Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Cancellation Policy

(Updated and effective as of Jan. 12, 2024)

The following cancellation policy applies to all Northwestern University Center for Public Safety courses, including but not limited to Management & Leadership Education courses, Crash Investigation & Reconstruction courses, and NUCPS Police Motorcycle Instructor courses.

If a student cancels their enrollment in a NUCPS class:

  • 30 days to 14 days before the start date of a course, then they forfeit: 
    50% of the tuition fee, with a maximum of $2,000 
  • 13 days to the end of business on the Friday before the course begins, then they forfeit:
    75% of tuition, with a maximum of $3,000
  • Within two days before class begins, then they forfeit:
    100% of tuition

Students who are "no-shows" at class forfeit 100% of their tuition. 

Please note: Cancellations are not accepted by phone. Students who wish to cancel or withdraw from a course must submit the request in writing using the NUCPS course cancellation form. Please email this form to: NUCPS Registration at

SPSC Online Withdrawal Policy

(Updated and effective as  of Jan. 17, 2024)

Students are not entitled to a tuition refund of any kind once class starts. 

NUCPS-Cancelled Course

In the event NUCPS must cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by email 30 days prior to the scheduled start date.  NUCPS is not responsible for reimbursing non-refundable travel.

If NUCPS cancels a class, students will receive a refund of tuition paid.

If a student registers for a new session within 30 days of cancellation notice, they may transfer the amount of tuition paid. Failure to transfer registration to a future session within 30 days will result in a refund of tuition paid.

All cancellation policies are subject to change.


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