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Refund Policy

Fall and Spring Semesters

Enrolled Students

Students have a two-week Add/Drop period in which to adjust their schedules. A one hundred percent (100%) refund of tuition and fees (except registration and transcript fees) is granted for courses dropped during this period. Drops after this period will not be eligible for a refund of tuition or fees.

Withdrawn Students (First-Time RIC Students)

Students who officially withdraw from all classes shall be entitled to a refund of tuition, fees, and room and board charges based upon their official date of withdrawal, computed as follows:

Week Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 - 16
Tuition & Fees
Refund:
100% 100% 80% 70% 60% 60% 50% 50% 40% 30% 0%
Room & Board
Refund:
90% 80% 80% 70% 60% 60% 50% 50% 40% 30% 0%

Room and Board Charges: Withdrawal from Rhode Island College prior to December 31 is required to cancel room and board charges for the spring semester. Students are required to fill out appropriate paperwork at the Office of Residential Life and Housing and remove all belongings from the room.

Administrative Fee: In addition to the above charges, the College will assess an administrative fee equal to 5% of the original charges or $100, whichever is less.

Withdrawn Students (Not First-Time RIC Students)

All students within this category shall be entitled to a refund of tuition based upon their official date of withdrawal, computed as follows:

Week Number 1 and 2 3 and 4 5 through 8 9 through 16
Refund: 100% 50% 25% 0%

Fees are nonrefundable after the first two weeks of class.

Room and Board Charges

If a resident withdraws from the residence halls or the college before July 15 the room and board fees will be cancelled for the year minus the room reservation of $100.

If a resident wishes to withdraw from housing but remain a student at RIC, he/she must submit a request for release form to the Office of Residential Life & Housing (email: housing@ric.edu). The resident must provide sufficient information that a release from the contract is appropriate. Approval of the request will be provided in writing and approval is not guaranteed. Residents who do not receive approval will be billed for housing and a meal plan for both semesters whether or not they actually live in housing or use any portion of the meal plan.

However, if the vacated space can be filled, then as determined by the order of withdrawal (by date), a prorated refund of the room fee will be issued. For each semester, the vacating student is responsible for payment until the space is filled, including if the student no longer attends Rhode Island College. The transfer of another resident or placement of a new resident into the vacated room does not constitute a filling of the space.

For further information on the college's refund policy, call the Bursar Office at (401) 456-8130.

Summer Sessions

Enrolled Students

Students have a one-week Add/Drop period in which to adjust their schedules each summer session. A one hundred percent (100%) refund of tuition and fees is granted for courses dropped during this period. Drops after this period will not be eligible for a refund of tuition or fees.

Withdrawn Students

Students who officially withdraw from all classes for a summer session shall be entitled to a refund of tuition based upon their official date of withdrawal, computed as follows:

Week Number 1 2 3 4 through 6
Refund 100% 50% 25% 0%

Fees are nonrefundable after the first week of class.

Page last updated: July 20, 2012