If students follow the drop policy noted in the Dropping a Course section of this document, they are eligible for a 100% refund of tuition, provided they do not register in another class in the current or next session*. The term “refund” includes voiding invoices for unpaid balances. Refunds may require up to 40 days to process.

Requests for withdrawals are approved on a case-by-case basis. If a withdrawal is approved, and all tuition dollars were paid by the student to Villanova, a refund will be granted according to the below refund schedule*, see Withdrawal from a Course section in this document for additional details.

College of Professional Studies’ Refund Schedule

Courses that run up to 8 weeks in length:

Week Refund
1st Week 100%
Up to 3rd Week 75%
Beyond 3rd Week No refund

Courses that run for longer than 8 weeks:

Week Refund
1st Week 100%
Up to 4th Week 75%
Beyond 4th Week No refund

*For students receiving tuition benefits from a third-party organization such as the military or a corporation, etc., refunds may be subject to the specific policies of that entity. Prior to dropping/withdrawing from a course, it is recommended that students determine any benefit restrictions that may apply. Students who drop or withdraw from a course with a corresponding refund and have been issued hard copy and/or electronic course materials must return all materials in unused condition to the University immediately upon the confirmation of the drop or withdrawal course. The student will be charged for the cost of all materials that are not returned, and/or for electronic materials that have been accessed.