Refund eligibility depends on three dates: class start date, class end date, and the date you officially drop the class. Refund amounts and drop date requirements are as follows:
Note: These percentages are based on the time period between class start and end dates, not by the number of class meetings that occur.
- 100% refund: Drop class at least one day before it starts
- 80% refund: Drop class before 11% of the class is completed
- 60% refund: Drop class after 11% but before 20% of the class is completed. Classes dropped during any refund period do not appear on your transcript.
- 0% refund: Drop class after 20% of the class is completed. Classes dropped after the 60% refund period remain on your transcript and receive a final grade of "W" (withdrawal).
You may withdraw from your classes until 90% of the class is completed. For more information on “Last Date to Drop”, go to your myMadisonCollege student account under Academic Calendar Deadlines.
You can download our Refund Estimation Calculator to help you learn your refund dates. You will need your official class start and end dates to do this. Actual refunds can only be calculated after the class is dropped and tuition recalculation is run.
Dropping classes may affect your financial aid or veterans benefits. You may be required to repay funds received. It is wise to check with the financial aid office when you consider dropping classes.
It is always your responsibility to verify add or drop actions were successfully completed, as these will affect your tuition balance.
If you have any questions about paying your tuition, contact Financial Operations.