Tuition Refund Policies

Please note the following when applying for a refund:

Full-time students are eligible for tuition refunds only when their semester course load drops below 12 credits. The refund will be calculated by determining the difference between the previous full-time enrollment threshold of 12 credits and the new part-time enrollment and then applying the appropriate refund percentage to the difference in dropped credits.

  • Refund payments are not immediate. Allow approximately six weeks for processing and mailing during the fall/spring semesters and four weeks during the summer/winter sessions.
  • Credit courses eight weeks or less in length are subject to a refund schedule appropriate to the length of the course.
  • A course canceled by the college will be refunded all tuition and fees relative to the cancelled course.

Fall Semester

NY State Uniform Refund Policy - Fall

Refunds of tuition and fees (if applicable) will be made according to the following schedule:

 

Full Semester

8 week term or less

Prior to the first day of term 100% of tuition and fees 100% of tuition and fees
During the 1st week 75% of tuition 25% of tuition
During the 2nd week 50% of tuition 0%
During the 3rd week 25% of tuition 0%
After the third week 0% 0%

If you decide to not attend after registering, you must officially withdraw. Appropriate refunds for paid tuition will only be granted upon the completion and submission of an official withdraw form to the Registrar’s Office, either before the semester start date, or during the published refund period. 
*Note: The refund policy is based on the term start date, not individual course start dates. 

Simply notifying the classroom instructor is not sufficient. Non-attendance does not constitute an OFFICIAL drop. Any student who does not withdraw and remains unpaid at the end of the refund period will be liable for full tuition and fees. Non-payment does not limit student’s liability. Student’s are responsible for knowing the deadlines for withdrawal and abiding by them.

Winter Intersession

Refund Policy - Winter Session

Refunds of tuition and fees (if applicable) will be made according to the following schedule:

  Up to and including the first day of session 100% of tuition and fees
  Day 2 of session 25% of tuition
  Beginning Day 3 of session 0%

If you decide to not attend after registering, you must officially withdraw. Appropriate refunds for paid tuition will only be granted upon the completion and submission of an official withdraw form to the Registrar’s Office, either before the semester start date, or during the published refund period. 
*Note: The refund policy is based on the term start date, not individual course start dates. 

Simply notifying the classroom instructor is not sufficient. Non-attendance does not constitute an OFFICIAL drop. Any student who does not withdraw and remains unpaid at the end of the refund period will be liable for full tuition and fees. Non-payment does not limit student’s liability. Student’s are responsible for knowing the deadlines for withdrawal and abiding by them.

Spring Semester

NY State Uniform Refund Policy - Spring

Refunds of tuition and fees (if applicable) will be made according to the following schedule:

 

Full Semester

8 week term or less

Prior to the first day of term 100% of tuition and fees 100% of tuition and fees
During the 1st week 75% of tuition 25% of tuition
During the 2nd week 50% of tuition 0%
During the 3rd week 25% of tuition 0%
After the third week 0% 0%

If you decide to not attend after registering, you must officially withdraw. Appropriate refunds for paid tuition will only be granted upon the completion and submission of an official withdraw form to the Registrar’s Office, either before the semester start date, or during the published refund period. 
*Note: The refund policy is based on the term start date, not individual course start dates. 

Simply notifying the classroom instructor is not sufficient. Non-attendance does not constitute an OFFICIAL drop. Any student who does not withdraw and remains unpaid at the end of the refund period will be liable for full tuition and fees. Non-payment does not limit student’s liability. Student’s are responsible for knowing the deadlines for withdrawal and abiding by them.

Summer Sessions (I and II)

NY State Uniform Refund Policy - Summer

Refunds of tuition and fees (if applicable) will be made according to the following schedule:

First Session 

Second Session)

Prior to the first day of session 100% of tuition and fees Prior to the first day of session 100% of tuition and fees
During the 1st week 25% of tuition During the 1st week 25% of tuition
After the 1st week 0% After the 1st week 0%

If you decide to not attend after registering, you must officially withdraw. Appropriate refunds for paid tuition will only be granted upon the completion and submission of an official withdraw form to the Registrar’s Office, either before the semester start date, or during the published refund period. 
*Note: The refund policy is based on the term start date, not individual course start dates.

Simply notifying the classroom instructor is not sufficient. Non-attendance does not constitute an OFFICIAL drop. Any student who does not withdraw and remains unpaid at the end of the refund period will be liable for full tuition and fees. Non-payment does not limit student’s liability. Student’s are responsible for knowing the deadlines for withdrawal and abiding by them.

 Non-Credit Classes

 Refund policy will be based upon the start date of the class. A refund of 100% of tuition and fees for courses dropped prior to the course start date. On the day the course begins and thereafter no refund will be issued.

 

Request for Tuition Credit - Appeal form

A "Request for Tuition Credit" is available to students who feel they warrant an exception to the College's Refund Policies. Exceptions to the College's established policies are not made lightly and will generally be considered only for extenuating and difficult circumstances.

*Please note the new format and new appeal forms, (all links will open in a new window):

Documentation Required - use the form below that best fits your appeal:

Request for Tuition Credit forms are also available at the Student Accounts Office.

(If you require a more accessible version of the forms above, please contact Student Services Central or call 341-4000)