Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University

Tuition and Fee Refund Policy

A refund of tuition shall be made if a student officially withdraws or is dismissed from the University during the first three weeks of a regular semester.  Tuition refunds or reductions in outstanding fee liabilities for students who officially withdraw through TopNet or the Office of the Registrar, or who change their status from full-time to part-time or further reduce their part-time status through drop/add, will be made according to the below schedules:

 

Important Note for Financial Aid recipients:

Financial Aid recipients are strongly encouraged to consult with the Office of Student Financial Assistance regarding the impact of changes in enrollment.  Enrollment changes can have a significant impact on your current financial aid as well as your future financial aid eligibility. 

 

Fall and Spring Semesters 

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 6 days of classes

100%

 From the 7th day of class through the end of the second week 

50%

 Through the end of the third week

25%

No refund after the third week of classes

 

 

Fall and Spring Bi-Term Classes

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 3 days of classes

100%

 4th and 5th days of classes

50%

 6th and 7th days of classes

25%

No refund after the 7th day of classes 

 

Winter Term 3-Week Session

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 2 days of classes

100%

 3rd day of classes

50%

No refund after the 3rd day of classes 

 

Summer 13-Week Session

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 5 days of classes

100%

 6th through 8th day of classes 

50%

 9th through 12th day of classes

25%

No refund after the 12th day of classes 

 

Summer 8-Week Session

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 3 days of classes

100%

 4th and 5th day of classes 

50%

 6th and 7th day of classes

25%

No refund after the 7th day of classes 

 

Summer 7-Week Session

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 3 days of classes

100%

 4th and 5th day of classes 

50%

 6th and 7th day of classes

25%

No refund after the 7th day of classes 

 

Summer 6-Week Session

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 3 days of classes

100%

 4th day of classes 

50%

 5th day of classes

25%

No refund after the 5th day of classes 

 

Summer 5-Week Session

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 3 days of classes

100%

 4th day of classes

50%

 5th day of classes

25%

No refund after the 5th day of classes 

 

Summer 4-Week Session

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 3 days of classes

100%

 4th day of classes

50%

No refund after the 4th day of classes

 

 

Summer 3-Week Session

 Official Withdrawal Period 

 Tuition Refund Percentage  

 Through first 2 days of classes

100%

 3rd day of classes 

50%

No refund after the 3rd day of classes 

 

 

*The refund percentage is applied to the number of credit hours dropped, not the dollar amount of tuition and fees assessed.  

*Course fees are non-refundable after the 100% refund period.  

*The refund policy is subject to change based upon federal regulations or by Western Kentucky University without prior notice.  

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/25/14