Tuition Refund Policy
Any student who officially withdraws from the University, for any reason, by the end of the second week of classes is entitled to a tuition refund.
Students who are compelled to withdraw from all their courses at the University for reasons of illness, hospitalization, death in the family, or other situations of similar gravity, and who withdraw from the University officially and with the approval of the financially responsible person, are granted tuition refunds according to the following schedule:
Semester Tuition Refund Schedule
Prior to the end of the second week of classes: 100%
During the third and fourth week of classes: 70%
During the fifth and sixth week of classes: 40%
After the sixth week of classes: None
Tuition deposit is non-refundable
Housing Refund and Cancellation schedule
Students can request to cancel JCU Housing application by notifying [email protected]. The refund will be assessed based on the Refund and Cancellation schedule below.
|Cancellation request submitted||Deposit Refund||Housing Fee Refund|
|Before Application and Deposit Deadline||YES||100%|
|After the Application and Deposit deadline||NO||100%|
|After the full payment deadline||NO||100%|
|Between the full payment deadline and the 1st Move-in date||NO||100%|
|After the Move-in date (No show)||NO||0%|
|After the housing unit has been occupied||NO||0%|
Graduate Housing Refund
Students who applied for Fall and Spring semesters (2 consecutive semesters):
To cancel both semesters, student must email [email protected] before the Fall application deadline (Jun. 1) to request for 100% refund including the deposit for both semesters.
To cancel the second semester (Spring), student must email [email protected] before the Spring application deadline (Nov. 1) to request for 100% refund excluding the deposit for Spring semester. No refund for Fall after the Fall application deadline or if the unit has been occupied.
Deposit for both semesters is required by the Fall application deadline and is applied towards the full payment.
For general Graduate Housing information see the Graduate Tuition and Housing page.
Meal Plan cancellation and refund policy
The Meal Plan can be canceled by the first week of classes during Fall/Spring semester or by the first day of classes for the Summer I/II session. Students wishing to cancel their Meal Plan should send a written cancellation request to [email protected]. They will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the original meal plan.
Credits are not transferable, and they cannot be resold. All unused credits are neither refundable nor redeemable for a cash refund but are transferable towards the next semester.
Students who must withdraw from a course during a semester for reasons of extended illness or family emergency may receive a refund according to the above refund scale, provided the withdrawal is officially approved by the Dean. A student may be advised to withdraw from a course for academic reasons. No refunds are made in that case.
Students are financially responsible for courses for which they are registered after the last day of the drop/add period. No refunds will be made in the case of unofficial withdrawal or dismissal from the University.
Good Financial Standing
Students will be considered to be in good financial standing at the end of each term when all accounts are cleared with the Business Manager, the Housing Office and the Library. Students not in good financial standing will not be issued grades or transcripts and may be refused re-enrollment at the University.