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 the matriculation fee will not be reduced/refunded after the add/drop period has ended.

Withdrawal Refund Reduction Schedules

Fall 2024
Withdrawal from all coursesDateReduction %
Through Aug. 26Aug. 26100% refunded 
Completion of 20% of termAug. 27 – Sept. 1390% refunded 
Completion of 40% of termSept. 14 – Sept. 3050% refunded
Completion of 60% of termOct. 1 – Oct. 1725% refunded
Completion of > 60% of termOct. 180% refunded

View Fall 2024 Details

Summer 2024
Withdrawal from all coursesReduction %
Through May 24100% refunded
May 25 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 24, 2024 to be eligible for a 100% refund of tuition and fees. Beginning May 25, 2024, no refund is offered for Full Term & First Half Term withdrawals. If you withdraw from the Second Half Term by July 8, you will be eligible for 100% refund of the Second Half Term only.

Spring 2024
Withdrawal from all coursesDateReduction %
Through Jan. 17Jan. 17100% refunded 
Completion of 20% of termJan. 18 – Feb. 790% refunded 
Completion of 40% of termFeb. 8 – Feb. 2750% refunded
Completion of 60% of termFeb. 28 – Mar. 1825% refunded
View Spring 2024 details.

Returning Financial Aid after Withdrawing


Appeal for Tuition, Housing & Dining Refund

  • Students who experience extenuating circumstances that warrant consideration of a refund may submit an Appeal for a Tuition, Housing and Dining Refund to request a reduction in charges.
  • The appeal must be substantiated by documentation. Extenuating circumstances may include medical reasons, death in the immediate family, or University error and will be reviewed by the University Appeals Committee.
  • Tuition refunds will not be considered if you have received any grade other than a “W” – Withdrawal or “WE” – Withdrawal for Extenuating Circumstances.