Tuition Refund Policies

Enrollment Status Change

Students whose status changes from full-time (three or more course credits) to part-time (fewer than three course credits) 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 of the semester (September 6th for Fall 2024) unless a student officially withdrawals from the College 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. Students 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 pro-rata refund, depending upon the time of the withdrawal or leave. Students must give written notification to the Registrar of their decision to withdraw or take a leave of absence and complete the withdrawal or leave of absence procedures in order to be eligible for any adjustment of charges.

Tuition, room and meal plan charges will be prorated based on the percentages listed below:

FALL 2024 
Prior to August 26100% Tuition, Food, & Housing
August 26 – September 980% Tuition $25,955.20, Food $3,842, & Housing $5,017
September 10 – October 1750% Tuition $16,222, Food $2,401.50, & Housing $3,316
October 17 – October 2720% Food Only $960.60
October 28 – End of SemesterRefunds Closed

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.