Dropping All Courses For A Given Term
The University uses the term withdrawal to formally indicate that a student has dropped or will drop all courses for a given term.
A full or partial refund of tuition and other charges may be applicable if a student withdraws from the University, depending on the date of withdrawal.
Financial aid applied to the student account may also be adjusted as a result of withdrawal; see the University Financial Aid pages on this topic.
Please note: A mandatory $75 withdrawal fee will be charged.
Further information and a complete refund schedule are available on the University Registrar website.
Elective Tuition Refund Insurance Plan in Case of Illness or Accidents
Columbia University has arranged to make available a tuition refund insurance plan offered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. This elective insurance plan provides coverage for tuition, room and board should a student suffer a serious illness or accident and withdraw from classes before the semester is completed.