Students are admitted to Willamette University with the understanding that they will remain until the end of the semester unless unforeseen circumstances necessitate their withdrawal. Students who are suspended or expelled from the University forfeit all refunds of tuition and fees.

In compliance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Section 668.22), Willamette University's refund policy is as follows:

A. A student's withdrawal date is their final day of class attendance. Students need to officially withdraw through the Registrar's Office in order to receive any available tuition credit. 

B. Refunds for tuition for full withdrawals will be prorated, per day, based on the academic calendar up to the 60 percent point in the semester. If a student drops below full-time (10 credit hours) but remains enrolled, after the 10th day of class (Add/Drop Period), they will not have their tuition charge adjusted, but will be billed as a full-time student for the semester. Students who are withdrawn from a class for administrative reasons (i.e. lack of attendance) will not receive a refund.

C. Withdrawing students are responsible for applicable room and board charges through the date they checked out of their campus housing with Residence Services.

D. Students withdrawing for medical reasons may petition for a Medical Withdrawal. In the case of an approved Medical Withdrawal, the student refund is the same as a student who withdraws from the University. However, the student's transcript will indicate a withdrawal for medical reasons. Applications for a Medical Withdrawal may be obtained from the Registrar's Office. Review additional information about this type of medical withdrawal.

E. Health insurance charges, student body fees, and graduation fees will not be refunded to withdrawing students.

F. In the case of a student's death during a term, a full tuition refund will be granted to the student's estate.

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