Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Student Financial Services

Refund Policy

Written Notice Required

Students must notify the Registrar's Office in writing that they are leaving Wheaton in order to be eligible for a refund. The date the written notice is received by the Registrar's Office is used as the official date of withdrawal.

First Semester (New) Students

Eligible students who leave during their first semester at the college will have their charges prorated based on the number of weeks of attendance, until the tenth week. Students who complete at least ten weeks, but do not complete the full first semester, will not be eligible for a refund.

Involuntary (Non-medical) Leave, Suspension or Dismissal

The refund policy does not apply to students asked to leave the college involuntarily during an academic term. Students on interim suspension, involuntary leave or dismissal are eligible for a prorated board charge only, based on the last date of enrollment.

All other eligible students will have their charges adjusted as follows:

Tuition and Fees
100% if notice is received prior to the start of the term.
Fall 2016 - August 30, 2016
Spring 2017 - January 25, 2017

80% if notice is received by the end of the 2nd week of classes.
Fall 2016 - September 9, 2016
Spring 2017 - February 3, 2017

60% if notice is received by the end of the 3rd week of classes.
Fall 2016 - September 16, 2016
Spring 2017 - February 10, 2017

40% if notice is received by the end of the 4th week of classes.
Fall 2016 - September 23, 2016
Spring 2017 - February 17, 2017

20% if notice is received by the end of the 5th week of classes.
Fall 2016 - September 30, 2016
Spring 2017 - February 24, 2017

Room 
There will be no reduction or adjustment of the room charge once classes begin each semester.

Board
Seventy-five percent of the board charge will be refunded on a pro-rata basis determined by the date the written notice is received by the Registrar's Office.

Important Information For Recipients of Federal Financial Aid

Federal regulations require that the college recalculate a student's eligibility for financial aid if they leave the college without completing the term. Based on the percent of the term completed, the college is required to return funds to the federal student aid programs. In addition, the college prorates any institutional funding received.

This reduction in financial aid eligibility often creates a balance due to the college. For this reason, we strongly recommend that any student considering a mid-semester leave contact the Office of Student Financial Services to discuss the financial impact of their decision with a counselor.


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