The official date used to determine a refund at University of Maryland University College is the date of the transaction or request by the student. The official date for federal financial aid recipients is the last date of class attendance as determined by federal regulations. Financial aid awards may be canceled or reduced for financial aid recipients who drop or withdraw from classes.

Learn about military student payment obligations and what happens to your military Tuition Assistance if you drop or withdraw from a course.

Federal Return of Funds

Students receiving financial aid who withdraw from a course may face financial or academic penalties. Learn how dropping classes or withdrawing can affect your federal financial aid.

About Refunds

Find out how to receive your tuition refund and set up direct deposit.

Learn what to do if you have not received your refund.

Refunds for Courses Canceled by the University

The university refunds 100 percent of tuition and technology and registration fees for courses canceled by the university. The application fee is nonrefundable, even when a course is canceled.

Refund Schedule for Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course

Students who drop a course within the time frame specified in the Tuition Refund Schedule below will receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees, excluding any application fee paid. Students who withdraw from a course after the drop period will not receive a 100 percent tuition refund, but may be eligible to receive a tuition refund of 75 or 50 percent.

To determine your tuition refund percentage using the Tuition Refund Schedule below, use all of the following dates to calculate the total number of calendar days:

  • The class start date (calendar day 1)
    • For fully online courses, the class start date is the first day of your specific course
    • For hybrid courses, the class start date is the first day of the session
  • The date the drop or withdraw is initiated
  • All dates between the class start date and the date the drop or withdraw is initiated

Students receiving military tuition assistance who drop or withdraw from a course may face financial penalties. If you are using military Tuition Assistance, refer to the return of military Tuition Assistance chart to determine the percentage of tuition assistance that will be returned to the military. You are responsible for any amount remaining on your UMUC account after the return of military tuition assistance has been calculated.

Refunds for Spring 2019 Courses

Example 1: Online Courses

Samantha enrolls in a 12-week fully online course in spring 2019. The first day of this specific course is January 29. Samantha initiates a course withdrawal on February 6.

The class start date (as defined above for online courses)—January 29—is calendar day 1. Therefore, the day the withdraw was initiated—February 6—is calendar day 9.

Based on the Tuition Refund Schedule below, Samantha would be eligible for a 75 percent tuition refund because the withdraw was initiated on calendar day 9.

Example 2: Hybrid Courses

Bob enrolls in an 8-week hybrid course in spring 2019, hybrid session 1. The session begins January 8. The course first meets in-person on January 9. Bob initiates a course withdrawal on January 25.

The class start date (as defined above for hybrid courses)—January 8—is calendar day 1. Therefore, the day the withdraw was initiated—January 25—is calendar day 18.

Based on the Tuition Refund Schedule below, Bob would not be eligible for a tuition refund because the withdraw was initiated on calendar day 18.

Spring 2019 Tuition Refund Schedule

Tuition Refund 1-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated prior to class start date

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 1 or 2

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 3

0%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 4

Tuition Refund 4-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 3

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 4 or 5

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 6 to 9

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 10

Tuition Refund 5-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 3

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 4 to 6

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 7 to 11

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 12

Tuition Refund 6-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 4

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 5 to 7

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 8 to 13

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 14

Tuition Refund 7-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 4

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 5 to 8

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 9 to 15

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 16

Tuition Refund 8-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 5

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 6 to 9

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 10 to 17

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 18

Tuition Refund 10-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 6

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 7 to 11

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 12 to 21

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 22

Tuition Refund 11-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 6

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 7 to 12

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 13 to 23

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 24

Tuition Refund 12-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 7

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 8 to 13

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 14 to 25

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 26

Tuition Refund 14-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 8

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 9 to 15

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 16 to 28

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 29

Tuition Refund 16-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 9

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 10 to 17

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 18 to 32

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 33

Tuition Refund 17-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 9

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 10 to 18

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 19 to 34

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 35

Refunds for Summer 2019 Courses

Example 1: Online Courses

Samantha enrolls in an 8-week fully online course in Summer 2019. The first day of this specific course is May 20. Samantha initiates a course withdrawal on May 28.

The class start date (as defined above for online courses)-May 20-is calendar day 1. Therefore, the day the withdraw was initiated-May 28- is calendar day 9.

Based on the Tuition Refund Schedule below, Samantha would be eligible for a 75 percent tuition refund because the withdraw was initiated on calendar day 9.

Example 2: Hybrid Courses

Bob enrolls in a 8-week hybrid course in Summer 2019, hybrid session 1. The session begins May 20. The course first meets in-person on May 22. Bob initiates a course withdrawal on June 8.

The class start date (as defined above for hybrid courses)-May 20-is calendar day 1. Therefore, the day the withdraw was initiated on June 8-is calendar day 20.

Based on the Tuition Refund Schedule below, Bob would not be eligible for a tuition refund because the withdraw was initiated on calendar day 20.

Summer 2019 Tuition Refund Schedule

Tuition Refund

1-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated prior to class start date

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 1

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 2

0%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 3

Tuition Refund

4-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 4

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 5

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 6 to 9

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 10

Tuition Refund

5-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 4

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 5 or 6

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 7 to 11

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 12

Tuition Refund

6-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 5

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 6 to 8

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 9 to 14

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 15

Tuition Refund

7-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 6

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 7 to 9

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 10 to 16

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 17

Tuition Refund

8-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 7

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 8 to 10

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 11 to 18

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 19

Tuition Refund

10-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 9

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 10 to 13

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 14 to 23

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 24

Tuition Refund

11-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 10

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 11 to 14

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 15 to 25

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 26

Tuition Refund

12-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 11

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 12 to 15

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 16 to 27

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 28

Tuition Refund

14-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 12

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 13 to 18

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 19 to 32

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 33

Tuition Refund

16-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 14

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 15 to 20

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 21 to 36

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 37

Tuition Refund

17-Week Course

100%

Drop initiated through calendar day 15

75%

Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 16 to 21

50%

Withdrawal on calendar day 22 to 38

0%

Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 39

Note: No refunds are given for technology fees or tuition for noncredit courses after the deadline to drop. Effective Spring 2011, the military student technology fee is refundable proportionate to the percentage of tuition refunded for all Service Members only.

Exceptions to Course Drop and Withdrawal and Refund Policies

All students are subject to UMUC policies on withdrawal and refunds. However, students may request an exception to the withdrawal and refund policy when special circumstances prevent compliance with the published deadlines.

Information on Drop and Withdrawal

Learn about exceptions to UMUC policies on refunds, course drops, and withdrawals.

Find answers on dropping and withdrawing from courses.

Return of Tuition Assistance

The Department of Defense requires UMUC to return any unearned military Tuition Assistance funds to the department based on how much a course is completed. Students using Military Tuition Assistance who drop or withdraw from a course prior to completing 60 percent of the course will be responsible for any amount remaining on your UMUC account after the return of military tuition has been calculated. Learn more about military student payment obligations and returns of military tuition assistance.