Withdrawing from the University

  • You will only receive a 100% fee adjustment if you withdraw prior to the first day of classes.
  • Refer to the current Registration Guide for fee adjustment dates and deadlines for withdrawals after classes begin.
  • Financial aid may be adjusted at any point in the semester.

Students who receive the Federal Pell Grant or Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal TEACH Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, or Federal Direct Loans must complete at least 60% of the semester to earn 100% of their aid. If you are officially withdrawing before completing 60% of the term, then MTSU must perform a Federal Return of Title IV Funds Calculation. The Return Calculation is based on the premise that students “earn” federal financial aid for each calendar day that they attend classes. This means that the University may be required to return all or part of your aid to the federal government if you withdraw before completing your classes. Additionally, any state aid (e.g., Tennessee Student Assistance Award or Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships) and scholarships may be cancelled if you withdraw during the first 14 days of classes. You will also still be responsible for paying any applicable tuition and fees for the courses you attempted but did not complete. Anytime a Return Calculation is performed, the student is likely to owe a balance to the University. It is very important that you attend your courses!

In addition, if you officially or unofficially drop below half-time status, MTSU must notify your loan servicer that you are no longer enrolled and your six month grace period for loan repayment will begin on the date of your withdrawal. You will be sent an email requesting that you complete Loan Exit Counseling and make preparations to begin repayment of your loan.

Finally, withdrawing from all your classes has a negative impact on your eligibility to receive financial aid in the future. The federal government requires that every student must maintain a certain standard of Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. In short, this means that you are required to pass 67% of all attempted hours in order to remain eligible to receive financial aid. When you drop courses after the census date, it results in your pass rate dropping. 

Click here to view the financial aid satisfactory academic progress policy.

How to Withdraw from the University Prior the Start of the Semester

  1. Log into RaiderNet.
  2. Click on the Student Tab.
  3. Click on the Registration link.
  4. Click on Add/Drop Classes.
  5. Select ‘Drop/Delete’ from the drop down menu next to each class.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. View your class schedule to be sure that no classes are listed.

 

How to Withdraw from the University After the Semester Begins Through the Withdrawal Deadline*

  1. If you withdraw during the first 14 calendar days of the semester, you will receive no grade and a 75% fee adjustment.*
    1. Log into RaiderNet.
    2. Click on the Student Tab.
    3. Click on the Registration link.
    4. Click on Add/Drop Classes.
    5. Select ‘Drop/Delete’ from the drop down menu next to each class.
    6. Click Submit.
    7. View your class schedule to be sure that no classes are listed.
  2. For the next fee adjustment time frame, you will receive a grade of “W” and a 25% fee adjustment.*
    1. Follow steps a-g above to drop all courses.
  3. For the following withdrawal time frame, you will receive a grade of “W” and no fee adjustment.*
    1. Follow steps a-g above to drop all courses.
  4. For the following withdrawal time frame, if you have submitted a signed drop/add form for all courses, you will receive a “W” grade and no fee adjustment.*
    1. Follow steps a-g above to drop all courses.
    2. If you have not submitted a signed drop/add form for your courses, your instructor will have the option of assigning a grade of “W” or “F”.
  5. Withdrawals after the fourteenth week of the semester will not be considered unless there are extenuating circumstances. Please contact your MT Enrollment Counselor for assistance.

  • Refer to the Registration Guide for dates and deadlines. NOTE: RODP and accelerated courses have different deadlines.