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Cancellation
Cancellation is when all enrollment is ceased prior to the first official day of classes for the term. No tuition or fees are charged, but other charges related to attending the University are the responsibility of the student.
Drop
A drop is withdrawing from a course while remaining registered for other courses in the term. Dropping a course during the drop/add period may result in a reduced tuition charge, if the drop reduces total hours to a lower tuition rate tier. Dropping a course after the last official day to drop a class during the term will not reduce tuition.
Withdrawal
A withdrawal is dropping all of your courses after the term has started. If the withdrawal is effective during the withdrawal refund period, tuition and fees will be reduced according to the withdrawal refund schedule.
Students in MBA Online, MAC Online, MPA Online, and MPH Online must contact the program office regarding those programs’ withdrawal refund policies.
Events and Dates
Date Event
11/30/2020 Spring Registration begins
12/11/2020 Pre‐Payment Period begins at 5 p.m. (Students not registered before this date must pre‐pay or provide proof of financial aid prior to registering.)
12/11/2020 December Bills Generated

If payment is not received by 5 p.m. on January 12, spring classes may be cancelled.

01/12/2021 December Bills Due

If payment is not received by 5 p.m. on January 12, spring classes may be cancelled.

01/15/2021 February Bills Generated
01/19/2021 First Day of Classes

Last day to enroll in the installment payment plan

EARLIEST date to expect Financial Aid refund ‐ may be later if student has not fulfilled all requirements necessary to receive aid. Note that it takes 3‐5 business days from the date the aid is applied to the student account to when a refund can be available.

01/25/2021 Last day to add a course.
By 5 p.m. on 02/01/2021 Census Date

LAST DAY:

  • To DROP a course for tuition and fee credit (Census Date) ‐
    • You must still be registered for other courses.
    • If you drop your only course for the semester, you are considered to have withdrawn from school
  • To submit employee tuition waiver to Human Resources.
02/09/2021 February Bills Due
02/12/2021 March Bills Generated
03/04/2021 Last day to submit North Carolina residency application to Admissions Office.

  • Note: The nonresident rate must be paid unless you have been approved for NC residency.
03/09/2021 March Bills Due
03/12/2021 April Bills Generated
04/13/2021 April Bills Due

Withdrawal

A weekly schedule, by percentage, is provided below for calculating a prorated estimated refund. Calculate withdrawal credit by multiplying total tuition and mandatory fees charged by the percentage below.

  • Please Note: This withdrawal refund schedule applies to programs that follow the University’s standard academic calendar: (ex: Spring 2020 January 8 – April 26). An adjusted withdrawal policy and schedule may apply to programs that do not follow the standard University calendar.
  • Students in MBA Online, MAC Online, MPA Online, and MPH Online must contact the program office regarding those programs’ withdrawal refund policies.

NOTE: If you have financial aid, some or all of your awards may have to be returned. Please see their website on Withdrawals, Drops, and Underloads or contact aidinfo@unc.edu for more info.

Spring 2021
Withdrawal Schedule % Credit
01/19 – 01/25 95%
01/26 – 02/01 80%
02/02 – 02/08 70%
02/09 – 02/15 60%
02/16 – 02/22 50%
02/23 – 03/01 40%
03/02 – 03/08 30%
03/09 – 03/15 20%
03/16 – 03/22 10%
03/23 and afterwards 0%
Drop dates for summer session I 2021 – for students dropping a class or withdrawing during the summer term.

Events and Dates
Date Event
03/16/2021 Registration begins
04/16/2021 First Bills Generated  (Registered by 5 p.m. on April 16)
05/04/2021 Second Bills Generated  (Registered after 5 p.m. on April 16 to 5 p.m. on May 4)
05/04/2021 Pre‐Payment Period begins at 5 p.m. (Students not registered before this date must pre‐pay or provide proof of financial aid prior to registering.)
05/11/2021 Bills Due
05/19/2021 First Day of Class
05/19/2021 Maymester courses – Last day to add a class
05/20/2021 Last day to add regular summer courses and to submit employee tuition waiver form to Human Resources
Drop dates for summer session II 2021– for students dropping a class or withdrawing during the second summer term.

Events and Dates
Date Event
03/16/2021 Registration begins
05/26/2021 First Bills Generated (Registered by 5 p.m. on May 26)
06/04/2021 Second Bills Generated (Registered after 5 p.m. on May 26 to 5 p.m. on June 4)
06/04/2021 Pre‐Payment Period begins at 5 p.m. (Students not registered before this date must pre‐pay or provide proof of financial aid prior to registering.)
06/15/2021 Bills Due
06/28/2021 First Day of Class
06/29/2021 Last day to add regular summer courses and to submit employee tuition waiver form to Human Resources
Events and Dates
Date Event
06/01/2021 Fall Registration begins
07/23/2021 July Bills Generated – Pre‐Payment Period begins at 5 p.m. (Continuing students not registered before this date must pre‐pay or provide proof of financial aid prior to registering.)

Due Date: August 12,2021 – If payment is not received, fall classes may be cancelled.

08/13/2021 August Bills Generated -This bill includes new and outstanding charges.

Due Date: September 14, 2021

08/18/2021 First Day of Classes

EARLIEST date to expect Financial Aid refund ‐ may be later if student has not fulfilled all requirements necessary to receive aid.

Note that it takes 3‐5 business days from the date the aid is applied to the student account to when a refund can be available.

08/24/2021 Last day to add a course.
By 5 p.m. on
08/31/2021
CENSUS DATE 

Last day to:

  • drop a course for tuition and fee credit.
    • You must still be registered for other courses.
    • If you drop your only course for the semester, you are considered to have withdrawn from school.
  • submit employee tuition waiver to Human Resources.
09/10/2021 Last day to waive student health insurance.
09/17/2021 September Bills Generated – This bill includes new and outstanding charges.

Due Date: October 12, 2021

TBD Last day to submit North Carolina residency application to Admissions Office
Note: The nonresident rate must be paid unless you have been approved for NC residency.
10/15/2021 October Bills Generated – This bill includes new and outstanding charges.

Due Date: November 9, 2021

Withdrawal

A weekly schedule, by percentage, is provided below for calculating a prorated estimated refund. Calculate withdrawal credit by multiplying total tuition and mandatory fees charged by the percentage below.

  • Please Note: This withdrawal refund schedule applies to programs that follow the University’s standard academic calendar: (ex: Fall 2020 August 10 – November 17). An adjusted withdrawal policy and schedule may apply to programs that do not follow the standard University calendar.
  • Students in MBA Online, MAC Online, MPA Online, and MPH Online must contact the program office regarding those programs’ withdrawal refund policies.
Fall 2021
Withdrawal Schedule % Credit
08/18 – 08/24 95%
08/25 – 08/31 80%
09/01 – 09/08 70%
09/09 – 09/15 60%
09/16 – 09/22 50%
09/23 – 09/29 40%
09/30 – 10/06 30%
10/07 – 10/13 20%
10/14 – 10/20 10%
10/21 and afterwards 0%

NOTE: if you have financial aid, some or all of your awards may have to be returned based. Contact aidinfo@unc.edu for more information.