Registration Cancellation 

Before classes begin for a particular term, all courses can be canceled via RAMweb with no assessment charges. Students not planning to attend must cancel their registration before the fall or spring semester begins or they will be assessed a portion of tuition and fees.

Registration Changes 

Tuition and fees will be adjusted (not cancelled) for undergraduate students if credits are added or dropped during the schedule change period at the beginning of the semester. Specific dates are listed in the online class schedule. After this deadline, there is no adjustment in tuition and fees if a student drops part of his or her schedule.

Course Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from a course through the end of the Withdraw period for the individual class. The specific date is listed on the online Class Schedule or in the My Weekly Schedule on RAMweb. When a student withdraws from a course, a W will appear in place of the grade. This does not affect the GPA. There is no refund of charges associated with the course in the case of a withdrawal for an on-campus course. For charges associated with withdrawing from a Continuing Education online course, please go to CSU Online.

University Withdrawal 

Once the semester begins in fall or spring, students dropping all courses and leaving CSU (completing a University Withdrawal) must do so through RAMweb.

The schedule for tuition and fee adjustments for students withdrawing from CSU may be found on the Registrar’s website.

Exceptions to the prorated tuition and fees adjustments may be made in the following situations:

  1. Withdrawing students who received financial aid are subject to specific federal, state, and University withdrawal policies regarding tuition and fees, housing charges, return of funds to financial aid programs, and repayments resulting from their withdrawal.

    A withdrawal may require an immediate return of financial aid funds. Returns are calculated according to Federal Student Assistance General Provisions regulations. The date of a student’s withdrawal, financial aid disbursements to the student’s account, and CSU charges, are used to calculate the return amount.

    The student may have to repay those funds which are in excess of an amount based on their length of enrollment.

    All calculated refunds and repayments of CSU charges will be allocated to financial aid programs first, and any remaining amount to the student.

  2. CSU room and board charges will be assessed through the vacate date from CSU housing.
  3. In the case of a student death, a refund of tuition and fees may be made any time during the semester.
  4. Withdrawal as a result of serious illness, disabling accident, military draft, or activation of reserves or National Guard units, appeals will be initiated and reviewed at the Office of the Provost/Executive Vice President, Administration, Room 108.
  5. Please note: No financial adjustment will be made for a student who is suspended, dismissed, or expelled for breach of discipline.

Additional information related to University Withdrawals, being called to active military duty, registration cancellation, and other registration changes is available at Academic Standards and Policies in the Registration section.

Student General Fee Appeal Process 

Billing for the Student General Fee may be contested, in writing, within the first two weeks after the add/drop date of the term for which the fee is imposed. The request should outline the particular circumstances for contesting the applicability of the mandatory full-time Student General Fee. Send the request to: Student General Fee Appeal Committee, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, CSU, 8004 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-8004. The following information should be included in the request: full name, CSUID, current address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Decisions of the committee are final.