Withdrawing from the University

If you have confirmed your bill (accepted/paid your charges with the Student Accounts Office) and you decide to stop attending all of your classes, you must officially withdraw from the university by contacting the Office of Student Success, the Graduate School (graduate students), or Extended University (Extended University students).

Official Withdrawal:

If you withdraw by notifying the university and are assigned no grades prior to the 15th class day or grades of W after the 15th class day then an official withdrawal has taken place. If you never attended any classes, make this known upon completing your university withdrawal. 

Your withdrawal date determines:

  • How much of your university charges can be refunded to you:

For financial aid purposes, the withdrawal date is determined by your first date of contact to the respective offices listed above. Montana State University may use any date deemed acceptable in considering potential refunds for university charges.

  • How much of your financial aid the Office of Financial Aid Services is required to return to the federal government:

The Return to Title IV Calculation Worksheet is used to determine the amount of aid that must be returned.  If you received funds for which you were not eligible that results in a bill, you will receive a bill and a Financial Aid Revision Notice. If you have any student loans, your loan servicer will be notified of the change in your enrollment status. In keeping with the terms of your loan promissory note, you are expected to notify your loan servicer regarding any changes in address or enrollment status.

Unofficial Withdrawal:

If you earned any combination of all non-passing grades (F, I, W, or N) at the end of the semester, it is determined that you unofficially withdrew from the university.  The amount of Title IV federal financial aid that we are required to return to the federal government for the semester will be calculated.  For more information on the calculation performed, please contact our office. 

If you received funds for which you were not eligible that results in a bill, you will receive a bill and a Financial Aid Revision Notice. 

If you plan to return to Montana State University in a subsequent term during the award year, please notify the Office of Financial Aid Services.