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Cancellations, Drops, Withdrawals & Tuition Appeals


Students who notify the university they will not be attending prior to the start of the semester will be considered a cancellation.  

If you notify the university after the start of the semester that you will not be attending UWSP, you will be considered a withdrawal. See the additional information under WITHDRAWALS below.

Course Drops

The refund schedule below applies to course drops. Keep in mind, however, that any refund or assessment of additional fees will be based on the net result of the credits you add and/or drop in relation to the appropriate refund period. In other words, whether you are entitled to a refund or will be billed for additional fees will depend on the date you drop credits as well as the "begin and end" dates of the course.

WARNING!! Dropping and adding courses may increase your fees.  After the 100% refund period, the credits for dropped courses remain in the total number of credits used to calculate your fees. Courses dropped and added after this period do not offset each other for cost purposes; therefore, your semester cost may increase.

Special Course fees: Some courses require additional fees to cover the cost of materials and services beyond those usually provided. These fees are charged in addition to the tuition cost. Special course fees are non-refundable after the first week of class.


To withdraw from the university, a student must complete the process described in Withdrawal from the University .

Charge reductions for a complete official withdrawal from the university will be made according to the following percentages:

Withdrawal During (Week #)*

Session Length (weeks)
​Week 1
​Week 2
​Week 3
​Week 4
​Week 5
12 or more​​100%
8 through 11​100%​​50%
5 through 7​100%​50%​0%​0%​0%​
3 through 4​100%​25%​0%​0%​0%​

* Weeks run from Session start date for class drops and withdrawal calculations. 

SPECIAL NOTE TO FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS WHO WITHDRAW: You may be required to repay all or a portion of the aid received and/or forfeit your financial aid eligibility. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.

Tuition Appeals

Requests for a refund of all or a portion of tuition charges due to extremely extenuating and unexpected circumstances may be submitted in writing to the Tuition Appeals Committee through Student Financial Services on the Tuition Appeals form. Supporting documentation and justification must accompany the form. This process is a separate process from an academic appeal. Students are limited to one tuition appeal request in their lifetime.  Appeals must be received within 90 days from the end of the term in which the courses were offered.  Questions regarding Tuition Appeals should be direct to Student Financial Services, or 715-346-2118.

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