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 term 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 term, 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:

Fall Term
If Written Notice of Withdrawal Occurs Tuition and Fee Refund Room Refund
Prior to August 29, 2017 100% 0%
Prior to September 8, 2017 80% 0%
Prior to September 16, 2017 60% 0%
Prior to September 22, 2017 40% 0%
Prior to September 29, 2017 20% 0%
After September 29, 2017 0% 0%

 

Spring Term

If Written Notice of Withdrawal Occurs Tuition and Fee Refund Room Refund
Prior to January 24, 2018 100% 0%
Prior to February 2, 2018 80% 0%
Prior to February 9, 2018 60% 0%
Prior to February 16, 2018 40% 0%
Prior to February 23, 2018 20% 0%
After February 23, 2018 0% 0%

 

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

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-term leave contact the Office of Student Financial Services to discuss the financial impact of their decision with a counselor.


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