Year & Summer Session)

These policies apply to all courses registered for on the Courses at Tufts platform and all summer courses registered for on any platform. Each course section listed on the platform will indicate the refund policy associated with it. If a policy is not noted, please confirm with courses@tufts.edu before registering. Please note: students are eligible for a refund only when an official withdrawal request, in-line with the withdrawal policy, is received.

Tufts matriculated students should confirm the refund policy for their courses by reviewing the course section of their course(s) listed on this platform. Any questions may be sent to courses@tufts.edu.

Policy Name, Course Type

Date of Official Withdrawal^ Refund Available

 

Course Policy 

(Includes in-person lectures, online, hybrid, asynchronous courses)

Prior to the date of 3rd scheduled course meeting; 

- or -

if no meeting pattern exists, then up to and including the 7th day of the term, including holidays and weekends

100% Refund*

On or after the date of the 3rd scheduled course meeting

-  or -

if no meeting pattern exists, then after the 7th day of the term, including weekends and holidays  

No Refund

 

Workshop and Short Courses Policy

 

Prior to date of 1st scheduled course meeting  100% Refund*
On or after date of the 1st scheduled course meeting No Refund

 

On-Demand Offerings

 

No refunds after registration, as course content is immediately available. No refunds

* Excludes non-refundable portions of program fees (e.g., registration fee)

^ Dates are up to 11:59PM on the date in Medford/Somerville, MA on which the Official Withdrawal request is received by Tufts University.   For Term start dates, please see the Policies page, and check the Courses at Tufts policies for the school of the course in which you are enrolled. Please note that for the purposes of this policy, "course meeting" does not include labs or recitations, and "prior to the date of the nth course meeting" means that the request must be made prior to 11:59 ET the day before the nth Course meeting date. 

Tufts Pre-College Programs

These policies apply to all Tufts Pre-College Programs. Please note: students are eligible for a refund only when an official withdrawal, in-line with the withdrawal policy, is received.

Courses at Tufts for High Schoolers (Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring)

  • Follows policies for Courses at Tufts above

All Other Summer Term programs

  • Until May 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET: 100% refund*
  • May 15 +: No refund

Fall Term and Academic Year programs

  • Until September 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET: 100% refund*
  • September 16+: No refund

Winter Term programs

  • Until December 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET: 100% refund*
  • December 2+: No refund

Spring Term Programs

  • Until January 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET: 100% refund*
  • January 16+: No refund

* Refundable portions of tuition only. Portions of tuition marked as non-refundable (such as deposits) on the program page are excluded

K-8 Design and Engineering Workshops (DEW)

These policies apply to all K-8 Design and Engineering Workshop participants. Please note: students are eligible for a refund only when an official withdrawal, in-line with the withdrawal policy, is received.

 

  • Until June 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET: 100% refund*
  • June 2+: No refund

Refund Policy: Course/Program Cancellation

Should a course / program be cancelled, students are eligible for a full refund of any tuition, program fees, and material fees, including any deposits paid. No notification of withdrawal is required if a course is cancelled by the University. Please note that the transition of a course from an in-person format to an online virtual campus format does not qualify as a course cancellation. On-campus courses that are transitioned to the online virtual campus will be adapted to offer the same quality, content and outcome as if they had been offered in-person. 

The otherwise non-refundable deposit may be refundable in the case of course/program cancellation if (a) it was paid (b) the cancelled course / program was the only course / program for which the student was registered in a school year (September through the following August) and (c) the cancelled course / program is not being offered on the virtual campus. If a student believes they are eligible for a refund of the Registration Fee, they must make a request in writing to precollege@tufts.edu who will confirm the student's eligibility and issue a refund if qualified.

Any available refund will be credited to the Student Account automatically. In some cases, students may need to request that the funds be distributed to their bank account. Please see the  “Request a Refund” section below for more information.

Please see our Course/Program Cancellation policy for more details.

Refund Policy: Disciplinary Removal

There are no refunds of tuition or program fees charged or payments made, including any deposits paid, in cases where students are administratively withdrawn for violations of academic or student conduct policies.

Please see our Withdrawal policy for more details.

Refund Policy: Non-Participation

There are no refunds of tuition or program fees charged or payments made, including any deposits paid, in cases where a student fails to continue the registration process by not submitting materials or payments, fails to participate in pre-departure activities, or fails to attend the program in part or in whole.

Please see our Withdrawal policy for more details.

Refund Policy: Program Modification

By registering through a program at Tufts University, you agree that Tufts reserves the right, in its discretion, to modify its educational, extracurricular and other programs at any time, including, providing them remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees will not be refunded in that event.

Please see our Withdrawal policy for more details.

Refund Policy: Visa Delays or Denials

Students assume all responsibility regarding the visa process; it is important to research the amount of time required for each visa type. Any delay or denial that results in the inability to participate in a program is not a recognized reason for a refund.

Requesting a Refund

If you paid through the Courses at Tufts registration portal, refunds will be automatically credited to your payment method.

If you paid through the Pre-College Application Portal (Slate) or the Tufts Student Information System (SIS), refunds are credited to your student account and a disbursement must be requested. Please visit Tufts Student Services or call 617-627-2000 with questions.