Office of the Registrar
West Chester University
Kershner Student Service Center
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA, 19383
Please consult the Academic Calendar for add/drop deadlines each semester. During the open enrollment period, if students drop classes which results in a change to their bill, refunds will be processed automatically by the Office of the Bursar. Students can contact the Office of the Bursar for information about when a refund will be generated.
After the drop/add deadline each semester, the below refund schedule goes into affect. Refunds are automatic according to the below schedule.
Tuition and General Fee Refunds
Full refunds for tuition and the general fee are available only through the eighth calendar day that the University is in session. After that, tuition and the general fee are refunded according to the schedule below. These percentages apply to the total tuition bill, not to partial tuition payments. Questions about this, as well as when students will receive their refund, should be directed to the Office of the Bursar.
Individual fees will be refunded according to the policies described below.
No refund will be given if the student:
Technology Tuition Fee - only refundable in full if the student drops all courses by the end of the drop period, which is through the eighth calendar day of the semester. This fee will not be refunded partially or in full for any courses dropped after the eighth calendar day.
Housing Fee (University-owned housing) - in full prior to the first day of the semester. After the first day of the semester, prorated refunds are made on an individual basis through the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services.
Meal Fee - in full prior to the first day of the semester. After the first day of the semester, prorated refunds are made on an individual basis through the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services for resident students, and through the Office of the Bursar for commuter students.