Students are 100% financially responsible for the classes they register for regardless of whether or not they apply for financial assistance.
The refund policy is established by state legislative action and is subject to change without prior notice to students. Colleges are not authorized to make adjustments to this state law.
Tuition refunds/account credits are made based upon Title 23 of the N.C. Administrative Code (23 NCAC) guidelines. A refund shall not be made except under the following circumstances:
A 100 percent refund of tuition and fees shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to the 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 the student is officially registered is canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
A 75 percent refund of tuition only shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class(es) prior to or on the official 10 percent point (census date) of the semester as noted in the college calendar.
Refund of fees will only be made if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of class(es) of the academic semester as noted in the college calendar and/or if the class the student is officially registered for is canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
The above policy may differ for financial aid recipients. For example, refunds may not be made to students, but may be credited to the appropriate financial aid program. For a more detailed explanation, contact the Financial Aid Office.
In all refund cases, students must initiate the withdrawal process. Please refer to the How to Drop Courses page. The Business Office will make the allowable refund only after the proper process has been completed.
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for refunds to be mailed or credited to accounts.