The timing of a course withdrawal will impact eligibility for a refund of tuition.
Prior to the course contract start date: A refund of tuition, less the course withdrawal processing fee, may be granted if you formally withdraw from a grouped study course prior to the course contract start date and you are not involved in a disciplinary proceeding involving either academic or non-academic misconduct.
Within the first 15 days of the course contract: A refund of tuition, less the students' union fees and the course withdrawal processing fee, may be granted if you formally withdraw from a grouped study course from the course contract start date up to 15 days after, provided the course final exam has not been written (or if all coursework has been submitted for marking, if there is no final exam) and you are not involved in a disciplinary proceeding involving either academic or non-academic misconduct.
The Undergraduate Course Withdrawal and Refund Policy – Grouped Study states the criteria for a refund. Complete and submit the Course Withdrawal Request Form (Grouped Study) in person, by mail to Athabasca University's Office of the Registrar, to the designated area of the facility where the grouped study course is being offered, or by fax (780.675.6174), or scanned and emailed. The date of withdrawal will be the postmark on the envelope, or if the form is hand-delivered or faxed (780.675.6174), the University date stamp.
Refunds are processed within approximately 45 days of AU's receipt of the grouped study course withdrawal request. Your refund will be processed according to your method of payment, e.g., your credit card account will be credited, a cheque will be forwarded to your current mailing address, etc.
For information on withdrawing from a grouped study course, and the impact on your academic record, please refer to Grouped Study Courses in the Registration section.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Updated July 24 2019 by laurab