A. Complete Withdrawal from the Institution
1. 100% refund for dropping all classes during the first two weeks of a regular semester (Fall or Spring), first week of a summer semester or 8-week mini-term or before the second class session of a course that is less than 8 weeks in length. Internet classes of less than 8 weeks duration must be dropped on the first day of class for refund.
2. 0% Refund for students withdrawing after the second week of a regular semester (Fall or Spring), after the first week of a summer or 8 –week mini-term, after the start of the second class session of a class that is less than 8 weeks in length, or after first day of class for an Internet course of less than 8 weeks duration.
NOTE: Financial aid recipients who complete a full withdrawal from the institution should refer to the Return of Title IV funds policy.
B. Schedule Adjustments (Drop or Cancellation)
1. 100 % refund for dropping class(es) during the first two weeks of a regular semester (Fall or Spring), during the first week of the summer or eight-week mini-term or prior to the second class meeting of a class less than 8 weeks in length. Internet classes of less than 8 weeks duration must be dropped on the first day of class for a refund.
2. 0% refund for withdrawing from a class after the first two weeks of a regular semester (Fall or Spring), after the first week of a summer or 8-week mini-term, or after the start of the second class session of the class that is less than 8 weeks in length-or after the first day of class for an Internet course of less than 8 weeks duration.
3. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, all tuition and fees will be refunded. Refunds may require 30 days to process.
Complete Withdrawal of Students Who are
Title IV Recipients
(Return of Title IV Funds)
When a student receiving federal financial aid completely withdraws from any semester a Return of Title IV Aid (R2T4) calculation must be done. Federal regulations require the financial Aid Office to perform a R2T4 calculation to determine the percentage of the semester the student attended. This percentage is used to determine several things. These things are as follows:
- How much federal aid the student earned during attendance
- How much federal aid the institution has to return.
- How much aid the student is required to return
If a student is required to return funds, the excess funds must be returned through the SSC Business Office. Students should visit the SSC Financial Aid Office if they are planning to completely withdraw and are a federal financial aid recipient.
Community Services Classes
Full refunds will be granted to students who officially withdraw prior to the end of the first class meeting. Students who withdraw after the start of the second class meeting will not qualify for a refund. To officially withdraw, a student must contact the Office of Admissions and Records
Seminars and Special Interest Courses
Students enrolled for a seminar, conference, workshop or other one or two day program who officially withdraw before the scheduled starting time will receive a 100% refund. After the sessions begin, no refunds will be given. To officially withdraw, a student must contact the Office of Admissions and Records.
Students Entering Military Service
If a student enters military service during the term in which he/she is enrolled and has not completed sufficient work to receive a grade, but is in good academic standing, the college will refund to the student the full amount of tuition and fees paid.
If a student enters military service during the term and is not in good academic standing, any refund of fees is calculated according to the regular fee refund policy.
The student must forward a copy of his/her induction orders with the request for a refund. The request for a refund must be in writing and approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Issue of Refund Checks
Refunds will not be honored unless all financial obligations to the college have been fulfilled. Refunds require approximately 45 days to process. Refunds to students receiving financial aid assistance require special arrangements with the office of financial aid. Refunds will not be issued, nor will charges be waived, for nonattendance.
Appeals for exceptions to this refund policy may be made in the case of a withdrawal forced upon the student by emergency conditions. The Student Handbook provides details concerning the appeals procedure.