Withdrawal and Cancellation Policies

 

Notification of withdrawal from an SIT Study Abroad program must be submitted in writing.

The confirmation deposit ($2,500 for IHP/Comparative programs and $400 for all other programs) credited towards the student's program fee is nonrefundable and may not be transferred to another semester. Payment of the balance of the program fee is due on the following dates:

July 15 for fall semester programs
December 15 for spring semester programs
May 15 for summer programs

Students are expected to pay the program fee according to this schedule. If payment is not made on schedule, the student will be withdrawn for nonpayment.

For IHP/Comparative programs, enrolled students who withdraw prior to 90 days before the start of the program forfeit one-half of the acceptance deposit ($1,250). After that time, no refunds of the $2,500 acceptance deposit will be given.

Withdrawal Refund Procedures

After acceptance to the program, refunds in the event of withdrawal from a program will be made according to the schedule below. Refunds will be calculated from the time SIT is notified by the student or by the last date of association with the program, whichever is later. The amount of the total refund will be determined by the Office of the Registrar. Any outstanding airfare costs will be refunded at the discretion of the airline carrier and/or SIT. After the refund amount has been determined, balances will be refunded or invoices issued for outstanding funds.

Students withdrawing before the first 50% of the semester is over will realize an adjustment of tuition, room, and board, excluding the nonrefundable deposit, according to the following schedule:

The day of the program’s specified start date 100% refund minus the deposit
During the first 10% of the term 90% refund of tuition, room, and board
Between 11% and 20% of the term 80% refund of tuition, room, and board
Between 21% and 30% of the term 70% refund of tuition, room, and board
Between 31% and 40% of the term 60% refund of tuition, room, and board
Between 41% and 50% of the term 50% refund of tuition, room, and board
After 50% of the term No refund of tuition, room, and board

If a student believes individual circumstances warrant an exception to these procedures, a written request with supporting documentation should be sent to the Office of the Registrar.

Program Changes

Although SIT will attempt to maintain its programs as described in its publications, SIT reserves the right to terminate or alter a program at any time and for any reason, with or without notice. Normally in the event of termination or cancellation, refund procedures shall follow those set forth above in the Withdrawal Refund Procedures section.

Period of Enrollment

The period of enrollment for students ordinarily begins the day of the specified program start date and concludes on the specified program end date.

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