Refund Policy

Tuition and fees are refundable in accordance with the following schedule provided a student officially withdraws from the College.

Full-time & Part-time Credit Students (Regular Semester)

  Tuition Fees
Withdrawal before classes begin
Full refund Full refund
Withdrawal on the first day of classes Full refund
Full refund
Withdrawal during first week of classes 75% No
refund
Withdrawal during second week of classes 50%

No
refund

Withdrawal during the third week of classes 25% No
refund
After the third week of classes No
refund
No
refund

Express Semester (Within Fall & Spring Semester) 

  Tuition Fees
Withdrawal before classes begin
Full refund Full refund
Withdrawal on the first day of classes Full refund
Full refund
Withdrawal during first week of classes 50% No refund
Withdrawal during second week of classes 25%
No refund
After the second week of classes No refund No refund

Part-Time Credit Students (Summer Sessions)

  Tuition Fees
Withdrawal before classes begin Full refund Full refund
Withdrawal on the first day of classes Full refund
Full refund
Withdrawal during first week of classes 50% No
refund
After the first week of classes No
refund

No
refund

 Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) Refund Regulations

As of the Fall 2000 semester, students who receive federal financial aid (PELL grants, SEOG grants, Direct Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans) are subject to a new federal refund policy (Return of Title IV Funds). This policy could substantially decrease the amount of financial aid the student will receive if they withdraw or stop attending prior to approximately the tenth week of the semester (prior to completing 60% of the semester). This also means the amount the student must pay out of pocket for tuition charges could increase.

Students will now “earn” their financial aid based upon the percentage of the semester they are in school and attending.  For example, if a student withdraws or stops attending after completing 20% of the semester (approximately the first day of the fourth week of classes) they will only earn 20% of their financial aid. If the students federal financial aid awards totaled $2,000 for the Fall semester and they only complete 20% of the semester they will only earn an award of $400. The college must return 80% or $1,600 of the financial aid to the federal government.

Tuition Refund Appeals Process

If a student feels he or she has an extenuating circumstance which justifies an exception to the refund policy, he or she may appeal.  All requests must be submitted in writing and must include supporting documentation (e.g. medical verification) and the Tuition Refund Appeal Form.  Appeals must be made by the student.  Appeals made "on behalf of" a student will not be reviewed.

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