Withdrawing from a Program

Take note of how you will be charged for withdrawing from a program.


Withdrawal Policy

You will be directed to read the withdraw policy multiple times throughout the application cycle. It is important to understand the policy before committing to a study abroad program. Withdrawing from a program after committing will have financial consequences.

Withdrawal Prior to Application Deadline

You can log into your My Study Abroad account, click the "Withdraw" button located next to the application you wish to withdraw from, and provide the reason you are withdrawing. There are no financial obligations for withdrawing prior to the application deadline unless you have submitted your application, in which case you will be charged the non-refundable $100 Study Abroad Systems Fee.

Withdrawal After Committing

You must notify IAGE by email of withdrawal from a program. The official withdrawal date is the date we receive the e-mail notification, and all withdrawal fees will be calculated based on that date. You are also required to notify the host institution or provider, by email, of withdrawal from a program.

From the time of commitment to a program, IAGE begins making program arrangements on behalf of students, including but not limited to student housing, excursions, local language instruction, and many other preparations. If you are withdrawing from an IAGE-sponsored study abroad program after committing and signing the Confirmation of Participation, you will be billed a $300 withdrawal fee and any non-refundable payments IAGE has made to vendors on your behalf. If you have already been billed the full amount for the program, refunds will be credited to your account within a week of notifying IAGE.

No refunds of any kind will be made if you withdraw on or after the official program start date.

If you are on a program in which a provider or host institution is billing you directly, there may be additional fees related to withdrawing from the program that you would be responsible for paying to the provider or institution.

Students who withdraw from a study abroad program and do not return to the University of Illinois for that term must contact their college office and follow the established procedures pertinent to their situation to be allowed to register for the following term.

No refunds will be given if a student is dismissed from a program for undesirable behavior, whether it is academic or social.

Questions concerning this policy should be directed to the coordinator assigned to the program.


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