Withdrawal & Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from the university by the end of the first week of classes are entitled to a 100 percent refund. Students who withdraw with the written approval of the dean and Office of the Registrar during the second week of the semester receive a 75 percent tuition refund. Students who withdraw during the third week of the semester receive a 50 percent tuition refund. Students who withdraw during the fourth week of the semester receive a 25 percent refund. No refund is given to a student who withdraws after the fourth week. Fees are not transferable or refundable.

Students who drop a course that results in a change in tuition will receive a refund for the dropped course as follows: first week, the student will receive a 100 percent refund; second week, a 75 percent refund; third week, a 50 percent refund; fourth week, a 25 percent refund.

A week is defined as a 7-day cycle starting on the first official day of the semester.

The Office of Student Accounts will invoice students who add a course that results in a change of tuition.

If an undergraduate student drops below full time during the first three weeks of the semester, all university financial aid will be canceled.

Federal government guidelines require the prorated return of Title IV funds through the first 60 percent period of the semester. All federal and state financial aid will be returned in accordance with federal and state guidelines. Students should always meet with the Office of Student Finance before withdrawing.

Leave of Absence

Students who wish to leave the university temporarily should contact the Office of the Registrar for a leave of absence application. 

Consequences of Being in Arrears

Students will not be allowed to register for the coming semester unless all balances have been satisfied. In addition, a student is expected to pay for the next semester before entering the residence hall or starting classes. Students who owe money to the university or who are in arrears in repaying student loans will not receive a diploma or transcripts from the university. Should it become necessary to refer an account to a third party due to nonpayment, the student will be responsible for any collection costs, attorney fees, and suit fees.

Please note: If a student has not made arrangements for payment or does not make a promised payment, the meal plan may be put on hold.

Yeshiva University is committed to making undergraduate studies affordable. Student Accounts advisors are always available to discuss any matter with students and family members. Call 212-960-5269 and a member of the Student Accounts staff will be glad to be of assistance.