Refunds

The University's refund policies and procedures ensure equitable refunds to students who withdraw from all or a portion of their studies or when payment is in excess of the total charges.

Application fees and tuition deposits are not refundable. Registration, late payment, student activities, laboratory, maintenance of matriculation, and other special fees are not refundable after classes begin.

When a student withdraws from a portion of their course registration, the effective date of the course withdrawal(s) will be the date the student electronically submits their request using the online Course Withdrawal/Late Registration form. This form is also available after logging in to Fordham.edu, in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms. If the dean submits the request on the student's behalf, the effective date of the course withdrawal(s) will be the date the dean electronically submits the Course Withdrawal/Late Registration form on the student's behalf.

A student is considered withdrawn from the University only if an official withdrawal form has been submitted to the Office of Academic Records. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date this form is received by the Office of Academic Records, or in the case of withdrawal by mail to the Office of the Dean, the postmark date on the correspondence.

Institutional Charges and Room Deposits
The following refund schedules are based on 100% payment of all institutional charges and deposits. The refund period for tuition and fees begins on the first day of the enrollment period. Room deposit refunds are based on the time period that the Office of Residential Life is notified of withdrawal.

  • If the date of withdrawal is: Due Fordham Refund to student
    Prior to commencement of term 0% 100%
    Prior to second week of term 15% 85%
    Prior to third week of term 30% 70%
    Prior to fourth week of term 45% 55%
    Prior to fifth week of term 60% 40%
    Prior to sixth week of term 75% 25%
    Thereafter 100% 0%
  • If the date of withdrawal is: Due Fordham Refund to student
    Prior to starting date of class 0% 100%
    Prior to second class 5% 95%
    Prior to third class 20% 80%
    Prior to fourth class 40% 60%
    Prior to fifth class 60% 40%
    Prior to sixth class 75% 25%
    Thereafter 100% 0%
  • If the date of withdrawal is: Due Fordham Refund to student
    Prior to second week of term 0% 100%
    Prior to third week of term 30% 70%
    Prior to fourth week of term 45% 55%
    Prior to fifth week of term 60% 40%
    Prior to sixth week of term 75% 25%
    Thereafter 100% 0%
  • If the date of withdrawal is: Due Fordham Refund to student
    Prior to first meeting 0% 100%
    Prior to second meeting 30% 70%
    Prior to third meeting 60 40%
    Prior to fourth meeting 100% 0%
  • If date of withdrawal is: Due Fordham Refund
    Prior to first class meeting 0% 100%
    After first class 60% 40%
    Thereafter 100% 0%
  • If the date of withdrawal is Due Fordham Refund
    Prior to commencement of term 0% 100%
    Prior to second week of term 20% 80%
    Prior to third week of term 60% 40%
    Prior to fourth week of term 75% 25%
    Thereafter 100% 0%
  • If withdrawal is: Due Fordham Refund
    Within add/drop period (first week of "live" classes) 0% 100%
    During the 2nd week of classes 50% 50%
    During the 3rd week of classes 75% 25%
    During the 4th week of classes or llater 100% 0%
  • If the date of notification is Due Fordham Refund
    Prior to availability 0% 100%
    Prior to second week of availability 20% 80%
    Prior to third week of availability 40% 60%
    Prior to fourth week of availability 60% 40%
    Prior to fifth week of availability 80% 20%
    Thereafter 100% 0%
  • If withdrawal is received by Residential Life Due Fordham Refund
    On or before June 1 0% 100%
    June 2 through June 30 50% 50%
    Thereafter** 100% 0%

    **Notification of withdrawal after August 1st for the Fall and at the beginning of Christmas break for Spring assignments are subject to a $350 Late Withdrawal Fee. This fee is in addition to the forfeit of any housing deposit paid.