Dropping Classes & Withdrawal from Luther

Tuition adjustments for students who reduce the number of enrolled credits, but still remain enrolled at Luther:
If a change in enrollment is made on or before the last day to add/change registration for full semester courses, the calculated tuition charge will be based on the actual enrollment on the last day to add/change registration for full semester courses.

If a class is dropped after the last day to add/change registration in full semester courses but the student remains enrolled in other classes, no adjustments will be made to the tuition charge.

Refunds for students who withdraw from all courses:
When a student withdraws from all classes during the first 60 percent of the semester, the comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) charged to that student and the financial assistance given to that student will be adjusted proportionately according to the percentage of the semester completed. This adjustment will be made to the actual tuition, room, and board charges assessed for the semester. Students withdrawing on the first day of the semester will receive a full refund (tuition, room, and board) for that semester.

The college's policy for calculating this reduction in costs and financial aid is consistent with the requirements of the federal government's regulations. Refunds of charges and of financial aid programs will be calculated through the following dates. There will be no adjustment to comprehensive fee or financial aid if withdrawal occurs after these dates.

2016 Fall Semester - November 1, 2016
2017 Spring Semester - April 8, 2017

2017 Fall Semester - October 31, 2017
2018 Spring Semester - April 15, 2018

Withdrawal forms for official notification of withdrawal from the college are available in the student life office. If the student is unable to complete the official withdrawal process, it is important that they notify the student life office of their intent to withdraw.

Other Information:
Students are required to complete two January terms while enrolled at Luther. Students who enroll for the fall semester or the year but who elect to omit the January Term are not entitled to a refund of room, board, or tuition charges for the January Term.

A student who marries during the academic year is not exempted from the original housing agreement. The above refund schedule will apply for the semester unless arrangements for temporary housing were made with the residence life office prior to the beginning of the semester.

A student who withdraws from a private music lesson after the semester begins will be billed at the prorated rate for each week registered as per policy. After a designated time, the full fee for the semester will apply. No refund in fees will be made for absences from private lessons, except on account of illness of more than two weeks' duration. See Music Lessons.

If the college requests a student to withdraw because of unsatisfactory academic progress or infraction of college regulations, the student receives refunds as determined by the administration.

For more information on the refund policy, contact the Financial Aid Office.