Finance Division

Refund Schedule for Academic Fees

 

Refund of Academic Fees (Tuition, University Fee, and Health Fee) for Students Withdrawing, Dropping to Part Time, or Part-Time Students Dropping Credit Hours

No refunds will be made on a semester’s tuition and fees after four weeks from the last day to register. In the case of a total withdrawal from the University, refunds will be based on the effective date of the withdrawal.  In the case of a withdrawal from one or more courses (not a total withdrawal), refunds will be based on the date the student drops the course using the on-line registration system. To be eligible for a refund, the student’s request must be received by Student Financial Services prior to the beginning of the next fall/spring semester or subsequent summer term.

Fall 2014 Withdrawal/Drop Periods are as follows:

Fall 2014
Percentage Charged of Dropped Hours 
Last day to register August 26
Drop/Withdraw on or before August 26 No Charge
Drop/Withdraw  Aug 27 - Sept 2 20%
Drop/Withdraw Sept 3 - Sept 9 40%
Drop/Withdraw Sept 10 - Sept 16 60%
Drop/Withdraw  Sept 17 - Sept 23 80%
Drop/Withdraw on or After Sept 24 100%
Last day to receive lab fee refund Sept 2 100%

Summer 2014 Withdrawal/Drop Periods are as follows:

Summer I
Percentage Charged of Dropped Hours
Last day to register May 15
Drop/Withdraw on or before May 15 No Charge
Drop/Withdraw May 16-22 40%
Drop/Withdraw May 23- 29 80%
Drop/Withdraw on or After May 30 100%

 

Mini-Mester A
Percentage Charged of Dropped Hours
Last day to register May 14
Drop/Withdraw on or before May 14 No Charge
Drop/Withdraw on or After May 15 100%

 

Mini-Mester B
Percentage Charged of Dropped Hours
Last day to register June 3
Drop/Withdraw on or before June 3 No Charge
Drop/Withdraw on or After June 4 100%

 

Long Summer
Percentage Charged of Dropped Hours
Last day to register May 15
Drop/Withdraw on or before May 15 No Charge
Drop/Withdraw May 16-22 40%
Drop/Withdraw May 23- 29 60%
Drop/Withdraw  May 30 - June 5  80%
Drop/Withdraw on or After June 6 100%

 

Summer II
Percentage Charged of Dropped Hours
Last day to register June 26
Drop/Withdraw on or before June 26 No Charge
Drop/Withdraw June 27 - July 3 40%
Drop/Withdraw July 4 - 10 80%
Drop/Withdraw on or After July 11 100%

 

Mini-Mester C
Percentage Charged of Dropped Hours
Last day to register June 24
Drop/Withdraw on or before June 24 No Charge
Drop/Withdraw on or After June 25 100%

 

Mini-Mester D
Percentage Charged of Dropped Hours
Last day to register July 16
Drop/Withdraw on or before July 16 No Charge
Drop/Withdraw on or After July 17 100%

How are refunds calculated?

Student academic fees are “capped” at the full-time rate, once the per credit hour rate multiplied by the number of credit hours exceeds the applicable full-time academic fee amount.  This means that, in most cases, there is a direct benefit to the student taking more than 12 credit hours.

When a student taking 12 or more credit hours drops a course during the drop refund period, the student’s fees will be adjusted based on the number of liable hours during the period. 

For example:

An undergraduate, in-state student is registered for 13 credit hours.  They drop 8 hours during the 80% refund period: 

In-State Full-Time Academic Fee $6115.00
In-State Part-Time rate (per credit hour) $546
Refund Calculation How it appears on the bill
5 credit hours @ part-time rate $2730.00 Undergrad In-State Academic Fee $6115
8 credit hours @ part-time rate +$4368.00 Undergrad In-State Academic Fee -$2511.40
Reduction based on drop date in 80% period
$4368 (8 dropped hours) x 80% refund -$3494.40
New Academic Fee =$3603.60

Please note that some student fees are non-refundable. The drop date is based on the drop date in the system. This date is not determined by Student Financial Services. 

Access Clemson University's Official Refund Policy for Academic Fees and Financial Aid Return Policy.