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Drop Dates & Refunds

Drop Dates Summer 2021

14 Week Courses

Course starts in May and ends in August

Refund Amount Drop Date
100% On or before May 13th
75% May 14th-19th
0% May 20th and after

10, 7, & 5 Week Courses

Course starts in May ends in June, starts in June ends in July or August, or starts in July ends in August

Course Start: May 10th Course Start: June 1st Course Start: June 28th  Course Start: July 6th
Refund Amount Drop Dates Drop Dates Drop Dates   Drop Dates
100% On or before May 11th On or before June 2nd On or before June 29th On or before July 7th
75% May 12th-13th June 3rd-4th June 29th-30th July 8th-9th
0% May 14th and after June 5th and after July 1st or after July 10th or after

*Please note the system will be down 12:00PM (noon) June 30th - 8:00AM July 1st. Students must drop before 12:00PM to avoid issues.

3 Week Courses

Course starts in May and ends in May

Refund Amount Drop Date
100% On or before May 10th
0% May 11th or after

Refund Dates Summer 2021

June 8th Financial Aid Disbursed
June 10th Checks/Direct Deposits Sent to Students

For students enrolled in second part of term courses only:

July 13th Financial Aid Disbursed
July 15th Checks/Direct Deposits Sent to Students

Drop Policy

In order to receive a refund for tuition and fees, courses must be dropped within the allotted refund period or before the course begins. It is the student's responsibility to drop their courses.

Before dropping:

  1. Check the refund period for the course or contact the Treasurer's Office to determine if a refund will be issued.
  2. Review financial aid regulations (if receiving aid) or contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if aid will be affected or charged back.

Any unpaid charges will remain the liability of the debtor and will be remitted to a collection agency if not pain in full. The debtor will bear all collection costs and attorney's fees associated with this debt.


Students can appeal charges if they are officially withdrawn and did not receive credit for courses. For information on the appeal process, valid appeal situations, and to complete the form, please visit our Tuition and Fee Appeal form.


Excess aid and credits are issued to students through an automated process.

How to Receive Funds

Direct Deposits

To sign up for direct deposit go to myBill and select the Refund Tab. Your account must be verified before refunds are issued to receive a direct deposit. The verification process can take up to 6 business days. Once a refund is issued to a direct deposit account, funds are available within 48 hours, depending on the process time of the individual's bank.


For accounts without direct deposit setup, a check will be printed and mailed to the Billing or Mailing address type on file. Students are responsible for entering and ensuring their address is correct. If a check is lost in the mail or not received, students must wait 14 business days before completing a Student Affidavit Form to have the funds reissued. To check your Billing and Mailing address type, login to Self Service Banner.


Financial Aid Disbursement

Once financial aid disburses in a large batch at the beginning or middle of the term, the refund process is ran the following day to issue funds to students. This is usually a 3 day process: aid disburses, refunds are processed the next day, checks mailed/direct deposits sent to students on the third day.


After the initial aid disbursement, refunds are processed twice a week: Tuesday and Thursday. Checks are mailed and direct deposits are sent to students the following day after each run (Wednesday and Friday).

Example: If your refund is processed on Tuesday, your check will be mailed or your direct deposit will be sent to you on Wednesday.