Fee Adjustments for Courses Dropped and Added

A student may drop courses during the first five days of a fall or spring semester (first four days of a summer term). Students also may drop classes with special permission of the dean between the 6th and 12th class days. Full refunds will be given for courses dropped during these periods provided the student remains enrolled in at least one class. Refunds will not be issued for classes dropped after the 12th class day. Any credit balance on a student account as a result of dropping courses will not be refunded until after the fifth class day. As of the first day of the semester, students may not drop all of their courses through the drop/add process, but instead must go to the office of the Law School Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to officially withdraw. A student may add courses during the first seven days of a fall or spring semester.

Withdrawal from the University

Once the University has accepted payment for tuition and fees, a student is considered officially enrolled unless otherwise restricted from enrolling.

Stopping payment on a check for fees or allowing the check to be returned unpaid by the bank for any reason does not constitute official withdrawal. The withdrawal process is done in the office of the Law School Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. A withdrawal form will be issued in the office of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs that will explain exactly what the student needs to do. Failure to follow procedures for withdrawing from the University may result in financial penalties and delays with future enrollment in the University. Once a student registers, he or she is responsible for the total fees assessed regardless of whether the installment option is used. Refund percentages are applied to total fees assessed and not the amount paid. This means that students who withdraw before paying all installments may, in the event of withdrawal, still owe the University.

International students must contact the International Student Services Office at 979.845.1824 or before withdrawing to determine if doing so will affect their visa status.

Financial Aid Recipients should talk to a Financial Aid Counselor before withdrawing. Students receiving funds awarded by the Scholarship and Financial Aid Department should be aware of policies regarding withdrawal from the University. These policies are consistent with Federal regulation. Calculation of tuition and fee refunds due to withdrawal are based on all charges the University has assessed the student. When a student has elected various optional services charged to their fee statement, the total dollar value of these optional services will also be used to determine whether repayment of any grant or Federal Perkins Loan will be required. Federal regulations require a pro-rata refund calculation for all first time students who receive Title IV and certain State student aid at a post-secondary institution of higher education who withdraw during a payment period (semester). The length of time during which a refund must be calculated is up to 60% of the payment period.

Any credit balance on a student account as a result of officially withdrawing from the university will be held for 30 days after the official withdrawal date. The reason for the delay is so that all charges and fines may be totaled from the various departments and applied to the refund.

Tuition and Fee Adjustments

*Tuition and fee adjustments shall be made to students officially withdrawing from the University for charges listed below according to the following refund schedule: Tuition and required fees.

Fall and Spring Semester and 10 Week Summer Session
Time Period Refund
By 5 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of class 100 percent
During the first five class days 80 percent
During the second five class days 70 percent
During the third five class days 50 percent
During the fourth five class days 25 percent
After the fourth five class days None

Summer Term of more than 5 weeks but less than 10 weeks

Time Period Refund
By 5 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of class 100 percent
During the first, second or third class day 80 percent
During the fourth, fifth or sixth class day 50 percent
Seventh day of class and thereafter None

For the complete Texas A&M University Refund Policy, go to:

Last updated 6/5/14