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Will colleges reimburse tuition for student medical withdrawals?

1966Parent1966Parent 99 replies32 threads Junior Member
I saw this news story this morning about The University of Arizona's refund policy.

https://kvoa.com/news/2020/07/29/will-colleges-reimburse-tuition-for-covid-19-related-withdrawals-as-of-now-uarizona-wont/

What is everyone else seeing from their college or university? Does your school provide a refund if your student is forced to withdraw due to COVID-19 or other illnesses?
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 5555 replies93 threads Senior Member
    edited July 29
    D19's school doesn't refund for medical withdrawals, that's what tuition/room and board insurance is for. AFAIK.
    edited July 29
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  • 2plustrio2plustrio 400 replies7 threads Member
    My son goes to a technical college. He recently chose to drop his summer class at midterm due to some mental health issues which resulted in a brief inpatient hospital stay (he was getting a B so doing well but he knew he wouldn't have the focus for the rest of the semester). His college allows one extenuating circumstance per student while enrolled of which we got 80% of the tuition back.
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  • 1966Parent1966Parent 99 replies32 threads Junior Member
    Thank you for sharing. What a relief to see a school provide 80% of tuition back. That is generous. Did you get housing or academic fees back too?
    2plustrio wrote: »
    My son goes to a technical college. He recently chose to drop his summer class at midterm due to some mental health issues which resulted in a brief inpatient hospital stay (he was getting a B so doing well but he knew he wouldn't have the focus for the rest of the semester). His college allows one extenuating circumstance per student while enrolled of which we got 80% of the tuition back.

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  • compmomcompmom 11900 replies82 threads Senior Member
    It is worth it to get tuition refund insurance. You get 100% back and if you get financial aid, you get that amount too. In other words, if total cost for a semester is, say, $25k (including room and board, and you paid nothing out of pocket due to financial aid, you still get $25k with a medical withdrawal if insured.
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  • sgopal2sgopal2 3928 replies52 threads Senior Member
    Definitely is worth the extra money for the tuition insurance.
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  • 2plustrio2plustrio 400 replies7 threads Member
    1966Parent wrote: »
    Thank you for sharing. What a relief to see a school provide 80% of tuition back. That is generous. Did you get housing or academic fees back too?
    2plustrio wrote: »
    My son goes to a technical college. He recently chose to drop his summer class at midterm due to some mental health issues which resulted in a brief inpatient hospital stay (he was getting a B so doing well but he knew he wouldn't have the focus for the rest of the semester). His college allows one extenuating circumstance per student while enrolled of which we got 80% of the tuition back.

    He is living off campus now with friends so no housing fees this summer.

    His tech school continues to grow partnership programs with state universities as well. I've been pretty impressed overall this past year.
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