Academic & Financial Considerations

During preregistration, you signed the Tuition and Fee Agreement and Disclosure. Withdrawing does not waive your responsibility to pay tuition and fees for the term, and withdrawing may result in additional fees, loss of financial aid or loss of deferment for your student loans.

If you withdraw, monitor your tuition and fee account for the next six months to stay apprised of pending charges or fees. To access your tuition and fee account, check Billing Information in MyCUInfo. Click View and Print Bill for an overview of your accounts and select Account Detail for more information.

Disputes

If you are withdrawing and have extenuating circumstances, review the Bursar's Office's Tuition Dispute Information.

Withdrawal Calendar

Possible financial impacts of withdrawing are provided on the withdrawal calendar and the current term's withdrawal information (see Resources sidebar). Financial impacts can include being charged a $200 withdrawal fee or being assessed a higher percentage of tuition and fees depending on your withdrawal date.

Confirmation Deposit

All students confirm their enrollment at CU Boulder by paying the $200 confirmation deposit. Your confirmation deposit may be refunded if you are a continuing student who withdraws from Main Campus classes by the 100 percent refund date (ten days before the first day of classes in fall and spring terms; see the withdrawal calendar). This refund takes six to eight weeks after the first day of classes to be processed.

If you have pending fees or charges with CU Boulder, your refund may be applied to those charges. Your tuition and fee account will be adjusted to show these fees.

If you take a leave of absence from CU Boulder and are refunded your confirmation deposit, you must repay your confirmation deposit upon returning to the university.

If this is your first term at CU Boulder and you withdraw before the drop deadline (the third Wednesday after the first day of classes in fall or spring terms), you will not receive a refund of the confirmation deposit.

Refunds

If you enrolled in classes and then withdraw during a semester, you may receive a refund of tuition and fees (see the withdrawal calendar). Refunds can take six to eight weeks after you withdraw before any refunds are processed.

If you have pending fees or charges with CU Boulder, your refund may be applied to those charges. Your financial account will be adjusted to show these fees.

Withdrawal Fee

If you enroll in Main Campus classes in fall or spring terms and withdraw between the 100 percent refund deadline and drop deadline (the third Wednesday after the first day of classes), you will be charged a $200 withdrawal processing fee. See the current term's withdrawal information (see Resources sidebar) for dates.

Financial Aid

If you received financial aid through CU Boulder, please review the Office of Financial Aid's withdrawal policy and contact them directly with any financial aid-related questions. (financialaid@colorado.edu, 303-492-5091).

Academic Progress

Federal regulations require that all students make satisfactory academic progress in a program of study to maintain eligibility for financial aid. This may become a concern for you if/when you return and reapply for financial aid. For more information, see the Office of Financial Aid's satisfactory academic progress policy.

Loans

If you have loans currently in deferment (i.e., you are not making payments while attending college), withdrawing may change those loans to be in repayment. Many loan providers require that a student remain enrolled in an institution of higher education at least half-time to keep their loans deferred. A leave of absence does not extend the loan deferral period. Consult your loan provider about policies regarding your enrollment status.

If you have Federal Perkins loans through CU Boulder, you must complete a loan exit interview before leaving the university. If you fail to complete the interview, a hold is placed on your record that prevents you from registering for classes, receiving a diploma or ordering a CU Boulder transcript. For more information, contact the Bursar's Office (bursar@colorado.edu, 303-492-5571 or 800-925-9844).

Housing

If you have a contract to live in a residence hall, Bear Creek apartments or graduate & family housing, you will need to contact the respective office.

If withdrawing, please contact the office for move out procedures within 48 hours. You may incur additional charges every day that you have not completed the checkout procedure.

College Opportunity Fund

If you are an in-state undergraduate student and you withdraw before the drop deadline (the third Wednesday after the first day of classes in fall or spring terms), your College Opportunity Fund (COF) authorized hours will not be deducted from your 145 lifetime hours. If you withdraw after the drop deadline, your COF authorized hours will be deducted.

Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit

Faculty/staff using the tuition benefit have a different schedule and should refer to the Bursar's Office. Faculty and staff must contact the withdrawal coordinator in the Office of the Registrar if they are going to withdraw. Dependents of faculty and staff will be assessed according to the Main Campus withdrawal calendar.