Withdrawals from School

New Withdrawal Policy

A student who voluntarily withdraws from all courses after the add/drop period of a term will receive a partial reduction of tuition and fees (campus, school, and computer) according to the date of withdrawal as follows:

Fall Semester

  • September 18th - October 2nd: 80%
  • October 3rd - October 16th: 60%
  • October 17th - October 30th : 40%

Spring Semester

  • February 5th - February 18th: 80%
  • February 19th - March 4th: 60%
  • March 5th - March 18th: 40%

Procedure for withdrawal

  • All undergraduate students must complete a Notification of Withdrawal form from their Academic Dean's Office. 
  • Graduate students in Newark and Camden must complete a Notification of Withdrawal form from their Academic Dean’s Office.
  • Graduate students in New Brunswick may notify the registrar of their intentions to withdraw with a written or electronic notice.
  • Policies and procedures for RBHS students are dependent on school of enrollment and can be found here. (PDF)

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

In addition:

  • The effective date of the withdrawal is the date the student provides official notification of their intent to withdraw.
  • NO reduction of tuition and fees (campus, school, and computer) is granted after October 30th and March 18th.
  • 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.