Refund Request

Those students who have a credit balance on their student account may request a refund. Refunds may be obtained once all actual financial aid has been applied to your student account. Refunds cannot be sent out prior to the start of the first day of classes for each semester.

You may request a refund by filling out Request For Refund of Credit Balance form and scanning it to or mailing it to the Office of Student Accounts. You may also pick up a form from our office which is located in Bauer Center, Room 31B. Please allow seven to 14 days to process your refund. All refund checks must be mailed.

General Refund Policy

Students who withdraw during the semester may be eligible for refunds, depending upon the time of the withdrawal. Students must give written notification to the registrar of their decision to withdraw and complete the withdrawal procedures in order to be eligible for any refunds.

Tuition, student activities fees, board charges, scholarships, and grants will be prorated based on the number of days a student is registered at CMC, up to the 60 percent point of the semester. After that point, a student is no longer eligible for refunds. Room charges will generally not be prorated unless a new student occupant is immediately available. Students suspended or dismissed from the College for disciplinary reasons during the semester are not eligible to receive refunds.

Claremont McKenna College reserves the right to withdraw students from the College for non-attendance. Students are responsible for confirming their enrollment at CMC or one of its approved off-campus study programs each semester by attending all registered courses, activating student ID cards (or equivalent), and communicating with College officials. Students who fail to satisfy any of these responsibilities may be withdrawn from the College for non-attendance as of the tenth day of the semester.

Tuition Insurance

Is your family prepared for the unexpected after classes begin? Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with GradGuard's™ Tuition Insurance from Allianz Global Assistance.

We believe it’s important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment your family has made in higher education. That’s why Claremont McKenna College has negotiated with GradGuard to provide our families with tuition insurance by Allianz Global Assistance featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public. Tuition insurance is completely optional, and the agreement you enter into is with GradGuard's™ Tuition Insurance from Allianz Global Assistance, not with Claremont McKenna College.

This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board, and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind.

At Claremont McKenna College, we want the best for our students, and Allianz Global Assistance is a world-leader in specialty insurance and assistance—helping over 35 million people protect their tuition payments, travel plans, and more each year.

More information is available at the GradGuard website.

Note: You must purchase your insurance prior to the first day of classes each semester for which you want coverage.

Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Insurance benefits underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co. Plan(s) only available to U.S. residents and may not be available in all jurisdictions. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage because of the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company. Non-insurance benefits/ products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company. Any Non-Insurance Assistance services purchased are provided through AGA Service Company. Except as expressly provided under your plan, you are responsible for charges you incur from third parties. Contact AGA Service Company at 888-427-5045 or 9950 Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA 23233 or

*Complete withdrawal from all classes required and must be validated; documentation for all claimed expenses required; withdrawal for psychological/mental disorder requires a hospital admittance; physician recommendation to withdraw from institution is required and will be validated for withdrawal due to illness/injury or psychological/mental disorder.