Administration

Board of Trustees Policy

SUBJECT:

Tuition Refund

NUMBER:
5.18
DATE:
April 25, 2011
SUPERSEDES:
 

Purpose

To provide guidance on the circumstances in which a tuition refund is issued to credit and non-credit students.

Policy

A 100 percent tuition and fees refund shall not be made after the beginning of the term for credit students or after the beginning of the first class meeting for non-credit students. Students may request an exception in the case of extenuating circumstances. Requests for exceptions are referred to the Tuition Refund Appeals Committee for review.

Procedure

  1. If a student officially drops or withdraws from a credit class prior to and during the semester, tuition shall be refunded according to the following schedule.

    For Standard Length Classes (14 weeks in length)

    Prior to the first day of the semester 100% refund of tuition and fees
    To the end of the first week of the semester 100% refund of tuition, no refund of fees
    To the end of the second week of the semester 50% refund of tuition, no refund of fees
    To the end of the third week of the semester 25% refund of tuition, no refund of fees
    After the third week of the semester No refund

    For Summer Sessions and Non Standard Length Classes

    Prior to the first day of the semester 100% refund of tuition and fees
    To the day prior to the end of 10% of scheduled instruction 100% refund of tuition, no refund of fees
    To the day prior to the end of 20% of scheduled instruction 50% refund of tuition, no refund of fees
    After this period No refund
  1. Upon Board of Trustees approval of the Academic Calendar, tuition refund dates for standard length courses are established according to the schedule noted above and published with the registration add/drop dates.
  2. If a student officially drops or withdraws from a Workforce Development and Continuing Education class prior to the start of the first class session, a 100 percent tuition refund shall be made. No refunds are made after the course begins. Fees for non-credit materials, books, and supplies are not refundable. Exceptions are referred to the Tuition Refund Appeals Committee for review.
  3. A 100 percent refund of tuition and fees shall be made if the College cancels a class.
  4. Students who request an exception to the tuition refund policy due to extenuating circumstances will be referred to the Tuition Refund Appeals Committee for review.

 

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