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Withdrawing from Western


If you are planning to withdraw from all of your classes and have made arrangements to receive financial aid, please provide official notification to the Registrar's Office of your intent to withdraw as soon as possible (even prior to totally withdrawing). Your notification will initiate steps necessary in bringing closure to any outstanding financial aid issues for the quarter and help you resolve any aid eligibility concerns for future quarters.


Withdrawing prior to the start of any given quarter will require repayment of all aid disbursed for that quarter.


Withdrawing after the lock date (second Friday of each quarter)


If you withdraw from all of your classes during the first 60% of any given quarter, your eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid will be recalculated in accordance with federal, state, and institutional requirements. Your withdrawal date will be the earliest of:

  • the date you began the withdrawal process
  • the date related to the circumstance leading to your withdrawal
  • your actual withdrawal date
  • the date that you began an official leave of absence signed by a University representative

This date is used to determine whether you owe a repayment of aid or if you are eligible for a post-withdrawal aid disbursement.


When students withdraw after rescinding a previous official notification of withdrawal, their original withdrawal date will be used. Applicants who withdraw from Western must also provide requested FAFSA verification documentation no later than 30 days after their last day of enrollment or forfeit their ability to receive any aid they otherwise may be eligible to receive.