Informing an academic department, advisor, or instructor does not constitute an official drop of a course or withdrawal from the University. Students who intend to withdraw must notify the Office of the Registrar. Applicable clerical, cancellation and/or re-registration fees may apply.

Housing, Meals and University Fees

The Wellness Center, ASuop, Activity and Recreation fees, as well as class and lab fees are non-refundable after the last day to add. The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is not refundable after 30 days from the start of the term and is not refundable if a claim has been filed.

Housing and meal plan charges are refunded on a prorated basis as determined by the Residential Life & Housing Office. Approved refunds are based upon per diem charges (daily charges) and the actual checkout date. For more information regarding the checkout process or housing credits please contact the Residential Life and Housing Office.

Financial Aid and Refunds

If the withdrawing student is a financial aid recipient, the student’s financial aid award will be adjusted according to federal and state regulations and University policy. Students may be eligible for a refund if they drop below full-time enrollment or official withdrawal from the University results in an account credit.

Student Accounts will not provide a refund to a withdrawn student who is a financial aid recipient for 45 days from the date of notification of the withdrawal from Pacific. This time is necessary to ensure that all appropriate account adjustments have been made. For more information on changes in financial aid awards contact the Office of Financial Aid

Protect Your Education Investment with the Tuition Protection Insurance Plan

Each year, thousands of students nationwide face the difficult decision of whether to withdraw when something unexpected happens. Many get only a partial refund of tuition and fees. Some get nothing.

The Tuition Protection Plan was designed with students and their families in mind. It can reimburse tuition payments, room and board fees, and other non-refundable college expenses if a student needs to withdraw any time during the semester for any covered reason such as illness, injury, or psychological condition.

Learn more at or call 1.866.724.4384.

Note: Like most U.S. universities, Pacific’s Board of Regents sets tuition each year. The board tries to keep increases as low as possible. In recent years, increases have averaged about 3 percent per year—less than most of our peers. Note that tuition and increases can vary between programs to meet specific needs.