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Refund Policy

Refunds

The College must contract for its faculty and other educational services well in advance. For this reason, only limited refunds can be made when a student withdraws from the College. Advance deposits are not refunded in any instance.

The financial aid of a student who does not complete the semester for any reason will be reduced in accordance with mandatory federal guidelines. All questions concerning refund amounts should be addressed to the business office.

Withdrawal Due to Health Reasons

In the event of an approved withdrawal for health reasons, a refund of tuition and fees is provided according to the following schedule.

During the first two weeks of the semester 80%
During the third or fourth weeks 50%
During the fifth or sixth weeks 20%
After the sixth week No Refund

No refund is given for the room charge, but the board fee is generally pro-rated. Confidential written documentation in support of a medical withdrawal must be provided by a physician or other certified medical practitioner to the associate dean for academic affairs in order for this schedule to apply. In most cases, the supporting documentation must be received within two weeks after the withdrawal date.

Withdrawal Due to Personal Reasons

In the event of an approved withdrawal for personal reasons, a refund of tuition and fees is provided according to the following schedule.

During the first two weeks of the semester 50%
During the third or fourth weeks 25%
After the fourth week No Refund

No refund is given for the room charge, but the board fee is generally prorated.

Mandatory Withdrawal

In the event of a disciplinary suspension or administrative withdrawal, refunds are generally treated as a withdrawal due to personal reasons.

Methods of Payment

The inclusive fee for each semester is due according to the schedule below.

Fall semester payment is due August 10, 2012
Spring semester payment is due January 2, 2013

Fees for part-time students are due at the time of official registration. All financial aid administered by the College is applied to the students' accounts at the rate of one half for each of the fall and spring semesters. Work-study earnings are paid directly to the student via direct deposit bi-weekly.

The College accepts cash, checks, money orders and all major credit cards except VISA for tuition payments. People who prefer to pay the Inclusive Fee in equal installments may choose to enroll in the Tuition Payment Flex Plan which is administered by Advanced Education Services (AES).