Walsh College

Refund Policy

Students are responsible for knowing all applicable tuition refund dates when registering for courses.

Fall 2016 

For classes dropped on or before September 28, 2016 - 100% of tuition and course fees will be refunded to your account.

For classes dropped between September 29, 2016 and October 4, 2016 - 50% of tuition and course fees will be refunded to your account.

The withdrawal period begins October 5, 2016 - Students withdrawing from classes on or after this date will not receive a refund for tuition or fees.

Summer 2016 

*For classes dropped on or before July 4, 2016 - 100% of tuition and course fees will be refunded to your account.

For classes dropped between July 5, 2016 and July 10, 2016 - 50% of tuition and course fees will be refunded to your account.

The withdrawal period begins July 11, 2016 - Students withdrawing from classes on or after this date will not receive a refund for tuition or fees.

*100% Refund Date for Summer 2016
Even though all campuses are closed July 4, you can drop classes by one of the following methods.  You must use one of these methods to drop classes on or before July 4 to be guaranteed the 100% tuition refund.

  1. Online through WebAdvisor by logging into the student Portal.
  2. Submitting a request from a Walsh e-mail account to records@walshcollege.edu.
  3. Faxing an Add/Drop form available at www.walshcollege.edu/walsh_forms to 248-823-1662.

Click here for registration fee details.

General Refund Information

Courses can be dropped online using WebAdvisor, or by submitting a drop form by mail, Walsh College email, fax, or in person to Records & Registration. When using WebAdvisor, check your schedule to ensure your class has been dropped.  If you fax in your drop form, please call Records & Registration at 248-823-1660 to confirm it was received. 

Note:  Instructors and advisors do not drop or withdraw students from courses.  Also, students are not automatically dropped from courses for non-payment or non-attendance. When dropping classes during the 100% or 50% refund periods, money will be refunded back to you only if you have made a payment. If you have not made a payment and you drop your class(es) during the 100% refund period your account will not be charged for tuition and fees and you will have a zero balance. If you drop your class(es) during the 50% refund period  you will be charged 50% of tuition and fees. When withdrawing from a class during the withdrawal period no refunds will be issued to students. See Refund Dates.  

All accounts with credit balances (money owed to you) will be issued a refund after the add/drop period for that term.  Click here for information on direct deposit.

Tuition Refund Policy Affecting Financial Aid Recipients

Please click on the link below:

http://www.walshcollege.edu/Financialaidwithdraw

Exceptions to the Refund Policy


If a documentable unforeseen and unavoidable circumstance occurs that prevents a student from attending his/her courses for the term, exceptions to the tuition refund deadlines may be granted. To be considered for an exception to the policy, the student must drop or withdraw from all course(s) (some circumstances may require dropping or withdrawing from all courses based on the documentation submitted with the request). Walsh College does not automatically drop students from classes for non-payment or non-attendance. The last day to withdraw from courses is during the eighth week of the term (students should refer to the Registration Materials/Schedule of Classes published each semester for drop and withdraw dates). Students are responsible for tuition and fees when withdrawing beyond the refund period. Students on the deferred payment plan must still make payments in full and on time. Students receiving federal financial aid should refer to the section entitled “Tuition Refund Policy Affecting Financial Aid Recipients” in the College Catalog.

Requests for exceptions to the refund policy must be directed in writing to the Chief Financial Officer of the College and must be accompanied by a signed Tuition Refund Exception Request Form. Any original documentation supporting the request should be included. Only signed Tuition Refund Exception Request forms, statements of request, and documentation with original signatures will be accepted. Faxed and emailed copies will not be accepted. Requests must be postmarked within four weeks after the start of the subsequent term (refer to the Academic Calendar for dates). Late requests will not be reviewed.

Requests will be reviewed by the Refund Exception Committee and a response will be sent in writing within 30 days. If the Committee determines that the request meets the criteria for an exception (a documentable unforeseen and unavoidable circumstance preventing a student from attending his/her courses), a 100 percent credit of the tuition and course fee charges will be applied to the student's account. International fees and Registration fees are non-refundable unless all courses are approved for a refund by the Refund Exception Committee.

Examples of circumstances that may qualify for an exception include but are not limited to:

  • llness or injury with signed doctor’s note on original letterhead indicating inability to attend course(s)
  • Death of an immediate family member (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) with death certificate or death notice
  • Involuntary work transfer or shift change with employer documentation
  • Military orders/deployment

Tuition refund requests will not be granted for:

  • Conflicts between personal and class schedules
  • Overtime
  • Accepting a new position or voluntary transfer within current employment
  • Loss of employer tuition reimbursement
  • Difficult class schedules or non-attendance
  • Missing posted refund dates
  • Completed courses