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Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy

Student charges will be adjusted for voluntary withdrawals from the university and for drops or withdrawals from individual classes in accordance with the schedule and provisions set forth below

For refunding purposes the following definitions apply:

  1.  Classes with duration of less than 12 weeks in length.
  2.  Classes with duration of 12 weeks or longer.

Tuition & Fees Schedule

 For Withdrawals from the University:

 “Standard” Full Semester classes and “Non-standard” classes of 12 weeks or more:

Withdrawal Date        Percent of Refund
Prior to the end of the second week 100%
Prior to the end of the fourth week 75%
Prior to the end of the sixth week 50%
Prior to the end of the eighth week 25%
After the eighth week 0%

 “Non-Standard” short classes – classes of less than 12 weeks in length:

Withdrawal Date      Percent of Refund
Withdrawal on or before the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled. For example, for a six week course, a refund will be granted through the sixth day. 100%
After the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled.  0%

For Dropped Classes:

“Standard” Full Semester Classes:

Drop Date Percent of Refund
Prior to the end of the Drop Period 100%
After the Drop Period 0%

“Non-standard” classes:

Drop/Withdrawal Date  Percent of Refund
Withdrawal on or before the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled. For example, for a six week course, a refund will be granted through the sixth day. 100%
After the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled. 0%

The financial deadlines for dropping a class can be found by  clicking  the deadlines icon  in the student’s schedule on their MaineStreet Student Center.

Determination of Attendance

Room and Board Schedule

Room Schedule:

Withdrawal Date    Percent of Refund
Prior to the end of the second week 100%
Prior to the end of the fourth week 75%
Prior to the end of the sixth week 50%
Prior to the end of the eighth week 25%
After the eight week 0%

 

Board Schedule:

Withdrawal Date Percent of Refund   
Students who withdraw from the university or cancel their Room and Board contract prior to the end of the semester will be refunded for the unused portion of their meal plan on a prorated basis. Students must notify the Housing Services office to qualify for the refund. Prorated

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Contact Information

Bursar's Office
5703 Alumni Hall, Room 100
Orono, Maine 04469-5703
Phone: (207) 581-1521 | Fax: (207) 581-1474E-mail: umbursar@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System