Disbursements and Refunds
Refund Disbursement Schedule
Fall – 9/25/2023
Fall II – 11/20/2023
Spring – 2/26/2024
Spring II – 4/16/2024
Summer – 6/24/2024
Note: *Dates are Subject to Change without Notice.*
Tuition Refund Policy – Curriculum Students
A refund shall not be made except under the following circumstances.
- A 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to first day of class(es) of the academic semester as noted in the College calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund if the class in which the student is officially registered is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or the student never attends the class as verified by the instructor on the official course roster.
- A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class(es) prior to or on the official 10 percent point of the semester.
- For classes beginning at times other than the first week (seven calendar days) of the semester, a 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class meeting. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the class.
- A 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour class prior to the first day of class(es) of the academic semester or if the College cancels the class. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour class on or before the 10th calendar day of the class.
- A 100 percent refund shall be made if the State Education Assistance Authority makes a final validation determination prior to the official 10 percent point of the semester and all of the following conditions apply:
- At the time of the student’s registration, the State Education Assistance Authority made an initial determination that the student was a resident for tuition purposes, as defined by G.S.116-143-(a).
- After validation of the student’s residency application, the State Education Assistance Authority subsequently determines that the student is a nonresident for tuition purposes.
- The student officially withdraws from the course(s) within 10 calendar days of the College notifying the student of the change in residency status.
To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds, federal regulations will supersede the state refund regulations stated in the rule.
Where a student, having paid the required tuition for a semester, dies during that semester (prior to or on the last day of the semester), all tuition and fees for that semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased (upon request).
If students withdraw or reduce their course load during the drop/add period of the semester, they may be required to repay some or all of their student financial aid. If students withdraw from college or cease attending classes prior to the 60% point of the semester, they will be responsible for the repayment of the Federal Pell Grant and any other Title IV grants received. Failure to repay student financial aid can result in a “tagged record”. Having a “tagged record” prevents students from receiving financial aid in future semesters.
If a student completely withdraws from all classes prior to the 60 percent point of the semester or term, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds as originally scheduled to receive for the period of enrollment. The student may owe all or a portion of all applicable tuition, fees and book charges to the College or the U.S. Department of Education. This indebtedness is known as a financial aid overpayment. Failure to repay a student financial aid overpayment may result in a hold being placed on the account. This hold prohibits registration for future classes and from obtaining an official College transcript.
Note: Tuition refunds and student activity refunds will not be considered for amounts of ($5) or less, except when a course or curriculum fails to materialize; then all the students’ tuition shall be refunded.