Refunds for Withdrawal

If you want to drop ALL your registered courses, you must completely withdraw from the university to avoid academic or financial responsibility.


Withdrawing from all classes

  • Starting on the first day of classes, if you wish to drop or withdraw from ALL registered courses, you must completely withdraw from the university to avoid academic or financial responsibility.
  • Check the important links on the Withdrawing from UNC Charlotte website to be sure that you have completed all of the appropriate notifications.
  • Special course fees, health insurance premium and matriculation fee will not be reduced/refunded after the add/drop period has ended. 

Withdrawal refund reduction schedules

Withdrawal from all courses Date Reduction %
Through Sep 14 Sep 14 100% refunded 
Completion of 20% of term Sep 15-Oct 1 90% refunded 
Completion of 40% of term Oct 2-18 50% refunded
Completion of 60% of term Oct 19-Nov 3 25% refunded
Completion of > 60% of term Nov 4 0% refunded


View Fall 2020 Details

Withdrawal from all courses Reduction %
Through May 21, 2020 100% refunded
May 22, 2020 or after* 0% refunded


You must withdraw/drop from ALL registered summer courses (Full Term, First Half Term, and/or Second Half Term) by May 21, 2020 to be eligible for a 100% refund of tuition and fees. Beginning May 22, 2020, no refund is offered for Full Term & First Half Term withdrawals.  If you withdraw from the Second Half Term by June 30, you will be eligible for 100% refund of the Second Half Term only.  

Withdrawal from all courses Date Reduction %
Through Jan 15 Jan 15 100% refunded 
Completion of 20% of term Jan 16-Feb 5 90% refunded 
Completion of 40% of term Feb 6-Feb 26 50% refunded
Completion of 60% of term Feb 27-Mar 16 25% refunded
Completion of > 60% of term March 17 0% refunded


View Spring 2020 details 

Returning financial aid money after withdrawing

  • Students who have been awarded federal financial aid are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds policy if they withdraw from courses or withdraw from the University.
  • Withdrawing from courses may require the return of awarded Title IV funds and may result in a balance due on your tuition and fees bill. 
  • Federal Title IV aid includes: Direct Loans, PLUS Loans, Pell Grants, and SEOG Grants.

Appeal for Tuition, Housing and Dining Refund

  • Students who experience extenuating circumstances that warrant consideration of a refund may submit an Appeal for Tuition, Housing and Dining Refund to request a reduction in charges.
  • The appeal must be substantiated by medical reasons, unexpected employment changes, death in the immediate family, or University error and will be reviewed by the University Appeals Committee.
  • Tuition refunds will not be considered if the student has received a grade other than a "W'.