Curriculum Refund Policy

Tuition Refund Policy

  1. On-Cycle Course Sections:
    • A college shall provide a 100 percent refund to the student if the student officially withdraws or is officially withdrawn by the College prior to the first day of the academic period as noted on the College calendar.
    • A college shall provide a 100 percent refund to the student if the college cancels the course section in which the student is registered.
    • After an on-cycle course section begins, a college shall provide a 75 percent refund to the student if the student officially withdraws or is officially withdrawn by the College from the course section prior to or on either of the following, as determined by local college policy and noted on the college calendar.
      • The 10 percent point of the academic period, or
      • The 10 percent point of the course section
  2. Off-Cycle Course Sections:
    • A college shall provide a 100 percent refund to the student if the student officially withdraws or is officially withdrawn by the College prior to the first day of the off-cycle course section.
    • A college shall provide a 100 percent refund to the student if the College cancels the course section in which the student is registered.
    • After an off-cycle course section begins, a college shall provide a 75 percent refund to the student if the student officially withdraws or is officially withdrawn by the College from the course section prior to or on the 10 percent point of the course section.
  3. To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds, federal regulations will supersede the state refund regulations stated in this rule.
  4. 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 the student was attending), all tuition and fees for that semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased.
  5. For classes such as community interest and motorcycle, there are no refunds unless the class is cancelled by the College.

Military Tuition Refund Policy

Upon request of the student, each college shall:

  1. Grant a full refund of tuition and fees to military reserve and National Guard personnel called to active duty or active duty personnel who have received temporary or permanent reassignments as a result of military operations then taking place outside the state of North Carolina that make it impossible for them to complete their course requirements; and
  2. Buy back textbooks through the colleges’ bookstore operations to the extent possible.