Refund Policies

Semester Openings

At the start of a semester, refund checks for excess financial aid are available on the first day of classes and made payable to the student provided your financial aid and loans have disbursed to your account. Checks not picked up after 21 days will be mailed to your home address. Please note that for your protection refund checks cannot be mailed to a campus address.

Please Note: If you have a payment that has been posted to your fee bill and there are future charges listed on your account, the payment will be applied towards those charges before any refund can be issued. For example if you have a credit balance on your Summer 2015 fee bill, and your Fall 2015 fee bill has already been released the credit will apply to your Fall 2015 fee bill charges first before a refund can be issued.


Refunds Issued in Error

In the event that the Bursar’s Office issues you a refund in error the University reserves the right to reclaim such funds.


529 Plan Rules Regarding Excess Distributions

If there is an excess distribution of funds the University is unable to refund the 529 plan directly. Any excess funds from a 529 plan payment will be refunded to the student. Please refer to Publication 970 and consult your tax advisor or 529 plan administrator regarding the excess funds.


Special Rules and Exceptions

  • Credit balances based on personal check payments will be held for 7 days before a refund check is issued.
  • Enrollment status must match financial aid packaging status (e.g., full-time, part-time, etc.) and the fee bill.
  • Refunds from international over-payments will be reviewed prior to issuing and may be returned to the original source. 


Refund Schedule for Undergraduate and Non-Degree Students

(*Based upon full withdrawal from the university)

Fall 2017

Date Refund
August 28th 100%
August 29th-September 3rd 90%
September 4th-September 10th 60%
September 11th-September 24th 50%
September 25th-October 22nd 25%


* All undergraduate students who withdraw from the University for any reason must secure from the Dean of Students (DOS) acknowledgement of their withdrawal, and arrange with DOS the details of their leaving. No refunds are made unless this procedure is followed. All Non-Degree students must secure from the Office of the Registrar acknowledgement of their withdrawal.

If you drop a course prior to Day 10 of the semester and become part-time, your tuition and fees will adjust accordingly and you may be eligible for a refund. If you drop a course after Day 10, and receive a "W" in the course, you are still financially responsible for the course.

Summer and Winter Intersession Course Fee Refund Policy

A full-refund will be issued if a class is dropped by the last posted day to drop for a given summer/winter session, less the non-refundable summer/winter enrollment fee (currently $65 for non-degree students and $45 for matriculated UConn students).

There will be no refund after the last posted day to drop for a given session. Final drop dates for all summer and winter sessions are posted on the Summer and Winter Session website.

Please note that withdrawal from a class may affect your summer or winter financial aid status.

It is your responsibility to initiate withdrawal from a summer or winter class. Non-attendance at classes or non-payment of fees does not constitute a withdrawal or relieve you of your financial obligation.