Refunds for Withdrawals or Dropped Courses

Refunds for Withdrawal from the University

When a student withdraws from the University, the tuition and other course fees will be refunded according to the schedule below. The schedule is based on actual school days. Weekends and holidays are not taken into consideration and the withdrawal must be processed by 5 p.m. For example, if the withdrawal is processed by 5 p.m. on the 5th day of the term, the student would receive 100% refund. If the withdrawal is processed at 6 p.m. on the 5th day of the term, the student would be refunded 90%.

Oxford & Regional Campuses (Fall & Spring Semesters)

Oxford & Regional Campuses Fall Semester Refunds
Day of Term Refund
1-15 100%
16-18 90%
19-30 50%
31-40 35%
41-50 25%
After 50 0%
Oxford & Regional Campuses Spring Semester Refunds
Day of Term Refund
1-5 100%
6-8 90%
9-20 50%
21-30 35%
31-40 25%
After 40 0%

Students Called to Active Duty

If an enrolled student is called to active duty in the armed forces, the following fees are impacted: Instructional Fee, General Fee, Out-of-State Tuition, Miami Metro, Off-Campus Information Services Fee, and Residence Hall Fee.

Refunds for Dropped Courses

Please note that you must drop your own unwanted courses. Do not assume that you will be automatically dropped for non-attendance. Tuition and other course fees will be refunded according to the schedules below. Please note that no refunds will be made until 30 days have elapsed from the date of withdrawal. Questions about refunds for Oxford students should be directed to OneStop@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-0001; questions about refunds for Regional students should be directed to RegOneStop@MiamiOH.edu or 513-217-4111.

Oxford Campus (Fall & Spring Semesters)

If a full-time student drops below 12 credit hours within the first five days of the semester, the student will be charged per credit hour for classes (instead of flat tuition and fees) and refunded the difference. A drop in credit hours after the fifth day of the semester will not create a refund. Drops must be processed by 5:00 pm on the fifth day.

Oxford Campus (Fall & Spring Semesters) Refunds
Day of Term Refund
1-5 100%
After 5 0%

Hamilton and Middletown Campuses (Fall & Spring Semesters)

If you drop below 12 credit hours during a semester, you are charged per credit hour for your classes and you are refunded the difference, using the same schedule as for withdrawals.

Hamilton and Middletown Campuses (Fall & Spring Semesters) Refunds
Day of Term Refund
1-5 100%
6-8 90%
9-20 50%
21-30 35%
31-40 25%
After 40 0%

Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown Campuses (Winter Terms)

If you withdraw or drop hours during a winter term, refunds are made using the following schedule. Drops and withdrawals must be processed by 5:00 pm. The following is based on actual school days.

Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown Campuses (Winter Terms) Refunds
Day of Term Refund
1-3 100%
4-5 50%
6-10 25%
After 10 0%

Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown Campuses (Summer Terms)

If you withdraw or drop hours during a summer term, refunds are made using the following schedule. Drops and withdrawals must be processed by 4:30pm. The following is based on actual school days. Weekends and holidays are not taken into consideration.

Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown Campuses (Summer Terms) Refunds
Day of Term Refund
1-3 100%
4-8 50%
9-15 25%
After 15 0%

Refunds for Sprint Courses

The same refund schedules noted above also apply for all sprint courses; however, refunds are based on the day the sprint started, not the day the term started.

Workshop Refund Policy 

In order to receive a refund of tuition for a workshop that is held during the fall, spring, and summer terms, you must drop the workshop no later than 12 p.m. the last business day before the workshop begins. For the winter term, a student must withdraw by 12 p.m. on the Monday following fall semester final exam week. You can withdraw by contacting Global Initiatives at global@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-8600.

Please note that no refunds will be made until 30 days have elapsed from the date of withdrawal. Questions about refunds should be directed to the One Stop at OneStop@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-0001.