Study Abroad Refund Policy for COVID-19

For Spring 2020 Programs Suspended due to Coronavirus

Program costs are directly tied to credit earned. We are making every effort to coordinate academic accommodations that will allow students to complete their semester online and all courses transcripted will receive credits as previously approved. If students are unable to earn credit for the spring term, the University will make every effort to refund students to the extent possible based on the matrix below. If your situation does not fit within the matrix below, please contact your study abroad program coordinator and copy your academic advisor to review your unique academic status so that we might best assist you.

 Semester Did Not Begin Prior to Travel RestrictionsPartial Semester Abroad + Host Institution Does Not Offer Continuation of Classes Online
Partial Semester Abroad + Host Institution Offers Continuation of Classes Online Partial Semester Abroad + Host Institution Offers Continuation for Some, but not All Classes Online
CreditsNo Option for Credit EarnedNo Option for Credit EarnedOption for Credit EarnedOption for Partial Credit Earned
Study Abroad Office Admin FeeRefundRefundNo RefundNo Refund
Tuition
(for exchange students only)
Tuition refund or adjustment if enrolled at NC State1Tuition refund or adjustment may be possible. Discuss with Study Abroad Office individual academic situation1No RefundNo Refund.
Discuss with Study Abroad Office individual academic situation1
Program Fee
(NC State Group Programs, NC State Prague, and LdM)
n/an/aNo Refundn/a
Program Fee - Direct Enroll
(where program cost was paid to Provider or Host Institution)
Students should refer to host institution refund policyStudents should refer to host institution refund policyStudents should refer to host institution refund policyStudents should refer to host institution refund policy
InsuranceRecoverable cost refunded based on the return date to the U.S.Recoverable cost refunded based on the return date to the U.S.Recoverable cost refunded based on the return date to the U.S.Recoverable cost refunded based on the return date to the U.S.
Housing2 Students should refer to housing vendor refund policyStudents should refer to housing vendor refund policyStudents should refer to housing vendor refund policyStudents should refer to housing vendor refund policy

¹ Tuition: Dependent on individual students’ situation

² Housing: For most students, housing is paid to an outside vendor (not NC State). NC State is not able to provide refunds for individual expenses paid to an outside vendor. In these cases, students should contact the landlord or host institution regarding the termination of the lease or refund. If, however, housing is paid to NC State (LdM), any recoverable expenses from the vendor will be passed along to students.

Additional Expenses and Information

NC State is not able to provide refunds for individual, personal expenses. Students should work with airlines to obtain future credit for any canceled or future flights.

If your enrollment has changed, your aid eligibility will change. Please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid so that they can review your individual status.

If you maintain enrollment in your study abroad affiliated courses, and earn transfer credit as planned, you will maintain your scholarship. If you have not studied abroad because your program was suspended prior to departure and you withdraw from the University, your scholarship may be revoked.

If you have encountered financial difficulties, students are eligible to apply for assistance through Pack Essentials.