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Withdrawal and Refund Policy

(Programs Administered by the Study Abroad Office Only)


If you decide to withdraw from your study abroad program, you must officially notify the Study Abroad Office in writing or by email ( It is not sufficient to withdraw your application online.

In addition to notifying the Study Abroad Office, if you are a University of Illinois student, you must also:

  • Withdraw from your study abroad registration/course in UI-Integrate;
  • Notify your College of your decision to withdraw, and
  • Notify your study abroad program provider or host institution of your withdrawal (if applicable).

If the University of Illinois course-drop deadline has passed, or if you are dropping your last/only class for the term, you must contact your college's office to drop your study abroad registration. The Study Abroad Office cannot do this on your behalf.

If you withdraw from a study abroad program and do not return to the University of Illinois for that term, you must contact your College’s office and follow the established procedures pertinent to your circumstances so that you will be allowed to register for the following term.


Whether you withdraw yourself or you are withdrawn from a study abroad program, the date on which the Study Abroad Office receives/sends the written or email notification of withdrawal is the date by which any refund will be calculated (regardless of the date of withdrawal of an online application).

If a balance is due at the time of withdrawal, that amount must be paid to the University of Illinois according to established policies, in order to cover expenses incurred for you up to that point.

Withdrawal Prior to Departure

If you withdraw or are withdrawn from your study abroad program the day before the advertised starting date of the program, you will receive a refund of all program fees minus:

  • Non-refundable program advance fees
  • Any non-refundable portion of the airfare
  • Any non-refundable in-country payments made on behalf of the student

Withdrawal After Starting the Program

You cannot receive a refund of any kind once you have arrived at the program site and have begun the program, except in the case of an extremely serious and verifiable health matter. In that event, recoverable costs after the non-refundable advance fees may be refunded.

The University of Illinois publishes a list of deadlines corresponding to the percentage of Illinois Tuition and Fees that may be refunded to you if you withdraw. This list can be found at

You cannot receive a refund if you complete the program.


If you have further questions, please contact the Study Abroad Office by calling (217) 333-6322, sending an e-mail to, or visiting the Study Abroad Office, 112 International Studies Building, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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