A student may drop courses before the start of class or up to the fourth day of a session without incurring academic penalty and the class will not appear on the student’s official transcript. A 100% refund will apply during this time period.
The following table outlines the withdrawal and refund policies:
|Week||Withdrawal Permitted||Tuition Refunded||Deadline|
|Week 1||Yes (Drop)||100%||By 5:00 pm CST, 6:00 PM EST Fourth day of the session|
|Week 2||Yes (W)||60%||By 5:00 pm CST, 6:00 PM EST Eleventh day of the session|
|Week 3||Yes (W)||40%||By 5:00 pm CST, 6:00 PM EST Eighteenth day of the session|
|Week 4||No||No Refund – No Withdrawal|
|Week 5||No||No Refund – No Withdrawal|
|Week 6||No||No Refund – No Withdrawal|
|Week 7||No||No Refund – No Withdrawal|
|Week 8||No||No Refund – No Withdrawal|
Students are advised to check with the Graduate Financial Aid Office
(email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-219-464-5015), since withdrawing from classes may change your financial aid status/liability.
Withdrawal When Called to Active Duty in the Armed Services
Valparaiso University students who are called to active duty in the armed services will be granted a 100% tuition adjustment for the session in which they were deployed, regardless of the date they were activated. To receive this tuition adjustment, the student must present the Graduate School with a copy of the deployment orders. If a student is called to duty after the last day to drop without a “W”, the student will receive “W”s on the transcript.
To view tuition costs and applicable discounts, please visit our Tuition page