Students who withdraw may be entitled to a refund of all or a portion of the tuition and fees for a given quarter depending on the time of the quarter the withdrawal is completed.
- by the 7th calendar day of the quarter - pay no tuition
- between the 8th & 30th calendar day* of the quarter are required to pay half tuition
- after the 30th calendar day* of the quarter are required to pay full tuition
*21st calendar day in Summer Quarter
When you make changes to your schedule from the 8th through the 30th calendar day of the quarter that result in you dropping from one tuition rate to another, or withdrawing completely from your classes you are charged a tuition forfeiture fee.
You are charged one-half of the tuition reduction (50% forfeiture) for classes dropped from the 8th through the 30th calendar day of the quarter during Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters or from the 8th to the 21st calendar day of Summer quarter. If you drop from one tuition rate to another such as dropping below full-time or dropping from over 18 credits to below the 18 credit surcharge threshold, you will be charged the tuition rate for the number of credits that you are now taking, plus one-half of the difference between full-time tuition and your new rate.
Forfeiture fees may be cancelled for specific reasons. If your circumstance falls within the stated guidelines, and you fill out a petition and provide the required supporting materials, you may have the forfeiture fees cancelled.
Petition for Refund of Tuition Forfeiture and Guidelines
For more information, please read the full UW Guide to Forfeitures and Withdrawals policy on-line.