A student who wishes to un-enroll from all courses at MSU must come to the Student Affairs Office located in the Clark Student Center, room 108, to fill out a withdrawal slip. The student will need to bring his/her MSU I.D. Card at the time of withdrawal. Distance education students may contact the Student Affairs Office via phone to withdraw but will be required to send written consent via email or fax. Once the withdrawal slip has been completed and signed by the student, copies are distributed to the Registrar’s Office, Business Office, and Financial Aid Office. Students unable to withdraw themselves from MSU (due to medical reasons, etc) may only be withdrawn by someone who has legal power of attorney for the student.

Refunds

Only students withdrawing before the official first class of the term will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. Starting the first day of classes, the refund rate decreases to 80%.

Fall 2020 Regular Semester and Part of Term A

Tuition/Free refund corresponding to the day you withdraw from classes.
Prior to the first class day 100%
During the first 5 class days 80% thru Aug, 2020
During the second 5 class days 70% thru Sept, 2020
During the third 5 class days 50% thru Sept, 2020
During the fourth 5 class days 25% thru Sept, 2020
After the fourth 5 class days 0%

 

Fall 2020 Part of Term B

Days you can withdraw
Prior to the first class day 100%
During the first 3 class days 80% thru Oct, 2020
During the second 3 class days 50% thru Oct, 2020
After the second 3 class days 0%

 

LAST DAY FOR "W" - 4:00 p.m. - Withdrawals/Drops after this date will receive grades of "F"

Fall 2020 Regular Semester and part of Terms A and B - December. 4, 2020
Spring 2021 Semester and part of Terms A and B - April 30 2021. 

 

Dropped Course Refund Schedules

Dropping a course(s), but remaining enrolled in another course(s) for the same semester.

If you are dropping a course within the first twelve class days of a Fall or Spring term, or first four days of a summer or part A or Part B term, you are eligible for a refund of applicable tuition and fees for the course(s) dropped. Dropped courses are not the same as withdrawal. Dropped courses refund percentages apply only if you are dropping a course(s) but remain enrolled in other course(s) during the same semester.

Fall 2020 regular Semester and Part of Term A

Through September 4 2019 100%
After September 4 2019 0%
Fall 2020 Part of Term B
Through October 16, 2020 100%
After October 16, 2020 0%
 
Military Transfer

Active members of the U.S. Military must provide a copy of their orders in order to receive a full refund when withdrawing after the first day of classes.

MSU Housing

If a student withdraws who is currently residing in on-campus housing, he/she must speak directly with the Office of Residence Life & Housing to schedule a time to move out, arrange possible storage, and discuss any room/board charges or refunds.

Petitioning for a Full (100%) Refund
To petition for a 100% refund for a withdrawal after the first day of classes, students must meet the following requirements:
  • The reason for withdrawing was beyond the student’s control (medical, family emergency, etc)
  • Provide a written statement explaining why the student feels he/she deserves a full refund
  • Provide supporting documentation to validate the reason for withdrawal (i.e. medical records with date of admittance and release)
Once a student has provided the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office with above information/documentation, the information will be provided to the Vice President of Administration and Finance to make the final decision on whether or not the refund petition will be approved.
Timing Is Everything – “W” or “F” on the Student Transcript

Students who withdraw prior will receive a “W” on their transcript for their summer course(s). This will have no consequence on a student’s G.P.A. Students who withdraw will receive an “F” in each course on their transcript, which counts towards a student’s MSU G.P.A.

Petitioning for a late “W”
Students can petition to receive a late “W” instead of an “F” due to withdrawing during a semester after the published deadline by providing the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office with the required documentation and approvals listed below.
  • A letter or statement concerning the nature of the withdrawal reason being beyond the student’s control (medical, family emergency, military, etc)
  • Documentation to validate the reason for withdrawal (i.e. medical records with date of admittance and release)
  • Written approval from the professor/instructor for a late “W” for every course the student was enrolled in during the term of withdrawal
  • Written approval from the College Dean for a late “W” for every course under a respective college the student was enrolled in during the term of withdrawal
Upon submitting a completed petition, the information will be provided to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to make the final decision.