Tuition Refunds

The North Carolina Administrative Code specifies the circumstances in which tuition refunds can be made. A refund shall not be made except under the following circumstances: A full refund will be made if the college cancels a class.

A pre-registered student who officially drops a curriculum class before the first day of the semester is eligible for a 100 percent tuition refund for the class if the credit hours enrolled are reduced to less than 16. A pre-registered curriculum student who officially drops from the college before the first day of the academic semester is eligible for a 100 percent tuition refund. In both of the above instances, the request must be in writing (forms are available in the Registrar’s Office.)

If a pre-registered student officially drops an off-cycle class prior to the first day of class and makes a written request for a refund, the student will be eligible for a 100 percent tuition refund for the class.

After classes begin, a 75 percent refund may be made upon written request of the student if the student officially drops from the class(es) prior to or on the official 10 percent point of the class(es) or the 10 percent point of the semester if the student officially drops from the college. At the time the student officially drops under this policy, the college shall notify the student of the right to receive the refund. Requests for refunds will not be considered after the 10 percent point. For contact hour classes 10 calendar days from the first day of the class(es) is the determination date.

Where a student, having paid the required tuition for a semester, dies during that semester (prior to or on the last day of examinations of the college), all tuition and fees for that semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased.

To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds to individuals or groups, federal regulations will supersede the state refund regulations stated in this rule.

Students who fail to follow proper drop procedures forfeit all refunds. If the student has any outstanding debts with the college, all refunds will be applied toward the debt. Any refund remaining after the debt is paid in full will go to the student. Processing time is required for any refund.

The same policies stated above apply to refunds for occupational extension classes except as noted in the “Continuing Education Refund Policy” of the “Continuing Education” section.

*Subject to approval by the North Carolina General Assembly.