Office of the Bursar Hovde Hall of Administration

Purdue's Refund Policies

Students who withdraw from Purdue University during the fall and spring semesters will receive a prorated assessment of tuition and fees according to the following schedule.

Description Refund %
Prior to the first day of classes: Students will not be held responsible for payment of fees; all payments received are eligible for refund  100%
During the first week of classes (fall/spring only): Students will not be held responsible for payment of fees; all payments received are eligible for refund 100%
During the second week of classes: Students will be held responsible for 20% of fees assessed for the semester; payments exceeding this assessment would be eligible for refund. Note that the Technology Fee and the Repair and Rehabilitation Fee are nonrefundable. 80%
During the third and fourth weeks of classes: Students will be held responsible for 40% of fees assessed for the semester; payments exceeding this assessment would be eligible for refund. Note that the Technology Fee and the Repair and Rehabilitation Fee are nonrefundable. 60%
During the fifth and sixth weeks of classes: Students will be held responsible for 60% of fees assessed for the semester; payments exceeding this assessment would be eligible for refund. Note that the Technology Fee and the Repair and the Rehabilitation Fee are nonrefundable. 40%
After the sixth week of class: Students will be held responsible for 100% of fees assessed for the semester. 0%

* The Technology Fee and Repair and Rehabilitation Fee are nonrefundable.
* The International Student Fee is nonrefundable.

For more detailed information on refunds for full withdrawals by term — including dates — please click here and select the appropriate Summer Drop/Add Deadlines calendar. You also can contact the Office of the Bursar for additional information.

Please note that all courses dropped within 10 calendar days of a full withdrawal from Purdue will be included in the calculation when determining the amount for which a student will be responsible when withdrawing from the University.

Students who drop individual courses without withdrawing entirely from Purdue before the sixth week of class may expect that tuition will be adjusted to the most recent credit hour enrollment. No tuition adjustments will be made to individual course drops after the sixth week of enrollment. NOTE: Special course fees are nonrefundable after the first week of classes.

Refunds are calculated on the nonresident tuition (if applicable) and the general service portion of the fees. The Technology Fee and the Repair and the Rehabilitation Fee are nonrefundable. Refunds can be made by direct deposit. Students are encouraged to set up direct deposit for their accounts.

For additional information regarding the impact of Purdue University refunds, withdrawals and course drops on your Federal Financial Aid, please visit https://www.purdue.edu/dfa/contact/policies-appeals.html.


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