The percentage of assessed tuition and fees for which a student will be held responsible differs based on session and if dropping a course or withdrawing the entire registration.

Tuition & Fee Responsibility When Dropping a Course

The days to be counted for drops are business days. If a course meets on a weekend, weekend days are included in the course length calculation.

  • If the course length is less than 15 days (excluding weekends and holidays), the last day to drop the course and have it removed from tuition & fee assessment is the 1st day of the course.
  • If the course length is greater than or equal to 15 days (excluding weekends and holidays) and less than or equal to 35 days (excluding weekends and holidays), the last day to drop the course and have it removed from tuition & fee assessment is the 5th weekday of the course.
  • If the course length is greater than 35 days (excluding weekends and holidays), the last day to drop the course and have it removed from tuition & fee assessment is the 10th weekday of the course.
  • Professional MBA students should view program-specific instructions here.

Tuition & Fee Responsibility When Withdrawing Entire Registration

For withdrawals, a week is Monday through Sunday, regardless of course start day. If you are enrolled in a combination of session length and off cycle courses the tuition responsibility may be adjusted. If you have questions on the withdrawal process or tuition responsibility please contact The Registrar's Service Center in 17 Calvin Hall or registrar@uiowa.edu or 319 384-4300. 

Professional MBA students should view program-specific instructions here.

If you have a financial aid award there may be additional adjustments to your tuition assessment for a withdrawal. It may take 4-6 weeks for your withdrawal information and U-bill to be finalized. Please contact the Office of Student financial Aid at 208 Calvin Hall or financial-aid@uiowa.edu or 319 335-1450 if you have questions.

Session Course Week Withdrawal Tuition Percentage Responsible
Withdrawal Tuition & Fee Responsibility
Fall during 1st week 10%
Fall during 2nd week 25%
Fall during 3rd week 50%
Fall during 4th week 75%
Fall after 4th week 100%
Winter during 1st week 10%
Winter after 1st week 100%
Spring during 1st week 10%
Spring during 2nd week 25%
Spring during 3rd week 50%
Spring during 4th week 75%
Spring after 4th week 100%
Summer: 4 week during 1st week 10%
Summer: 4 week after 1st week 100%
Summer: 6 week during 1st week 10%
Summer: 6 week during 2nd week 50%
Summer: 6 week after 2nd week 100%
Summer: 8 week during 1st week 10%
Summer: 8 week during 2nd week 50%
Summer: 8 week after 2nd week 100%
Summer: 12 week during 1st week 10%
Summer: 12 week during 2nd week 25%
Summer: 12 week during 3rd week 50%
Summer: 12 week after 3rd week 100%

Summer sub-session withdrawal

The tuition responsibility for a withdrawal in summer from courses that fall into more than one sub-session or that includes off cycle courses will be an average based on the date of the withdrawal and the deadlines of the sub-sessions.

Off Cycle Course withdrawal - any session

An off cycle course is any course that has start and/or end dates that fall within a regular session or summer sub-session but are not the same as the regular session or summer sub-session start and/or end dates. Off cycle courses can be shorter than a regular session or summer sub-session and they can start before or extend beyond a regular session or summer sub-session.

Tuition & Fee Responsibility When Withdrawing Entire Registration and only enrolled in off cycle courses.

Off cycle courses in fall, winter, and spring follow the fall, winter and spring regular session tuition responsibility chart above regardless of when they start and end. If you are only enrolled in off cycle courses and choose to withdraw please drop in MyUI any off cycle courses that have not started yet. After that you can proceed with a withdrawal. Your withdrawal tuition responsibility will be based on the week we are in for the regular fall, winter or spring session. 

Off cycle courses in summer that do not fit in any of the sub-sessions follow the 12 week sub-session tuition responsibility in the above chart regardless of when they start and end. If you are only enrolled in off cycle courses during the summer session and choose to withdraw please drop any off cycle courses that have not started yet. Your withdrawal tuition responsibility will be based on the week we are in for the 12 week sub-session.

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