Chapter Five: Fiscal Affairs

Procedure Title:  Tuition Refund Procedure
Based on:  Board Policies Nos. 4 and 5
Procedure Number:  5.15
Date Adopted/Revised:  June 25, 2001; November 21, 2006; May 15, 2007; June 30 2007; June 1, 2015

Students desiring to withdraw from class should refer to the withdrawal section of the Catalog.

  1. Upon official withdrawal from class, the College will refund tuition and qualifying fees according to the following schedules:

    1. Regular Semester (16 week term)

      Tuition Fees
      Before 1st day of classes 100% 100%
      Classes in session 1 through 5 class days 100% 100%
      Classes in session 6 through 10 class days 50% 0%
      After 10th class day 0% 0%
    2. Long Semester (10 week term)

      Tuition Fees
      Before 1st day of classes 100% 100%
      Classes in session 1 through 2 class days 100% 100%
      Classes in session 3 through 4 class days 50% 0%
      After 5th class day 0% 0%
    3. First and Second Summer Semester (5 week term)

      Tuition Fees
      Before 1st day of classes 100% 100%
      Classes in session 1 through 2 class days 100% 100%
      Classes in session 3 through 4 class days 50% 0%
      After 5th class day 0% 0%
    4. Refunds for irregular term periods (mini-mesters) are based on the same percentages of time in each of the regular term refund period to total days in the term as shown below.

        Tuition Fees
      Before 1st day of classes 100% 100%
      Classes in session 1 through 3 class days 100% 100%
      Classes in session 4 through 6 class days 50% 0%
      After 7th class day 0% 0%
  2. Administrative cancellation of a class will result in a 100% refund of tuition and fees.

  3. The enrollment period for tuition purposes shall be defined as the first day of regularly scheduled classes until the last day of class or final examinations, excluding holidays.

  4. Refunds are calculated only on hours that reduce the student’s credit load below full-time, maximum-tuition status.

  5. Refunds are calculated based on the above refund tables regardless of non-attendance.