School Refund Policy

School Refund Policy

The refund period is prior to the first day the class meets or the first two weeks of class for those who meet twelve weeks or longer, or the first week of class for those meeting less than twelve weeks. If a student officially withdraws from a class during the refund period a 100% refund will be issued.

The exception to this policy is when the Department of Education Federal Refund Policy must be applied to those students whose costs are paid by student financial aid funding.

State and/or Accrediting Agency Refund Rule

The State of Illinois has not established a mandated refunding rule for community colleges.

Federal Refund Rule (Return of Funds)

The Department of Education mandates that unearned federal financial aid funds are returned to the specific programs if a student withdraws from a semester. The amount of the refund is determined by the days of the semester that the student was in attendance verses the remaining days (after withdrawal) until the semester ends.

Students are notified by mail of their debt to the Department of Education. This debt must be paid in a timely manner in order for the student to receive future financial aid.

Owing a debt to the school results in restrictions for future enrollments.