Withdrawals from School

A student who voluntarily withdraws from all courses during the first six weeks of a term will receive a partial reduction of tuition and fees (campus, school, and computer) according to the week of withdrawal as follows:

  • First to second week: 80%
  • Third to fourth week: 60%
  • Fifth to sixth week: 40%

Procedure for withdrawal

  • All undergraduate students must complete a Notification of Withdrawal form from their Academic Dean's Office. 
  • Graduate students in Newark must complete a Notification of Withdrawal form from their Academic Dean’s Office.
  • Graduate students in Camden and New Brunswick may notify the registrar of their intentions to withdraw with a written or electronic notice.

Find specific withdrawal deadlines in Academic Calendars for Camden, Newark, New Brunswick (Undergraduate) or New Brunswick (Graduate).

In addition:

  • The effective date of withdrawal is the date on which a written statement of withdrawal is submitted and received by the registrar.
  • NO reduction of tuition and fees (campus, school, and computer) is granted after the sixth week.
  • NO reduction of tuition is made after the add/drop period for students who withdraw from one or more courses but remain registered in other classes.
  • NO adjustment is made for students who drop from full-time to part-time credit hours after the add/drop period.
  • Withdrawal from all courses using the web registration system is NOT accepted. The student must file and have approved a written withdrawal with the registrar.
  • Failure to attend class is not a withdrawal and students will not receive adjustment of charges if they do not attend class.
  • If you are a student in a fully online program who resides in one of the following states and are withdrawing from courses, please view information about your refund eligibility below:

For students in fully online programs residing in Indiana:

Students who voluntarily withdraw from all courses will receive a tuition refund as follows:

  • prior to start, 0% of term = 100% refund; 
  • less than 10% of term = 90% refund;
  • 10% up to but not including 25% = 75% refund;
  • 25% up to but not including 50% = 50% refund;
  • 50% up to but not including 75% = 25% refund;
  • more than 75% = no refund.

The institution will make a proper refund within 31 days of the student's request for cancellation. If the student has paid tuition extending beyond 12 months, all such charges shall be refunded.

For students in fully online programs residing in Maryland:

Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination Tuition Refund:

  • less than 10% = 90% refund;
  • 10% up to but not including 20% = 80% refund;
  • 20% up to but not including 30% = 60% refund;
  • 30% up to but not including 40% = 40% refund;
  • 40% up to but not including 60% = 20% refund;
  • more than 60% = no refund.

For students in fully online programs residing in Oregon:

Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination Tuition Refund: 

  • less than 10% = 90% refund;
  • 10% up to but not including 20% = 80% refund;
  • 20% up to but not including 30% = 60% refund;
  • 30% up to but not including 40% = 40% refund;
  • 40% up to but not including 60% = 20% refund;
  • more than 60% = no refund.

Housing and Dining Adjustments

For reductions in housing and dining charges, you must apply directly with the housing office to return your room key and with the dining office to return your RU Express Card, BEFORE any reductions in room and board charges can be processed.