Refunds and Cancellation
Refunds and Add-Drop Students who withdraw by written notice prior to the starting date of the program Saturday June 16, 2018 may receive a full refund of all tuition paid, but not the application fee. It is possible to change one’s course schedule during the add/drop period, June 20--first and second term classes--and July 3, 2018 (second-half courses only). Please note that the add/drop deadline for the French language courses is also June 20. Any changes that result in lower tuition or fees will generate a refund. All refunds are processed within 20 days.
Program Cancellation Cornell Law School reserves the right to cancel or terminate the program. The decision to cancel or terminate the program will be made in circumstances where, for example, enrollment is insufficient; the law school deems it necessary to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff; or the law school deems it necessary to ensure the academic integrity of the program. In the unlikely event that the Paris program is canceled or terminated we will help students enroll in a similar program. If Cornell cancels or terminates the program for any reason, either before or after commencement, students will be notified promptly by email and issued a full refund of all tuition and fees within 20 days of cancellation or termination.
Unfortunately, we cannot compensate students for other financial losses-such as housing or travel costs- incurred on account of the program's cancellation or termination.
WithdrawalStudents may withdraw at any time for any reason, provided the request is made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or L46 Hughes Hall, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY, 14853, USA. Withdrawal will be effective upon receipt of the notice. Depending on the reason and timing for withdrawal, students may be entitled to a refund of amounts paid before withdrawal. The following outlines our policies, but please contact us with any questions.
Program ModificationsCornell Law School reserves the right to alter or modify the program if, for example, a course is under-enrolled or a professor is ill. If changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program occur, affected students will be notified promptly by email and provided with the opportunity to select different courses or to withdraw. If a student chooses to withdraw, he or she will be issued a full refund of all tuition and fees within 20 days of withdrawal.
U.S. State Department Travel Warning and alertsIf a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for France, prior to or during the program, and the program is not cancelled (in which case the policies described under "Cancellation and Termination" would apply), students will be notified promptly by email, and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. If a student withdraws from the program because a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for France, either before or after commencement of the program, he or she will be issued a full refund of all tuition and program fees within 20 days of the withdrawal.
All travelers should continue to monitor the travel warnings, and make decisions in their own interest. If students are concerned about expenses being refundable, in the event of cancellation or termination, they should take precautions such as purchasing travel insurance or have alternate plans for study in case the course of study has to be adjusted mid-semester.
OtherIf a student withdraws for any other reason prior to the program's commencement, he or she will be issued a full refund of any tuition paid prior to withdrawal within 20 days of such withdrawal, but the application fee will be nonrefundable. Once the program begins, it is not possible to withdraw for a full refund (absent a substantial modification to the program by Cornell or a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert issued for France), but:
- students may add and drop courses during prescribed Add/Drop periods. If the tuition owed by students changes as a result of adding or dropping courses, students will be charged or refunded the difference (as the case may be). In cases where students are entitled to a refund, such refund will be paid within 20 days of the change in registration.
- students may request a partial refund in cases of a significant medical or family emergency. Such request must be made in writing with supporting documentation to email@example.com or one of the onsite program directors.