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Withdrawal and Refund Policy

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Withdrawing from PLU

Withdrawing from all your classes prior to the start of the semester will result in a total cancellation of university charges (except the tuition deposit) for the term and cancellation of all aid. Withdrawing after the start of a term prorates your university charges, based on the official withdrawal date from the university. Once 60% of the semester has elapsed, there is no tuition reduction and all financial aid already disbursed will be considered to have been utilized. To establish the official withdrawal date, you must complete the withdrawal process with the Office of the Registrar.

Important withdrawal dates based on term

June 6, 2016: First date of class, Term I. If you officially withdraw from all of your summer classes with the Office of the Registrar before this date, all summer charges (except the tuition deposit) and your financial aid award are canceled. If you are a new student in the summer and did not register for summer semester classes, you will be considered to have never enrolled at PLU for the term.

June 21, 2016: This is the date at which 60% of Term I will have elapsed. If you withdraw prior to this date, all PLU gift aid is canceled, while your tuition and fee charges and federal and state financial aid funds will be prorated on a daily basis. On campus housing charges are prorated according to the Residential life proration schedule. There is no tuition and fee reduction and financial aid for the term will be considered to be fully utilized if you withdraw on or after this date.

July 5, 2016: First date of class, Term II. If you officially withdraw from all of your summer classes with the Office of the Registrar before this date, all summer charges (except the tuition deposit) and your financial aid award are canceled. If you are a new student in the summer and did not register for summer semester classes, you will be considered to have never enrolled at PLU for the term.

July 20, 2016: This is the date at which 60% of Term I will have elapsed. If you withdraw prior to this date, all PLU gift aid is canceled, while your tuition and fee charges and federal and state financial aid funds will be prorated on a daily basis. On campus housing charges are prorated according to the Residential life proration schedule. There is no tuition and fee reduction and financial aid for the term will be considered to be fully utilized if you withdraw on or after this date.

June 6, 2016: First date of class, Term I.  If you officially withdraw from all of your summer classes with the Office of the Registrar before this date, all summer charges (except the tuition deposit) and your financial aid award are canceled. If you are a new student in the summer and did not register for summer semester classes, you will be considered to have never enrolled at PLU for the term.

June 21, 2016: This is the date at which 60% of Term I will have elapsed. This date is important only if you do not register for any Term II classes or if you withdraw from all Term II classes prior to ceasing your Term I attendance. If you officially withdraw on or after this date, all Term I tuition and fee charges and financial aid will be considered to be fully utilized. If you withdraw prior to this date, any PLU gift aid is canceled, while your Term I tuition and fee charges and any federal and state financial aid funds will be prorated on a daily schedule, based on the number of days in Term I only. On campus housing charges are prorated according to the Residential Life proration schedule.

July 7, 2016: This is the date at which 60% of the Summer Term will have elapsed. If you withdraw prior to this date, any PLU gift aid is canceled, while your tuition and fee charges and federal and state financial aid funds will be prorated on a daily basis. On campus housing charges are prorated according to the Residential life proration schedule. There is no tuition and fee reduction and financial aid for the term will be considered to be fully utilized if you withdraw on or after this date.

September 6, 2016: First day of class. If you officially withdraw from all of your fall classes with the Office of the Registrar before this date, all fall charges (except the tuition deposit) and your financial aid award are canceled. If you are a new student in the fall and did not register for fall semester classes, you will be considered to have never enrolled at PLU for the semester.


November 6, 2016: This is the date at which 60% of the semester will have elapsed. If you withdraw prior to this date, all PLU gift aid is canceled, while your tuition and fee charges and federal and state financial aid funds will be prorated on a daily basis. On campus housing charges are prorated according to the Residential life proration schedule. There is no tuition and fee reduction and financial aid for the semester will be considered to be fully utilized if you withdraw on or after this date.

January 3, 2017: First day of class for J-Term. If you officially withdraw from all of your J-Term and Spring classes with the Office of the Registrar before this date, all university charges (except the tuition deposit) and your financial aid award will be canceled. If you are a new student admitted for the J-Term, but do not register for J-Term and spring semester classes, you will be considered to have never enrolled at PLU for the term.

January 20, 2017: This is the date at which 60%of J-Term will have elapsed. This date is important only if you do not register for any spring semester classes or if you withdraw from all spring semester classes prior to ceasing your J-Term attendance. If you officially withdraw on or after this date, all J-Term tuition and fee charges and financial aid will be considered to be fully utilized. If you withdraw prior to this date, all PLU gift aid is canceled, while any J-Term tuition and fee charges and federal and state financial aid funds will be prorated on a daily schedule, based on the number of days in the J-Term only. On campus housing charges are prorated according to the Residential Life proration schedule. If your J-Term/spring semester financial aid is disbursed at the start of J-Term and you withdraw from your spring semester courses before the semester start date, your already disbursed aid will be reduced, since it was based on full time enrollment and not on the four or five credits earned in J-Term.

April 4, 2017: This is the date at which 60% of the combined J-Term/spring semester will have elapsed and all tuition and fee charges and financial are considered to have been fully utilized. If you officially withdraw prior to this date, all PLU gift aid is canceled, while your J-Term/Spring semester tuition and fee charges and federal and state financial aid funds will be prorated on a daily schedule based on the number of days in the combined J-Term/Spring semester. On campus housing charges are prorated according to the Residential Life proration schedule.

February 8, 2017: First day of class. If you officially withdraw from all of your spring classes with the Office of the Registrar before this date, all university charges (except the tuition deposit) and your financial aid award are canceled. If you are a new student in the spring and did not register for spring semester classes, you will be considered to have never enrolled at PLU for the semester.

April 17, 2017: This is the date at which 60% of the semester will have elapsed. If you officially withdraw prior to this date, all PLU gift aid is canceled, while your spring semester tuition and fee charges and federal and state financial aid funds will be prorated on a daily basis. On campus housing charges are prorated according to the Residential life proration schedule. All tuition and fee charges and financial aid for the semester will be considered to be fully utilized if you withdraw on or after this date.

Returning to PLU

When there is a break in your enrollment (not attending either a fall or spring semester), if you return:

  • within six years of your departure,  your PLU merit scholarship will be renewed unless you depart PLU with an Unsatisfactory Academic Progress status. A Re-Entry Application with the Office of the Registrar is required.{NEED LINK TO APPLICATION}
  • after six years, you must re-apply through the Admission Office as a entering student. If you earned college credit elsewhere after leaving PLU, your transfer GPA will determine a new Transfer merit scholarship that replaces any PLU academic scholarship awarded previously.