Program Fees & Funding

Withdrawal Policy

The IUHPFL withdrawal policies fall into three categories:

Withdrawal Before the Program Begins

If students withdraw from the program after they paid the fees but before the program begins, the program will consider a refund of certain fees to be determined on a case-by-case basis.  The following fees will not be refunded:

  • The $750 non-refundable initial payment of program fees
  • Round-trip airfare*
  • Any fees non-recoverable at the time of withdrawal. Non-recoverable fees may include housing, meals, transportation and staff compensation that have already been committed or paid on the student's behalf.

*It may be possible to use an already purchased airline ticket towards another flight to the same destination, incurring charges to make adjustments to the date of your flight. 

Withdrawal After the Program Begins (i.e. While Abroad)

If students withdraw from the program after it begins, they must send a formal and detailed statement to the IUHPFL explaining the reasons.

The IUHPFL will consider a partial refund of fees only 1) if a student becomes seriously ill or 2) if an emergency requires the return to the U.S. In these cases, the amount of the refund will be determined individually on the basis of costs recoverable by the program at the time of withdrawal.

Please note that withdrawal after the program begins (i.e., while onsite) assumes that students will have to change the date of their return ticket home and such a change in airfare will result in additional costs. Also, please note that if students withdraw while onsite, the airlines will work with the student as best they can to get the participant home in a timely manner. Availability to change return flights may be limited due to airline policies regarding group flights.  

Expulsion from the Program

If a student is expelled from the program, no fees or costs will be refunded. Students will also be expected to cover the additional expenses incurred related to the necessary arrangements to change the return flight home.