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Military Withdrawal

Section: III.  STSV - 215
Approved By: Dr. Pamela J. Transue, 1/28/04
Last Review: June 2011
Last Revision: 1/28/04
Prior Revisions: May 1995
Initial Adoption: Unknown 

Policy

Refunds – Credit Courses

Regulations and procedures for the refund of tuition and fees to students shall be consistent with State statute.  Students receiving financial aid are eligible for tuition refunds as directed by the Federal Student Assistance Act (Title IV) and RCW 28B.15.600 and permissible by State law.  Refunds will be made in accordance with the schedule below.

A student must complete the official withdrawal procedure to receive a refund.  A student dismissed from the College for disciplinary reasons is not eligible for a refund.  Instructional days are defined as days school is in session, not including weekends and scheduled holidays.  Refunds will be made according to the following schedule:

1.    If the withdrawal results from classes being cancelled by the College.................. 100%

2.    If the withdrawal occurs prior to the first instructional day of the quarter.............. 100%

3.    If the withdrawal occurs during the first five (5) instructional days of the quarter        .................................................................................................... 80%

4.    If the withdrawal occurs from the sixth (6th) through the twentieth (20th) calendar day of the quarter...................................................................................... 40%

5.    If the withdrawal occurs after the twentieth (20th) calendar day of the quarter        ...................................................................................................... 0%

For continuous enrollment courses that permit a student to register at any time after the beginning of the quarter, a student will be allowed an 80 percent refund for five (5) instructional days after the student begins the course, and a 40 percent refund from the sixth (6th) through the twentieth (20th) calendar day following the student’s enrollment in the course.

If the withdrawal is due to a serious illness or medical emergency, or being called to active military service, students may petition the Registrar for a 100% refund.

Short courses and summer quarter coursework have pro-rated refund periods.

100% Medical/Military Withdrawal Refunds

The State of Washington permits exception to the above policy for a student unable to complete a quarter due to serious illness or medical emergency or call to active military service.  Requests submitted after a quarter has ended will be considered for withdrawal, but no refund will be issued.  Petitions are made to the Registrar.

Refunds – Non-credit Courses

Enrollment in high technology and certification programs requires instructor permission.  Tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration and include a $200 non-refundable deposit.  No refunds will be issued for high technology or certification classes without written notice of intent to withdraw at least two weeks prior to the first day of the class.  All other non-credit courses are subject to 100% refund if the student withdraws prior to the first day of class.

TCC reserves the right to change or reschedule classes as needed.  All classes are payable in advance.  There is an automatic 100% refund for classes that are cancelled by the College.  After the first class sessions, refunds will be granted only in the case of serious student illness or other special circumstance.

Purpose

Defines how refunds will be made in compliance with state statute and federal regulations.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply

All individuals registered for classes at Tacoma Community College.

References

Previous Board Policy Manual Section 4.1040 Tuition and Fees

Previous Board Policy Manual Section 4.1041 Tuition and Fee Refund

Previous Board Policy Manual Section 4.1042 Community Services Tuition and Fee Refunds

Definitions

None

Procedure

None