International Studies & Programs

Education Abroad Refunds Policy

Refunds in Case of Cancellation

If MSU suspends a program for safety and security reasons PRIOR to departure:

  • The Office for Education Abroad will provide a full refund of all fees paid to MSU for the program (tuition and program fees).

If MSU suspends a program for security reasons AFTER it has started:

  • Additional expenses related to bringing the participants home (or to another approved program location) will be borne by the Office for Education Abroad (for example, airline ticket change fees associated with early departures home or to a new program location).
  • Refunds of program fees paid to MSU will be prorated and may be limited by non-recoverable contractual obligations.
  • Refund of tuition fees paid to MSU will depend on how much academic credit the student in the program will still be able to receive for work already completed or to be completed through alternative arrangements. The Office for Education Abroad will make every attempt to arrange with program leaders and departments suitable alternatives to completing planned academic credit.

If MSU does not suspend a program, but a student CHOOSES to withdraw from a program due to safety and security concerns or for any other reason: