Refund Policy for the University

Refund resulting from a Course Withdrawal

If you withdraw from a course or withdraw completely, your registration is subject to the university Refund Schedule policy. Refunds are automatically generated at the beginning the fifth week of classes, unless otherwise noted. You may request your refund before the fifth week of classes by contacting our office.

Fastest Way to Receive Your Refund

Direct Deposit is the fastest and most secure way to receive your refund. By electing this option, a student's refund will be directly deposited into their checking account, at the financial institution of choice, which will ultimately be faster than waiting for the check to arrive in the mail. Students who do not enroll in the direct deposit of student refunds will have their refund issued by check.

Refund Policies & Processes

Credit balances can result from overpayment of tuition and fees, scholarships, excessive financial aid applied to your student account, or a change in your enrollment.

Lesley’s Student Accounts Office will issue you a refund if the funds we’ve received exceed the charges on your student account. Our refund policies determine if you’re eligible for a refund, show the percentage you can get back, and explain how we process refunds.

General Refund Policies

Students must officially withdraw/drop a course, in writing, to qualify for a refund. Non-attendance does not satisfy this requirement and students who do not attend courses and do not withdraw/drop will be charged in full for course tuition and fees.

Course fees will not be refunded after the first class meeting.

Registration fees are nonrefundable.

University policy does not allow retroactive withdrawals or refunds.

Course Withdrawal Refund Policies

The refunded amount depends on the program or course delivery model, the date you formally withdraw from a course or from the university, or the specific program in some cases.