Refunds


Students who stop attending their courses during the term must formally withdraw by either dropping their courses through myLakerLink or by submitting a drop form with the Student First Stop Center

Refunds are computed from the date of the formal withdrawal, not from the date you stopped attending courses.

Refund Deadline
Course Length Refund Deadline
5 weeks or longer Last business day of the second week
1 week to less than 5 weeks Second day of the first week
1 week or less Day before course first meets
"R" symbol next to course 5 business days prior to the day of the course

For courses five weeks or longer, a 100-percent refund is given if the formal withdrawal is completed by the end of the last business day of the second week of classes.

For courses that are scheduled to meet more than one week and less than five weeks, a 100-percent refund will be given if the formal withdrawal is completed by the end of the second day of the first week the course is scheduled to meet.

For courses that are one week or less in duration, a 100-percent refund will be given if the formal withdrawal is completed by the end of the day before the first meeting. This applies to courses that start on the first day of the regular term (summer, fall, winter, spring) or at some other time during the term; it is possible that a student would have to withdraw from a course before the course actually meets to receive a full refund.

Courses preceded with an “R” symbol in the schedule have a refund period of five business days prior to the day of the course. Students who feel that their circumstances are extraordinary and warrant exception from this process may appeal with documentation to the Student First Stop Center by completing a Request for Refund and Exception to Procedure form. Requests must be submitted within the current term.

The refund process begins the third week of the term in which the students are enrolled. Students who receive financial aid funds will receive a refund after any funds owed to the College or the U.S. Department of Education are deducted. When the refund amount is less than $5, students will be notified by mail to come to the Student First Stop Center to receive a cash disbursement. Students owing less than $5 should make payments at the time of registration and this will serve as notice of the amount due.

Student withdrawing from courses after the refund period are responsible to pay the balance due on any federal student loans, payment plans and accounts receivable.



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