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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Withdrawing from SDSU: Refunds

If you must withdraw from SDSU, refer to the Class Schedule or the Office of the Registrar for withdrawal procedures.

Refunds

Depending on the date you withdraw and how many days you attended classes, you may:

  • Be granted a refund of your registration fees.
  • Be required to repay some or all of the financial aid you received for that semester.

Federal regulations under Title IV require the university to determine if a refund must be made to the student or if financial aid that has already be disbursed to you must be returned to the federal government accounts. The university’s Refund Policy contains information regarding refunds for Title IV financial aid recipients.

Once you withdraw:

  • If you received funds for which you are no longer eligible, Student Account Services will send you an electronic billing notice for the amount you owe.
  • If Student Account Services determines that you are eligible for a refund of some or all of your basic tuition and fees or out-of-state tuition, federal regulation requires the refund amount be returned to financial aid accounts.
  • Any remaining refund amount will be deposited to your bank account.
  • If you borrowed student loans, contact the Loan Servicer as soon as you withdraw to determine when you must begin repaying your loans.

Note: Withdrawing may impact your future aid eligibility (see Grades and Units Affect Aid).

Withdrawing from classes

You could owe for funds that you've already received. 

Withdrawing from classes could also affect the minimum units you are required to complete to remain eligible and continue receiving financial aid.