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Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Traditional & Graduate Students

Due to unforeseen circumstances (including medical reasons), it may become necessary for a student to leave the College during the academic year.  In the event this does occur, tuition and other institutional charges will be refunded in accordance with the following schedule:

  • 100% prior to the start of the semester
  • 95% during 1st week of semester 
  • 90% during 2nd week of semester  
  • 75% during 3rd week of semester
  • 50% during 4th week of semester  
  • 25% during 5th week of semester  
  • No Refund during or after the 6th week of the semester 

Please note that any refund is subject to a $200 administrative fee, a $20 record fee and cancellation fees as delineated in the Residential and Food Service Contract, if applicable.  A student’s enrollment deposit will be credited to the student account as long as the student completed one semester at the College.

Accelerated Degree Program

Due to unforeseen circumstances (including medical reasons), it may become necessary for a student to leave the College during the academic year. In the event this does occur, tuition and other institutional charges will be refunded in accordance with the following schedule:

  • 100%, prior to scheduled second night of class (textbook charge may apply), course will be dropped from official transcript
  • 75%, prior to scheduled third night of class (textbook charge does not apply), a grade of ‘W’ or withdrawal is issued
  • 0%, prior to scheduled fourth night of class (textbook charge does not apply), a grade of ‘W’ or withdrawal is issued
  • 0% on the final day of last scheduled class, (textbook charge does not apply), a grade of “WF’ is issued

Please contact the Accelerated Degree Program office at (610) 921-7799 for questions pertaining to the ADP withdrawal policy.

Financial Aid Refunds

In accordance with federal regulations, Federal aid* will be adjusted based on the percentage of the semester completed prior to the withdrawal for any student who withdraws , or is dismissed, during the first 60 percent of a semester in which that student began attendance.

* Federal Title IV Financial Assistance includes Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants,  National Smart Grants, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans and Federal Work Study.

Albright College grant and scholarship funds will be adjusted based on the percentage of tuition charged according to the withdrawal date. For further details, please reference the College Catalog at http://www.albright.edu/catalog/index.html

A tuition insurance plan is available through GradGuard.com/Allianz. Please visit the student accounts/tuition insurance plan page for more information.