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Effects of Dropping or Withdrawing on Student Account Balances

 

In regards to charge reversals resulting from dropping a class or withdrawing from a term NDSU follows the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Refund Policy 830.2 and the North Dakota University System Refund Procedure 830.2.

Students CANNOT withdraw online or drop their last class online; attempting to do so may result in loss of refund and increased processing times.  To withdraw from all classes during a term the student must complete the Withdraw to Zero Credits Form 

Withdrawing from a term can require the return of Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) Funds.    The calculation of "earned" aid is completed by the Student Financial Services Office.  "Unearned" aid is returned to the Department of Education and/or the loan lender.

Dropping a course or withdrawing from a term can also affect future financial aid eligibility.  Pursuant to Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress students must complete 67% of attempted credits.  Dropping a course or withdrawing from a term can result in a student failing to meet the requirement. 

Dropping

Dropping occurs when a student wishes to discontinue enrollment in a particular class, but wants to remain enrolled in at least one other class during the term.

  • To get a 100% refund the class must be dropped before 9% of the class length has elapsed.
    • The class length calculation is based on the start and end date of the class dates listed on the Class Schedule on Campus Connection and includes all calendar days, not just class days. 
  • After 9% of the class length has elapsed NO refund will be issued for a dropped class.
  • Click Here for directions on how to drop a class
  • Students CANNOT drop their final class online.  Dropping the last class is considered withdrawing from the term and must be processed using the Withdraw to Zero Credits Form.

Withdrawing

Cancellation of Registration and Withdrawing from a term occurs when a student wishes to withdraw completely from NDSU for a term.

  • Students CANNOT withdraw by attempting to drop all of their classes online.
    • Campus Connection will not allow a student to drop their last class online. 
  • To withdraw a student must submit the Withdraw to Zero Credits Form.
  • Students wishing to withdraw will not receive any academic credits for classes within that term. 
    • This includes classes that have already been completed. 
  • Once a withdrawal is processed the student cannot re-enroll for the term. 
    • Refunds resulting from a withdrawal are calculated based on the class length.
      • The class length calculation is based on the start and end date of the class dates listed on the Class Schedule on Campus Connection and includes all calendar days, not just class days. 
      • It is possible that classes withdrawn in the same term could have different refund percentages if the class lengths are different.

Dates and Deadlines 

Note: These dates may vary if individual class start/end dates differ from the general session dates in which the class is assigned

NDSU Tuition and Fee Refund Schedule

Percent of Course Completed *

Tuition and Fees Refunded

Dropping a Class **

Withdrawing ***

0.000% - 8.999%

100%

100%

9.000% - 34.999%

0%

75%

35.000% - 59.999%

0%

50%

60.000% - 100.000%

0%

0%

 

*When eligibility for a refund is calculated NDSU takes the number of calendar days that have elapsed since the class has started and divides that by the number of calendar days in the class.  As a result a class with fewer calendar days will have a shorter deadline to receive a refund. 

**Academic credits subject to the NDSU tuition and fee cap for full-time tuition are not eligible for a refund.

*** Students cannot withdraw online.  Withdrawals must be submitted using the Withdraw to Zero Credits Form 

 

 


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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:54:47 AM