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To withdraw from a single course, or from all courses (complete withdrawal), it is necessary to access the registration functions online via the MyYSU Portal – Registration. It is the student's responsibility to confirm that the withdrawal was correctly processed, and the course(s) is/are deleted. Nonattendance of class, or notification to the instructor or department, does not constitute official withdrawal.

Effective Summer 2009, if a student is permitted to withdraw from the University or if a student reduces his or her academic load, a refund of the tuition charge, and the nonresident tuition surcharge, where applicable, shall be made in conformity with the following schedule for regularly scheduled courses:

Length of Course 100% Refund No Reduction of Charges
6 weeks or more Thru the 14th day1 15th day and later
Less than 6 weeks 15% of the course More than 15% of the course

Note: Because access to change of registration is now available online 24/7, every day of the week is counted (including weekends and holidays) when calculating tuition refunds.

If the student withdraws after the prescribed time limits (as indicated above), all tuition and other applicable fees and charges are forfeited.

If fees were paid by scholarship, loan or grant-in-aid, the appropriate credit is issued to the fund from which the initial payment was made. Refunds are calculated for Title IV recipients who completely withdraw during the first 60% of the semester.

Title IV financial aid funds are awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance was awarded. If a student completely withdraws on or before the 60% point in time of the period of enrollment, calculated using calendar days, a portion of the federal aid awarded (Federal Pell, SEOG, Perkins Loans, Direct Loans, and PLUS Loans – but not Federal Work Study) may need to be returned according to the provisions of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. This recalculation may result in the student's owing a balance to Youngstown State University and/or the federal Department of Education.

Any withdrawal, or reduction in academic hours after the schedule outlined above will not be entitled to a reduction of charges and/or refund unless an Application for Involuntary Withdrawal is submitted and approved by the Fees and Charges Appeal Board. All decisions made by this board are final and binding.