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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.
See Important Financial Information Summer Session I – 2020 – for students dropping a class or withdrawing during the summer term.

Events and Dates
Event Date
Registration begins 03/16/2020
Summer Session I and Maymester
Bills to be generated on Due Date
May 1, 2020 (Registered by 5 p.m. on May 1) 05/13/2020
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.) 05/01/2020
First Day of Class 05/13/2020
Maymester courses – Last day to add a class 05/13/2020
Last day to add regular summer courses and to submit employee tuition waiver form to Human Resources 05/14/2020
See Important Financial Information Summer Session II 2020 for students dropping a class or withdrawing during the second summer term.

Events and Dates
Event Date
Registration begins 03/16/2020
Summer Session II
Bills to be generated on Due Date
May 29, 2020 (Registered by 5 p.m. on May 29) 06/09/2020
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.) 05/29/2020
First Day of Class 06/22/2020
Last day to add regular summer courses and to submit employee tuition waiver form to Human Resources 06/23/2020
Fall 2020 Dates – Printable Version

Events and Dates
Event Date
Fall Registration begins 04/06/2020
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.) 08/05/2020
Bills to be generated on Due Date
July 28th 08/17/2020
August 5th

If payment is not received by 5 p.m. on August 17th, classes may be cancelled.

08/17/2020
August 21st 09/08/2020
September 11th 10/13/2020
October 16th 11/10/2020
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.

08/10/2020
Last day to add a course. 08/16/2020
Last day to enroll in the installment payment plan with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) 08/21/2020
Census Date

LAST DAY:

  • To DROP a course for tuition & 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.
  • For Arts & Sciences undergraduates to transfer to Non-Degree Studies with a reduction in mandatory student fees
  • To submit employee tuition waiver to Human Resources.
By 5 p.m. on 08/21/2020
Last day to waive student health insurance. 09/10/2020
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.
09/23/2020

Withdrawal

A weekly schedule, by percentage, is provided below for calculating a prorated estimated refund. Calculate withdrawal credit by multiplying total tuition & 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 2020
Withdrawal Schedule % Credit
08/10 – 08/16 95%
08/17 ‐ 08/23 80%
08/24 ‐ 08/30 70%
08/31 ‐ 09/06 60%
09/07 ‐ 09/14 50%
09/15 ‐ 09/21 40%
09/22 ‐ 09/28 30%
09/29 ‐ 10/05 20%
10/06 ‐ 10/12 10%
10/13 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.

Spring 2020 Important Dates – Printable Version

Events and Dates
Event Date
Spring Registration begins 11/04/2019
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.) 11/15/2019
Bills to be generated on Due Date
November 15

If payment is not received by 5 p.m. on December 10, classes may be cancelled.

12/10/2019
December 13 01/14/2020
January 17 02/11/2020
February 14 03/10/2020
March 13 04/14/2020
First Day of Classes

Last day to enroll in the installment payment plan with Tuition Management Systems (TMS)

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.

01/08/2020
Last day to add a course. 01/14/2020
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.
  • For Arts & Sciences undergraduates to transfer to Non-Degree Studies with a reduction in mandatory student fees
  • To submit employee tuition waiver to Human Resources.
By 5 p.m. on 01/22/2020
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.
02/06/2020

Withdrawal

A weekly schedule, by percentage, is provided below for calculating a prorated estimated refund. Calculate withdrawal credit by multiplying total tuition & 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.
Spring 2020
Withdrawal Schedule % Credit
01/08 – 01/14 95%
01/15 – 01/22 80%
01/23 – 01/29 70%
01/30 – 02/05 60%
02/06 – 02/12 50%
02/13 – 02/19 40%
02/20 – 02/26 30%
02/27 – 03/04 20%
03/05 – 03/11 10%
03/12 and afterwards 0%

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