Withdrawals/Refunds/Fees

Should you decide to drop or withdraw from a Winter Session course, certain steps must be followed to submit your request. The timing of when you drop or withdraw will impact your tuition liability and the potential for a refund.

A comprehensive list of drop and withdrawal dates for both Winter Session terms is included below. As you review the list of dates, please note the following:

  • To drop a course, complete the Change of Schedule Petition form. Instructions for submission are outlined on the form.
  • To withdraw from a course, complete the Withdrawal from Course form. Instructions for submission are also outlined on this form. Students intending to withdraw from a course should adhere to the instructions. However, online courses in Winter have a shorter time frame for withdrawing. If you are trying to withdraw from a course and are concerned about meeting the deadline, you may speak with your associate dean.
  • Tuition liability and refunds are based upon the date that your drop or withdrawal request is processed in the Student Registration and Record Services Office, not the date that the form was mailed or signed.
  • For more information on tuition liability and refunds, including fees, visit the Student Accounts website.
  • The College Fee is not refundable once the term begins.
  • The Program Service Charge is not refundable after the 100% refund period ends.

Winter Session 2021

Term/Date Percentage of refund
Winter Session I (December 22 - January 18) 
December 22 - December 23 (drop) 100% (tuition and fees)
December 24 - December 28 (withdrawal) 50%  (tuition ONLY)
December 29 - End of Term  0% (no withdrawals after January 5)
Winter Session II (January 5 - January 18)  
January 5 - January 6 (drop) 100% (tuition and fees)
January 7 - January 11 (withdrawal) 20% (tuition ONLY; no withdrawals or refunds after January 11)
January 12 - End of Term 0 %

Contact Us

Phone: 607-753-5643
Fax: 607-753-2959
Miller Building, Room 230
winter@cortland.edu

Extended Learning Office
Summer/Winter Programs
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Intersession Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.