Total Withdrawal from Classes
A total withdrawal is defined as formally ceasing attendance in any active courses that would end enrollment within a semester, earlier than previously scheduled. This includes part of term courses that do not span the length of time of the entire semester.
Ferris State University has two policies that must be followed when students withdraw from all classes. The two policies are:
- Total Withdrawal Tuition and Housing Refund Policy - This policy deals with crediting charges to students' accounts depending on the point that students withdraw in a semester. If a student withdraws from all their classes during the semester, their account (e.g., tuition, housing, and meals) will be credited using the withdrawal date and percent reflected.
- Federal Financial Aid Refund Policy (mandated by Federal Title IV Regulations) - This policy deals with the returning of federal financial aid to the Title IV Programs.
Please take the time to review the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid's Withdrawal From All Classes - Things to Consider information.
Any student who completes a total withdrawal will be removed from their payment plan.
A reduction in course load (a class withdrawal) after the fourth (4) day of classes is not a basis for a refund. After the fourth day of the semester a student may withdraw from a course and receive a "W" grade within the established time period. After that time period, without justifiable reasons or neglecting to withdraw from the class through the dean's office, results in a "F" grade.
Refer to the Academic Calendar by Semester for dates to receive a "W" grade in classes.
- It is the student's responsibility to process a withdrawal form if you withdraw from the University on or after the 1st day of class. Total withdrawal
forms are completed online in the student's MyFSU, under MyRegistration on the Student tab.
- Not attending a class does not automatically drop your classes. If you stop attending classes and do not officially withdraw from the University, a grade of "F" will be recorded in all classes and the student will remain responsible for full tuition and fees. When you are registered for a course, you are responsible for tuition charges unless you drop the course by the University prescribed process and deadlines.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the university's withdrawal policy, you can contact Student Financial Services at the Timme Center for Student Services at (231) 591-3945 Monday thru Friday, between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.