financial aid

Refund Policies


Students who officially withdraw through the Registration Office may receive a refund of tuition and certain fees according to the following schedules:

 

For classes that begin the first week of the quarter and last at least eight weeks:

 

100% - If the withdrawal occurs during the first five business days of the quarter. Business days are Monday through Friday; please contact the Registration Office for up-to-date business hours. Withdrawal requests received at the Registration Office by the end of business hours on the deadline day will be guaranteed the appropriate refund. Withdrawal requests may also be submitted online through Web Registration (Current Students tab) as long as online services are available for that day. Students should keep a copy of the confirmation e-mail they receive after submitting an online request in the event of a technical issue.

 

100% - If the class begins on the first Saturday of the quarter and withdrawal occurs no later than the close of business on Monday of the second week of the quarter.

 

50% - If the withdrawal occurs between the sixth business day and the 20th calendar day of the quarter.

 

0% - If the withdrawal occurs after the 20th calendar day.

 

For classes that do not begin the first week of the quarter, last fewer than eight weeks, but have more than five class sessions:

 

100% - If the withdrawal occurs before the second class session.

50% - If the withdrawal occurs after the second class session but before the fourth class session.

 

For classes with a total of five class sessions:

100%
- If the withdrawal occurs before the second class session.

50% -If the withdrawal occurs after the second class session but before the third class session.

 

For classes with a total of three or four class sessions:

100% - If the withdrawal occurs before the first class session.

50% - If the withdrawal occurs after the first class session but before the second class session.

0% - All other cases.

 

For classes with one or two class session(s):

100% - If the withdrawal occurs before first class session.

0% - All others


Return to Title IV Policy

The Return to Title IV Policy is effective if a student unofficially or officially withdraws from all credits. Students who remain enrolled through at least 60 percent of the payment period (quarter) are considered to have earned 100 percent of the aid received and will not owe a repayment of federal Title IV funds. If a student completes at least one course, they will be subject to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, rather than the Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy.

  1. A student's withdrawal date is one of the following:
    1. The date the student began the institution’s withdrawal process by notifying the institution, in writing of intent to withdraw.
    2. The midpoint of the quarter for a student who leaves without notifying the institution.
    3. The student's last date of attendance at a documented academically related activity.
  2. Funds are returned to the following sources in order of priority, as established by Congress:
    1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loan.
    2. Subsidized Federal Direct Student Loan.
    3. Federal Direct PLUS Loan.
    4. Federal Pell Grants.
    5. Federal SEOG.
    6. Other Federal State, Private or institutional financial assistance.
  3. 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.
    2. Calculate amount of Title IV aid earned by the student.
    3. Compare amount earned and amounts disbursed to determine amount unearned.
    4. Determine late disbursement if amount earned is greater than amount disbursed.
    5. Determine amount of Title IV aid must be returned if amount earned is less than amount disbursed.
    6. Calculate portion of funds to be returned by institution and student.

Both the College and the student have specific responsibilities under this policy. Students who owe a repayment of Title IV funds must pay or make arrangements to pay their obligation before regaining eligibility for additional financial assistance.

See this page for additional financial aid repayment and refund information.