Refunds After Withdrawal

The percentage of refunds depends on the effective date of your withdrawal. 

Fee adjustments, if any, are based on your withdrawal date. All fee adjustments for withdrawals are applied to your student account and may be applied to any outstanding debts. If you are participating in the Deferred Payment Plan and have not paid all your fees, you may still owe fees to the University. Please see tables below for prorated amounts. 

These fees are nonrefundable:

  • late fees
  • health insurance
  • class pass
  • document management 

All continuing and readmitted students, and new students who have not had federal Title IV financial aid applied to their accounts:
 

Days* Prorated Fees
Before instruction begins 0%
First Day of Instruction 0%
2-11 10%
12-27 50%
28-53 75%
54+ 100%

*Undergraduate and Academic and Professional Graduate students, please review the Academic Calendar for dates of instruction for each term. Law students and students in Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Programs, please check with your program office.

New students who have had federal Title IV financial aid applied to their accounts who withdraw during their first term of enrollment:

Days* Prorated Fees
Before instruction begins 0%
1-7 0%
8-14 10%
15-28 20%
29-35 30%
36-49 40%
50-56 50%
57-63 60%
64+ 100%

*Undergraduate and Academic and Professional Graduate students, please review the Academic Calendar for dates of instruction for each term. Law students and students in Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Programs, please check with your program office.

Financial Aid Recipients

If you are a financial aid recipient and withdraw, you may have to pay back all or part of your financial aid as you may no longer be eligible for the full amount of aid. You will be held responsible for all Housing and Dining charges prior to the first day of courses and after your effective date of withdrawal, if you are still in student housing.

These charges will not be part of financial aid eligibility, nor will they be subject to refund. Financial aid will not be provided to cover any of these charges. Please consult with the Financial Aid and Scholarship office at: withdraw@berkeley.edu.