Western State Colorado University
600 N. Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231
Fax: (970) 943-2363
We understand that unexpected events occur that may cause a student to drop a class or withdraw from all classes.
If a student drops a class prior to the end of the add/drop period it may or may not affect the student's financial aid. Students should consult with their financial aid counselor prior to dropping one or more classes.
Federal regulation requires financial aid to be awarded under the assumption that a student will attend the institution for the entire period in which federal assistance was disbursed. The following policies will help you to understand that a withdrawal may not only affect you academically, but also financially. We encourage you to read all the information below prior to making your final decision.
Important: The tuition and fees refund policy set by Western State Colorado University is separate from the federal regulation to repay unearned aid. Whether or not you receive a tuition/fee refund has no bearing on the amount you must repay to the federal aid programs. Please see the refund policy published in the Course Catalog.
If a student receives financial aid, but never begins attending classes, the Financial Aid Office must return all disbursed funds to the respective federal, state and institutional aid programs.
For financial aid purposes there are two types of withdrawals: official and unofficial.
A notification letter outlining the amount repaid to the federal program(s) will be mailed to the student's permanent address. WSCU will repay the amounts to the appropriate federal program(s) on the student's behalf, and will bill the student's account.
A student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to continue to receive federal assistance. If a student received financial aid, and completely withdrew from the term or received failing grades in all courses attempted in which assistance was awarded, the student will not be eligible to receive future aid from the college until an appeal is submitted to and approved by WSCU’s Student Financial Services.
The tuition and fees refund policy set by Western State Colorado University is separate from the federal regulation to repay unearned aid. Whether or not you receive a tuition/fee refund has no bearing on the amount you must repay to the federal aid programs.
Tuition refunds for withdrawal will be made according to the following schedule:
Tuition & Fees
Please refer to the Class Schedule for dates of the official Drop Period.