The refund schedules below list the possible student refunds. Depending on your course load and the date you drop a course, you may or may not be entitled to a refund.

Undergraduate students do not receive any refunds of tuition and fees as a result of application of the Course Withdrawal policy.

Graduate students do not receive any refunds of tuition and fees for courses withdrawn (WG) based on policy memorandum 238.

If you have financial aid, please contact your financial aid counselor before resigning, withdrawing or reducing your course load.

The technology fee and comprehensive fee are nonrefundable and no reduction will be made after the beginning of classes. 

All refunds will be calculated from the official date of resignation, which may not necessarily be the last day of class attendance. However, no refund will be granted for a resignation which occurred in a previous fiscal year.

Refunds are payable to the student by Direct Deposit if the student has provided us with banking information. If not, a check will be printed and mailed to the permanent address as listed on the Hokie Spa at the time the refund is issued.

Spring 2016 Tuition Refunds for: Reduced Course Loads

Semester Day Student Refund
Jan. 19-26 100% of Tuition and Fees
Jan. 27-29 90% of Tuition Only**
Jan. 30-Feb. 15 50% of Tuition Only*
Feb. 16-Feb. 29 25% of Tuition Only*
After Feb. 29 0%

*Please view example of how reduction in tuition charges is calculated.

Spring 2016 Tuition Refunds for: Withdrawals & Resignations **

Semester Day Student Refund
Jan. 19 100% of Tuition and Fees
Jan. 20-28 90% of Tuition Only
Jan. 29-Feb. 14 50% of Tuition Only
Feb. 15-March 16 25% of Tuition Only
After March 16 0%

**All refunds will be calculated from the official date of resignation, which may not necessarily be the last day of class attendance. However, no refund will be granted for a resignation which occurred in a previous fiscal year

  1. A in-state UG drops from 18 to 9 hours during the 50% refund period: Their charges will be:
    • 50% x 9 hours dropped = 4.5 hours
    • Hours still enrolled = 9.0 hours
    • Charged for 13.5 hours
    • NO REFUND (12 hours is full time)
  2. A Masters of Information Technology (MIT) student drops from 6 hours to 3 during the 25% refund period. Their charges will be:
    • 75% x 3 hours dropped = 2.25 hours
    • Hours still enrolled = 3.0 hours
    • Charged for 5.25 hours
    • 5.25 x $900.00 = $4,725.00
    • Original tuition charge was $5,400.00
    • Refund will be: $675.00