Withdrawals and Credits

Registration Withdrawals Policy 

A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must complete a Change of Program form and have it signed by the appropriate Academic Dean. The date of withdrawal shall be the date the withdrawal is processed by the Office of the Registrar.

Withdrawal from courses may entitle the student to a credit of tuition. This policy refers only to tuition. Fees are not refundable. Please refer to the official Tuition Withdrawal Schedule for the semester. The Tuition Withdrawal Schedule is based on the official start and end of the semester, regardless of when a particular course may start or end. Undergraduate tuition for 12 to 18 credits is set at a block rate during the fall and spring semesters, therefore, during the withdrawal period in fall and spring, there is no adjustment to tuition if a student withdraws classes within that range.

A withdrawal from courses may also affect the student’s eligibility for financial assistance. Students who are recipients of federal Title IV funds and who withdraw prior to the 60% point in the term will be subject to a recalculation of Title IV aid eligibility. Eligibility for all other institutional, state and external awards will be determined on an individual basis.

Students should allow an appropriate length of time from the date of filing a Change of Program with the Dean for refund claims, if any,  to be reviewed and processed.

Students will not be entitled to a refund until all federal Title IV programs are adjusted and all outstanding charges have been paid. The University applies financial aid and payments to tuition, fees, room and board and other charges in the following order, regardless of the order it pays in: state funds, Federal Parent PLUS/Grad PLUS, Stafford loans, private loans, grants, scholarships, internal aid and personal payments. A refund back to a credit card used can occur if no federal aid has been applied to the account for the term.

Students are considered in attendance until they officially withdraw from school or are requested to do so by a Dean. Students who leave school voluntarily or drop a course, must do so through the proper channels or otherwise risk assuming full tuition charges. Failure to attend classes does not relieve the student of tuition and fees liability. Students who fail to formally withdraw may also be responsible for repaying all or part of the financial aid funds received in the term. Students who have a University issued laptop should return it to the Laptop Shop, Sullivan Hall, as soon as possible.

Any student who is withdrawn from the University for judicial reasons are withdrawn as of the official date and follow the financial policy and calendar.

Please consult your Dean for additional details or questions regarding this withdrawal process.

Medical Withdrawal

The University provides a petition process for Health Related Leave of Absence (HRLOA) or academic withdrawal due to medical reasons. In order to be considered for a medical withdrawal, please review the process for an academic Health Related Leave of Absence (HRLOA) at the Health and Wellness webpage, HRLOA.

Spring 2024

Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition WithdrawalsUndergraduate and Graduate Room/Board Withdrawals
Withdrawal DatesTuition Credit Only-Fees Non-RefundableWithdrawal DatesCredit Only
Through January 23100%Through January 18100%
January 24 – 3075%January 19-2290%
January 31 - February 650%January 23-2780%
February 7-1325%January 28 - February 170%
On and After February 14NoneFebruary 2-660%
  February 7-1150%
  February 12-1625%
  On and After February 17None
Law School Tuition Withdrawals – Main Term OnlyLaw School Room/Board Withdrawals
Withdrawal DatesTuition Credit Only-Fees Non-RefundableWithdrawal DatesCredit Only
Through January 22100%Through January 8100%
January 23-2990%January 9-1290%
January 30 - February 580%January 13-1780%
February 6-1260%January 18-2270%
February 13-2040%January 23-2760%
February 21-2720%January 28-Feb 150%
On and After February 28NoneFebruary 2-625%
  On and After February 7None

Withdrawal Credit Schedules

All fees and the entire tuition for each semester are due and payable in full by payment and/or financial aid before registration can be completed. The University reserves the right to change the schedule of tuition and fees when necessary, but every effort is made to maintain them at the lowest possible level.

Students holding full tuition scholarships are required to pay the General Fee, Activity Fee, Technology Fee and any other fees required for the courses they are taking.

Registration is not complete until full payment arrangement is made or enrollment confirmed with a financial aid credit, and the University reserves the right to drop a student from an individual class or from his or her entire program if payment is not made by the due date or enrollment not confirmed with a financial aid credit.

With the exception of first-semester freshmen and certain students in “block” programs of study, students at St. John’s select their own classes via the St. John’s University Information System (UIS). This process of selecting classes is commonly called “registration,” but it is only part of the total registration process.

Registering for a class as approved by your Advisor does more than just reserve a seat for you in that class. It also generates a financial liability for that class and takes away a seat from another student. Because of this, St. John’s considers your registration as a clear indication of your intention to attend that class

Students, by registering at the university, personally guarantee and are responsible for all obligations to for tuition, fees and other charges. Students under the age of majority, under 18 in New York State, have by assumption received the personal guarantee of their parent(s) or guardian unless the student, the parent(s), or guardian notifies the University in writing of their invalidation of the personal and parental assumption of guarantee of all tuition, fees and other charges.

