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Refund Withdrawal Policy

Tuition Refunds

Refund Schedule for Tuition and Fees

Students that withdraw or drop all of their courses during the add/drop period will have a 100 percent adjustment to tuition and fees associated with that semester, except for the following:

  • Residence hall charges and meal plan charges follow a different refund schedule. Please contact Residence Life at 978-934-5160 for assistance.
  • Students are responsible for any book-voucher monies advanced to them and used at the bookstore. The bookstore has its own refund policy on books and materials purchased there directly. Please contact the UMass Lowell Bookstore at 978-934-2623 for help.
  • The continuing education $30 registration fee.
  • Students who are suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons forfeit all rights to a tuition and fee adjustment.

Additional Considerations

Health Insurance
All students that withdraw or drop all of their classes within the first 30 calendar days of the academic semester are not allowed to be enrolled in the university student health insurance plan.

Financial Aid
All students that are financial aid recipients are reminded that their aid may be reduced and the financial aid adjustment schedule may be different than what has been stated above as required by federal law. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a Specialist in The Solution Center prior to withdrawing. Please note that monies will be returned to the applicable financial aid assistance programs before any monies are disbursed to the student.

International Students
The International Student Office at the University of Massachusetts Lowell will notify the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) of all international students that either withdraw or drop their course load below full time during a given academic semester.

PLEASE NOTE: Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant contracts will be voided if the student drops below full-time status.

Final Clearance
Prior to having your records cleared and the issuing of any appropriate refund, outstanding university bills must be paid (library fines, parking fines, etc.) and all university owned property must be returned (athletic, lab, library books, etc.).  If any debts remain unpaid your academic permanent record will not be released and you will not be readmitted until they are paid.

Withdrawing from the University

Please read more about withdrawing from the university.

Effective Fall 2006