Refund Policy

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Dropping a course or totally withdrawing from school according to college policies may result in a refund of tuition and fees. The method of refund is determined by the method of payment.

  • Refunds for payments made online with a credit card will automatically be refunded to that same card.
  • Refunds for payment by credit card not made online, cash, check, or e-check will be disbursed to the student based on your choice selection on the Century Choice Card.

All refunds will be issued within 30 calendar days of the official drop/withdrawal from the course(s).

Fall Term 2014

Registration Changes Drop/Withdrawal from some, but not all classes Drop/Withdrawal from all classes
Prior to 1st day of the semester
(through August 24)
100% 100%
1st-5th day of the semester
(August 25-29)
100% 100%
6th-10th day of the semester
(August 30-September 5)
0% 75%
11th-15th day of the semester
(September 6-12)
0% 50%
16th-20th day of the semester
(September 13-19)
0% 25%
Remainder of the semester 0% 0%

Exceptions

Canceled classes, injury/illness, college error, or family death

100% refunds are given after the first five days of the semester when a class is cancelled. Refunds other than the scheduled amount may be given when there is a serious injury or illness, there is college error, or when there is a death in the immediate family. This is done through the petition process. Complete a Refund or Late Withdrawal Petition form at the Business Office, room 2340, West Campus. Supporting documentation may be required. Refund requests must be made by the end of the following semester for the course in question. For additional information, please contact the Business Office at 651.779.3278.

Late start courses

Courses starting after the first 5 days of the semester (May 19-23):

  • Refunds are calculated according to the beginning date of the course.
  • 100% refunds are available only through the day after the first scheduled class day.

Short courses

  • For short courses running less than three weeks, 100% refunds are available only through the day after the first scheduled class day.

Refund Policy for Financial Aid Return to Title IV

If a student completely withdraws from all credits for a term before the 60% point of that term, the financial aid disbursed is subject to the State and Federal Return of Title IV Funds. Students "earn" financial aid in proportion to the time they are enrolled up to the 60% point.

The unearned share of financial aid is returned in the following order: Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan, Federal Subsidized Direct Loan, PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG. State financial aid programs are refunded to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education/State of Minnesota. The student may be required to repay a portion of financial aid he/she received.

If a student withdraws before his/her financial aid is disbursed, the student is responsible for the tuition due to the College.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing if you have any questions regarding your possible repayment obligation.