General Fee Deposit (Non–Refundable)
Full–time and part–time students at the time of registration must pay a non-refundable deposit of all general fees applicable to the courses for which registered.
Withdrawals and Refunds – General
- A registered student wishing to withdraw must submit a withdrawal request, in writing, to the Records Office. The effective date of withdrawal is the date the request is received by the Records Office. In counting calendar days, if the latest date for acceptance of a withdrawal falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday shall be the effective date. If the latest date for acceptance of withdrawal falls on a legal holiday, the next business day shall be the effective date.
- For request for withdrawal received prior to the first day of college classes for that semester, a refund of 100 percent of total tuition will be granted for both full–time and part–time students.
- For request for withdrawal received on the first day of classes and through the fourteenth calendar day of that semester, a refund of 50 percent of total tuition applicable to the courses for which registered will be granted for both full and part–time student.
- For a reduction in load which occurs on the first day of classes and through the fourteenth calendar day of that semester, 50 percent of the difference of the tuition applicable to the original and revised course schedules will be refunded.
- No refund of tuition will be granted for either full–time or part–time students beyond the fourteenth calendar day after the first day of classes.
- Prorated refunds are applicable to compressed courses (less than 16 weeks).
Withdrawals and Refunds- – Specific
1.) One-hundred (100) percent refund of tuition and fees will be granted students entering the Armed Forces before earning degree credit in any semester upon their submitting notice in writing of withdrawal accompanied by a certified copy of enlistment papers.
a) Those covered by sub-section (b) of section 10–38(h) of the General Statutes (veterans and dependent children of certain veterans) pay no tuition; only their fees will be refunded, as with all other students.
b) All other veterans and other eligible persons (war orphans, children of disabled veterans, etc.) studying at an unaccredited college under educational grants administered by the Veterans Administration will be granted a refund of tuition and general fees on a pro rata basis. The exact proration will be determined by the ratio of the number of days of instruction completed by the student (until notification of withdrawal is received) to the total number of days in the course, as prescribed in V.A. Regulation 14255.
c) Veterans or other eligible persons (war orphans, children of disabled veterans, etc.) studying at an accredited college will be granted a refund in the same manner as any other student.
d) Accredited colleges are defined as those colleges which have received full accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
2.) The refund policy for students participating in Federal Title IV student aid programs is as follows:
By the Higher Education Act of 1992, the college is required to issue a prorated refund to any student who withdraws from the college and is receiving student financial assistance under the Federal Title IV Program. The refund is less a 5 percent administrative fee. First–time students are entitled to a refund of tuition and fees equal to the period of enrollment (rounded downward to the nearest 10 percent) that remains for which the student has been charged. No refund will be made from the point where sixty percent of the semester has passed. Returning students receiving student financial assistance under the Federal Title IV Program shall be entitled to a refund of the tuition and fees based on a percentage of attendance (through the first day of the semester, 100 percent; second day through 10 percent of the semester, 90 percent; between 10 percent and 25 percent of the semester, 50 percent; between 25 percent and 50 percent of the semester, 25 percent). No refund will be made from the point where 50 percent of the semester has passed.
1. The special fees which are non-refundable are:
a) Application fee
b) Program enrollment fee
c) Late registration fee
d) Replacement of lost I.D. card
e) Academic evaluation fee
f) Portfolio evaluation fee
2. For purposes of the refund policy as outlined above, an individual is considered a student when s/he has registered and paid, either in cash or by obligation, by the first day of class.
3. Because of extenuating or extraordinary circumstances and upon written request submitted by a college president, the Executive Director may modify the tuition refund policy for the student(s) named in the request.
Credit Courses, Intersession and Summer Semesters
- All tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration.
- A student who withdraws the day before the first class meeting of the course is entitled to a full refund of all tuition. College Service and Student Activity Fees are non–refundable. A request for withdrawal must be submitted in writing to the Records Office no later than the end of the last regular business day of the college before the first meeting of the course(s).
- A student reducing his/her course load will be entitled to full refund of tuition appropriate to the course(s) dropped provided the request for refund is received by the Records Office no later than the end of the last regular business day of the College before the first class meeting of the course.
- No refund will be made after the first class meeting of the course except as stated in number 5 on the next page.
- If a class is cancelled, a full refund of tuition and related fees will be made.
- In case of serious illness or other extraordinary circumstances, a full refund may be given through the first week of the summer session at the discretion of the college president or his designee.
Financial Obligation Policy
Once fees are paid, you are officially registered and you are responsible for the remainder of the charges.*
*’ For an in-writing withdrawal request received on the first day of classes and through the fourteenth calendar day of that semester, you are held responsible for 50% of the total tuition charges.
*” For a reduction in load which occurs on the first day of classes and through the fourteenth calendar day of that semester, you are held responsible for 50% of the difference of the tuition applicable to the original and revised course schedules.
*“ Beyond the fourteenth calendar day after the first day of classes, the full amount of tuition is due regardless of your enrollment or attendance status.
Failure to Pay
Failure to have made all applicable payments by the payment deadline will result in the withdrawal of the student’s registration unless a deferred payment schedule has been approved. Failure to make payments in accordance with a deferred payment schedule shall also result in the withdrawal of the student’s registration. Late charges will be assessed for late payments on a deferred payment schedule.
Students presenting bad checks must replace them as well as the applicable fee with cash, money order, or bank check within seven days (one week) of the college’s receipt of such notification; otherwise the student’s registration shall be immediately withdrawn.
If the student’s registration is withdrawn effective prior to the start of the semester, the account receivable will be cancelled and no hold placed on the student’s academic records. If the student’s registration is withdrawn effective after the start of classes, either because the student has officially dropped the course or has failed to pay, the account receivable will remain on the student’s record, and the college shall take reasonable measures to collect the amounts due, shall not issue the student’s official academic records, and shall not allow the student to register for future semesters until such receivable is paid in full.