Walsh College

Refund Policy

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

Spring 2016

For classes dropped on or before April 8, 2016 - 100% of tuition and course fees will be refunded to your account.

For classes dropped between April 9, 2016 and April 14, 2016 - 50% of tuition and course fees will be refunded to your account.

The withdrawal period begins April 15, 2016 - For classes withdrawn from on or after this date no refund of tuition will be given.

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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, 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 for non-payment or non-attendance.

All accounts with credit balances will be issued a refund after the add/drop period.  Click here for information on direct deposit.

Tuition Refund Policy Affecting Financial Aid Recipients

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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 are non-refundable. Registration fee is non-refundable unless all courses are refunded.

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