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Course Withdrawal Refunds

Learn about refund policies for tuition payments at UMGC Europe.

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How to Withdraw

Students who must drop or withdraw from a course are responsible for completing the drop or withdrawal  through MyUMGC or by visiting their local UMGC Europe field office. The date a student drops or withdraws in MyUMGC will determine the date for refunds. If you drop a course during the drop period, you will qualify for a full refund or tuition.

If you officially withdraw from a course during the withdrawal period, you will be refunded a portion of the tuition, as determined by the date of withdrawal and the refund schedule. Your record will reflect a W for the class. 

Army students must contact the staff at their local UMGC Europe office for assistance to drop/withdraw from a course until 8 March when ArmyIgnitED opens. Please check our Getting Started with ArmyIgnitED for updates on the new process starting in March 2021.

Tuition Assistance: Students using tuition assistance must contact the center that issued the tuition assistance to discuss the reasons for withdrawing from the class and possible repayment of funds.

The following actions do not constitute formally withdrawing (dropping) from a course and may result in a failing grade and forfeit of any refund:

  • Stopping payment on checks or registration fees
  • Non-payment of tuition charges
  • Never attending or ceasing to attend class(es)
  • Verbally requesting to withdraw from class(es)

When to Withdraw

The following withdrawal schedule applies to UMGC Europe students:

  • On-site classes and weekend seminars: before the final day of the course
  • Hybrid classes: no later than the Sunday—9 days prior to the end date of the class
  • Online classes: before 65% of the total days of a class

Students receiving financial aid are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing to fully understand the impact on their current and future financial aid. Students are responsible for withdrawing themselves from courses.

Students seeking an exception to policy may complete the Request for Exception to UMGC Withdrawal and/or Refund Policy form to have their request considered.

Military Students Using Tuition Assistance

If you are using TA and withdraw from a class prior to completing 60 percent of the class, you may be required to pay a small portion of the tuition, due to Department of Defense regulations. Learn more about return of tuition assistance. Contact your service branch for more information.


We want to keep you abreast of the most recent withdrawal (drop) information.

This policy is effective for classes starting Summer 2019 and beyond:

  • If you drop a class on or after the course start date and within
    • the first 6 calendar days of a 7-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.
    • the first 7 calendar days of an 8-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.
    • the first 10 calendar days of an 11-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.
    • the first 12 calendar days of a 14-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.

For more, see the refund calendar below.

Please Note: For information on the refund schedules for one-credit seminar and one-credit field study classes, please see below.  If you encounter any difficulty or need additional information, please contact your local UMGC office.

Refund Calculator


Locating My Class Schedule

  • To access the UMGC Student Portal log into using your student email and password.
  • Once on the home page, please select Class Search from the main menu on the left side of the page. You can filter your enrolled classes for the active semesters by selecting Class Schedule.
  • On this page, select the semester you’d like to view, and your classes for the term will be displayed. You will find important information like the class dates, class number, and instructor’s name.

Tuition Refund Schedule

For further information regarding refunds, please contact the UMGC Europe Student Services at CIV +49-(0)-631-56000-90000 or

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