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 Aug 26 Aug 26 100% refunded 
Completion of 20% of term Aug 27-Sep 14 90% refunded 
Completion of 40% of term Sep 15-Oct 3 50% refunded
Completion of 60% of term Oct 4-Oct 21 25% refunded
Completion of > 60% of term Oct 22 0% refunded


View Fall 2019 details 

Withdrawal from all courses Date Reduction %
Through Jan 16 Jan 16 100% refunded 
Completion of 20% of term Jan 17-Feb 5 90% refunded 
Completion of 40% of term Feb 6-Feb 26 50% refunded
Completion of 60% of term Feb 27-Mar 19 25% refunded
Completion of > 60% of term March 20 0% refunded


View Spring 2019 details 

Withdrawal from all courses Date Reduction %
Through Aug 27 Aug 27 100% refunded 
Completion of 20% of term Aug 28-Sep 14 90% refunded 
Completion of 40% of term Sep 15-Oct 3 50% refunded 
Completion of 60% of term Oct 4-Oct 22 25% refunded 
Completion of > 60% of term Oct 23 0% refunded


View Fall 2018 details

Withdrawal from all courses Reduction %
Through July 4, 2019 100% refunded
July 5, 2019 or after 0% refunded


View Summer II 2019 details

Withdrawal from all courses Reduction %
Through May 23, 2019 100% refunded
May 24, 2019 or after 0% refunded


View Summer I 2019 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: Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, PLUS Loans, Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, ACG Grants, and SMART 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'.