Refund Policies

Semester Openings

Refund checks for the beginning of a semester will be issued within 14 days of Financial Aid disbursement. Your refund check will be mailed directly to the mailing/billing address associated with your account. Refunds can also be received via Direct Deposit. The main advantages of direct deposit are that you will have access to your money faster, as the funds are deposited directly in your bank account. No need to find a location to cash the check or get it to your bank.

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 2017 fee bill, and your Fall 2017 fee bill has already been released the credit will apply to your Fall 2017 fee bill charges first before a refund can be issued.

Refunds Issued in Error

In the event that the Office of the Bursar 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)

Refund policy - general

After the first day of classes, withdrawal adjustments are made only on refundable fees according to the following schedule:

Date Refund
First day of classes 100%
Remainder of the 1st calendar week 90%
2nd week 60%
3rd and 4th week 50%
5th week through 8th week 25%

(Calendar weeks run Monday through Sunday; whatever day of the week on which the semester begins, the following Sunday ends the first calendar week.)

UConn Health has a specific refund schedule that is different from Storrs and the regional campuses.

Fall 2020

Date Refund
August 31 100%
September 1 - September 6 90%
September 7 - September 13 60%
September 14 - September 27 50%
September 28 - October 25 25%

Spring 2021

Date Refund
January 19 100%
January 20 - January 24 90%
January 25 - January 31 60%
February 1 - February 14 50%
February 15 - March 14 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 Session website and the 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.