Cancelling or Withdrawing During Summer

Before you decide to cancel or withdraw from classes or from a summer session, it is important to understand the potential impact on your financial aid. Withdrawing from a summer session may affect aid eligibility for other summer session(s), which could result in a bill for a portion, or all aid received. You are responsible for managing any refund received for all expenses while attending summer session(s).

The recalculation of financial aid in the summer is based on several factors, such as:

  • withdrawing from the entire summer term
  • dropping one session
  • reducing units within a session
  • dropping one session but adding or keeping another session

Please discuss your decision about dropping courses or withdrawing with your college or major advisor and the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office before you take any action. The information below provides you with the steps you need to complete the process.

Withdrawing or Dropping Coursework

Even if you are not completely withdrawing from all summer sessions, changes in enrollment in summer courses may affect the amount of aid you are eligible to receive. This may result in a bill if you received aid for which you are no longer eligible. 

Be Informed Before Making a Decision

Your financial aid award is based on the number of units you initially enrolled in, and any reduction in units could result in a change in eligibility and loss of aid. For more information, visit Return of Title IV Funds and Refund Policies as well as information on Withdrawing or Dropping Coursework during summer.

Cancellation or Withdrawal from Summer Sessions

If you wish to cancel or withdraw from any session it is important to understand the potential impact on financial aid. We strongly recommend using the online Cancellation/Withdrawal Form from the Office of the University Registrar to officially complete this process. If you do not use the online Cancellation/Withdrawal form, you will be emailed a Summer Enrollment Change form to complete.

You may be required to return financial aid funds received according to the date you officially canceled your registration or withdrew. For important information on this process, please refer to the Return of Title IV Funds and Refund Policies section of our website as well as information on Withdrawing or Dropping Coursework during summer.