Dropping Classes & Withdrawal from Luther

Dropping Classes (Still enrolled at Luther) 

If a student drops a class by the last day to add/change registration for a full semester course, their tuition will be calculated based on actual enrollment on the last day to add/change registration for full semester courses.

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


If a student withdraws from all classes during the first 60 percent of the semester, the comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) charged and the financial assistance given to that student will be adjusted proportionately according to the percentage of the semester completed. 

Students who withdraw 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.

2018 Fall Semester - October 30, 2018
2019 Spring Semester - April 13, 2019

2019 Fall Semester - November 5, 2019
2020 Spring Semester - April 11, 2020

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.


Students are required to complete two January terms while enrolled at Luther. Students who enroll for the fall semester or the year but who choose not to participate in a January Term course are not entitled to a refund of room, board, or tuition charges for January Term.

Music Lessons

A student who withdraws from a applied (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.

Newly Married

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.

Requested to Leave Luther

If the college requests for 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.