Withdrawal & Refunds
Withdrawal means terminating your registration in all courses for the semester. Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal. To officially withdraw from the University, log into PRISM and follow online instructions.
You must complete the official withdrawal process no later than the 10th week of classes of any semester, the end of the fifth week of an eight-week summer session, or proportionate time for a shorter session. If you do not withdraw from classes, you will receive grades in all courses for which you were registered.
Any student who withdraws from two consecutive semesters will not be eligible to enroll without seeking readmission. (This does not affect students who enroll for an original credit load of less than six credits in each of two consecutive semesters.)
Due to federal regulations that govern Student Financial Aid, you may owe a repayment of your financial aid if you withdraw from the University. Withdrawing from school may also affect your future eligibility for financial aid if you do not fulfill the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy requirements. Refunds for students receiving financial aid may be returned to the financial provider, not the student.
Tuition refunds are governed by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Fee Refund Schedule and are issued annually. The date the withdrawal form is completed online is the effective date used for official records and calculating tuition refunds. The refund schedule is listed below.
Refunds are based upon the official date of withdrawal in the Student Services Office. The refund schedule for spring and fall is listed below. Refunds for students receiving financial aid may be returned to the financial provider, not the student.
|Class Length||Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Thereafter|
|8 - 11weeks||100%||50%||25%||None||None|
|5 - 7 weeks||100%||50%||None||None||None|
|3 - 4 weeks||100%||25%||None||None||None|