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Cancellation Policy

When courses are canceled by the College, a full refund of appropriate tuition and fees will be made.

CUNY Policy

In cases of student-initiated withdrawals, the date on which the withdrawal application is received by the Registrar, not the last date of attendance, is considered the official date of withdrawal for the purpose of computing refunds.

Withdrawal from a course before the beginning of classes allows a 100% refund of tuition and the CUNY accelerated study fee; and withdrawal from the College in order to register at another unit of The City University during the same semester allows a 100 percent refund of tuition and the CUNY accelerated study fee. Information about refunds for withdrawal under other circumstances is shown in the Academic Calendar.

Class non-attendance, informing the instructor of withdrawal, or altering the bill to indicate intention to drop a course DOES NOT constitute an official withdrawal. If a portion of the tuition has been paid with federal financial aid funds, that portion of any tuition refund is returned to the appropriate financial aid program.

Students should be aware that withdrawal or failure to complete a course affects their financial aid obligations. Questions about financial aid obligations should be referred to the Office of Financial Aid.

Except for the NYPIRG portion of the Student Activity Fee, there are no fee refunds. The NYPIRG amount ($4) is refundable through the NYPIRG Office only.


Title IV (Pell, SEOG, Direct Loans) recipients who withdraw from all courses, officially or unofficially, are subject to a calculation to determine earned Federal Financial Aid. This calculation may require a payment toward tuition and fees that previously were determined to have been satisfied.