Withdrawal and Tuition Refund

Refund Policy When Dropping Individual Courses (Part-time only)

ALP part-time courses follow the University change of program period for refunds. Students who drop their ALP part-time course are only eligible for a refund during the first two weeks of classes.

Fees such as the Columbia Health and Related Services fee, the Student Medical Insurance Plan premium, the document fee, the University facilities fee, and late fees may not be refundable, though certain fees may be adjusted if the student's enrollment status changes from full-time to part-time. Course fees (i.e. instructional support fee, technology fee, etc.) for courses dropped during the change of program period are refunded in full.

Students must formally withdraw using the online Notice of Withdrawal form. Telling an instructor that you will no longer attend class or leaving a voicemail/email does not mean you have withdrawn. Failure to withdraw will result in a mark of UW (unofficial withdrawal) for the course and charge of full tuition.

Refund Policy When Dropping Entire Program (Withdrawal)

Withdrawal is defined as the dropping of a student's entire program in a given term. 

All intensive students must contact the American Language Program advisor to withdraw. Telling an instructor that you will no longer attend class or leaving a voicemail/email does not mean you have withdrawn. Failure to withdraw will result in a mark of UW (unofficial withdrawal) for the course and charge of full tuition. 

How to Withdraw:

(1) Complete a “Notice of Withdrawal” form. You can access it here.

(2) Submit the completed “Notice of Withdrawal” form to the ALP Advisor in 504 Lewisohn.

(3) F-1 Student Visa holders: meet with the ALP Immigration Advisor in 504 Lewisohn Hall to discuss your I-20.

(4) Pay the $75 withdrawal fee in 210 Kent Hall.

(5) You will receive an email confirmation of your withdrawal from the Office of Student Life.

A 100% refund is only given during the first week of classes. See tuition refund schedule below.

 

ALP Tuition Refund Schedule

(Weeks below are defined as calendar weeks, Monday–Friday, and may include registration days.)

Fall Semesters
14-Week Courses
Withdrawals Received will be refunded
by Monday of week 2 100%
by Monday of week 3 50%
after Monday of week 3 0%
Winter
2-Week Course (Winter Institute)
Withdrawals Received will be refunded
during week 1 100%
after week 1 0%
Spring Semesters
14-Week Courses
Withdrawals Received will be refunded
by Monday of week 2 100%
by Monday of week 3 50%
after Monday of week 3 0%
Summer
12-Week Courses
Withdrawals Received will be refunded
during week 1 100%
during week 2 50%
after week 2 0%
8-Week Courses
Withdrawals Received will be refunded
during week 1 100%
during week 2 50%
after week 2 0%
4-Week Courses
Withdrawals Received will be refunded
during week 1 100%
after week 1 0%
3-Week Courses
Withdrawals Received will be refunded
during week 1 100%
after week 1 0%