Students whose accounts are in arrears will not be permitted to register for a subsequent semester or issued a diploma. All past due balances are charged interest at the rate of one percent per month. Delinquent accounts may be referred to a third party for collection which will result in the addition of collection costs to the account balance and possible credit bureau reporting.

Fall 2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition Withdrawal

Tuition Adjustment Schedule Only-Fees are non-refundable on withdrawals.

WITHDRAWAL DATES

TUITION CREDIT ONLY

Through September 6

100%

September 7 - 13

75%

September 14 - 20

50%

September 21 - 27

25%

On and After September 28

NO CREDIT

 

Fall 2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Room and Board Housing Withdrawal

WITHDRAWAL DATES

 

Through September 1

100%

September 2 - 6

90%

September 7 - 11

80%

September 12 - 16

70%

September 17-21

60%

September 22 -26

50%

September 27 – October 1

25%

On and After October 2

NO CREDIT

 

Fall 2023 Law School Tuition Withdrawal

Tuition Adjustment Schedule Only-Fees are non-refundable on withdrawals.

WITHDRAWAL DATES-Law Main Term Only

TUITION CREDIT ONLY

Through September 1

100%

September 2 - 7

90%

September 8 - 12

80%

September 13 - 15

60%

September 16 - 20

40%

September 21 - 25

20%

On and After September 26

NO CREDIT

 

Fall 2023 Law School Room and Board Housing Withdrawal

WITHDRAWAL DATES

 

Through August 19

100%

August 20 - 24

90%

August 25 - 29

80%

August 30 - September 3

70%

September 4 - 8

60%

September 9 - 13

50%

September 14 - 18

25%

On and After September 19

NO CREDIT

Winter 2023 TUITION WITHDRAWALS   
   

WITHDRAWAL DATESTUITION CREDIT ONLY-FEES NON-REFUNDABLE

Through January 3-DA

100%

January 4

75%

January 5

50%

January 6

25%

On and After January 7

None

Spring 2023 UG AND GR TUITION WITHDRAWALS        

WITHDRAWAL DATESTUITION CREDIT ONLY-FEES NON-REFUNDABLE

Through January 24 DA

100%

January 25 – 31

80%

February 1 - 7

60%

February 8 - 14

40%

February 15 – 22

20%

On and After February 23

None

UG AND GR ROOM AND BOARD WITHDRAWALS        

WITHDRAWAL DATESCREDIT ADJUSTMENT

Through January 19

100%

January 20-23

90%

January 24-28

80%

January 29-February 2

70%

February 3-7

60%

February 8 - 12

50%

February 13 – 17

25%

On and After February 18

None

LAW SCHOOL TUITION WITHDRAWALS – MAIN TERM ONLY

*Please note, tuition credit refunded per the below scale is for in-progress courses. Pre-session or other courses that have been completed are excepted from refund.
WITHDRAWAL DATESTUITION CREDIT ONLY-FEES NON-REFUNDABLE

Through January 23 DA

100%

January 24-30

90%

January 31 - February 6

80%

February 7-13

60%

February 14-21

40%

February 22-28

20%

On and After March 1

None

LAW SCHOOL ROOM AND BOARD WITHDRAWALS        

WITHDRAWAL DATESCREDIT ADJUSTMENT

Through January 9

100%

January 10-13

90%

January 14-18

80%

January 19-23

70%

January 24-28

60%

January 29-February 2

50%

February 3-7

25%

On and After February 8

None

SUMMER 2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition Withdrawal

PRE-SESSION (PART OF TERM 2)

WITHDRAWAL DATES

TUITION CREDIT ONLY

Through May 15-DA

100%

On May 16

80%

On May 17

50%

On May 18 - WD

25%

On and After May 19

NO CREDIT

 

SUMMER I (PART OF TERM 3)

WITHDRAWAL DATES    TUITION CREDIT ONLY

Through June 1 - DA

100%

June 2-6

80%

June 7-8

60%

June 9-13

40%

June 14 - WD

20%

On and After June 15

NO CREDIT

 

SUMMER II (PART OF TERM 5)

WITHDRAWAL DATES

TUITION CREDIT ONLY

Through July 12 -DA

100%

July 13-14

80%

July 15-19

60%

July 20-21

40%

July 22-25-WD

20%

On and After July 26

NO CREDIT

 

POST-SESSION (PART OF TERM 6)

WITHDRAWAL DATES

TUITION CREDIT ONLY

Through August 14-DA

100%

On August 15

80%

On August 16

50%

On August 17 - WD

25%

On and After August 18

NO CREDIT

Law Summer 2023

LAW PRE-SESSION (8)

WITHDRAWAL DATES

TUITION CREDIT

Through May 18 (Only)

100%

NA

0%

NA

0%

NA

0%

On and After May 19

NO Credit

 

LAW SUMMER (7) AND FULL SUMMER (L1)

WITHDRAWAL DATES

TUITION CREDIT

Through June 5 - DA

100%

June 6-7

75%

June 8-13

50%

June 14

25%

On and After June 15

NO Credit