Financial Aid

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

For students withdrawing from all classes, the official withdrawal process must be completed. The withdrawal form may be obtained at the Registrar's Office. Tuition and fees will be adjusted according to the following schedule:

Refund for Fall and Spring Fifteen (15) Week Semester

  • Through the eighth (8th) day of class - 100% refund
  • After the eighth (8th) day of class - no refund

Refunds for Summer Term

  • First (1st) through third (3rd) day of classes - 100% refund
  • After the third (3rd) day of classes - no refund

Refunds of Residence Halls and Dining Services

No refunds are made unless the official withdrawal process has been completed. The refund schedule follows the class refund schedule listed above. 

Refund of Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend college for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the Department of Defense policy, DCC will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least sixty (60) percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. 

Refund Policy for Continuing Education, Non-credit Courses, and Workshops

A hundred (100) percent refund will be made whenever students cancel their registration at least two (2) business days prior to the first class meeting or if the class is cancelled by the College. 

The following rules apply:

  • The admission fee is nonrefundable. 
  • Refunds for DCCOnline courses follow different guidelines as refunds for on-campus classes. Please see the Online Specialist. 
  • The Housing Application Fee ($150) is nonrefundable. 
  • Students receiving Title IV financial assistance will be subject to both this policy and the "Return of Title IV Funds" that is stated below. 

Return of Title IV Funds

If a student withdraws of ceases attendance on or before the 60% point in time of the payment period, which is calculated using school calendar days, a portion of the total of Title IV funds that have been awarded that student must be returned, according to the provisions of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. The following funds are returned: Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, and Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. The calculation of the return of these funds may result in the student owing a balance to the College and/or the Federal Government. Examples are available upon request in the Financial Aid Office. A hold will be placed on the student account until the College bill is paid in full with the Student Services Office at DCC.