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Withdrawals from School 

Withdrawal Policy 

If you voluntarily withdraw from all courses after the add/drop period, you may receive a partial reduction of tuition and fees (student, school, and technology) according to the date of withdrawal as follows: 

Fall Semester 
  • September 1 - September 14: 100% 

  • September 15 - September 28: 80% 

  • September 29 - October 12: 60% 

  • October 13 - October 26: 40% 

Spring Semester 
  • January 18 - January 31: 100% 

  • February 1 - February 14: 80% 

  • February 15 - February 28: 60% 

  • March 1 - March 23: 40% 

Procedure for Withdrawal 

  • All undergraduate students must complete a Notification of Withdrawal form from their Academic Dean's Office.  

  • Rutgers University–Newark and Rutgers University–Camden graduate students must complete a Notification of Withdrawal form from their Academic Dean’s Office. 

  • Rutgers University–New Brunswick graduate students may notify the registrar of their intention to withdraw via written or electronic notice. 

  • Policies and procedures for Rutgers Biomedical Health and Sciences (RBHS) students depend on the school of enrollment and can be found here

  • Students with federal loans must complete exit counseling

Withdrawal deadlines are available in the Rutgers–CamdenRutgers–Newark, and Rutgers–New Brunswick (Undergraduate) or (Graduate) academic calendars. 

Please be aware of the following stipulations concerning withdrawals: 

  • The effective date of the withdrawal is the date that you provide official notification of your intent to withdraw. 

  • No reduction of tuition and fees (campus, school, and computer) is granted after October 26th and March 27th. 

  • No reduction of tuition is made after the add/drop period for students who withdraw from one or more courses but remain registered in other classes. 

  • No adjustment is made for students who drop from full-time to part-time credit hours after the add/drop period. 

  • Withdrawal from all courses using the web registration system is not accepted. You must file a written withdrawal with the registrar (and have it approved). 

  • Failure to attend class is not a withdrawal; charges will not be adjusted if students do not attend class. 

  • If you are a student in a fully online program who resides in one of the following states and is withdrawing from courses, please view information about your refund eligibility below:

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  • Students who voluntarily withdraw from all courses will receive a tuition refund as follows: 

    • Prior to start, 0% of term = 100% refund 

    • Less than 10% of term = 90% refund 

    • 10% up to but not including 25% = 75% refund 

    • 25% up to but not including 50% = 50% refund 

    • 50% up to but not including 75% = 25% refund 

    • More than 75% = no refund 

    The institution will make a proper refund within 31 days of the student's request for cancellation. If the student has paid tuition extending beyond 12 months, all such charges shall be refunded. 

  • Proportion of total course, program, or term completed as of date of withdrawal or termination tuition refund: 

    • Less than 10% = 90% refund 

    • 10% up to but not including 20% = 80% refund 

    • 20% up to but not including 30% = 60% refund 

    • 30% up to but not including 40% = 40% refund 

    • 40% up to but not including 60% = 20% refund 

    • More than 60% = no refund

  • Proportion of total course, program, or term completed as of date of withdrawal or termination tuition refund:  

    • Less than 10% = 90% refund 

    • 10% up to but not including 20% = 80% refund 

    • 20% up to but not including 30% = 60% refund 

    • 30% up to but not including 40% = 40% refund 

    • 40% up to but not including 60% = 20% refund 

    • More than 60% = no refund 

Housing and Dining Adjustments 

Before any reductions in room and board charges can be processed, you must first apply to return your room key (with the housing office) and your RU Express Card (with the dining office).