Refund Policies

State Refund Policy

The refund policy is set by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change by its actions.

A pre-registered curriculum student who officially drops one or more classes prior to the first day of the semester will be eligible for a one hundred percent (100%) tuition refund. The student activity and technology fees will also be refunded if the student officially drops all classes prior to the first day of the semester.

Thereafter, a refund of seventy-five percent (75%) of only the tuition will be made through the ten percent (10%) date of the semester.

Students do not qualify for a refund of fees after the one hundred percent (100%) date.

All tuition will be refunded if a class is canceled.

Refunds will be processed within four weeks of the 10% date.

Students should ensure that their address is correct with the Admissions Office so that they receive their refund check in a timely manner.


Federal Refund Policy

The Federal Refund Policy applies to all students receiving federal financial aid funds, including those who qualify for the state refund policy mentioned above.

This policy requires the school to determine the amount of Title IV aid a student has earned. The earned amount is determined by calculating the number of class days prior to the date of withdrawal. The unearned portion must be returned. This may require repayment by the student of all or part of any federal money that the student received.

Refunds will be allocated by law according to the following order:

Federal Unsubsidized
Federal Subsidized
Federal PLUS

Federal Pell grant

Students may obtain further information regarding these refund policies and refund calculations from the Financial Aid Office located in Stone Hall.

Students are responsible for payment of classes from which they do not officially withdraw.


Schedule Changes After Payments Have Been Made

Your new schedule printout will show the total charges, payment details, and the balance due. If your schedule indicates you owe funds, you must make payment arrangements before the end of the schedule change day. Be sure to compare the amounts and determine whether you owe additional funds or whether funds are owed to you.


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