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Withdrawal Policy

On the date listed below for the term in which your Study Abroad program starts you are held financially responsible for your Commitment Status to the study abroad program.  Any withdrawal from the University or Study Abroad after that date will result in Study Abroad late withdrawal penalties posted to your JWU financial account.

Dates on which Commitment Status Carries Financial Responsibility:
  • June 1 for programs starting in fall term
  • October 1 for programs starting in winter term
  • December 15 for programs starting in spring term
  • March 15 for programs starting in summer term
If you withdraw prior to the date listed above, there are no financial penalties.

If you withdraw after the date listed above, you will be charged for a portion of the Program cost. The amount that will be charged is based on your date of withdrawal as well as the Program start date. Please refer to the Withdrawal/Fee Chart below for exact amounts.


Withdrawal/Fee Chart
If you withdraw after the Commitment date above and: The late withdrawal penalty is:
76+ days before program start date $500
60+ days before program start date $1000
30-59 days before program start date $1500
15-29 days before program start date $3000
1-14 days before program start date $4000
After program start date Deposit + Balance of full program

Please note: In addition, financial aid may need to be adjusted.


A written withdrawal letter or email is required and must be sent to the Study Abroad office. This letter must be written and signed by the student. A telephone call will not be sufficient. The date Study Abroad receives your letter will be the formal date of withdrawal.

This withdrawal policy applies to withdrawal from the Program for any reason.  This includes, but is not limited to withdrawal from the University for failure to meet financial or academic requirements, or due to violations of the Student Code of Conduct.  If you are withdrawn because of your failure to meet financial or academic requirements, or due to violations of the Student Code of Conduct, the withdrawal date will be determined by the university.

You are responsible for reimbursing the university for any additional fees paid by the university on your behalf in anticipation of your participation in the Program.