Refunds and Withdrawal Waivers


Webster University has partnered with Higher One to give you three options for receiving refunds from your tuition account. A refund may occur if you drop classes or overage that may result from financial aid or a tuition adjustment that results in a credit balance.

Once you've received your Webster Debit Card, visit, enter the debit card number into the card that appears on the website, click "Go," and choose one of the following 3 refund preferences:

  • Easy Refund: Higher One will make your refund available to the Webster Debit Card.
  • ACH Transfer: Higher One will deposit your refund to checking or savings account.
  • Paper Check: Higher One will mail you a check for your refund.

Refunds of overpayment or excess financial aid begin each term after the add/drop period.

Withdrawal Waivers

Based on the following schedule, a certain percentage of tuition is waived for courses you drop or from which you withdraw.  If you have been awarded financial aid, review this document and consult your Financial Aid Counselor to determine the effect that dropping or withdrawing from class will have on your award.

Students attending on-campus classes in California will receive a pro rata refund of tuition if the withdrawal is within 60 percent of the beginning of the enrollment period. All other student refunds/tuition waivers, including those for online courses, are made according to the following schedule:

  Class Length
Date 16 weeks 9 weeks 8 weeks 5 weeks 3 weeks
Week 1 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Week 2 100% 100% 100% N/A N/A
Week 2 N/A N/A N/A 25% 0%
Week 3 50% 50% 50% 0% 0%
Week 4 50% 25% 25% 0% N/A
Week 5 25% 0% 0% 0% N/A
Week 6 25% 0% 0% N/A N/A
Week 7 25% 0% 0% N/A N/A
Week 8 25% 0% 0% N/A N/A
Week 9 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A