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Tuition Refund Schedule

Students who take an approved leave of absence or summer annulment are eligible for a tuition refund during the first 60 percent of the quarter, until the term withdrawal deadline. Refunds are calculated on a per diem basis (including weekends and University holidays) starting the first day of instruction of each quarter. Tuition is charged on a daily basis (including weekends and holidays) through the first 60 percent of the quarter (term withdrawal deadline). After the first 60 percent of the quarter (term withdrawal deadline), students are liable for the full amount of tuition that they were charged. Health insurance charges are not refundable after the first day of instruction.

Per Diem Tuition Charges for Students Who Take a Leave of Absence

Quarter

Autumn

Winter

Spring

Summer

Undergraduate/
Graduate Full Tuition

$157.32

$174.32

$179.17

$238.89

Graduate 8-9-10 Unit Rate

$102.32

$113.38

$116.53

$155.37

Graduate Engr. Full Tuition

$167.56

$185.68

$190.83

$254.44

Graduate Engr. 8-9-10 Unit Rate

$108.90

$120.68

$124.03

$165.37

Last Date for Tuition Refund

Nov. 8. 2010

Feb. 17, 2011

May 11, 2011

July 23, 2011

For example: an undergraduate, who was charged the tuition rate of $12,900 for Autumn Quarter, becomes ill and informs the Student Services Center on the 10th day of the quarter that he or she wants to take a leave of absence. If the petition is approved, the student is charged for 10 days of tuition (10 days x $157.32 per day) or $1,573.20.

Separate schedules exist for students paying the medical, law, graduate business, or summer session rates. These 2010-11 schedules are available at the Registrar's tuition web page at http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/registrar/students/tuition-fees_10-11.

Tuition refunds are calculated based on the date that the student's leave of action petition is submitted.

Students may not be entitled to any financial aid credits such as federal loans or University scholarships or grants that were previously placed on their accounts. The Financial Aid Office can confirm any amounts that may have been withdrawn from a student's account as a result of not being enrolled.

The amount refundable based on the criteria outlined above, an overpayment of fees, or financial aid awards in excess of fees is presented on the University bill in Stanford ePay. Refunds are processed routinely throughout the term. Refunds may be requested via HelpSU (http://helpsu.stanford.edu, request category Student Services, request type University Bill/Student Account), or in person or by phone at the Student Services Center.

Direct deposit is Stanford University's standard method for providing student refunds. Students are advised to maintain up-to-date direct deposit details in Axess for fast, convenient receipt of funds. Students who have not established direct deposit receive a check mailed to the mailing address as recorded in Axess. Checks for those without a mailing address are sent to the permanent home address. Checks cannot be picked up on campus as they are mailed from a Wells Fargo processing center.

Tuition payments made to the University under certain specific tax benefit programs prohibit tuition refunds to the student or donor. For more information about these programs, contact the Student Services Center.

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