Effective Fall 2006
Withdrawal from the University
Alternative to Withdrawal
Students are strongly encouraged to consider and investigate alternatives to withdrawing. Many options and resources are available to assist you in making an informed decision. Please contact the Dean of Students office at (978) 934-2100 for names and locations of staff that might be useful to you.
Refund Schedule for Tuition and Fees
Students that withdraw or drop all of their courses during the add/drop period will have a 100% 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 the Residence Life Office at (978) 934-5115 for further 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 directly from them. Please contact Barnes and Nobles at (978) 934-2623 for further assistance.
- The continuing education $30 registration fee.
- Students who are suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons will forfeit all right to a tuition and fee adjustment.
A student must bring a completed withdrawal form to Registrar’s Office, 883 Broadway Street, Dugan Hall, Room 101, UML South.
The official withdrawal form can also be found on our Forms page.
Failure to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no adjustment to the tuition and fee charges if you withdraw or drop a class after the add/drop period of the academic semester.
All students that withdraw or drop all of their classes within the first 30 days (calendar days) of the academic semester are not allowed to be enrolled in the University student health insurance plan.
All students that are financial aid recipients are reminded that their aid is also 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 their financial aid counselor 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.
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.
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.