Refund Schedule for Leaves of Absence/Withdrawal
Tuition is prorated according to the schedule below for students who take a leave of absence or withdraw after the term has begun. The effective date of a leave of absence or withdrawal is the date the petition is filed with the Registrar’s Office or a future date if so requested in the student’s letter.

Academic Year 2023–2024 Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Tuition Refund Schedule

Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Refund of Tuition
Withdrawal Deadline* September 7 February 1 100%
Withdrawal Deadline* September 21 February 15 90%
Withdrawal Deadline* October 5 February 29 75%
Withdrawal Deadline* October 26 March 21 50%
Withdrawal Deadline* October 27 March 22 25%
Withdrawal Deadline* October 28† March 25 0%

*Date by which the student notifies the Harvard Chan Registrar’s Office.
Students who do not make the October 27 or March 22 deadlines will not receive a refund.

Students who take a leave of absence may pay a higher tuition rate upon their return to the program.

Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence greater than 180 days in length and who are federal student aid recipients are subject to the return of federal/Title IV funding. This policy may affect the amount of federal aid both the School and the student are allowed to retain for the period of enrollment. Please see the Financial Aid Policies on the Office of Financial Aid website for a more detailed description of the Return of Title IV policy including the refund.

Students’ Harvard health insurance will be affected by their withdrawal. For details, contact the Harvard University Student Health Program by phone at 617-495-2008 or by email.