The only time students will receive a refund for course load reduction is during the Schedule Adjustment (Drop/Add - Phase III) registration period at the beginning of each semester. NOTE: Students who drop one or more courses, thereby creating a course load reduction after the Schedule Adjustment period (Phase III Registration), are not eligible for any refund.
Students who officially withdraw from the College (in the Registrar’s Office) may receive refunds on tuition, nonresident tuition, and student activity fees, according to the following University System of Georgia Board of Regents Refund Policy: The refund amount for students withdrawing from the institution shall be based on a pro rata percentage determined by dividing the number of calendar days in the semester that the student completed by the total calendar days in the semester. The total calendar days in a semester includes weekends, but excludes scheduled breaks of five or more days and days that a student was on an approved leave of absence. The unused portion shall be refunded up to the point in time that the amount equals 60%. Students that withdraw from the institution when the calculated percentage of completion is greater than 60% are not entitled to a refund of any portion of institutional charges.
A refund of all nonresident fees, tuition fees, and other mandatory fees shall be made in the event of the death of a student at any time during the academic session.
Refund checks will be mailed within approximately one (1) week after the official withdrawal date if fees were paid with cash. If fee payment was by personal check, refunds will be mailed within three (3) weeks. If paid by credit card, a credit will be issued to the credit card account.
The following are not entitled to any refund of fees:
- Students who withdraw after the first 60% of the semester has elapsed.
- Students suspended for disciplinary reasons.
- Students whose registration is canceled and who are withdrawn because of incomplete admission procedures (failure to take required tests, failure to furnish all admission documents, etc.).
- Students whose registration is canceled because they are found to be ineligible for admission after having been granted admission.