Refund Policies

Application fees are non-refundable.

Tuition deposits are non-refundable.

Room deposits are non-refundable except in cases of academic dismissal or excessive financial burden.

Refund of all tuition and fee payments, other than non-refundable deposits, is allowed for those students who officially notify the Student Records Office that they will not be attending before the first day of classes.

On or after the first day of the semester, refunds will be issued on cancellations, withdrawals, and adjustments that have been properly filed in writing in the Student Records Office. The effective date of these changes will be the date on which the form is received by the office. If done by letter, it is recommended to send the notice by certified/return receipt mail.

Refund of residence hall payments, other than non-refundable deposits, is allowed for those students who officially notify the Director of Residence Life of their non-residence status prior to the first day of the residence contract. Any student whose contract for residence is accepted and who, thereafter, voluntarily changes to another residence not under the supervision of the College, but who continues to attend the College as a full-time student will remain obligated for the entire semester’s room and board charge. Any student whose contract for residence accommodations is accepted and who, there after, officially withdraws from the College as a full-time student may receive a refund in accordance with the institutional refund schedule. A resident who breaks the yearly contract between semesters will be assessed a $100 contract breakage fee.

If the financial aid awards exceed the institutional charges for the semester, a refund of the excess funds is processed within 14 days of the credit balance being created. A list of refund recipients is posted each week. Checks that are not picked up within seven days are mailed.

Refunds resulting from Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans are made payable to the parent borrower, and are mailed directly to the parent.

Full-time and part-time students who completely or partially withdraw during the first four weeks of the semester are granted an adjustment in tuition charges according to the following schedule.

 
Institutional Refund Schedule
Traditional Full-time and Part-time
Students in a 15 week semester follow this schedule for Fall or Spring semesters.
 
Week of Classes Refund Given Tuition Refund Given Fees
Up to end of Drop/Add 100% 100%
2nd Fiscal Week   90%  No refund
3rd Fiscal Week   60%  No refund
4th Fiscal Week   30%  No refund
5th Fiscal Week   No refund  No refund
 
The College will refund Board charges on a pro-rated schedule
 
Part-time students in a 15 week semester follow this schedule for Fall or Spring semesters.                          
 
Week of Classes Refund Given Tuition Refund Given Fees
Up to end of Drop/Add  100%  100%
After 2nd Class, before 3rd    90%   No refund
After 3rd Class,  before 4th    60%   No refund
After 4th Class, before 5th    30%   No refund
After 5th Class   No refund   No refund
   
3 Week Summer Session Schedule Refund Policy
Week of Classes Refund Given Tuition Refund Given Fees
Up to the end of drop/Add   100%   100%
 After 2nd Class, before 3rd     30%     No refund
 After 3rd Class    No refund    No refund
 
7 Week Summer Session Schedule and ADP students follow this refund policy
                       
Week of Classes Refund Given Tuition Refund Given Fees
Up to the end of Drop/Add*   100%   100%
After 2nd Class, before 3rd     50%   No refund
After 3rd Class, before 4th     25%   No refund
After 4th Class     No refund   No refund
 
* Drop/Add ends BEFORE the second class
 
Notice: After the end of the drop/add period, no adjustments
are made for partial withdrawals of full-time students.
 
Graduate Program Refund Schedule -    5 week terms
 
Week of Classes Refund Given Tuition Refund Given Fees
Drop before Classes begin   100%   100%
Withdrawal after 1st Class, before 3rd class     80%   No refund
Withdrawal after 3rd Class, before 5th class     25%   No refund
Withdrawal after 5th Class   No refund   No refudbn

Federal Regulations Pertaining to Refunds/Repayments of Federal (Title IV) Aid

All schools that participate in any of the Federal Title IV financial aid programs must determine how much Title IV aid a student has received and not earned at the time of withdrawal, as well as how much of the aid has to be returned and by whom. The amount of aid earned is calculated on a pro rata basis through 60 percent of the payment period.
 
Return of Funds Formula
There are six basic steps to the formula for calculating the amount of funds that must be returned to the Title IV programs.
 
1. Determine date of withdrawal and percentage of payment period attended by the student. A student’s withdrawal date is one of the following:
 
the date the student began the withdrawal process prescribed by the institution;
the date the student otherwise gave (in writing or orally) official notification to the institution of his or her intent to
withdraw;
if the student never began the withdrawal process or otherwise gave notice of intent to withdraw, the midpoint of the payment period or period of enrollment or the student’s last day of academically related activity if it can document the student’s attendance;
if the student did not begin the withdrawal process or otherwise give notification (including notice from someone acting on the student’s behalf) to the institution of the intent to withdraw because of circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g., illness, accident, grievous personal loss, etc.), the date based on the circumstances related to the withdrawal;
if a student who was granted an approved leave of absence fails to return from the leave of absence, the date the institution determines the approved leave of absence began;
if a student takes an unapproved leave of absence, the date the student began the unapproved leave of absence.
 
2. Calculate amount of Title IV aid earned by the student.
3. Compare amount earned and amount disbursed to determine amount of unearned.
4. If amount earned is greater than amount disbursed, determine late disbursement
5. If amount earned is less than amount disbursed, determined amount of Title IV aid that must be returned.
6. Calculate portion of funds to be returned by institution and student. A student who owes a grant repayment remains ineligible for further Title IV assistance until the grant is repaid, unless the student and the institution agree on satisfactory repayment agreements.
  
The following is the refund distribution schedule:
 
1. Unsubsidized FFEL/Direct Stafford Loan
2. Subsidized FFEL/Direct Stafford Loan
3. Federal Perkins Loan
4. FFEL/Direct PLUS
5. PELL Grant
6. Federal SEOG
7. Other Title IV Programs
Examples of these refund calculations are available in the Student Finance Office