Study Abroad

Refund Policy

Withdrawal Prior to Departure

Students are responsible for the following non-refundable fees if they have an active online application as of the application deadline date.

  • Application/Administration Fee: $225
  • Contingency Fee: $50 (if this fee applies to your program type)

These fees will be billed to your UW-Whitewater account even if you subsequently withdraw their application.  You are therefore encouraged to make a final decision regarding your participation in a program prior to the application deadline, as applications may be withdrawn without penalty up until the application deadline (unless otherwise noted).

You will also be responsible for any non-recoverable costs resulting from payments that the Office of Global Experiences has made on your behalf prior to your withdrawal (e.g. any non-refundable portions of airfare, administrative fees, accommodation, or host university tuition).

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 certain extraordinary circumstances beyond students' control, such as a serious injury or illness, natural disaster, or political instability at the program site necessitating early departure from the program site. In these cases, any recoverable costs may be refunded, and the Office of Global Experiences will also advise students on the possibility of making insurance claims through our insurance provider, CISI.

UW-Whitewater publishes withdrawal deadlines for tuition refunds that apply to students who withdraw from education abroad programs that charge UW-Whitewater tuition. This list can be found at by clicking on the relevant term (e.g. Fall 2018).

You cannot receive a refund if you complete the program.

Refund Policies of External Organizations

The refund policies of study abroad providers, host universities, and other UW campuses may differ from UW-Whitewater's. For information on refund policies of external organizations, please visit their website or contact them directly.

If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Global Experiences by calling (262) 472-5759, sending an e-mail to, or visiting the Office of Global Experiences, Hyland Hall 1227, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

McCutchan Hall
239 Prince Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Study Abroad
McCutchan Hall
Room 204
(262) 472-5759

International Student Support
McCutchan Hall
Room 220
(262) 472-4992