Refund schedule

General Information

A course may be withdrawn during the fifth, sixth or seventh week of the term by using the Official Withdrawal Process, but the course will be recorded on the transcript as a Withdrawn “W” course and full tuition will be charged.


Fall Term 2019
Winter Term 2020
Spring Term 2020
Refund % Last Day Last Day Last Day
100% Friday, October 4th Friday, January 10th Friday, April 3rd
75% Friday, October 11th Friday, January 17th Friday, April 10th
50% Friday, October 18th Friday, January 24th Friday, April 17th
25% Friday, October 25th Friday, January 31st Friday, April 24th


Summer Term 2019
10 Week 6 Week 1st 4 Week 2nd 4 Week 3 Week
6/24-8/30 6/24-8/2 6/24-7/19 7/22-8/16 8/19-9/6
Refund % Last Day Last Day Last Day Last Day Last Day
100% Friday, June 28th Friday, June 28th Friday, June 28th Friday, July 26th Friday, August 23rd
50% Friday, July 5th Friday, July 5th Friday, July 5th Friday, August 2nd Friday, August 30th


Refund consideration is automatic; no special request is necessary. Action to process a refund cannot begin until after the two-week add period (first two weeks of a term) has passed. It may take as many as six additional weeks for the refund to reach the student.


Dropping all Courses

Completely dropping all classes does not cancel a student’s obligation to pay a student loan or the balance of a revolving charge account. Refund calculations are based on the total tuition and fees. Students with outstanding accounts such as short-term loans, emergency loans, residence hall charges, and any other financial obligations due the University, will have any refund due them applied against the obligation. Reminder: You are obligated to pay the current term’s tuition (or some portion thereof during the above refund period) if you have not cancelled in advance of the start of the term on the web or in writing with the Registrar’s Office once classes have started. Refund policy and calculation are matters separate from tuition payment arrangements. Refunds for students on financial aid are credited back to the proper financial aid account.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 503-838-8475.


Military Service

The refund policy generally provides for full refund of dropped or withdrawn courses resulting from entering or being called to active duty in the military service within the current term. No refund is available for course work in which a student has received academic credit or from courses not dropped/withdrawn. For a full refund, the student must make a written request to the Office of Business Services. Documentation of the military orders is required.

A student voluntarily enlisting in a military service must drop/withdraw according to existing academic policy, procedures and deadlines, or by petition to the Office of Business Services.


Tuition & Fee Refund Appeal

If you are confronted with an unexpected circumstance that requires you to withdraw from your course(s) you may request review by submitting a request to appeal the refund policy. Please describe, in detail, the circumstance and how it required withdrawal from your course(s). Requests must be submitted by using the Tuition & Fee Refund Appeal Form. A response will be sent to your WOU email. Please allow two weeks for your request to be reviewed.

Note: If you are appealing due to medical reasons, do not complete this request. Medical withdrawal review is submitted to the Dean of Students. You can find more information here.



Accounting & Business Services

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