Below are the COVID-19 modified refund policies and procedures that apply to Temple Summer 2021 Programs in Paris, France; Leipzig, Germany; Artena, Italy; Siena, Italy; Seoul, South Korea; and Oviedo, Spain:
Program Deposits are typically non-refundable, as described below, however, Summer 2021 students accepted to the faculty-led programs listed above may receive a refund of the program deposit for any reason until April 15, 2021. To receive a refund, students must inform Education Abroad by email of their intent to withdraw from the program by April 15. The refund will appear as a $200 credit and will be applied to a student’s future summer or fall semester balance on their Temple account. Non-Temple students will not have a future balance at Temple, and will therefore receive a refund directly, and are strongly encouraged to sign up for direct deposit (instructions in your online account, after acceptance) in order to avoid delays with processing any refunds. Otherwise, refunds for non-Temple students will be distributed via physical check in the mail. Housing deposits for these programs will be due on a date after which we expect to make a decision about whether or not each program can run (mid-to-late March, depending upon the program). As a result, the $200 housing deposit is non-refundable should a student withdraw from the program.
Program cancellation: If a program is canceled for any reason up until the start of the semester, program and housing deposits will be credited to your Temple account for the next term. Temple students in their last term and non-Temple students will receive a refund check. We also encourage you to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance, which is available through many travel agents and insurance companies. Keep in mind that policies vary, so you should check with the travel insurance providers to find out the specific expenses and reasons for trip cancellation they will cover.
Temple University is not responsible for any costs students may incur, including airfare and any cancellation or change fees, in the event students withdraw from the program or the program is rescheduled, modified, or canceled by Temple. Temple reserves the right to amend fees to reflect changes in economic conditions. Accepted students will receive detailed, program-specific information and guidance related to program status, and if confirmed, next steps and requirements. Students should not make any financial committments, such as booking flights, until provided with these instructions.
Modified refund policies and procedures for Temple Japan Summer 2021:
Similar policies for Temple Rome Summer 2021 will be posted here as soon as available. In the meantime, please review the Spring 2021 policies and procedures for Temple Rome.
Below are the refund policies and procedures that apply to all programs, with the exception of Rome Spring 2021 and Temple Japan Spring 2021:
- Temple Rome Spring 2021 Refund Policies and Procedures
- Temple Japan Spring 2021 Refund Policies and Procedures
All other programs:
In order to determine a student's eligibility for refunds of any fees, Education Abroad must first receive written notice of withdrawal from the student either by a signed letter or email. Education Abroad cannot accept notice of withdrawal by any other means, including phone calls or letters from parents. The only exception to this would be if a student were incapacitated. In this case the student's parents or guardians should contact Education Abroad.
Program and Housing Deposits: The $200 program deposit and $200 housing deposit are non-refundable should a student withdraw from the program.
Housing Fees: Please note that Temple makes a commitment to housing partners abroad on behalf of students immediately after the due date of students' housing forms and deposits. If a student withdraws from the program or from Temple-arranged housing after the due date and before the start of the program, Temple will attempt to obtain a refund of the housing costs, but a refund may not be possible; students may be liable for the full costs of housing and will be billed accordingly. By the time students arrive on-site, Temple has made irrevocable commitments on their behalf. Students withdrawing from the program or leaving their Temple-arranged housing at or after the start of the program will receive no refund. If a student is responsible for damages or missing items, Temple University will bill the student for the outstanding amount.
Other Program Fees (where applicable): Once charges are posted to student accounts and initial bills are generated, Temple makes commitments on behalf of students for various activities and services covered by program fees (if any) such as orientation events, meals and excursions, if they are offered as part of the program (please refer to the program information on the Education Abroad website for details of any other program fees). If a student withdraws from the program before initial bills are issued (see Billing Policies and Procedures for approximate initial billing dates), other program fees (if any) are refundable. After bills are issued, Temple will attempt to obtain a refund, but students need to be aware that a refund of program fees after the initial billing date may not be possible.
Tuition: Students will be charged 100% of their semester bill unless a course drop form is processed by a registration office of the university or the student successfully drops courses through Self Service Banner by the Drop/Add deadline date. Please note that deadlines may vary according to the Part of Term in which the course is scheduled. With some exceptions (see * below), students who process their course drops by the Drop/Add deadline date will be issued a 100% refund. After this, refunds are not possible, though there is provision for petitioning for a refund of tuition after the Drop/Add deadline date if there are serious extenuating circumstances. For Temple's refund policy concerning tuition, please refer to the undergraduate bulletin tuition section.
*Some of Temple’s programs involve partnerships with schools abroad. This information can be found on our website. For these programs Temple makes financial commitments on behalf of students to the partner institution; the amount of any tuition refund will depend upon what, if any, refund can be secured from the partner. If a student withdraws from the program before initial bills are generated, full tuition is refundable. If a student withdraws after bills are issued, Temple will attempt to obtain a refund, but a refund of tuition after the initial billing date is subject to the policies of our partners abroad.
Temple reserves the right to amend prices to reflect changes in economic conditions.