Study Abroad Refund Policy

Semester/Summer Abroad: Direct Exchange Partners 

University rules regarding withdrawals and tuition refunds apply.  Any expenses incurred to partner universities or third parties (housing, airfare, etc) are solely the student’s responsibility.

Semester/ Summer/ Intersession Abroad: Affiliate Programs 

Since students participating in programs run by affiliate partners do not pay tuition to NJCU, the student is subject to the refund policies of the program providers and service providers.

Short Term NJCU Programs

If a student wishes to withdraw from an NJCU-sponsored short term program, the Office of International Programs must be notified in writing. Student deposits for airfare or other program components are non-refundable once deposits are paid to the vendor(s). Students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs that result from a student withdrawing or being withdrawn from a program.

Program Cancellation Policy

Student safety is NJCU’s highest priority. NJCU reserves the right to cancel any NJCU program in a location that is considered unsafe by the University or for which a Travel Advisory has been issued by the U.S. Department of State or other sources.

The Study Abroad Office regularly reviews information provided by the U.S. Department of State and monitors other sources, such as announcements from the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), for information about the countries where students are or will be studying. Should a program cancellation become necessary for safety reasons, an emergency, an act of God, or for reasons beyond NJCU’s control prior to student departure, every effort will be made to refund recoverable costs to participants. The time of program cancellation will determine the actual recoverable costs. Should a program cancellation become necessary after students have arrived overseas, every effort will be made to refund recoverable costs to the participants. Additionally, the Study Abroad Office will make every effort to help students complete the academic work from the program and, depending on the circumstances, possibly earn the intended academic credit from the program. Whether or not this is possible depends largely on the particular program, the circumstances of the academic work of the program, and the length of time remaining in the program after the official cancellation date.