Refund Policies

The official date used to determine a refund is the date of the transaction or request by the student.

The official date for federal financial aid recipients is the last date of class attendance as determined by federal regulations. Learn more.

Financial aid awards may be canceled or reduced for financial aid recipients who drop or withdraw from classes. Please review our FAQ page for more information on a course withdrawal/drop.

Refunds for Courses Canceled by the University

The university refunds 100 percent of tuition and technology and registration fees for courses canceled by the university. The application fee is nonrefundable, even when a course is canceled.

Refund Schedule for Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course

Effective Spring 2013, students who drop a course within the specified timeframe below will receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and non-application fees.

Students who withdraw from a course after the drop period will not receive a 100 percent tuition refund. For more information on refund amounts, refer to the chart below.

Notes: The class start date in this chart refers to the first day of class. For fully online courses, the class start date is the first day of class, which is usually the session start date. For hybrid courses, which are all courses that have both an online and an on-site component, the first day of class is the calendar start date of the session. Example: A hybrid session runs from May 13 to July 7, 2013. The class start date is May 13, 2013. For on-site courses, the class start date is the day of the first on-site meeting of the class. Calendar day in this chart refers to the number of days that have passed since the class start date.

 

Tuition Refund

One-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated prior to class start date

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 1 or 2

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 3

0%

Withdrawal on calendar day 4 

 

Tuition Refund

Four-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 3

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 4 or 5

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 6 to 9

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 10

 

Tuition Refund

Five-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 3

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 4 to 6

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 7 to 11

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 12

 

Tuition Refund

Six-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 4

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 5 to 7

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 8 to 13

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after  calendar day 14

 

Tuition Refund

Seven-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 4

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 5 to 8

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 9 to 15

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after  calendar day 16

 

Tuition Refund

Eight-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 5

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 6 to 9

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 10 to 17

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 18

 

Tuition Refund

10-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 6

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 7 to 11

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 12 to 21

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after  calendar day 22

 

Tuition Refund

12-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 7

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 8 to 13

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 14 to 25

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after  calendar day 26

 

Tuition Refund

14-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 8

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 9 to 15

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 16 to 28

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after  calendar day 29

 

Tuition Refund

16-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 9

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 10 to 17

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 18 to 32

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after  calendar day 33

 

Tuition Refund

17-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 9

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 10 to 18

50%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar days 19 to 34

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after  calendar day 35

 

Note: No refunds are given for technology fees or tuition for noncredit courses after the deadline to drop. Effective Spring 2011, the military student technology fee is refundable proportionate to the percentage of tuition refunded.

Exceptions to Course Drop and Withdrawal and Refund Policies

All students are subject to UMUC policies on withdrawal and refunds. However, students may request an exception to the withdrawal and refund policy when special circumstances prevent compliance with the published deadlines. For a list of qualifying circumstances and instructions on how to apply for an exception, please see the Exceptions to Course Drop and Withdrawal and Refund Policies page.

Federal Return of Funds Policy

Students receiving financial aid who withdraw from a course may face financial or academic penalties. Learn how dropping classes or withdrawing can affect your financial aid.