Refunds

Refunds as the result of official withdrawal through the University's Registrar Office will be made according to the appropriate schedule below:

Full-time undergraduate day students

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
First Week
90%
Second Week
80%
Third Week
60%
Fourth Week
40%
Fifth Week
20%
Sixth Week & Beyond
0%


 

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(14-15 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
60%
Before 3rd scheduled class
40%
Before 4th scheduled class
20%
After 4th scheduled class
0%



 

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(10-12 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
60%
Before 3rd scheduled class
40%
Before 4th scheduled class
20%
After 4th scheduled class
0%



 

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(6-8 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
40%
Before 3rd scheduled class
20%
After 3rd scheduled class
0%



 

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(4-5 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
40%
After 2nd scheduled class
0%

 

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(1-3 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
40%
After 2nd scheduled class
0%

 

Note: Online course refunds are calculated such that each day beginning with the first day of class is considered a scheduled class.

 

MFA in Creative Writing Program
Residency housing and meals are paid directly to Fairfield University. This charge is separate from program tuition and residency payment is due in full 30 days before the start of each residency. A refund of 50% may be requested in writing when a student cancels his or her residency no later than 15 days before the start of the residency.

MFA tuition is billed as a flat rate per semester. Tuition refunds may be requested according to the following schedule. The tuition deposit is non-refundable.

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled day of residency
100%, minus deposit
6 days or less before 1st scheduled day of residency
80%
Before 3rd scheduled day of residency
60%
Before 5th scheduled day of residency
40%
After the 5th scheduled day of residency
0%