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Withdrawal & Refund Policy

Refunds: withdrawal from school 

A student who registers and commences studies but then withdraws officially from UMass Dartmouth for any reason during an academic semester will be granted a refund according to the refund schedule below. A student who remits, in advance, a payment of tuition and fees but then does not subsequently register and attend will be given a full refund of tuition and fees.

All refunds are based on official withdrawal notices as dated and processed by the Office of the University Registrar and then forwarded to the Bursar’s Office.

Refund schedule

Percentage and type of adjustment, upon Official Withdrawal from UMass Dartmouth

Prior to first day and through to end of publicized drop/add period each semester 100% tuition/fees reduction
During second week (next 5 class days) 90% tuition reduction
During third week (next 5 class days) 70% tuition reduction
During fourth week (next 5 class days) 50% tuition reduction
After fourth week No reduction of charge

A student who has not paid in advance must still pay the amount which remains due after the charges are reduced. 

Online & Continuing Education has a separate fee schedule, billing process and refund schedule.

Withdrawal: return of Financial Aid

Students who withdraw or discontinue attendance during a semester are subject to specific policies regarding the possible return of financial aid funds, in accordance with federal and state mandates. Please see the current specific policies on the Financial Aid website.

Students who wish to take a leave of absence or withdraw from the university must complete the Student Leave form.

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