Withdrawal Charges

Students withdrawing from the college must meet with the Dean of Students office.

No reduction or remission of fees is allowed by the College for absence, withdrawal, or dismissal unless an official notice of withdrawal is received by the end of the seventh week of a semester, in which case charges will be prorated, please see chart below.

Schedule of Charges for Withdrawal

Week of SemesterPercentage of Semester’s Charge
1st week of a semester10% of the full semester’s charge
2nd week of a semester20% of the full semester’s charge
3rd week of a semester30% of the full semester’s charge
4th week of a semester40% of the full semester’s charge
5th week of a semester50% of the full semester’s charge
6th week of a semester60% of the full semester’s charge
7th week of a semester80% of the full semester’s charge

Students receiving financial assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, who withdraw during the first sixty percent of the semester (measured in calendar days); will be subject to a “Return of Title IV Funds” calculation to determine the portion of their federal student aid that must be returned to the federal government. Students who withdraw after the sixty percent point are considered to have “earned” all of their federal student aid. The College has adopted this same policy with respect to College-funded aid. State aid reductions may also be required in accordance with each state’s regulations. Consequently, no adjustment to a student’s account will be made until all appropriate financial aid reductions are calculated. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information about possible loss of aid and for examples of typical calculations.

An optional Comprehensive Fee refund insurance plan is available for insuring an 80% refund of fees in the event of a student’s early withdrawal from Wooster because of illness. Visit the tuition page