Refund and Withdrawal Policies

Refund Date Deadlines
(6 to 9-week sessions)

Start Date June 23
Last Day for Full Refund June 29
Last Day for Half Refund July 10


Less than 6-Week Courses


  Start Date Full Refund Half Refund
3-5 week courses Through June 29 June 29, by midnight None
3-5 week courses After June 29 Must withdraw before
the 2nd class meeting
Less than 3 week courses  After June 29 Must withdraw before
the 2nd class meeting
Less than 1 week courses After June 29 Must withdraw no later
than 1st class

Withdrawal Policies

Dropping a Course(s)

(6- or 9-week)
Dropping a course(s) before 5 p.m., July 6, 2020 is considered to be a change of initial registration and no grade of W results, however you are still responsible for the associated tuition and fees (see Student Business Office's Refund Policies).

Course Withdrawal

(6- or 9-week)
After 5 p.m., July 6, 2020, is considered late and results in a W grade. After 5 p.m., July 6, 2020, the use of a late-withdrawal privilege is required and must be done by contacting the Registrar’s Office. Discontinued attendance without an official withdrawal results in a failing grade (F or Z).

Withdrawal Privileges

(6- or 9-week)
Each student is granted two annual late-withdrawal privileges at the beginning of the academic year in fall quarter. The annual late-withdrawal privileges can be used for late course withdrawal beginning the third week each quarter. Unused late-withdrawal privileges cannot be accumulated.

Hardship Withdrawal

A student who is unable to complete a course due to hardship may petition for a late course withdrawal after the stated deadlines. Hardship is considered to be an incapacitating injury or illness requiring extensive recuperation or a significant personal emergency such as death in the immediate family. Verification of the hardship is required. You may petition for a late course withdrawal on the basis of hardship online. Students granted a hardship withdrawal are required to successfully petition Financial Aid if they wish to regain their financial aid eligibility resulting from their withdrawal. Although a hardship withdrawal may be approved, tuition and fees may not be refunded.

Impact of Withdrawal on Federal Student Aid

When you withdraw, there can be significant impacts to your financial aid eligibility for the current and future quarters. Please see Financial Aid Withdrawing from WWU  for detailed information. You are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at (360) 650-3470 or financial.aid@wwu and the Student Business Office at (360) 650-2865 or prior to withdrawing.