Office of the Registrar

Tuition Adjustment Policy

When a student cancels their enrollment (sometimes referred to as "withdrawal from the university"), the student may be entitled to a refund of all or part of their tuition. The policies for refunds are described below. Note that the refund policy may change as a result of revisions to governmental regulations.

Fall and Spring Semesters

Students who cancel their enrollment after classes have started will be charged an administrative fee of 5 percent of the assessed tuition and mandatory fees, but no more than $100.00, in addition to other amounts owing. Tuition, operating, and student services and activities fees will be refunded in full if students officially withdraw from the University prior to the sixth day of classes during a semester. Students who cancel their enrollment after classes have started, will have those charges reduced based upon the week of cancellation as follows:

Week12345678910 and later
Percent Reduction10080807060605050400

Weeks during which the University is on vacation for the entire week do not count in this adjustment schedule. Adjustments or refunds for students who receive financial aid will be computed on a modified schedule provided by the Federal Financial Aid Office.

Summer Session

Due to the complexity of refund assessment for summer session courses, students must contact the summer session office for the campus at which they are enrolled. In general, the amount of refund depends on the dates of the courses. Cancellation of enrollment is not allowed if the student has completed any class during the session. Other policies may also exist that could impact the amount of a refund.

There is a web page containing contact information for all of the campus student services offices. To see if you are eligible for a refund, visit the enrollment change deadlines page.

Office of the Registrar, PO Box 641035, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1035, 509-335-5346,