Withdrawing from UNC Asheville

Withdrawing Before or During the Drop/Add Period

Students who find that they must withdraw from the university need to “officially withdraw.” They can do so during the drop/add week by dropping all courses online via OnePort and completing the Enrollment Notification Form. A student is not “officially withdrawn” from the university until the Academic Success Center has received the Enrollment Notification Form.

Withdrawing During the Withdrawal Period

Students who find that they must withdraw from the University after the drop/add week has passed need to submit the Complete Withdrawal Form. Failure to submit this form and “officially” withdraw from the University may affect the student’s financial aid award, their academic record and their student account balance.

Students who wish to discuss the academic consequence of a change in enrollment status at the university should contact the Academic Success Center.

Tuition & Fees Refund Schedule

Official Withdrawal Completed During:RefundLast Date for Fall 2020Last Date for Spring 2021
First week of classes (Drop/Add)100%08/16/2020TBD
Second Week of Classes90%08/23/2020TBD
Third Week of Classes70%08/30/2020TBD
Fourth Week of Classes50%09/07/2020TBD
Fifth Week of Classes30%09/14/2020TBD
Sixth Week of Classes15%09/21/2020TBD
Withdrawal after the Sixth Week of ClassesNO REFUND

Note: Once the drop/add period ends, a student must completely withdraw from the university to receive a refund.

Return of Federal Title IV and State Funds When a Student Withdraws

Title IV funds include Federal Unsubsidized and Subsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, (SEOG).  Federal Work Study is excluded from this procedure.  State funds include Education lottery Scholarship, UNC Need Based Grant, UNC Campus Scholarships, and NC School of Science and Math Grant.

The federal and state mandated Return of Funds Policy governs the return of Title IV and state funds disbursed to a student when the student withdraws from the university during the semester. The Financial Aid Office does the calculation of the amount of Title IV funds that must be returned. The amount returned is based on the number of days attended at the time that the student withdraws from the University.

The student will be notified of the amount returned to Department of Education and the State of North Carolina. If the return creates a balance on the student’s UNC Asheville student account, the student will be sent a bill for their student account balance from the Student Accounts Office.

Partial Withdraw from Classes

The refund policy applies to complete withdrawals from UNC Asheville. If a student withdraws from a class (after the drop/add period) but does not completely withdraw from all classes there is NO reduction of charges on the student’s account and no refund to the student.

Any questions about this policy should be referred to the Student Accounts Office at 828-251-6664.

For additional information regarding the academic policy for withdrawals please visit the Withdrawal Policy website.