Refunds and Withdrawals

A refundable credit balance may result on your student account because of financial aid disbursements, over-payments and/or account adjustments. Before you get any refund, please make sure you have valid bank account information that you wish the refunds to go to in Bursar’s records. If you are not sure about your account info, please contact us to update or add new accounts. 

Refund will be processed twice a year, Fall refund will be processed in October and Spring in March. Refund will be processed on Thursday for approved requests received by the close of business on the previous Friday. Remaining balance after October and March refund deadline will be carried over to the next semester unless students have special requests. 

I need to use the credit on my Bursar account to cover some of the living expenses in school. Can I get my refund earlier than the normal refund schedule?

Normally we process the refund twice a year along with all other refunds, however, if you have special situations and need to request an aid advance, you can contact us and get the refund before we process other refunds. Office of the Bursar starts to accept aid advance application 10 days before the first day of each semester. Please contact us and stating reasons why you apply, and we will send you the aid advance form. The refund payment will be processed on every Thursday.

If you drop a course or withdraw from the university completely, your tuition and registration fee charges are subject to the university Refund Schedule policy. If you are a financial aid recipient, your refund will not be processed until a calculation is performed to determine the amount of financial aid, if any, you are still eligible to receive.

 

What if I’m going to withdraw from school, what is the refund schedule for that? 

The Refund Schedule below is for students who are completely withdrawing from all courses during the semester.

Fall and Spring 2018-2019

Fall 2018

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 09/03/2018
Sep 03, 2018 through September 20, 2018 80% of Tuition 09/03/18-09/20/18
September 21, 2018 through October 09, 2018 67% of Tuition 09/21/18–10/09/18
After October 09, 2018 NO REFUND 10/10/18-forward
 

J-Term 2019

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 01/07/19
After January 06, 2019 NO REFUND 01/07/19 and forward

Spring 2019

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 02/11/19
February 11, 2019 through February 27, 2019 80% of Tuition 02/11/19–02/27/19
February 28, 2019 through March 16, 2019 67% of Tuition 02/28/19–03/16/19
After March 16, 2019 NO REFUND 03/17/19-forward
Summer 2019 Session I
Withdrawal during the first week of the session 100% of Tuition Prior to 06/04/19
Withdrawal after the first week of the session NO REFUND 06/04/19 and forward
 Summer 2019 Session II
Withdrawal during the first week of the session 100% of Tuition Prior to 07/15/19
Withdrawal after the first week of the session NO REFUND 07/15/19 and forward

 

Fall and Spring 2017-2018

Fall 2017

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 09/04/2017
Sep 04, 2017 through September 22, 2017 80% of Tuition 09/04/17-09/22/17
September 23, 2017 through October 20, 2017 67% of Tuition 09/23/17–10/20/17
After October 21, 2017 NO REFUND 10/21/17-forward

J-Term 2018

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 01/04/18
After January 03, 2018 NO REFUND 01/04/18 and forward

Spring 2018

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 01/22/18
January 22, 2018 through February 09, 2018 80% of Tuition 01/22/18–02/09/18
February 10, 2018 through March 09, 2018 67% of Tuition 02/10/18–03/09/18
After March 10, 2018 NO REFUND 03/10/18-forward
Summer 2018 Session I
Withdrawal during the first week of the session 100% of Tuition Prior to 05/29/18
Withdrawal after the first week of the session NO REFUND 05/29/18 and forward
Summer 2018 Session II
Withdrawal during the first week of the session 100% of Tuition Prior to 07/09/18
Withdrawal after the first week of the session NO REFUND 07/09/18 and forward

 

Fall and Spring 2016-2017

Fall 2016

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition                     Prior to 8/29/2016                  
Aug 29, 2016 through September 16, 2016 80% of Tuition 8/29/16-9/16/16
September 17, 2016 through October 14, 2016 67% of Tuition 9/17/16–10/14/16
After October 15, 2015 NO REFUND 10/15/16-forward

Spring 2017

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition                        Prior to 2/6/17                       
February 6, 2017 through February 24, 2017 80% of Tuition 2/6/17–2/24/17
February 25, 2017 through March 14, 2016 67% of Tuition 2/25/17–3/14/17
After March 15, 2017 NO REFUND 3/15/17-forward
J-Term 2017
Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 01/04/17
After January 03, 2017 NO REFUND 01/04/17 and forward
Summer 2017 Session I
Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 06/07/17
Withdrawal after the first week of the session NO REFUND 06/07/17 and forward
Summer 2017 Session II
Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 07/15/17
Withdrawal after the first week of the session NO REFUND 07/15/17 and forward

 

Fall and Spring 2015-2016

Fall 2015

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition                  Prior to 9/1/2015                  
September 1, 2015 through September 18, 2015 80% of Tuition 9/1/15-9/18/15
September 19, 2015 through October 16, 2015 67% of Tuition 9/19/15–10/16/15
After October 17, 2015 NO REFUND 10/17/15-forward
J-term 2016
Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition Prior to 01/05/16
After January 04, 2016 NO REFUND 01/05/16 and forward

Spring 2016 

Withdrawal through the official first day of the term 100% of Tuition                             Prior to 1/26/16                       
January 26, 2016 through February 19, 2016 80% of Tuition 1/26/16–2/19/16
February 20, 2016 through March 10, 2016 67% of Tuition 2/19/16–3/10/16
After March 11, 2016 NO REFUND 3/11/16-forward

Summer 2016 Session I & II

Withdrawal during the first week of the session

100% of Tuition only

Withdrawal after the first week of the session

NO REFUND

Note: Refund/Withdrawal schedule is only applicable for students who study in Shanghai. Students in other global sites please refer to local refund and withdrawal schedule.

 

What if I’m going to drop the classes, what is the refund schedule for that?

The Refund Schedule below is for students who are dropping classes, but will remain enrolled in at least one course.

Spring 2019

100% of tuition and fees Prior to 02/23/19
NO REFUND 02/23/19 and forward

Fall 2018

100% of tuition and fees Prior to 09/15/18
NO REFUND 09/15/18 and forward

Spring 2018

100% of tuition and fees Prior to 02/03/18
NO REFUND 02/03/18 and forward

Fall 2017

100% of tuition and fees Prior to 09/16/17
NO REFUND 09/16/17 and forward


 

*Please note for students who study away in global sites, please refer to the below link for refund schedule.

http://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/bills-payments-and-refunds/refunds-and-withdrawals/dropping-classes.html