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.

A student is considered withdrawn from the University only if an official withdrawal form has been submitted to the Office of Academic Records.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.

Academic Year Tuition and Fees

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%

School of Law

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%

Traditional Summer School Courses

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%

Intensive Summer Session Courses

If date of withdrawal is:
Due Fordham Refund
Prior to first class meeting 0% 100%
After first class 60% 40%
Thereafter 100% 0%

Online Summer Session Courses

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%

Online Courses GRE & GSS

If withdrawal is: Due Fordham Refund
Prior to 1st day of class 0% 100%
Prior to the 2nd day of class 50% 50%
Prior to 3rd day of class 75% 25%
Thereafter 100% 0%

Residence Hall

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%

Room Deposit Refund Policy

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.