Skip to main content

Withdrawal

Students who withdraw from classes during certain time frames may be entitled to a reduction of all or a portion of their tuition.


In What Situations May Tuition and Fees Be Reduced?

Whether or not tuition and fees may be reduced can depend on the length of the class, date of withdrawal, and how many credits you are enrolled in for the semester overall.

Withdrawing During the Add/Drop Period

If you withdraw from one or more classes during the add/drop period for the classes, you may be eligible for a full reduction of tuition and fees of the dropped class(es).

Please be aware that if you are enrolled full-time for the semester, you would not see a reduction in charges unless you drop below full-time enrollment. This is due to the fact that most tuition and fee assessment stops at full-time enrollment. Some examples to help explain:

Withdrawing After the Add/Drop Period

After the add/drop period for the classes have passed, students must fully withdraw from all classes for the semester to receive any reduction in tuition and fees.

See the Reduction Schedule on this page for the appropriate semester to see how much tuition and fees may be reduced for a full withdrawal after the add/drop period has passed.

Please be aware that there is a point - based on the length of the class and date of withdrawal - where no tuition/fees will be reduced. See GradGuard Tuition Insurance for information on insuring your investment.

Return to Top of Page


Will I Receive a Refund If My Charges Are Reduced?

Once a reduction in charges has been posted, the Student Financial Services team will review the charges and payments (financial aid, personal payments, scholarships) to determine if a refund is due to you.

Please be aware that, for financial aid recipients, withdrawing from courses can impact both current and future financial aid eligibility. See our Financial Aid Withdrawing from Courses page for information on potential impacts on aid.

Return to Top of Page


Tuition Reduction Schedule: Fall 2020

The tuition and fee reduction depends on if you are enrolled in classes for the full semester or part of the semester. Please read the In what situations may tuition and fees be reduced? section to ensure you understand when reductions may be applicable.

Fall 2020 Tuition Reduction Schedule for Full-Semester Enrollment

Full semester courses span the 16 weeks of the semester.

Date of Withdrawal Percentage of Tuition Reduced
Withdraw by Sept. 1, 2020 100%
Withdraw from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, 2020 90%
Withdraw from Sept. 9 to Sept. 22, 2020 75%
Withdraw from Sept. 23 to Oct. 20, 2020 50%
Withdraw after Oct. 20, 2020 0%

Return to Top of Page

Fall 2020 Tuition Reduction Schedule for Partial-Semester Courses

Partial-semester courses do not span the full 16 weeks of the semester.

  Course Length
Day of Withdraw 12 Weeks 8 Weeks 6 Weeks 5 Weeks
Day 1 & 2 100% 100% 100% 100%
Day 3 90% 90% 90% 90%
Day 4 90% 90% 90% 75%
Day 5 90% 90% 75% 75%
Day 6 90% 75% 75% 75%
Day 7 90% 75% 75% 75%
Day 8 90% 75% 75% 75%
Day 9 75% 75% 75% 50%
Day 10 75% 75% 75% 50%
Day 11 75% 75% 50% 50%
Day 12 75% 75% 50% 50%
Day 13 75% 75% 50% 50%
Day 14 75% 75% 50% 50%
Day 15 75% 50% 50% 50%
Day 16 75% 50% 50% 50%
Day 17 75% 50% 50% 50%
Day 18 75% 50% 50% 0%
Day 19 75% 50% 50% 0%
Day 20 75% 50% 50% 0%
Day 21 75% 50% 0% 0%
Day 22 50% 50% 0% 0%
Day 23 50% 50% 0% 0%
Day 24 50% 50% 0% 0%
Day 25 50% 50% 0% 0%
Day 26 50% 50% 0% 0%
Day 27 50% 50% 0% 0%
Days 28 to 41 50% 0% 0% 0%
Days 42 to 82 0% 0% 0% 0%

Return to Top of Page


Tuition Reduction Schedule: Summer 2020

Please read the In what situations may tuition and fees be reduced? section to ensure you understand when reductions may be applicable.

  Course Length
Date of Withdraw 15 Weeks 12 Weeks 9 Weeks 8 Weeks 6 Weeks 3 Weeks
Week 1 100% - - - - -
Week 2 90% - - - - -
Week 3 75% - - - - -
Week 4 75% - - - - -
Week 5 50% - - - - -
Week 6 50% - - - - -
Week 7 50% - - - - -
Day 1 - 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Day 2 - 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Day 3 - 90% 90% 90% 90% 90%
Day 4 - 90% 90% 90% 90% 75%
Day 5 - 90% 75% 75% 75% 50%
Day 6 - 90% 75% 75% 75% 50%
Day 7 - 75% 75% 75% 75% 50%
Day 8 - 75% 75% 75% 75% 0%
Day 9 - 75% 75% 75% 50% -
Day 10 - 75% 75% 75% 50% -
Day 11 - 75% 75% 50% 50% -
Day 12 - 75% 50% 50% 50% -
Day 13 - 75% 50% 50% 50% -
Day 14 - 75% 50% 50% 50% -
Day 15 - 75% 50% 50% 50% -
Day 16 - 50% 50% 50% 0% -
Day 17 - 50% 50% 50% - -
Day 18 - 50% 50% 50% - -
Day 19 - 50% 50% 50% - -
Day 20 - 50% 50% 50% - -
Day 21 - 50% 50% 0% - -
Day 22 - 50% 50% - - -
Day 23 - 50% 0% - - -
Day 24 - 50% - - - -
Day 25 - 50% - - - -
Day 26 - 50% - - - -
Day 27 - 50% - - - -
Day 28 - 50% - - - -
Day 29 - 50% - - - -
Day 30 - 50% - - - -
Day 31 - 0% - - - -

Return to Top of Page


GradGuard Tuition Insurance

GradGuard Icon

We understand that the investment you and your family make in tuition and fees is significant which can create a financial hardship if you are unable to complete your classes and are not eligible for a full refund of tuition and fees. Tuition Refund Insurance, provided by GradGuard™, can help protect your investment by refunding your tuition, fees, and room/board charges - up to the annual policy limits - if you are unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason. This insurance program complements and enhances WVU's refund policy.

For additional information, including coverage details and exclusions, please visit GradGuard or call GradGuard at 866-724-4384.

Return to Top of Page


What About Reductions in Housing and Dining Charges?

Potential reductions in charges for on-campus housing or dining plans may depend on your date of withdrawal and/or when you move out and turn in your key. Contact WVU Housing and WVU Dining Services with questions regarding those charges.

Return to Top of Page