Withdrawal & Leave From Tufts

Personal leaves of abscence starting with the spring 2022 semester will incur a re-enrollment fee of $250. This fee will be waived if the student initiates the personal leave before the deadline of June 26th and October 26th for the fall and spring semesters, respectively. A waiver for this fee may be approved by the Council of Advising Deans on the basis of exceptional unplanned circumstances. More details can be found in the Student Affairs page

If you elect to withdraw, are required to withdraw, or if you take a leave of absence from Tufts then you are entitled to an adjustment of tuition and dorm charges in accordance with the following schedule:

Fall 2021 Semester

Date of Withdrawal/Leave % Tuition Charge Cancelled
September 7, 2021 100%
September 8 to 21, 2021 90%
September 22 to 28, 2021 80%
September 29 to October 5, 2021 60%
October 6 to 12, 2021 40%
October 13 to 19, 2021 20%


Spring 2022 Semester

Date of Withdrawal/Leave % Tuition Charge Cancelled
January 18, 2022 100%
January 19 to February 1, 2022 90%
February 2 to 8, 2022 80%
February 9 to 15, 2022 60%
February 16 to 22, 2022 40%
February 23 to March 1, 2022 20%


Undergraduate part-time students will be allowed to switch courses until the add deadline at no cost. After the add deadline, dropping or withdrawing from courses will result in a prorated tuition refund based on the number of credits being dropped and the date of the drop. Prorated charges will follow the same published schedule for withdrawals and leaves.

Other charges for the term such as health insurance, the Health and Wellness fee, the activity fee, and library or traffic fines, are not prorated upon a withdrawal or leave of absence during a term. A withdrawal or leave prior to the beginning of a term will result in cancellation of tuition, room, board and mandatory fees but will result in the forfeiture of any admission deposit paid for the term.

Financial aid awarded for the term will be canceled or reduced according to the federal refund policy.

To find the Summer semester refund policy please visit University College's website.