A student who is withdrawing or taking a leave of absence must (a) notify the Office of the Dean of Studies in writing and (b) contact the Student Accounts Office to request a refund.

Fall 2019 Semester On Campus Classes
On or before September 9, 2019 100% refund*
September 10, 2019 - September 15, 2019 90% Charge Reduction
September 16, 2019 - September 29, 2019 50% Charge Reduction
September 30, 2019 - November 4, 2019 25% Charge Reduction
After November 4, 2019 No Reduction

*First-year students and transfers will be charged the $500 nonrefundable application deposit.

Spring 2020 Semester On Campus Classes
On or before January 21, 2020 100% Charge Reduction*
January 22, 2020 - February 4, 2020 90% Charge Reduction
February 5, 2020 - February 18, 2020 50% Charge Reduction
February 19, 2020 - March 31, 2020  25% Charge Reduction
After March 31, 2020 No Reduction

 

Online Classes
Prior to the start of class 100% Charge Reduction*
During the first week of class 50% Charge Reduction
After the first week of class No Reduction

 

Sarah Lawrence College Global Education Programs Refund Policy

  • Tuition/Room and Board refund before the start of the program:  100% Refund*
  • Tuition refund for withdrawal during the first week of classes:        90% Charge Reduction
  • Tuition refund for withdrawal after the first week but before or during the third week of classes:  50% Charge Reduction
  • Tuition refund for withdrawal after the 3rd week of classes:  No Refund

* Room and Board costs are non-refundable after the start of the semester for all programs except the London Theatre Program. The London Theatre Program housing fee is non-refundable after May 31 for the fall      semester and November 15 for the spring semester.

 

*Second-semester first-year students and transfers will be charged the $500 nonrefundable application deposit.

In accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1992, refunds will be credited in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  2. Subsidized Stafford Loans
  3. Unsubsidized Direct Loans
  4. Subsidized Direct Loans
  5. Perkins Loan
  6. Federal PLUS Loans
  7. Direct Plus Loans
  8. Pell Grants
  9. FSEOG
  10. Other Title IV Programs

Other Refund Policies

For students who reduce their programs with approval from the Dean of Studies, tuition refunds are based on the same dates and percentages as refunds in the case of complete withdrawal.

The policy listed above also applies to students enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College in Paris, Cuba and the London Theatre Program. No refunds will be given for tuition and room and board to students who leave Sarah Lawrence College at Oxford or Florence: An Academic Year Abroad after the start of the second trimester. The $250 deposit is nonrefundable.

Refunds to financial aid grant recipients will be based on a formula prescribed by federal regulations. Federal grants and student loans must first be repaid to the government program.

Refunds will be decided upon by the Student Accounts Office, in consultation with the Dean of Studies. The appeals officer for this process is the Vice President of Finance and Operations.

The College reserves the right to require students to withdraw if their progress is unsatisfactory, or if by remaining they endanger their health or that of others, or if their behavior conflicts with standards which the College considers desirable.

Housing Refund Policy

If a student cancels a housing contract after July 15 and before the first day of classes, the student will be refunded the room charge, less the $500 deposit. Students contract for on-campus housing for an entire academic year. If a student leaves housing during the school year and remains a bona fide student, they will be charged a $500 cancellation fee. If the vacated housing is needed by the College and can be contracted out again, the student will be refunded a pro rata portion of the semester's room charge. If the College cannot contract out the housing again, there will be no refund of the semester's room charge.

For students who leave the College after the first day of classes, a refund will be given based on the refund schedule outlined under Leave of Absence/Withdrawal. Improper student behavior in the dormitories may cause the College to cancel the student's room contract.

Meal Plan Refund Policy

All resident students must be on a meal plan for the fall and spring semesters.  First-year residential students must choose between meal plan A, B, or C.  Students can contact the Office of Student Accounts to change their meal plans during the first four weeks of each semester.  Exceptions are granted for medical reasons only and require specific documentation from a physician. Requests and medical documents should be directed to Health Services for evaluation.

 

Tuition Refund Insurance

The College has arranged for students' tuition and room and board fees to be optionally insured by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. The fee for this insurance is $672 for the year. It is included on the bill but may be waived if it is not desired. More information is available in the Tuition Refund Plan Pamphlet and from the Student Accounts Office.