Tuition Refund for Withdrawal: Policy and Process

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Chapman University is striving to support all students during this pandemic. Circumstances are evolving quickly and the leadership at Chapman understands that families and students must prepare for various contingencies.

Additionally, Chapman will begin the fall 2020 term with remote instruction, and the COVID-19 situation may be a factor in your decision for fall semester. “Our Tuition Withdrawal and Refund Policy has been adjusted to allow students and families to have more time regarding possible adjustments in their plans for the academic year,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Harold Hewitt.

Therefore, we have adjusted our Tuition Withdrawal Refund Policy and extended the date to apply for a full refund until the Monday following the course add/drop deadline. We have also extended the remainder of our Refund Policy based upon this date.

The new policy for fall 2020 only will allow you to receive 100% on your tuition through the last day to add/drop of the term.

Fall 2020 Only (Graduate, Undergraduate, and Trimester)

Withdrawal on or before Monday, September 14 100%
Withdrawal within the third week of classes 50%
Withdrawal within the fourth week of classes 20%
Withdrawal after the fourth week of classes none


Full details concerning withdrawals and refunds, including how to withdraw, are available on the Student Business Services website.

If you have any questions related to the above change and or regarding your student account, we are available to assist you via phone or email by contacting your Student Account Advisor:

Chapman University
Student Business Services
Phone 714-997-6617
Fax 714-744-7995