190.040 – Withdrawal & Refund Policy

Revised: September 2015

Students are required to register and pay for credits within 30 days of the start of a semester. The semester start date is determined as the Monday immediately following a retreat. Should a student elect to permanently withdraw from the program prior to registration, no refund of tuition is due. In instances that a student has prepaid for credits and subsequently withdraws permanently from the program, a full refund of tuition is paid for any unearned credits, provided the student formally withdraws prior to registration (within 30 days of the start of the semester) and project mentors have not earned any part of their fees. If mentors have begun working on projects with the student prior to registration, the tuition refund will be prorated as of the date of withdrawal.

A refund of half the tuition for any unearned credits is paid should the Candidate withdraw after 30 days but prior to 90 days after the start of the semester.

After 90 days, no refund of tuition is paid.

Requests to withdraw must be made in writing to the MFA office. Fees paid for retreat attendance are nonrefundable.