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Withdrawal Policy

On the date listed below for the semester or break period in which the Study Abroad program starts students are held financially responsible for their Commitment Status to the study abroad program.  Any withdrawal or dismissal from the University or Study Abroad after that date will result in Study Abroad late withdrawal penalties posted to the student JWU financial account.

Dates on which Commitment Status Carries Financial Responsibility:
  • June 1 for programs starting in fall semester
  • November 1 for programs starting in spring semester and spring break
  • March 15 for programs starting in summer

If a student withdraws or is dismissed prior to the date listed above, there are no financial penalties.

If a student withdraws or is dismissed after the date listed above, the student will be charged for a portion of the Program cost. The amount that will be charged is based on the date of withdrawal as well as the Program start date. Please refer to the Withdrawal/Fee Chart below for exact amounts.
Withdrawal/Fee Chart
Withdraw or Dismissal after the Commitment date above and: The JWU late withdrawal penalty is:
76+ days before program start date $500
60-75 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
On or after program start date Balance of full program
  • In addition, financial aid may need to be adjusted.
If the program host withdrawal fees exceed JWU’s withdrawal penalty, I am responsible for reimbursing JWU for those additional fees, which were paid by JWU on my behalf in anticipation of committed participation in the Program.
All withdrawals must be in writing via letter or e-mail to JWU Study Abroad at A telephone call will not be sufficient. The date on which the e-mail or letter is received will be the formal date of withdrawal.
This withdrawal policy applies to withdrawals or dismissals from the Program for any reason. If withdrawn or dismissed because of failure to meet financial or academic requirements, or due to violations of the Student Code of Conduct, the effective date will be determined by JWU.
In the case of withdrawal or dismissal after the program start date, I must separate from the program and make my own travel or housing arrangements, at personal expense, for departure from the Program.