Tuition Adjustment Deadlines

Adjustment Notes

Please read these notes thoroughly as they may answer questions you have regarding withdrawal and drop dates:

  • Tuition and fee assessment deadlines are independent from academic deadlines and financial aid deadlines.
  • Enrollment in multiple sessions (e.g. summer sessions, first-half or second-half semester courses) may impact tuition adjustments. Adjustments for courses with different session dates are calculated based upon individual session deadlines. Contact the Scheduling and Fees Office at 515-294-2331 or by emailing schedfees@iastate.edu for more information.
  • Contact the Scheduling and Fees Office at 515-294-2331 or by emailing schedfees@iastate.edu for more information about tuition adjustment information for course dates that differ from those listed below.
  • Withdrawing during a term may affect your financial aid. See Financial Aid for more information.
  • For students receiving Veteran benefits, if any portion of tuition and fees are paid directly to the university by the Veterans Administration, any refund due to changes in enrollment will not be released to the student until the Veterans Administration  has completed a debt collection process. Questions regarding this policy can be directed to Iowa State Universities Certification Officials.


Definitions

  • Cancellation - When a student drops ALL courses before the first day of the term.
  • Withdrawal - When a student drops ALL classes on or after the first day of the term.
  • Full-time - Undergraduate students need 11.5 or more credits to be full-time; graduate students need 8.5 or more credits to be full-time. For summer terms, contact the Verifications Office at 515-294-1840 to determine if you are a full time student.
  • Reduction in credits - When a student drops one or more courses, but retains at least one credit.

 Fall 2022    Winter Session 2023     Spring 2023      Summer 2022


Fall 2022

Tuition Adjustment Deadlines for Fall Term 2022

**The percentages and dates below are for a FULL withdrawal from the university, withdrawing from all of your courses. If you want to drop one or two of your courses and still be enrolled in other courses, please see the next section "Cancel and Reduce Credits."

 

 

Full Term
Aug. 22 - Dec. 16

First Half Term
Aug. 22 - Oct. 14

Second Half Term
Oct. 17 - Dec.16

Student Pays

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

10%

Aug. 22 - Aug. 26Aug. 22 - Aug. 24Oct. 16 - Oct. 19

25%

Aug. 27 - Sept 2.Aug. 25 - Aug. 26Oct. 20- Oct. 21

50%

Sept. 6 -  Sept. 12Aug. 27 - August 31Oct. 22 - Oct. 26

75%

Sept. 13 - Sept. 19Sept. 1 - Sept. 2Oct. 27 - Oct. 28

100%

After Sept 19

After Sept 2

After Oct 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancel and Reduce Credits

Students who remain enrolled full time after reducing credits will not have their tuition adjusted.  For example, if you are enrolled in 15 credit hours and drop a 3 credit hour course by the deadline for a full-term course, you will not receive a refund as you are now at 12 credit hours (12 credit hours is the cap for full-time undergraduate tuition). However, if you are enrolled in 12 credit hours as an undergraduate student and drop a 2 credit hour course by the deadline for a full-term course (Friday, September 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm, you will receive 2 credit hours of tuition (and fees if applicable) refunded, however financial aid may be adjusted.  See below for deadline dates as it is dependent on if the course is a full-term course or a half term course. The tuition cap for a graduate student full time is 9 credit hours.

Enrollment in multiple sessions (e.g. summer sessions, first-half or second-half semester courses) may impact tuition adjustments. Adjustments for courses with different session dates are calculated based upon individual session deadlines. Contact the Scheduling and Fees Office at 515-294-2331 or by emailing schedfees@iastate.edu for more information.

 

Full Term

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Last day to cancel registration to receive 100% tuition & fee adjustment.

 

 

August 21

 

 

August 21

 

 

October 16

Last day a student may reduce their number of credits below full time and have tuition and fees adjusted based on remaining credits. The student must remain enrolled in at least one course.

 

 

 

Sept. 2

 

 

 

August 26

 

 

 

October 21

 

Winter Session 2022

Tuition Adjustment Deadlines for Winter Session 2023

Winter Session
Dec. 19 - Jan. 13

Student Pays

Withdrawal dates

(A withdrawal is based on dropping all credit hours from a student's winter session and spring 2022 course load)

Last day to cancel registration to receive 100% tuition adjustment.

Last day a student may reduce their number of credits for winter session and have tuition and fees adjusted based on enrollment in remaining credits.

(The student must remain enrolled in at least one course for winter session or the spring semester.)

10%

Dec. 20 - Dec. 22

 

 

 

 

December 19

 

 

 

 

December 22

25%

Dec. 23

50%

Dec. 24 - Dec. 28

75%

Dec. 29 

100%

After Dec. 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2023


Tuition Adjustment Deadlines for Spring Term 2023

 

Full Term
Jan. 17 - May 12

First Half Term
Jan. 17 - March 10

Second Half Term
March 20 - May 12

Student Pays

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

10%

 

Jan. 17 - Jan. 23

 

Jan. 17 - Jan 19

 

March 20 - March 22

25%

 

Jan. 24 - Jan. 31

 

Jan. 20 - Jan. 21

 

March 23 - March 24

50%

 

Feb. 1 - Feb. 7

 

Jan. 22 - Jan 27

 

March 25 - March 30

75%

 

Feb. 8 - Feb 13

 

Jan. 28 - Jan 31

 

March 31  - April 3

100%

 

After Feb. 13

 

After Jan 31

 

After April 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancel and Reduce Credits

Students who remain enrolled full time after reducing credits will not have their tuition adjusted.

 

Full Term

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Last day to cancel registration to receive 100% tuition & fee adjustment.

 

 

Jan. 16

 

 

Jan. 16

 

 

March 19

Last day a student may reduce their number of credits below full time and have tuition and fees adjusted based on remaining credits. The student must remain enrolled in at least one course.

 

 

Jan. 30

 

 

Jan. 23

 

 

March 24

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Summer 2023

Tuition Adjustment Deadlines for Summer Term 2023

Summer 2023 tuition adjustment deadlines will be posted by the end of the Fall 2022 semeser.

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