Dropping or Withdrawing from Courses
When a student completely withdraws from Saint Louis University, drops individual courses or withdraws from individual courses within a semester or part of term, whether voluntary, requested by the University, or for other reasons, the following regulations apply:
- Students must drop or withdraw from their courses through Banner Self-Service.
- Dropping or withdrawing from courses does not eliminate the financial obligation to Saint Louis University.
- Tuition charges will be refunded in accordance with the schedule listed here.
- Course fee charges will not be refunded.
- University fee charges will not be refunded.
- Housing and Residence charges will be refunded in accordance with the housing contract.
- There are specific federal, state and institutional drop/withdrawal policies regarding tuition and fees, housing charges, refunds to scholarship/financial aid programs, and repayments, which result from withdrawal from enrollment. Consult the Office of Student Financial Services for all particulars.
- When dropping or withdrawing courses, there are two situations, which may require immediate repayment of scholarship/financial aid funds:
- If University charges are reduced because of dropping or withdrawing from courses, and it creates a credit balance in your student account, these funds may be used to repay previous scholarship/financial aid awarded programs. This will depend on the amount of the scholarship/financial aid and the date of the withdrawal.
- If students withdraw completely from Saint Louis University they are no longer eligible to receive any scholarship/financial aid payments from that date forward. Federal Work-Study money earned before withdrawal will be paid. Students may not work on Federal Work-Study after withdrawing from the University.
- Information regarding the federal, state and institution regulations for calculating scholarship/financial aid refunds and repayments and the order of programs to which we restore aid is available from the Office of Student Financial Services website at https://www.slu.edu/financial-aid/paying-your-bill/refunds.php.
- Students receiving a Saint Louis University funded merit-based scholarship program must request a Scholarship Deferment before withdrawal from the University. Failure to obtain an approved Scholarship Deferment before withdrawing from the University terminates the student’s renewal scholarship eligibility.