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Schedule of Refunds

Find out if you qualify for a refund if you plan to withdraw from UC San Diego.


If you withdraw from UC San Diego, you may be eligible for a partial or full refund of prepaid fees, depending on the:

  • Effective date of your departure (to be indicated by your college)
  • Absence of other University debts
  • Schedule of refunds

Important Notice:

If you are a first-year, first-time undergraduate or graduate student receiving Title IV financial aid and you withdraw by the end of Week 6 of your first quarter at UC San Diego, the schedule below does not apply to you. You will receive a prorated refund. For the current prorated schedule, please see Schedule A from the UC Office of the President.

The schedule of refunds below:

  • Applies to the School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters.
  • Applies to Undergraduate and Graduate students only for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. For information about Summer Session refunds, link to the Summer Session Calendar.
  • Refers to calendar days, beginning with the first day of instruction (Day 1).
  • Recognizes the "date of withdrawal" as the day you file your withdrawal form. If you claim an earlier date of withdrawal, and therefore a higher refund, you must submit written evidence to your college or the Graduate Division.
  • Applies to all quarterly registration fees. "Percent of Registration Fees refund" does not apply to Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). In certain cases, SHIP may not be refunded.
Schedule of Refunds
Number of days into quarter 0-1 days 2-7 days 8-18 days 19-35 days 36 days and over
Percent of Registration Fees refund 100% 90% 50% 25% 0%
Percent of SHIP refund 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%


2023-2024 Academic Year Schedule of Refunds
Term Percentage of Registration Fees Refunded
100% 90% 50% 25% 0%
Fall 2023 Until 9/28 9/29 - 10/4 10/5 - 10/15 10/16 - 11/1 11/2 and after
Winter 2024 Until 1/8 1/9 - 1/14 1/15 - 1/25 1/26 - 2/11 2/12 and after
Spring 2024 Until 4/1 4/2 - 4/7 4/8 - 4/18 4/19 - 5/5 5/6 and after


It is the student’s responsibility to contact Student Financial Solutions to request a refund of any eligible credit as a result of university withdrawal. Read more about refund requests and Student Account Refunds.