Institutional Refund Policy

Institutional Refund Policy

This policy details the restrictions and limitations on refunds for students withdrawing from classes.
Effective Date:
Responsible Party:
None Assigned
Administrative Category:
Applies To:
Faculty, Staff, Students
Material Original Source:


Generally, students will not be charged tuition and ​fees for classes officially dropped prior to the published drop deadline each term. All tuition and fee payments may be refunded for the credit hours and fees associated with each class dropped before or during this period. The deadline for dropping classes without incurring charges is published each term in the UAB Academic Calendar.

Student accounts paid by financial aid, departmental resources, and third party contracts can be reviewed to determine if adjustments to payments are necessary based on the drop.

Credit balances resulting from financial aid, third party contracts, and various other payments are usually processed each business day.  Refunds to students are issued by direct deposit, check, or returned to credit cards.