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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Refund schedule

A student who drops a course (see Changes in registration) may receive a tuition refund according to the prorated schedule below.

If you have questions about this process, please check with the Winter Session office when you submit your change-in-enrollment form.

Note: If you withdraw without officially notifying the Winter Session office, you will not receive a refund (and will receive a grade of F). For more information see "Withdrawal" under Changes in registration.

Course fees are nonrefundable.

If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on special circumstances, please download the petition form, complete it, and submit it to B20 Day Hall. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.

Refund Schedule (based on program start date):

  • Days 1-3: Withdrawal period with a 100% tuition refund
  • Days 4-5: Withdrawal period with a 50% tuition refund
  • Day 6: Withdrawal period with a 0% refund

Tuition-refund schedule for an online course

To withdraw from an online course, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in via email. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the course that you withdraw.

Tuition-refund schedule for a special program

To withdraw from a special program, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in person or via email.