Students who officially withdraw from the University within a refund period (see the withdrawal schedules below) receive a pro-rata refund based on the effective withdrawal date approved by their undergraduate college office or graduate department office. Assessed Tuition, the Service Fee, AFMFA, Library/Information Technology Fee, General Fee, Transportation Fee and Student Initiated Fees are refunded on a pro-rata basis, less an administrative fee of $50. Health Insurance and Health Service fees are not refundable. Students who are assessed Health Insurance and Health Service fees will continue to be covered and eligible to receive Health Services until the first day of instruction of the next term.
Following are the withdrawal schedules for the University, listed by term. See our academic calendars for information on official academic dates, including the deadlines for adding and dropping classes.
Withdrawal schedules for past semesters can be found in our Archive.
Effective the first day of classes for a term, Student Self-Service will no longer be available for a student to cancel or withdraw from enrollment for the term. Withdrawal must be accomplished by use of the Withdrawal Form available at the student's undergraduate college office or graduate department office.
The undergraduate college or graduate department has been designated as the official office for withdrawals. When a student notifies the official office of their intent to withdraw from the University, the date of that notification will be the date designated as the withdrawal date. The University has a pro-rata refund policy, so withdrawals should not be backdated unless extenuating circumstances exist.
A cancellation of registration may only be permitted if the student has not attended class nor used University services during the term. For this reason, a cancellation is only valid if dated prior to the first day of instruction for that term.
Graduate students should request a completed Withdrawal Form from their department offices. The graduate department’s authorized signature should be on the Department Office line of the form. International students are required to secure the signature from International Student and Scholar Services. In addition, graduate students must obtain the signature of a Graduate College dean before bringing the completed form to the Records Service Center in the Admissions and Records Building, 901 West Illinois Street, Suite 140, Urbana, IL 61801.
Undergraduate students should request a completed Withdrawal Form from their college offices. The form should be signed by a dean of the college. Undergraduate students should take the signed form to the Dean of Students Office for approval. After the Dean of Students has signed the form, international students will need to secure the signature from the International Student and Scholar Services. All students should bring the completed form to the Records Service Center (Room 140, Admissions and Records Building).
More information regarding cancellation of registration and withdrawal from the University is available in Article 3, Part 3 and Part 5, of the Student Code.