Withdrawal from the University

Withdrawal Policy

The Office of the University Registrar manages withdrawals from the university and reductions in schedules.  Both of these policies which do have financial impacts on the student account can be found on their Withdrawal Policy webpage.

Refund Policy

The term refund should be understood to mean either a)the repayment of money received by the University for tuition and fees, or b) a reduction of charges if tuition and fees have not yet been paid.

Students who have prepaid tuition and fees will be due a full refund if they are academically ineligible to enroll. Students who do not enroll for other reasons will be due a refund less any advance payments made toward tuition, fees, and housing. Students who are required to withdraw for disciplinary reasons will be given a refund based on the University's normal refund schedule, as indicated.

Students receiving any type of financial aid (federal, state, institutional, or external) should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for an explanation of the Financial Aid Refund Policy [PDF].

Students who choose to officially withdraw via the University Registrar may be eligible for a partial credit of required Tuition and Fees.  Please see the appropriate term in the left column to determine what percentage is applicable, if any. University Housing has its own refund schedule and can be found in the contract signed with University Housing.  Housing refunds are credited to the student account. Withdrawal at any time during the academic term will entitle the student to a refund of any remaining funds on their meal account less any applicable service fees.

Reduction of Class Schedule

  • If students reduce their class schedules (drop some but not all courses) during the Drop/Add period (defined as the first five days of classes for a fall or spring term or the first two days of classes in a summer term), 100% of the difference in tuition and fees between the original and revised schedules will be credited to their accounts unless the student remains at full time status (enrolled in 12 or more hours during a fall or spring term).
  • Students who reduce their schedules (drop some but not all courses) after the Drop/Add period (defined as the first five days of classes for a fall or spring term or the first two days of classes in a summer term), will not be eligible for a refund. For more information on career drops, please review the Course Drop Policy.