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 
 
Fall 2016 

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

Days Fall 2016 Dates* Prorated Fees
Before instruction begins Before August 24 0%
1 August 24 0%
2-11 August 25 - September 3 10%
12-27 September 4 - September 19 50%
28-53 September 20 - October 15 75%
54+ October 16 and after 100%

 

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

Days Fall 2016 Dates* Prorated Fees
Before instruction begins Before August 24, 2016 0%
1-7 August 24–August 30, 2016 0%
8-14 August 31–September 6, 2016 10%
15-28 September 7–September 20, 2016 20%
29-35 September 21–September 27, 2016 30%
36-49 September 28–October 11, 2016 40%
50-56 October 12–October 18, 2016 50%
57-63 October 19–October 25, 2016 60%
64+ October 26, 2016 and after 100%
 
Spring 2017

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

Days Spring 2017 Dates Prorated Fees
Before instruction begins Before January 17, 2017 0%
1 January 17, 2017 0%
2-11 January 18–January 27, 2017 10%
12-27 January 28–February 12, 2017 50%
28-53 February 13–March 10, 2017 75%
54+ March 11, 2017 and after 100%

 

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

Days Spring 2017 Dates Prorated Fees
Before instruction begins Before January 17, 2017 0%
1-7 January 17–January 23, 2017 0%
8-14 January 24–January 30, 2017 10%
15-28 January 31–February 13, 2017 20%
29-35 February 14–February 20, 2017 30%
36-49 February 21–March 6, 2017 40%
50-56 March 7–March 13, 2017 50%
57-63 March 14–March 20, 2017 60%
64+ March 21 and after 100%


*These dates have been adjusted to reflect the nearest working day in cases where the official refund period (calendar days) begins or ends on a weekend or holiday.

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.