Withdrawal Policies

Withdrawal from a UNL Program

If you withdraw from a UNL program after you have made a commitment to participate (by paying the commitment deposit or submitting a Commitment Deposit Payment Deferment Plan agreement), you will be financially responsible for any non-recoverable costs associated with your participation at the time of withdrawal, as well as the $150 Education Abroad Fee. Please note:

  • Non-recoverable costs vary by program and typically increase closer to the program start date.
  • Calculation of these costs may take time as the Education Abroad staff reviews the refund and cancellation policies of the program’s vendors (airlines, hotels, etc.).
  • Each committed participant is responsible for a portion of program costs that are divided evenly among all participants (chartered bus, tour guides, etc.). The participant’s portion of group costs is considered a non-recoverable cost.
  • The total non-recoverable amount may exceed the commitment deposit amount, in which case the participant will be billed the additional amount due.

Withdrawal from Other Programs

If you withdraw from a program that is not administered by UNL, such as an affiliated program, you will likely be financially liable to the program provider. Please pay special attention to the withdrawal policies of  your program provider, related to: 

  • non-refundable application fees
  • required (and optional) program costs
  • payment deadlines

While some programs will refund (or refrain from charging) all recoverable expenses, some programs have a schedule that outlines financial penalties (a percentage of the total program cost or a specific dollar amount) based on the date of withdrawal.

When withdrawing from an affiliated program, it is important that you notify both UNL and the program provider of your decision to withdraw.