Students who drop a course before the end of the fourth week of a semester will receive a refund for their tuition and student service fee dependent on the date of the course withdrawal. For students who are leaving the College, this is the date that a properly completed "Leave of Absence" or "Withdrawal from School" form is received by the Office of Student Accounts. The exception to the refund policy is the College Fee, which is non-refundable effective as of the official first day of the semester. For the Fall 2016 semester, students will receive a refund for the following percentages, based on the date of August 29, 2016, the official first day of class:
|End of week 1||100%||January 29, 2017|
|End of week 2||70%||February 5, 2017|
|End of week 3||50%||February 12, 2017|
|End of week 4||30%||February 19, 2017|
|Thereafter||0%||as of February 20, 2017|
Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the Summer Session refund schedule.
If the student's semester invoice is paid in full, the student will receive a refund. If the student initially paid for the course with a credit card, the refund will be applied to the credit card that was used to make the payment. All other refunds will be paid by check. If the initial payment was made by check, a 30 day hold from the date the payment was received is in effect before a refund can be issued.
**The amount of financial aid a student qualifies for can be affected when a student decreases their credit load, even if the College has received the financial aid funds. In some cases, a student who drops classes may OWE more money because of a reduction in the student's aid.**
Students who need to add or drop courses are strongly encouraged to do so by the end of the official first week of the semester.
After the end of the official first week of the semester, students who "switch" classes (drop one class and add another class during the same day, maintaining the same number of credits) will not incur additional tuition charges. However, students who drop a class one day and add another class on a different day WILL incur additional tuition and fee liability.
Dropping courses after the end of the first week of the semester can be costly, so students need to plan their schedules carefully and take care of any changes during the first week of the semester.
NOTE: Total tuition charges for a semester will not exceed the maximum allowed by SUNY for Undergraduate or Graduate studies.
A student who is dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons prior to the end of an academic term shall be liable for all tuition and fees due for that term.
Special Circumstances: Notwithstanding any other provisions for refund, when a student has withdrawn through circumstances beyond the student's control, under conditions in which the denial of refund would cause undue hardship, the campus President, or designee may, in his/her discretion, determine that no liability for tuition has been incurred by the student, provided the student has not completed more than one-half of the term and has not received or will not receive academic credit for the term, and that the request for refund is made within one year after the end of the term in question. Such action, including the reason therefore, shall be in writing and signed by the president or designee and retained by the campus.