Tuition Overload Policy

Courses withdrawn after the 100% refund period of the term are still counted towards billable hours; no refund will be issued. Students are responsible for making any desired course adjustments prior to the published enrollment deadlines.

A student dropping a class from one of the shortened semester sessions should consult the appropriate academic calendar for specific dates as the refund period is shorter in proportion to the full term schedule.

W grades count towards billable hours, thus adding new courses could result in a tuition overload fee.

Before adding additional hours, be sure to review ‘My Grades’ in Catalyst to calculate the total number of hours you will have for the semester, including the course(s) from which you have withdrawn. In most cases, increasing your hours to 19 credit hours and above is considered overload and will result in an additional per credit hour rate.

Example: Bobby Bearcat is enrolled in 16 credit hours then withdraws from a course after the 100% refund period of the semester; his billed credit hours will remain at 16. Bobby then decides to add another three credit hour course that will increase his enrollment to 19 credit hours and cause a tuition overload charge of one credit hour to be added to his semester bill.

Credit Hour Status by Program

Undergraduate

Part–Time

1–11 credit hours

Full–Time

12–18 credit hours

Overload

19+ credit hours*

Graduate

Part–Time

1–9 credit hours

Full–Time

10–18 credit hours

Overload

19+ credit hours*

*Programs With Higher Overload Limits

These specific programs are allowed a higher maximum unit threshold.