Summer Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Summer Withdrawal and Refund Policy

This policy applies to a student who has confirmed participation in a program offered through Undergraduate Global Engagement (UGE).

Any student may withdraw from a program at any time.

Prior to the program start date:

Students who wish to withdraw from the program after having confirmed participation must notify their UGE adviser in writing. Students may also be withdrawn if they are no longer in good academic and disciplinary standing. Please note the tuition and fees refund policies below.

After the program has started:

In this case, withdrawal is defined as dropping all courses required by the program. In programs where more than 1 course is required, as long as a student is still registered for at least 1 course, a student is not considered withdrawn from a program and this policy does not apply.

Students wishing to withdraw from the program must notify their UGE adviser and the Summer Program Director in writing. Failure to attend classes or notification to individual course instructors who are not the Summer Program Director does not constitute formal withdrawal and will result in failing grades in all courses. Any adjustment of the tuition that the student has paid is calculated from the date on which the student's written notification is received by the relevant parties.

Tuition Refund Schedule

Only tuition may be refunded, unless it is funded by a program scholarship.

Prior to the start date of the program

100% refund of tuition minus deposit

During the first week of the program

50% refund of the tuition minus deposit

After the first week of the program

No refund

Other Fees

Once you confirm your participation, no other fees charged for applying and participating in the program are refunded, either in full or in part.

Application fee


Program deposit


Program fees, including housing


  • All students who withdraw after registration will also be charged a $75 withdrawal fee.
  • Students who are dismissed from the program will not receive any refunds.
  • Tuition refunds will be applied to the Columbia student account. If there is a balance due to Columbia, refunds will not be processed until the account is paid in full.
  • Tuition and fees are subject to approval by the Trustees of Columbia University and may change.