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Withdrawal

Students who withdraw from classes during certain time frames may be entitled to a reduction of all or a portion of their tuition, depending on the length of the class, date of withdrawal, and how many credit hours the student is enrolled in.


Withdrawal: Summer

Students who drop one or more classes during the first two days of the class are eligible for a full reduction of tuition and fees of the dropped class(es) if the remaining tuition and fee assessment falls below 12 credit hours for undergraduate students or 9 credit hours for graduate students.

After the last day to add or drop classes with a W, students must fully withdraw from the University to receive a reduction in tuition and fees. Once a reduction in charges has been posted, our 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 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.

Summer Tuition Reduction (Refund) Schedule


  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% - - - -

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Withdrawal: Fall or Spring

Students who drop one or more classes during the first week of the semester during a full fall or spring term are eligible for a full reduction of tuition and fees of the dropped class(es), if the remaining tuition and fee assessment falls below 12 credit hours for undergraduate students or 9 credit hours for graduate students.

After the last day to add or drop classes, students must fully withdraw from the University to receive a reduction in tuition and fees. Classes that begin after the start date of a typical fall or spring semester must be dropped before that class’s first day of class to receive a reduction. Once a reduction in charges has been posted, our 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 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.

Fall/Spring Tuition Reduction (Refund) Schedule

  Course Length
Date of Withdraw 16 Weeks 12 Weeks 8 Weeks 6 Weeks 5 Weeks
Week 1 100% - - - -
Week 2 90% - - - -
Week 3 75% - - - -
Week 4 75% - - - -
Week 5 50% - - - -
Week 6 50% - - - -
Week 7 50% - - - -
Week 8 50% - - - -
Weeks 9 to 16 0% - - - -
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%

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GradGuard Tuition Insurance

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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.

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