Protect Yourself

Consider tuition protection insurance to supplement and strengthen the school’s refund policy.

Helping you get the most out of your Merrimack College experience is always our top priority. That’s why we’ve partnered with GradGuard to make the Tuition Protection Plan available to our families.

Tuition insurance protects the investment your family has made in your education in case you need to withdraw anytime throughout the semester because of illness, injury or emergency. Included in the Tuition Protection Plan is Student Life Assistance. This is a free, 24-hour hotline service that makes sure students and parents feel supported in emergency situations.

This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, housing and other payments, up to the policy limits, if you withdraw for a covered medical reasons at any time during the semester. The deadline to apply is before the first day of classes each semester.

Learn more at or call 1-866-724-4384.

Fall and Spring Courses*

Within the first 15 days of the term (Fall through 9/13/21; Spring through 2/3/22) Full refund
After the 15th day of the term    No refund

* Winter and summer session courses are provided through Professional Studies.

Please note that there are no refunds for tuition or any fees (comprehensive fee, COVID-19 mitigation fee) nor a refund on room and board in the event that Merrimack College determines, at its sole discretion, that it must shut down and transition to remote learning. 


By registering for classes, students acknowledge and agree that Merrimack College reserves the right to modify all aspects of its programming (educational, both in-person and remote; extracurricular; and any other programs currently available, or created over the course of the 2021-2022 academic year) at its sole discretion, and in response to orders of civil authority or as a result of COVID-19 or other causes outside of its control. Further, students acknowledge that in the event of any changes the College deems necessary, tuition and fees and room and board are set for the year and will not be adjusted or refunded.


The notice of withdrawal must be in writing; refunds will be granted according to the date of receipt of the notice by the divisional office, not by the date on the letter of withdrawal. Therefore, it is advisable to fax, e-mail or file withdrawals in person at the Registrar’s Office, and not rely upon mail service. Refunds for recipients of Title IV federal assistance, will receive refunds according to the Title IV policy published in the Merrimack College catalog.

* Nonattendance does not constitute withdrawal.