Refund Rate for Leaves & Withdrawals | Columbia Journalism School

Refund Rate for Leaves & Withdrawals

Students can only get a full refund within the first two weeks. The end of Add/Drop is not the official change-of-program date for refund purposes at the Journalism School. There are no refunds of tuition or fees after the eighth week.

FALL 2021

Weeks Programs starting in August 2021 Programs starting in September 2021

Week 1 & Week 2

100% tuition and fees

(except document fee) refunded

Week 1 & Week 2 

  • Weeks of August 16 & August 23 
    • FT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr PT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS 
    • Data Journalism

Week 1 & Week 2

  • Weeks of September 7 & September 14
    • Master of Arts
    • PhD
    • 2nd Yr PT Master of Science
    • 2nd Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS

Week 3

90% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 3 

  • Week of August 30 
    • FT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr PT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS 
    • Data Journalism

Week 3

  • Week of September 20 
    • Master of Arts
    • PhD
    • 2nd Yr PT Master of Science
    • 2nd Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS

Week 4

80% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 4 

  • Week of September 6 
    • FT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr PT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS 
    • Data Journalism

Week 4

  • Week of September 27 
    • Master of Arts
    • PhD
    • 2nd Yr PT Master of Science
    • 2nd Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS

Week 5

70% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 5 

  • Week of September 13 
    • FT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr PT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS 
    • Data Journalism

Week 5

  • Week of October 4 
    • Master of Arts
    • PhD
    • 2nd Yr PT Master of Science
    • 2nd Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS

Week 6

60% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 6 

  • Week of September 20 
    • FT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr PT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS 
    • Data Journalism

Week 6

  • Week of October 11 
    • Master of Arts
    • PhD
    • 2nd Yr PT Master of Science
    • 2nd Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS

Week 7

50% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 7 

  • Week of September 27 
    • FT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr PT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS 
    • Data Journalism

Week 7

  • Week of October 18
    • Master of Arts
    • PhD
    • 2nd Yr PT Master of Science
    • 2nd Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS

Week 8

40% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 8 

  • Week of October 4 
    • FT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr PT Master of Science
    • 1st Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS 
    • Data Journalism

Week 8

  • Week of October 25 
    • Master of Arts
    • PhD
    • 2nd Yr PT Master of Science
    • 2nd Yr Dual MS Degree w/SEAS

 

SPRING 2022

 

Weeks All Programs

Week 1 & Week 2

100% tuition and fees

(except document fee) refunded

Week 1 & Week 2 

  • Weeks of January 17 & January 24 

Week 3

90% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 3 

  • Week of February 7

Week 4

80% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 4 

  • Week of February 14

Week 5

70% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 5 

  • Week of February 21 

Week 6

60% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 6 

  • Week of February 28 

Week 7

50% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 7 

  • Week of March 7 

Week 8

40% tuition refunded, no fees refunded

Week 8 

  • Week of March 14 

 

Consider Tuition Refund Insurance

Offered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., this elective insurance plan provides coverage for tuition, room and board should a student suffer a serious illness or accident and withdraw from classes before the semester is completed. Further details about the plan and contact information are available on its site.