Refunds resulting from dropping a course(s) or withdrawing from the university:
A student who officially drops a course(s) or withdraws from the university may be entitled to a refund of tuition and fees. The amount of refund, if any, will be determined by the date on which the student drops the course(s) or withdraws from the University.
The last day to drop a course with no charge for that course and remain registered in other courses is the last day of the add/drop period for the term. Refer to the Office of the Registrar calendar for the last day to add/drop with no grade for each term.
As of the first day of classes, students who wish to drop ALL courses for which they are registered must withdraw from the university to avoid academic or financial responsibility. Check the important links on the Withdrawing from UNC Charlotte website to be sure that you have completed all of the appropriate notifications.
Students awarded Federal financial aid will also be subject to the Return of Title IV Funds Policy. This may result in a balance due on your tuition and fees bill. Federal Title IV aid includes Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, PLUS Loans, Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, ACG Grants, and SMART Grants. Please refer to the Office of Student Financial Aid website for additional information.
For students who drop ALL courses for a term, the adjustment for Tuition and fees are based on the below Refund Schedule for each term.
Students who experience extenuating circumstances that warrant consideration of a refund may submit an Appeal for Tuition, Housing and Dinging Refund to request a reduction in charges. The appeal must be substantiated by medical reasons, unexpected employment changes, death in the immediate family, or University error and will be reviewed by the University Appeals Committee. Tuition refunds will not be considered if the student has received a grade other than a "W'.
Direct Deposit is the fastest and most secure way to receive your refund. By electing this option, your refund will be directly deposited into your checking or savings account, at the financial institution of your choice, which will ultimately be faster than waiting for the check to arrive in the mail. Or you can use the Manual Direct Deposit form and mail/deliver it to the Direct Deposit Administrator in the Reese building, 3rd floor.
If your student account has a credit balance, a refund check will automatically be mailed to you 7-10 days after the refund is applied to your account. Students need to provide a “Student Refund Address” by updating their Personal Information on 49er Express. If a Student Refund Address is not provided the refund check will be mailed to your permanent address on file.
Refunds cannot be credited to credit/debit cards, even if the refund is the result of an overpayment using your credit/debit card.