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 2023    Winter Session 2024     Spring 2024      Summer 2023


Fall 2023

Tuition Adjustment Deadlines for Fall Term 2023

**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. 21 - Dec. 15

First Half Term
Aug. 21 - Oct. 13

Second Half Term
Oct. 16 - Dec.15

Student Pays

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

10%

Aug. 21 - Aug. 25Aug. 21 - Aug. 23Oct. 16 - Oct. 18

25%

Aug. 26 - Sept 1.Aug. 24 - Aug. 25Oct. 19- Oct. 20

50%

Sept. 2 -  Sept. 11Aug. 26 - August 30Oct. 21 - Oct. 25

75%

Sept. 12 - Sept. 18August 31 - Sept. 1Oct. 26 - Oct. 27

100%

After Sept 18

After Sept 1

After Oct 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 you will receive 2 credit hours of tuition (and fees if applicable) refunded. Please note financial aid may be adjusted. The full-time tuition cap for a graduate student is 9 credit hours.

Refund deadlines are dependent on the length of the course. Enrollment in multiple (different) 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 20

 

 

August 20

 

 

October 15

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. 1

 

 

 

August 25

 

 

 

October 20

 

Winter Session 2024

Tuition Adjustment Deadlines for Winter Session 2024

Winter Session
Dec. 18 - Jan. 12

Student Pays

Withdrawal dates

(A withdrawal is based on dropping all credit hours from a student's winter session and spring 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. 18 - Dec. 20

 

 

 

 

December 17

 

 

 

 

December 20

25%

Dec. 21

50%

Dec. 26

75%

Dec. 27 

100%

After Dec. 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2024


Tuition Adjustment Deadlines for Spring Term 2024

 

Full Term
Jan. 16 - May 10

First Half Term
Jan. 16 - March 8

Second Half Term
March 18 - May 10

Student Pays

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

10%

 

Jan. 16 - Jan. 22

 

Jan. 16 - Jan 18

 

March 18 - March 20

25%

 

Jan. 23 - Jan. 29

 

Jan. 19 - Jan. 22

 

March 21 - March 22

50%

 

Jan 30 - Feb. 5

 

Jan. 23 - Jan 26

 

March 23 - March 28

75%

 

Feb. 6 - Feb 12

 

Jan. 27 - Jan 30

 

March 29  - April 1

100%

 

After Feb. 12

 

After Jan 30

 

After April 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 15

 

 

Jan. 15

 

 

March 17

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. 29

 

 

Jan. 22

 

 

March 22

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Summer 2023

Tuition Adjustment Deadlines for Summer Term 2023

 

 

Full 12-week Term
May 15 - Aug 4

Summer Session I
May 15- July 7

Summer Session II
June 12- Aug. 4

Student Pays

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

withdrawal dates

10%

May 15 - May 18

May 15 - May 17

June 12 - June 14

25%

May 19 - May 24

May 18 - May 19

June 15 - June 16

50%

May 25 - May 30

May 20 - May 24

June 17 - June 21

75%

May 31 - June 05

May 25 - May 26

June 22 - June 23

100%

After June 5

After May 26

After June 23

 

Four and Six Week Courses

 

 

First Four Weeks
May 15-
June 9-

Middle Four Weeks
June 12-
July 7

Last Four Weeks
July 10-
Aug. 4

First Six Weeks
May 15-
June 23

Last Six Weeks
June 26-
Aug. 4

Student Pays

withdrawal
dates

withdrawal
dates

withdrawal
dates

withdrawal
dates

withdrawal
dates

10%

May 15 - 16

June 12 - 13

July 10 - 11

May 15 - 16June 26 - 27

25%

May 17

June 14

July 12May 17 - 18June 28 - June 30

50%

May 18

June 15

July 13

May 19 - 23July 1 - July 4

75%

May 19

June 16

July 14

May 24July 5 - July 6

100%

After May 19

After June 16

After July 14

After May 24After July 6

 

Cancel and Reduce Credits

 

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

 

 

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

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.

Full 12-week Term

May 14

May 24

Summer Session I

May 14

May 19

Summer Session II

June 11June 16

First Four Weeks

May 14May 16

Middle Four Weeks

June 11June 14

Last Four Weeks

July 09July 12

First Six Weeks

May 14May 18

Last Six Weeks

June 25June 30

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