Students who drop a class before the drop/add deadline shall receive a full refund, less non-refundable fees (such as the Owl Card, and Transportation Access Fee.) Students who drop a course, or all courses after the drop/add deadline will be fee liable unless the drop takes place due to exceptional circumstances.
Exceptional circumstances are due to:
Documentation must be submitted along with your petition to provide supporting proof of your claims. Circumstances such as employment changes or conflicts with work hours, relocation of home, transportation problems, dislike of the instructor or the course, inadequate planning and/or course scheduling conflicts or not having met published prerequisites are not considered “EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES." No refunds will be made for these situations.
Fee Petitions cannot be submitted beyond (6) six months from the last day of the semester which the petition applies.
For a complete WITHDRAWAL (drop all courses) from the university, you are advised to contact the Dean of Student Affairs to complete an Exceptional Circumstance/Medical Withdrawal, the petition can be obtained by visiting www.fau.edu/dean and then select the EXCEPTION WITHDRAWAL LINK. This exceptional circumstance petition must be submitted into the Dean’s Office during the semester the withdrawal took place. Otherwise, the student must complete a fee petition and submit it into the Student Billing prior to six months after the last day of the semester which the petition applies.