Curriculum Tuition Refunds

The State Board of Community Colleges Code specifies the circumstances in which tuition refunds can be made. A refund will be made under the following circumstances:

  1. A 100 percent refund will be made if the college cancels a course section in which the student is registered.
  2. A 100 percent refund will be made if the student officially withdraws or is officially withdrawn by the college prior to the first day of the academic term as noted in the college calendar.
  3. A 75 percent refund will be made if the student officially withdraws or is officially withdrawn by the college from the course section prior to or at the official 10 percent point of the semester
  4. For classes beginning at times other than the first week (seven calendar days) of the semester, a 100 percent refund will be made if the student officially withdraws or is officially withdrawn by the college from the course section prior to the first class meeting. A 75 percent refund will be made if the student officially withdraws or is officially withdrawn by the college from the course section prior to or on the 10 percent point of the course section.
  5. A 100 percent refund will be made if the student officially withdraws or is officially withdrawn by the college from a contact hour course section prior to the first day of class of the academic semester or term or if the college cancels the course section. A 75 percent refund will be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour course section on or before the tenth calendar day of the class.
  6. Refund Due to Death of Student - When a student, having paid the required tuition or registration fees for a course section, dies prior to completing that course section, all tuition and registration fees for that course section shall be refunded to the estate of the deceased upon the college being made aware of the student’s death.
  7. Military Tuition Refund – Upon request of the student, each college shall:
    1. Grant a full refund of tuition and registration fees to military reserve and National Guard personnel called to active duty or active duty personnel who have received temporary or permanent reassignments as a result of military operations that make it impossible for them to complete their course requirements; and
    2. Buy back textbooks through the college’s bookstore operations to the extent allowable under the college’s buy back procedures. The college shall use distance learning technologies and other educational methodologies to help active duty

Applicable federal regulations regarding refunds will supersede state refund regulations stated in this rule.