Refund of Tuition & Fees
Students dropping courses must inform the Registrar's Office using the official drop procedures during the drop/add period. Refunds are not given for textbooks and materials.
MSUM may refund tuition and fees for individually dropped courses only if the drop occurs within:
- the first five (5) business days of the semester
- the first five (5) business days of summer sessions that are three (3) weeks or more in length
- one (1) business day of summer sessions that are less than fifteen (15) business days in length
Please refer to the Payment Dates calendar for exact dates each semester. Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the published deadlines on the Academic Calendar. Tuition is not refundable when students drop or withdraw from courses after the published deadlines. However, if circumstances beyond the student’s control prevented him/her from complying with the established dates and deadlines for that term, the student may appeal the tuition.
Refund Due to Withdrawal
If a student officially totally withdraws from the University, MSUM will refund a percentage of tuition and fees to the student and/or the student's financial aid funding sources according to the schedule as established by the Minnesota State System Board of Trustees and the University.
Students who withdraw from all courses or discontinue enrollment during the Fall or Spring semesters should review information available at the Academic Support Center. Those students who wish to withdraw during the Summer Sessions should report to the Registrar's Office.
Tuition Refund Appeal
Tuition refund appeals, which includes both Undergraduate and Graduate courses, must be submitted within 90 days of the end of the term in which the course(s) was dropped. All correspondence regarding a student's appeal status, including approval/denial notification, will be sent through the email address provided. If a tuition refund is approved by the committee, your student account will be credited. If the refund creates a credit balance, the balance will be paid to the student.