Refund Policy

Refunds

  

Credit Balance Refunds

A written refund request must be submitted to the Office of Student Accounts and Loans.  The refund will be issued to the person who has paid the bill unless that person requests, in writing, that the credit balance be refunded to someone else.

Tuition and Fee Refunds

Students who officially withdraw after tuition and fees are billed, but before classes begin, will be given a refund of any paid charges, except for $250 which will be withheld to cover administrative costs.  If official withdrawal occurs after classes begin $250 administrative charge will be assessed and the following will be refunded:
 

First and second week  80%
Third week  60%
Fourth week  40%
Fifth week  20% 
After fifth week    0
 
Your Financial aid will be prorated, please contact the Financial Aid office for further information.

Tuition insurance is available through A.W.G. Dewar Inc.  Information about tuition insurance is mailed to all students over the summer.  Tuition insurance must be in place on the first day of classes.  Additional information can be obtained by calling A.W.G. Dewar Inc. at (617) 774-1555 or by visiting their web site at http://collegerefund.com/apps/details1.asp?ID=1614&DIV=1

The date of withdrawal is the date the Registrar receives written notification from the student.  Freshmen and transfer students withdrawing prior to the start of classes should notify the Admissions Office.  Refunds will be made on a timely basis and will be prorated among sources of outside payment.

If you receive financial aid, your refund may be calculated according to the federal refund/repayment guidelines.  A sample of this calculation process is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Withdrawal from class after the end of add/drop

During the add/drop period at the beginning of each semester, students are allowed to add or drop courses without any financial consequences.  After the add/drop period expires, any student with a course load that exceeds 5.75 course credits will be charged an additional fee.  This fee will remain on the student’s account even if the student decides to drop the class and receives permission to do so.  A grade of “W” may be recorded but the extra course fee will remain.  To avoid this, students must have their course schedule finalized before the end of the add/drop period.

Meal Plan Refunds

Returning students will automatically be registered and billed for the Mather Unlimited meal plan. All first-year and transfer students will be registered for the Freshman Plan. Participation in the meal plan is MANDATORY for all residential students.  The only allowable exception is for students who are members of Trinity's authorized eating clubs (St Anthony's Hall, Alpha Delta Phi and PSI Upsilon). For more information on the meal plan policy,  please visit Trinity College Dining Services web site www.dineoncampus.com.

If a student makes an adjustment to his or her meal plan and is due a refund, the refund will be processed after the meal plan add/drop period expires. The refund will be issued directly to the student only with the written authorization of the person responsible for paying the bill.  Please see our Refund Policy.

All meal plan adjustments must be completed during the add/drop period at the beginning of each semester.  Also, all adjustments will not be considered final until reviewed and approved by the Director of Student Accounts and Loans.