Bursar Policies and Procedures
Credit balances are refunded to students in the form of a check, which is mailed to the student's primary address. When a student withdraws from any course(s) by submitting a written formal add/drop withdrawal form with the registrar's office, refunds will be granted fortuition/housing only (Fees and deposits are non-refundable*) as follows:
|Before the beginning of the semester||0%||100%|
|Within the first week||0%*||100%|
|Within the second week||25%||75%|
|Within the third week||50%||50%|
|After the third week||100%||no refund|
Fees are non-refundable beginning on the start date of the semester or term as noted in the academic calendar. Unofficial withdrawals will be calculated using the last date of the semester as noted in the academic calendar. The above refund policy is based on 100% payment. If a student on the deferred payment plan withdraws owing a part payment, the student is responsible for the balance due up to the time of withdrawal. Special fees are not refundable.
For students enrolled in Subterms (courses that only meet for a portion of the semester), the refund policy is dependent on the number of instructional days in the semester. For more specific information regarding refunds for these subterms, please contact the Bursar's Office at (516) 323-4100.
Any student who withdraws from any course or courses and are eligible for the Title IV assistance (Loans - PELL - SEOG) will have their aid adjusted according to the percentage of aid earned at the time of withdrawal. See the financial aid office for clarification of eligibility. The effective date of withdrawal for refunds, if any, will be the date when formal written notice is filed with the registrar's office with submission of the withdrawal form.
In the case of withdrawals submitted by mail, the official postmarked date of the correspondence will be the effective date. The College reserves the right to change the tuition, room/board and fees whenever the proper authorities deem such change is necessary. Special fees may be announced for special courses, as need arises. Transcripts, degrees and related documents will be withheld until all financial obligations are settled. Student declaration of bankruptcy is not a condition which releases these documents.Students are liable for all costs in the collection of delinquent accounts and all applicable late fees.
Note: Deadline dates for specific semesters are listed in the "Registration Guides"and in the "Summer and intersession announcements".
Prior to the General Registration all first-time Freshmen, new Transfer, Non-matriculating, and Readmitted students are required to pay a $400.00 non-refundable Confirmation Deposit, which will be applied to the student's tuition charges. This is a one-time payment. Continuing students and students returning within the limits of the permitted leave are excluded from making a deposit.
NOTE: Payment of the Confirmation Deposit does not guarantee eligibility for registration. Unused confirmation deposits are forfeited from the student account after two semesters.