Bursar and Loan Adminstration

Individual and Partial Withdrawals - Graduate Students

Students who wish to withdraw from a course or multiple courses (but not their complete registration) may be eligible for tuition credits.  Students contemplating a withdrawal will be financially responsible for the time they have spent in the course. 

The calculation of tuition credit for a partial withdrawal is based upon the number of hours for which the student is financially responsible.  The responsible hours are calculated according to the percentage rate at which a course withdrawal is completed:

Course Duration  Adjustment for Withdrawal 
 Sixteen Week Term
     Withdrawal during 1st week of term  100%
     Withdrawal during 2nd week of term 75%
     Withdrawal during 3rd week of term  50%
     Withdrawal during 4th week of term 25%
     Thereafter  0% 
   
Eight Week Term
     Withdrawal during days 1 through 4 of term  100%
     Withdrawal during days 5-10 of term  50%
     Thereafter  0%
   
Five Week Term  
     Withdrawal during days 1 through 3 of term  100%
     Withdrawal during days 4-6 of term 50%
     Thereafter 0% 

For example, if a student with 9 credit hours withdraws from 3 credit hours in week 2 at a tuition credit rate of 75%, the student will be responsible for 25% of the 3 withdrawn hours (2.25 hours).  The student will receive a tuition credit of the difference between 9 hours and 6.75 hours (= 2.25 hours). 

Use the calculator to determine whether you are eligible for tuition credits, should you withdraw from a class.

If you have used the withdrawal calculator to determine your eligibility for tuition credit, you understand what credit hours you are responsible for, and you have verified the resulting effect of a course withdrawal on your financial aid, you may go to SSB to complete an individual/partial withdrawal from a class.