Prorated Tuition and Mandatory Fee Schedule

Updated 6/9/2023

If you are planning to withdraw from the University, you must officially withdraw by following the steps below. Simply not going to class is not considered a withdrawal. You are considered an active student until you officially withdraw by submitting the withdrawal form. Students who withdraw from the University may be subject to a pro-rated adjustment of tuition and fees. These adjustments are based on the last day a student attended any class. Housing adjustments may differ. Please refer to the Residential Life website for more information. 

Undergraduate Students

If you are planning to take the Fall semester off from UMass Amherst, please read the information about withdrawing on the UMass Dean of Students website.  You must withdraw from the University no later than September 5, 2023 (the first day of classes) by submitting a completed withdrawal form.  

Students who withdraw from the University after the first day of classes are subject to a pro-rated adjustment of tuition and fees.  These adjustments are based on the last day a student attended any of their classes.  The pro-rated adjustments for undergraduate students are listed below.

Undergraduate Last Date of Attendance

  • Through 9/5/2023, registration day and first day of classes: 100% refund

  • First two weeks of the semester, 9/6/2023 through 9/18/2023: 80%

  • During the third week, 9/19/2023 through 9/25/2023: 60%

  • During the fourth week, 9/26/2023 through 10/2/2023: 40%

  • During the fifth week, 10/3/2023 through 10/9/2023: 20%

  • As of 10/10/2023, 0%. No refund

Meal Plan charges fall under the same pro-rated refund schedule as tuition and mandatory fees. Housing fees follow a separate pro-rated refund schedules.

If you plan to return to the University for a future semester, please review the information and instructions available on the University Registar's website for Re-Enrollment Information.

Graduate Students

Graduate students voluntarily withdrawing from the University must send a letter to the Graduate Dean, via their Graduate Program Director, indicating the reasons for the request.  More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.

Graduate Withdrawal Dates

  • Through 9/18/2023: 100% refund

  • During the third week, 9/19/2023 through 9/25/2023: 60%

  • During the fourth week, 9/26/2023 through 10/2/2023: 40%

  • During the fifth week,  10/3/2023 through 10/9/2023: 20%

  • As of 10/10/2023, 0%. No refund