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2020-2021 Tuition and Fees Refund Schedule

A student's change of enrollment status from fully enrolled to leave of absence or withdrawal after the opening of the term, whether voluntary or not, will lead to the partial or full forfeiture of the cost of tuition and other mandatory fees according to the term schedules below.  If the College were to close prior to the start of a semester or mid-semester, all payments toward that semester would be refunded. Payments toward completed semesters are not subject to a refund.

Financial aid recipients please note: Upon leave or withdrawal, students who receive financial aid may have all or part of their aid cancelled, depending on the effective date of the leave or withdrawal, as mandated by the federal return of funds formula. This may result in a balance due to the College even though no balance existed at the time of leave or withdrawal. If you have concerns about the financial impact of leaving or withdrawing, please contact financial aid.

Fall Term 2020

Non-Medical Leave* of Absence or Withdrawal

Effective Date of Non-Medical Leave/Withdrawal Amount of Refund
On or before August 24 Full tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees**
August 25-September 4 75% of tuition only
September 5-September 11 50% of tuition only
September 12-September 18 25% of tuition only
After September 18 No tuition or mandatory fees

* The leave of absence fee for non-medical leaves is $400 per semester.

**New students who attend all or part of new student orientation, but withdraw before the start of the term, forfeit the orientation fee.  New students taking a leave of absence are also responsible for the one-time transcript fee.

Medical Leave of Absence*

Effective Date of Medical Leave                            Amount of Refund
On or before August 24 Full tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees**
August 25-September 4 Full tuition and mandatory fees**
September 5-September 11 75% of tuition only
September 12-September 18 50% of tuition only
September 19-September 25 25% of tuition only
After September 25 No tuition or mandatory fees

* Students seeking a medical leave must contact health and counseling services (413.559.5458) to discuss their circumstances and to obtain medical verification of their need to leave the College.

**New students who attend all or part of new student orientation forfeit the orientation fee. New students taking a leave of absence are also responsible for the one-time transcript fee.

Spring Term 2021

Non-Medical Leave* of Absence or Withdrawal

Effective Date of Non-Medical Leave/Withdrawal Amount of Refund
On or before February 1 Full tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees**
February 2 - February 12 75% of tuition only
February 13-February 19 50% of tuition only
February 20-February 26 25% of tuition only
After February 27 No tuition or mandatory fees

* The leave of absence fee for non-medical leaves is $400 per semester.

**New students who attend all or part of new student orientation, but withdraw before the start of the term, forfeit the orientation fee.  New students taking a leave of absence are also responsible for the one-time transcript fee.

Medical Leave of Absence*



Effective Date of Medical Leave                           
Amount of Refund
On or before February 1 Full tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees**
February 2-February 12 Full tuition and mandatory fees**
February 13-February 19 75% of tuition only
February 20-February 26 50% of tuition only
February 27-March 5 25% of tuition only
After March 5 No tuition or mandatory fees

* Students seeking a medical leave must contact health and counseling services (413.559.5458) to discuss their circumstances and to obtain medical verification of their need to leave the College.

**New students who attend all or part of new student orientation forfeit the orientation fee. New students taking a leave of absence are also responsible for the one-time transcript fee.

Room and board fees are prorated as of the departure date for all leaves and withdrawals, as determined by the housing operations office.

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