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 refund dates by course link below to check the dates for a particular course.

Fall 2019 Undergraduate / Graduate
Through August 30, 2019 100%
August 31 to September 6, 2019 40% 
September 7 to September 13, 2019 20%
After September 13, 2019 0%
Fall 2019 Law
Through September 6, 2019 100%
September 7 to September 13, 2019 40% 
September 14 to September 20, 2019 20%
After September 20, 2019 0%
Fall 2019 Washburn Tech
Through August 13, 2019 100%
August 14 to August 16, 2019 80%
August 17 to August 23, 2019 60%
August 24 to August 30, 2019 40%
After August 30, 2019 0%
Fall 2019 Concurrent Enrollment Program (High School)
Through August 30, 2019 100%
After August 30, 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 refund dates by course link at the bottom of this page.

  • 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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Washburn University Business Office
Morgan Hall 103
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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