Prorated Tuition and Mandatory Fee Schedule

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 students 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 as listed below.  These adjustments are based on the last day a student attended any class.  Housing adjustments may differ.  Please refer to the Residential Life website at for more information. 


If you are planning to take the Fall semester off from UMass Amherst, please read through the information about withdrawing from UMass found here:  You must withdraw from the University no later than September 1, 2021 (the first day of classes) by submitting a completed withdrawal form.  You can find the withdrawal form here: 

If you plan to return to the University for a future semester, you must fill out an application for readmission.  The application for readmission is found here: 


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 here:

Undergraduate Withdrawal Dates

  • Through 09/01/2021, registration day and first day of classes: 100% refund
  • First two weeks of the semester,  09/02/2021 through 09/15/2021: 80%
  • During the third week, 09/16/2021 through 09/22/2021: 60%
  • During the fourth week, 09/23/2021 through 09/29/2021: 40%
  • During the fifth week,  09/30/2021 through 10/06/2021, 20%
  • As of 10/07/2021, 0%. No refund

Meal Plans falls under the same refund schedule as tuition and mandatory fees.

Housing has separate refund schedules.

Graduate Withdrawal Dates

  • Through 09/15/2021    100% refund
  • Third week of the semester, 09/16/2021 through 09/22/2021: 60%
  • Fourth week of the semester, 09/23/2021 through 09/29/2021: 40%
  • During the fifth week, 09/30/2021 through 10/06/2021: 20%
  • As of 10/07/2021, 0%. No refund