A refund is issued under the following circumstances:
- A 100% refund of tuition and fees shall be made if the student officially drops prior to the first day of classes of the semester as noted in the college calendar. Also, if a course is canceled by the college, a student is eligible for a 100% refund.
- A 75% refund of tuition only shall be made if the student officially drops from the course(s) prior to or on the official 10% point of the semester.
- For courses beginning at times other than the first week of the semester, a 100% refund of tuition and fees shall be made if the student officially drops from the course prior to the first class meeting. A 75% refund of tuition only shall be made if the student officially drops from the course prior to or on the 10% point of the course. For contact hour courses, 10 calendar days from the first day of the class(es) is the determination date for census.
- If a student, having paid the required tuition and fees for a semester, dies during that semester (prior to or on the last day of the semester the student was attending), all tuition and fees for that semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased.
To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds to individuals or groups, federal regulations will supersede the state refund regulations.
All tuition refunds are processed after the official 10% point of the semester and will be mailed to students; student fees are nonrefundable.
Withdrawal from College
Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the College (drop all courses) must do so in writing. Students should first consult with their academic advisor and/or a Student Services counselor before completing the Drop/Withdrawal form. If students are receiving financial aid, they must consult with a financial aid advisor before withdrawing. To complete the official withdrawal process, students must submit the completed form to the Enrollment Management Office. Consulting with an advisor or student services representative is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. A complete withdrawal from all courses could substantially delay the completion of the student’s program of study and may have impacts on financial aid eligibility.
Withdrawal from a Course AFTER the Drop/Add Period
It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from course(s) if they cannot meet the requirements of the course. The student should first consult his/her instructor or advisor before requesting to be withdrawn from a course. Students receiving financial aid should also consult a financial aid advisor before requesting to be withdrawn from a course.
To officially begin the withdrawal process, the student should notify the Enrollment Management Office of his/her intent. The student should complete the online Withdrawal Request Form. Or, he/she may visit Student Services and complete a withdrawal form.
If students do not initiate the withdrawal process, the instructor is required to initiate the administrative process to withdraw the student from the course assigning a grade of “W”. A student who registers for a course as an audit, but withdraws will be assigned a grade of “W” for the course.
Students who stop attending courses may not be given a grade of “F”. They must be given a grade of “W”. Students are given an “F” if they attended the entire semester but failed to complete academic work with a passing grade.