Learn more about Dean College's refund policies.

College Refund Policies 

Students who want to withdraw voluntarily from the College must obtain and complete a departure form from the Robbins Family Center for Advising and Career Planning in order to remain in good standing with the College and receive any appropriate refunds. Federal regulations require that students who withdraw from all classes prior to completing more than 60% of an enrollment term will have their eligibility for federal aid recalculated based on the percentage of the term completed. 

Students who withdraw from all classes will be eligible for a reduction of tuition and room and board in accordance with the schedule below, based on the date the student officially withdraws from the College.

Institutional Refund Policy

Date Type of Reduction
Up to first day of classes  100% of institutional charges less enrollment and housing deposits 
Within the first week  80% reduction
Within the second week  60% reduction
Within the third week  40% reduction
Within the fourth week  20% reduction
After the fourth week No reduction

For questions about the institutional or federal refund policies for students who withdraw or are withdrawn from all courses, or for examples of refund calculations, contact the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services. Weeks are measured from Tuesday through the following Monday in semesters for which classes begin on a Tuesday. Students who are suspended or dismissed from the College or residence halls will receive no adjustment of charges. Students who received scholarship, grant or loan funds from the College will forfeit the same percentage of their awards as the percentage of fees credited based on the number of weeks that have elapsed. For example, a student who has 80% of institutional charges adjusted will forfeit 80% of any Dean Award or other institutional grant awarded by the College. 

Tuition Refund Insurance 

Consider tuition insurance to supplement and strengthen our refund policy. 

We believe it's important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment your family has made in higher education. That's why Dean College has partnered with GradGuard™ to provide our families with tuition insurance by Allianz Global Assistance featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public. 

This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind. 

Learn more at GradGuard.com/tuition/dean or call 1-866-724-4384.