- Late fees, application fees, withdrawal fees, tuition deposits, special fees, computer fees, special examination fees, and document fees (formerly known as transcript fees) shall not be subject to rebate.
- The Health Service fees, insurance premiums, and billable point-based University facilities fees and student activity fees are not subject to rebate after the change of program period.
- When a student is charged for the Comprehensive Fee, the University shall retain one half of the term charge if the withdrawal takes place during the change of program period. After the change of program period, there shall be no rebate.
- Effective July 1, the following Tuition Refund Rates shall apply for all withdrawals and LOAs:
|Through Change of Program Period plus weekend - 100% (Week 1 & 2)||Document Fee (formerly Transcript Fee) for new students only, plus $75 WD fee|
|3rd Week - Monday||10% tuition, fees, plus $75 WD fee|
|4th Week - Monday||20% tuition, fees, plus $75 WD fee|
|5th Week - Monday||30% tuition, fees, plus $75 WD fee|
|6th Week - Monday||40% tuition, fees, plus $75 WD fee|
|7th Week - Monday||50% tuition, fees, plus $75 WD fee|
|8th Week - Monday||60% tuition, fees, plus $75 WD fee|
|9th Week and onwards||100% tuition, fees, plus $75 WD fee|
Columbia University refunds 100% of tuition before the change of program period ends. For Fall and Spring Term: Week 1 and Week 2 occur during the change of program period. Week 3 begins on the first Monday after the change of program period ends each semester. Each week begins on a Monday.
The Summer Sessions refund schedule differs from the Fall and Spring Term schedule. For the Summer Sessions, fees such as the Health Service fee, the Student Medical Insurance premium, the University facilities fee, course fees, and late fees are not refundable if the withdrawal takes place after the change-of-program period. If the withdrawal takes place before or during the change-of-program period, these fees are refunded in full. The one-time document fee and application fee are not refundable.
There is no difference in the proration schedule of a school or program charging per point or flat rate tuition.