Withdrawal and Cancellation Policies
Notification of withdrawal from an SIT Study Abroad program must be submitted in writing.
The $400 program deposit is nonrefundable and may not be transferred to another semester.
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 Office of the Registrar will determine the amount of the total refund. 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 non-refundable deposit, according to the following schedule:
Before the day of the group’s US departure:
- 100% refund minus the $400 deposit and any airline cancellation fees and penalties.
During the first 10% of the semester:
- 90% refund of tuition, room, and board
Between 11% and 20% of the semester:
- 80% refund of tuition, room, and board
Between 21% and 30% of the semester:
- 70% refund of tuition, room, and board
Between 31% and 40% of the semester:
- 60% refund of tuition, room, and board
Between 41% and 50% of the semester:
- 50% refund of tuition, room, and board
If more than half of the semester is completed, there will be no refund of tuition, room, or board.
In all cases, travel charges are refunded at the discretion of the airline carrier.
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.
Occasionally, programs are suspended due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. Accepted students are given the option to apply to another SIT Study Abroad program with available space, to defer to a later term, or to withdraw.