Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Tuition Refunds

To obtain a refund, a course must be officially dropped by the refund deadline, as indicated in the academic calendar. The intent to drop (withdraw from) a course must be made in writing to the FAES Academic Programs at registrar@ Reporting a course withdrawal to the instructor is not considered official.

Refund of tuition fees will be granted only in cases when the FAES Academic Programs is notified in writing and in accordance with the published schedule for full-semester courses. For a refund schedule for courses of shorter duration, please contact the FAES Academic Programs at

Refunds will be computed as of the date the written intent to drop is received in the FAES Academic Programs Office. In no case will tuition be reduced or refunded because of lack of attendance in classes or because students failed to consult with the instructor in advance of registration, in cases when the course description indicates that students must email the instructor for permission to enroll in the class.

Refund policy when dropping a seven-week course:
A week before the course starts 100% tuition refund
During the 1st week 80% tuition refund
During the 2nd week 50% of tuition refund
After the 2nd week no refund and no withdrawal will be granted

Refund policy when dropping a three-week course:
A week before the course starts 100% tuition refund
During the first 3 days (M-W) 80% tuition refund
After the first 3 days no refund and no withdrawal will be granted

Note: All refunds are subject to a $25 refund/withdrawal fee per course. Refunds will not be granted to students who do not have a clear financial record with FAES.

Note: Fees are non-refundable.

Textbook Returns

A full refund will be given for textbooks unopened and in original condition returned prior to one week from the first day of class. Textbooks purchased after the first week of class (but before the final week of class) must be returned within 2 business days of purchase. Textbooks purchased during the last week of classes or final exams are not returnable/refundable. Any textbooks returned via mail, will be at the customer’s expense.