State Refund Policies

Refund Policies for Alabama Residents

The following refund policy is applicable to prospective students and students attending Johnson & Wales University who are legal residents of the state of Alabama.

In the event that the university Withdrawal Credit Policy is more favorable than this Refund Policy for Alabama Residents, the university will refund to the student the greater amount in accordance with the university Withdrawal Credit Policy.

Refund Policy for Maryland Residents (Online Programs Only)

Maryland Registration — Johnson & Wales University has applied for registration with the Maryland Higher Education Commission for its online programs (May 2014).

Proportion of Total Course, Program or Term Completed as of Date of Withdrawal/TerminationTuition Refund
Less than 10%90%
10% up to but not including 20%80%
20% up to but not including 30%60%
30% up to but not including 40%40%
40% up to but not including 60%20%
More than 60%No refund

Any refund due to an online Maryland student shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 60 days from the date of withdrawal or termination.

Notice Regarding Maryland Student Complaint Process (Online Programs Only)

Any person or student who is a Maryland resident claiming damage or loss against Johnson & Wales University may file a complaint with the Maryland Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission after going through the Johnson & Wales University complaint and grievance process. Such complaints should be directed to

Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528-8662 or 888-743-0823 toll free