Fees are not refundable except as noted above.
Receipts must accompany all returns for a refund. Not all items are eligible for refund. See the bookstore for details.
When classes are administratively withdrawn from the schedule, students enrolled in courses at the time of withdrawal will be given full refund of tuition and the fees that are associated with that class. When withdrawal from a class is for misconduct, the percentage of refund is at the discretion of the chair of the Judicial Committee based on the situation and/or circumstances.
It is the student’s responsibility to drop a course by published deadlines.
100% refund – within the first 10 days of the term
50% refund – during days 11 through 21 of the term
Full tuition charged – starting day 22 of the term
100% refund – from the date of registration through the first week of classes
50% refund – through the second week of classes
Full tuition charged – after the third week of classes
When a student withdraws or ceases attendance during a payment period or period of enrollment, federal law mandates the amount and procedures for the return of Title IV funds. When a student withdraws, the College calculates how much of the Title IV grants and loans the student has earned for the payment period or period of enrollment as of the date of withdrawal. A withdrawal is considered to have occurred on the date the student notifies the office of the registrar of his/her intent to withdraw. The amount of assistance that a student is responsible for returning is calculated by subtracting the amount of unearned financial aid that the College is required to return from the total amount of unearned Title IV financial assistance to be returned.
A pro-rata schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal. After the 60 percent point in the payment period or period of enrollment, a student will have earned 100 percent of the Title IV funds they were eligible to receive.
The percentage of the payment period or period of enrollment completed is the total number of calendar days in the payment period or period of enrollment for which the assistance is awarded divided into the number of calendar days completed in that period as of the date of withdrawal.
If, based on the calculation, the student has earned less than the amount of Title IV funds disbursed, the unearned funds must be returned. The College must return the lesser of:
The student (or parent, in the case of a PLUS loan) must return or repay, as appropriate:
Returns are calculated according to applicable federal laws. All returned funds will be issued by the accounting department after the College has determined that the student has withdrawn and applicable return calculations have been verified.
Unearned funds returned by the College or the student must be credited to outstanding balances on Title IV loans made to the student or on behalf of the student for the payment period or period of enrollment for which a return of funds is required. Those funds must be credited to outstanding balances for the payment period or period of enrollment for which the return of funds is required in the following order:
If unearned funds remain to be returned after repayment of all outstanding loan amounts, the remaining excess must be credited to any amount awarded for the payment period or period of enrollment for which a return of funds is required in the following order:
Refunds are calculated from the date of withdrawal from the College. All refunds will be issued by the fiscal officer within 30 days after the College has determined that the student has withdrawn.