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Tuition Refund Policies

Change in Enrollment Status

Students who change from full-time (three or more courses) to part-time (fewer than three courses) enrollment status, during the first ten class days of the semester, will be refunded the full difference between the two costs. No adjustments will be made after the 10th day (September 16th for Fall 2013 and February 3rd for Spring 2014), unless a student completely withdrawals or takes a leave of absence.

Official Withdrawal or Leave of Absence (LOA)

Students who officially withdraw or take a leave of absence before the first day of classes are eligible for a 100% refund. Student who officially withdraw or take a leave of absence on or after the first day of classes during the semester may be eligible for a partial refund, depending upon the time of the withdrawal. Students must give written notification to the Registrar of their decision to withdraw or take a leave of absence and complete the formal withdrawal or leave of absence procedures in order to be eligible for any refunds.

Tuition, room and board charges, scholarships, grants and loans will be prorated based on the number of days a student is registered at Pitzer College, up to sixty percent point of the semester, according to the schedule below.

FALL 2013  
Withdrawal/LOA Date Refund/Financial Aid Adjustment Percentage
09/03/13 to 11/07/13 Pro-rated percentage up to 60% of the calendar days in the term
11/08/13 to 12/20/13 No refund beyond 60% of the calendar days in the term

 

SPRING 2014  
Withdrawal/LOA Date Refund/Financial Aid Adjustment Percentage
01/21/14 to 03/31/14 Pro-rated percentage up to 60% of the calendar days in the term
04/01/14 to 05/16/14 No refund beyond 60% of the calendar days in the term

It is recommended that students consult with the Student Accounts Office and Financial Aid Office (if receiving financial aid) prior to leaving Pitzer College. 

For students enrolled during the Summer, please consult the Summer Session Academic Calendar for specific drop dates and tuition refund percentages as the policies vary from the traditional academic year.

** Note that if students have already received a credit balance refund from Pitzer College before withdrawal or LOA, the refund calculation may require students to reimburse Pitzer College for all or part of the original credit balance refund.