The $100 registration deposit will be refunded for continuing and re-entry students if you notify the Enrollment Services Center in writing that you are canceling your registration prior to the scheduled cancellation deadline dates. First semester new freshman and new transfer students may have their $100 Enrollment Deposit refunded only if they notify Admissions office in writing prior to May 1 (prior to the start of the fall term) and November 15 (prior to the start of spring term).

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 WITHDRAWAL 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 . Appeals of tuition fees should be directed to Enrollment Services Center, SSC106,, 715-346-3300. A completed Tuition Appeal form with supporting documentation needs to be submitted to Enrollment Services Center within 30 days after the last day of class for that term.

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

Session length (weeks) Withdrawal during (week #) *
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5+
12 or more 100% 100% 50% 50% 0%
8 thru 11 100% 50% 25% 0% 0%
5 thru 7 100% 50% 0% 0% 0%
3 and 4 100% 25% 0% 0% 0%
2 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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

All students cancelling after the specified cancellation deadline or withdrawing from UWSP will be held financially responsible for a minimum of $100. This will either be paid through a forfeiture of your $100 registration fee, or in the case of no registration fee, a $100 cancellation/withdrawal fee will be assessed when tuition costs are removed.

In those instances in which a student can document nonattendance at the institution after having enrolled in one or more courses, the student shall be assessed tuition and fees equal to 20% of the original fees due, reduced to resident rates.  This appeal must be requested within the tuition appeal deadline timeframe.

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.