Refund Policy

Eligibility

Students are eligible for refunds under the following reasons:

  • Overpayment of Tuition Fees. Students on their first term cannot request a refund due to overpayment. The credit on the account will be transferred to the following term. Students are given an Acceptance Letter mentioning the total amount paid as a deposit to FDU. Therefore, the funds received must be used towards tuition unless there is an official withdrawal from the university.
  • Credit on Account.
  • Visa denials. Tuition deposits are only refundable due to visa denials. A non-refundable fee will be withheld. Students can refer to their Offer Letter to confirm the non-refundable fee.
  • Application cancelations. Students that decide to cancel their application. A $2,500 USD non-refundable fee will be withheld.

To apply for a refund due to visa denial or application cancelation, students must submit a Refund Request Form for newly admitted students.

To apply for a refund due to overpayment or credit on account, students must submit a Refund Request Form for currently enrolled students.

Processing Time

Refunds may take between 5 to 8 weeks from the time the completed refund form is received. If the form is incomplete, incorrect, or if the beneficiary information does not match the original payment information, the refund process may take longer.

Refund for payments made by Flywire

All refunds for payments made using Flywire will be refunded directly back to the account from which the payment was made.

Refunds for payments made by Credit Card

All refunds for payments made by credit card will be refunded directly back to the credit card from which the payment was made. Refunds for credit card payments that are over six-month-old will be refunded by wire transfer using Payment Rails. The beneficiary should be the same as the one from the original credit card payment.

Refunds for payments made by Wire Transfer

All refunds for payments made by wire transfer will be refunded by wire transfer to the same account from which the payment was made using Payment Rails.

Refunds for payments made by Cheque or Bank Draft

All refunds for payments made by cheque, drafts, or money order will be refunded by wire transfer to the same account/beneficiary from which the payment was made using Payment Rails.

Refunds under $100

Refunds for under $100 will be made by cheque. The cheque will be sent via regular mail unless otherwise specified by the student. Students will be responsible for any special delivery arrangements (e.g. courier and any special delivery charges will be deducted from the refunded amount). The request for special arrangements must be done at the time the refund request is made. Once a cheque is issued, the amount cannot be adjusted.

Important Refund Information

Students must apply for a Deposit Refund within one year of the expiry date on the Acceptance Letter otherwise the amount will be forfeited.

Refunds for students who deferred after a visa rejection notification and received a new Letter of Acceptance will have their refund processed after the expiry date on the latest Acceptance Letter.

Students with overpayments or credits have one year to apply for a refund otherwise the amount will be forfeited.

A student may request a refund to be issued to a third party provided there is evidence that the original payment was made by that party (eg. a cheque in another person’s name, a wire transfer from another party, or if payment by the third party was witnessed. We will, as a practice, make a note of a third party payment on our documentation. However, the student should be prepared to provide additional information if needed.

Please note that FDU cannot make refunds to money exchange companies. Students should refrain from using this as a method of payment.

TUITION REFUND POLICY

Fall and Spring Terms

Prior to the first day of the program

 

100% refund of tuition (less tuition deposit)

During the first week of the program

 

90% refund of tuition charges only

During the second week of the program

 

80% refund of tuition charges only

During the third week of the program

 

60% refund of tuition charges only

During the fourth week of the program

 

40% refund of tuition charges only

During the fifth week of the program

 

20% refund of tuition charges only

After the fifth week of the program

 

NO REFUND OF TUITION AND FEES

Summer Term or 12-week programs

Prior to the first week of the program

 

100% refund of tuition (less tuition deposit)

During the first week of the program

 

70% cancellation of tuition charges apply

During the second week of the program

 

50% cancellation of tuition charges only

During the third week of the program

 

30% cancellation of tuition charges only

After the third week of the program

 

NO CANCELLATION OF TUITION OR FEES

Other Programs

This cancellation schedule does not apply to special or weekend programs. Cancellation schedules for these programs are available at the Office of Enrollment Services.

Students enrolled in courses that are offered from the New Jersey campuses will be subject to the withdrawal dates of the academic calendar of the particular campus or course.

Actual due dates for fall, spring, and summer sessions are available upon request and posted in the registration and bursarial areas of each campus. Students are also informed by email about tuition due dates prior to registration and upon registration.