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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES > WITHDRAWAL POLICIES
Withdrawal Policies

A tuition adjustment policy has been established for those students who process a withdrawal from the University. Adjustments are for tuition charges only; deposits and fees are not adjusted or refunded.

No adjustment will be made for students suspended for disciplinary reasons.

The Office of Residence Life requires separate withdrawal notification.

To be entitled to a tuition refund, you must officially withdrawal from your classes by either:
  1. Completing the Notice of Withdrawal form at Academic Services or the Center for Student Success
  2. Contacting Academic Services for special arrangements
The actual withdrawal date is the date this is accomplished. Non-attendance and/or nonpayment of tuition charges does NOT constitute an official withdrawal.

All financial aid recipients receiving Title IV federal financial aid will be subject to the Title IV Refund Calculation. The allowance of funds must follow those outlined by federal regulation. Exit Counseling/Repayment must be completed by students receiving a Stafford or Perkins loan.

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the last day to withdrawal.

Traditional Graduate/Non Traditional Doctorate

Traditional Students

Students will be permitted to drop a course at no charge the first week of the semester. Students dropping below full time status (12-18 credits) will be charged at the per credit rate.

Traditional Flat Rate students will not receive a tuition adjustment for course withdrawals. Tuition adjustments are only for complete withdrawals.

Fall/Spring

Complete Withdrawal Course Withdrawal
Traditional/Per Credit Students
Week % to Adjust % to Adjust
1 100% 100% (drop)
2 75% 75%
3 50% 50%
4 25% 25%
5-12 0% 0%

Summer - 8 Week Sessions

Complete Withdrawal Course Withdrawal
Week % to Adjust % to Adjust
1 100% 100%
2 50% 50%
3 25% 25%

Summer - 3 Week Sessions

Complete Withdrawal Course Withdrawal
Days* % to Adjust % to Adjust
1-2 100% 100%
3-5 50% 50%
6-8 25% 25%

*based on the official start date of the session

Graduate/Non Traditional Students

Fall/Spring

Graduate/Non Traditional Students
Complete Withdrawal / Course Withdrawals
 
1st 8 Weeks / 15 Weeks 2nd 8 Weeks
Week % to Adjust % to Adjust
1 100% (drop) 100%
2 50% 100%
3 25% 100%
4 0% 100%
5-9 0% 100%
10 0% 50%
11 0% 25%
12 0% 0%

Summer - 8 Week Sessions

Complete Withdrawal Course Withdrawal
Week % to Adjust % to Adjust
1 100% 100%
2 50% 50%
3 25% 25%

Summer - 3 Week Sessions

Complete Withdrawal Course Withdrawal
Days* % to Adjust % to Adjust
1-2 100% 100%
3-5 50% 50%
6-8 25% 25%

*based on the official start date of the session

Doctorate Program

Students will be permitted to drop a course at no charge prior to the first day of the course. Once the term begins, there is no tuition adjustment for a withdrawal.

Medical Withdrawals

Accidents or illnesses that interfere with a student's completion of an academic term may be the basis for withdrawal from some or all courses. As a result, a student may be eligible for a full or partial tuition credit. A request for a Medical Withdrawal should be made as early as possible after the emergency occurs. Please note that the withdrawal may impact the student's financial aid status.