Refund Policy

Important Information

Important considerations before dropping classes

Term Start Date is Key
The refund schedule is based on the session (term) start date, NOT the start date of the course. This also applies to online courses. Be sure you know what session (term) your course is in.

Refund Deadlines and the Last Day to Drop Courses are NOT the same
Refunds are calculated only by the scheduled refund deadlines on this page. To view drop dates, go to our Academic Calendar.

  • Students should consider consulting with an advisor or counselor
  • Students should consider insurance issues affected by dropping classes
  • Students should consider a possible reduction of financial aid. See the Financial Aid Recipients section below.

Student refunds are computed by using:

The date the Student Registration Office receives a formal drop form from the student or The date the Student Registration Office receives a phone call, mail or fax from the student requesting a class drop (Remember, if you drop a class by phone, you will not have a record of the day you dropped) or

The date the student initiates a drop via the Internet.

Courses dropped after the 100% refund period, for each specific part of term, will be recorded as a “W” (withdrawal grade) on the official transcript.

Student Accounts
Phone: 515-964-6446
Fax: 515-965-7035

Spring 2024

Part of Term 1

15 Week Regular Session
Jan. 8 - May 2

Drop Dates Refund %
1/8/2024 - 1/22/2024 100%
After 1/22/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 3/26/2024

Part of Term 2

1st 7.5 Week Session
Jan. 8 - Mar. 4

Drop Dates Refund %
1/8/2024 - 1/16/2024 100%
After 1/16/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 2/12/2024

Part of Term 3

2nd 7.5 Week Session
Mar. 5 - May 2

Drop Dates Refund %
3/4/2024 - 3/13/2024 100%
After 3/13/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 4/15/2024

Part of Term 4

1st 5 Week Session
Jan. 8 - Feb. 12

Drop Dates Refund %
1/8/2024 - 1/13/2024 100%
After 1/13/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 1/30/2024

Part of Term 5

2nd 5 Week Session
Feb. 13 - Mar. 27

Drop Dates Refund %
2/13/2024 - 2/19/2024 100%
After 2/19/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 3/7/2024

Part of Term 6

3rd 5 Week Session
Mar. 28 - May 2

Drop Dates Refund %
3/8/2024 - 4/2/2024 100%
After 4/2/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 4/19/2024

Part of Term 7

1st 10 Week Session
Jan. 8 - Mar. 27

Drop Dates Refund %
1/8/2024 - 1/19/2024 100%
After 1/19/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 2/13/2024

Part of Term 8

2nd 10 Week Session
Feb. 13 - May 2

Drop Dates Refund %
2/13/2024 - 2/24/2024 100%
After 2/24/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 4/8/2024

Part of Term 9

12 Week Late Start
Jan. 30 - May 2

Drop Dates Refund %
1/30/2024 - 2/12/2024 100%
After 2/12/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 4/2/2024

Part of Term 10

11 Week Session
Feb. 5 - May 12

Drop Dates Refund %
2/5/2024 - 2/17/2024 100%
After 2/17/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 4/4/2024

Part of Term 11

4 Week Session
Apr. 5 - May 2

Drop Dates Refund %
4/5/2024 - 4/8/2024 100%
After 4/8/2024 No refund

*Last day to drop: 4/23/2024

Part of Term Z

Z Part of Term courses do not typically fit into the above sessions. These courses vary in length. The refund calculation is based on the number of calendar days from the first class meeting to the date of official drop divided by the total number of calendar days from the first class meeting to the last day of class. The refund schedule for these courses is as follows:

  • 0 - 15% of term: 100%
  • After 15% of term: No Refund

The refund schedule is based upon course length. You may not switch from one section to another section of the same course without paying additional tuition unless the course term dates are exactly the same.

Financial Aid Recipients

For information about how withdrawing from a course could impact your financial aid, visit Attendance and Earning Financial Aid.