Refunds for Withdrawal

Students who drop all coursework for which they are registered must properly withdraw from the University. Students who fail to properly withdraw may be held liable for the charges on their account, including tuition, fees, housing and/or dining.

After the Census Date, a withdrawal may only be granted for exceptional circumstances such as documented medical or hardship situations.

Tuition and fee refunds for official withdrawals are prorated based on the Refund for Withdrawal Schedule.

How to Withdraw

Term withdrawal information including the withdrawal process and timeline is available for graduate students, undergraduate students, Agricultural Institute students and Non-Degree Studies students.

  • Talk to a financial aid counselor if you are receiving funds awarded by the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid to understand all policies regarding withdrawal from the University.
  • Review the refund for withdrawal schedule to view the prorated rate for refunds.

Refund for Withdrawal Schedule

Tuition and fee refunds for official withdrawals are prorated based on the schedule below. No refunds are made for official withdrawals after 50 percent of the enrollment period.

NOTE: An administrative fee of 5 percent of the total tuition and fee, and late registration fee charges not to exceed $100, will be charged for all withdrawals processed. This fee will post to your account after your withdrawal is processed.

Spring 2017

 Withdrawal Date Refund %
 On or before January 9, 2017  100%
 January 10, 2017 – January 23, 2017  90%
 January 24, 2017 – February 2, 2017  50%
 February 3, 2017 – March 1, 2017  25%
 On or after March 2, 2017  0%

The deadline for filing a fee appeal application for Spring 2017 is May 10, 2017.

Fall 2016

 Withdrawal Date Refund %
 On or before August 17, 2016  100%
 August 18, 2016 – August 30, 2016  90%
 August 31, 2016 – September 12, 2016  50%
 September 13, 2016 – October 10, 2016  25%
 On or after October 11, 2016  0%

The deadline for filing a fee appeal application for Fall 2016 is December 14, 2016.

Summer Session I 2016, Three-week, and Ten-Week Session

 Withdrawal Date Refund %
 On or before May 16, 2016  100%
 May 17, 2016 – May 18, 2016  90%
 May 19, 2016 – May 23, 2016  50%
 May 24, 2016 – June 1, 2016  25%
 On or after June 2, 2016  0%

The deadline for filing a fee appeal application application for Summer Session I is June 21, 2016.

Summer Session II 2016

 Withdrawal Date Refund %
 On or before June 23, 2016  100%
 June 24, 2016 – June 27, 2016  90%
 June 28, 2016 – June 30, 2016  50%
 July 1, 2016 – July 11, 2016  25%
 On or after July 12, 2016  0%

The deadline for filing a fee appeal application application for Summer Session II is July 29, 2016.

File a Refund Application

Students have the right to file an appeal in the form of a refund application. The appeal must be substantiated by medical reasons, unexpected employment changes, death in the immediate family, or University error and will be reviewed by the University Fee Appeals Committee. The appeal can not be processed if you have received academic credit for the course.

Refunds will be processed after the Census Date and will be deposited to the student’s bank account or mailed to the student’s home/mailing address.

Return of Federal Student Aid Funds

The Federal Higher Education Act requires the University to calculate a Return of Federal Student Aid Funds for students who withdraw (officially or unofficially) from all classes on or before the 60 percent attendance point in the semester. Using a pro-rata schedule, the percentage of the semester attended is used to calculate the amount of the student’s earned versus unearned Federal student aid funds. The unearned portion of Federal student aid funds will be returned to the appropriate aid program(s). Students withdrawing from classes are responsible for payment of any balance due after the required return of Federal student aid funds.

Contact the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid before making changes to your enrollment.