Withdrawal/Drop Refund Policy

Students who drop courses during the drop/add period or withdraw from the University during the first 50% of the enrollment period may be eligible for a full or partial reduction of tuition and fee charges.

Courses may be dropped during the first week of a semester or first two days of a summer session. The number of hours for which a student is officially enrolled and upon which tuition and fees are based is that number in which the student is enrolled at the end of the drop/add period.  If a student simply reduces his/her course load by a course(s) withdrawal after the drop/add period ends, no reduction of charges will be credited to the student's account

Reduction of charges for official university withdrawals from WCU are based on the schedule below. No reduction of charges is made for official university withdrawals after 50% of the enrollment period has passed. 

100%   before the first day of classes
95%   on 1st day of class
90%   up to first 10% of enrollment period
50%   between 10% and 25% of enrollment period
25%   between 25% and 50% of enrollment period
0%   after 50% of enrollment period

Withdrawal dates and related reduction of charges rates for the current semester are shown on the Student Accounts website here .

Students are responsible for payment of housing and meal plan services that are provided.

Exceptions to these policies may be made if the student withdraws from the university for reasons of hardship.  These reasons are defined as:  (1) death of the student, (2) death in the student's immediate family, (3) a medical condition that compels withdrawal upon recommendation of the director of Student Health Services, or (4) a mental health condition that compels withdrawal upon recommendation of the director of Counseling and Psychological Services.   Students may file a university withdrawal refund appeal with the Withdrawal Appeals Committee at the Advising Center, 2nd Floor Killian Annex or by emailing to advisingcenter@email.wcu.edu .

Students who receive Title IV financial aid are subject to separate federal refund regulations governing such aid. Changes in the number of hours a student is enrolled for may have an effect on eligibility for aid, and may result in a student having to repay all or a portion of the aid. Students who have specific questions should contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.

 

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