Refund Policies

Students who officially drop or withdraw from a course will receive tuition refunds based on the school’s Refund Schedule below. Refunds apply only to the tuition portion of a student’s charges and are calculated from the date the drop occurs (if done online before the course has begun) or the date that the Office of the Registrar receives an official Add/Drop Form (after the course has begun). Students will not receive refunds for registration and other non-tuition fees. Refunds are not granted to students suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons.

Federal aid recipients who withdraw from all coursework will have aid returned to the federal government according to federal Return of Title IV funds regulations. Those students partially withdrawing will have their aid awards adjusted to the reduced cost of attendance. Students who drop to less than half-time will have their federal aid canceled, even portions which may have been refunded to them for living expenses, and will receive a bill from the School for the balance due.

If a course is canceled by the School, the tuition is refunded in full, and the registration fee is refunded if that course was the only course for which the student registered. All refunds will be approved by the Office of the Registrar in accordance with the Refund Schedule. A refund may take four to six weeks to process. Students will receive refunds according to the method of payment they originally used to pay their tuition.

REFUND SCHEDULES

Note: Registration fees are non-refundable

SOE (on-site courses)100%80%70%50%0%
* 15 or more class sessionsUntil the start of classesFrom 1st class meeting and prior to 3rd class meetingFrom 3rd class meeting and prior to 4th class meetingFrom 4th class meeting and prior to 7th class meetingFrom 7th class meeting and beyond
* 10-14 class sessionsUntil the start of classesFrom 1st class meeting and prior to 2nd class meetingFrom 2nd class meeting and prior to 3rd class meetingFrom 3rd class meeting and prior to 5th class meetingFrom 5th class meeting and beyond
* 4-9 class sessionsUntil the start of classesFrom 1st class meeting and prior to 2nd class meeting.From 2nd class meeting and prior to 3rd class meetingFrom 3rd class meeting and beyond
January IntersessionUntil the start of classesFrom 1st class meeting and prior to 2nd class meetingFrom 2nd class meeting to prior to 3rd class meetingFrom 3rd class meeting and prior to 5th class meetingFrom 5th class meeting and beyond
Short courses (2-3 class sessions)Until the start of classesFrom the 1st class meeting and beyond
SOE (online courses)100%80%70%50%0%
* 15-week courses Prior to the class start dateFrom 1st week of class to prior to 3rd week of classFrom 3rd week of class to prior to 4th week of classFrom 4th week of class to prior to 7th week of classOnce 7th week of class begins, there is no refund
* 10-14 week coursesPrior to the class start dateFrom 1st week of class to prior to 2nd week of classFrom 2nd week of class to prior to 3rd week of classFrom 3rd week of class to prior to 5th week of classOnce 5th week of class begins, there is no refund
* 4-9 week classesPrior to the class start dateFrom 1st week of class to prior to 2nd week of classFrom 2nd week of class to prior to 3rd week of classOnce 3rd week of class begins, there is no refund
January IntersessionPrior to the class start dateThrough the first 5 calendar days of class.From the 6th to the 8th calendar day of the classAfter the 8th calendar date of the class.
Short courses (2-3 class sessions)Prior to the class start dateFrom the 1st calendar day of the class.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE REFUND POLICY

Students may receive an exception to the refund policy for extraordinary circumstances beyond their control, such as medical problems, a death in their immediate family, or going on active duty, provided that the request is made and that the circumstances can be documented. Maximum refunds under such circumstances will usually be equal to one refund level higher than the student received. All petitions, including supporting documentation, should be submitted using the General Petition Form and emailed to soe.registration@jhu.edu or mailed to:

Office of the Registrar
Johns Hopkins School of Education
6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 180
Columbia, MD 21046

Additional information about refunds from the Office of Student Accounts