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Tuition refunds

Tuition refund schedules

After enrolling in classes, you are responsible for tuition and fee charges unless you withdraw from classes. If you withdraw from one or more classes, tuition will be refunded to your account based on the date of withdrawal according to the schedule below.

IMPORTANT: Classes that do not begin and end on the standard term dates may refund on a different schedule. Check the prorated refund schedule for a particular course.

Fall 2018 Undergraduate / Graduate 
Through August 31, 2018 100%
September 1 to September 7, 2018 40% 
September 8 to September 14, 2018 20%
After September 14, 2018 0%
Fall 2018 Law
Through September 7, 2018 100%
September 8 to September 14, 2018 40%
September 15 to September 21, 2018 20%
After September 21, 2018 0%
Fall 2018 Washburn Tech
Through August 14, 2018 100%
August 15 to August 19, 2018 80%
August 20 to August 26, 2018 60%
August 27 to August 31, 2018 40%
After August 31, 2018 0%
Fall 2018 Concurrent Enrollment Program (High School)
August 31, 2018 100%
After August 31, 2018 0%
Spring 2019 Undergraduate / Graduate / Law
Through January 25, 2019 100%
January 26 to February 1, 2019 40% 
February 2 to February 8, 2019 20%
After February 8, 2019 0%
Spring 2019 Washburn Tech
Through January 8, 2019 100%
January 9 to January 13, 2019 80%
January 14 to January 20, 2019 60%
January 21 to January 28, 2019 40%
After January 28, 2019 0%
Spring 2019 Concurrent Enrollment Program (High School)
Through January 25, 2019 100%
After January 25, 2019 0%
  • For information regarding refund periods for a specific course, particularly those that do not begin and end on the standard term dates, please use the prorated schedule.
  • Classes added after the initial enrollment will be charged 100% of the tuition rate.
  • The University reserves the right to refund any credit balance arising from dropped classes back to the credit card used to pay for them.
  • Due to the unique nature of the various programs offered, cancellations and refunds for non-credit offerings may be different depending on the program or course. If you are unable to attend a course, refer to the cancellation and refund policies established for each program as indicated in the program brochure or web page. Alternatively, you can contact the coordinator responsible for the program. If a policy is not specified, the Office of Academic Outreach must receive the request for a refund no later than three business days prior to the start of the program in order for you to receive a full refund. 

  • The student activity fee and most other course fees are refundable up until the start of the term and are non-refundable once the term begins, even if you withdraw from all classes (no activity fees charged during Summer terms).
  • Refunds and/or charges related to moving out of campus housing are governed by the terms of the housing contract.

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1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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