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Withdrawal Refund Policy

Official withdrawals from the College require that a formal withdrawal process be followed.  This includes the completion of an official Withdrawal form that requires authorizing signatures from the Academic Affairs, Financial Aid, Registrar's, and Business offices.  Contact the Business office at (270) 384-8011 for specific semester dates and refund amounts.  Students who withdraw are subject to the following tuition refund policy:

  • 100% before the second day of the semester.
  • On the second day of the semester and thereafter, tuition refunds are calculated by determining the percentage of instructional days the student will not be attending to the total number of instructional days in the semester. The student will receive a pro-rated refund, to the student account, based upon that percentage.
  • Should the official withdrawal date occur after 60% of the instructional days in the semester have been completed, no refunds will be granted. This policy applies to day, on-line, AIM, and Community Campus classes.
  • In determining the percentage of the payment period or period of enrollment completed for a student who withdraws from a program offered in modules, the school includes in the denominator (the total number of calendar days in the payment period or period of enrollment) all days within the period that the student was scheduled to complete prior to ceasing attendance.  Unless a student provides written confirmation of future attendance in the payment period or period of enrollment, a student who drops all the future classes that s/he was scheduled to attend between modules (when the student is not attending classes) is considered to have withdrawn, and a Return of Title IV Funds calculation is required.  Adjustment to a student's enrollment status made after a student has ceased attendance has no bearing on the Return of Title IV Funds requirements.  Therefore, if a student who is scheduled to attend both modules in a payment period or period of enrollment drops all future classes (the two remaining modules) during the period between the first and second module (when the student is not attending any classes), the days in module two are included in the total number of calendar days in the payment period or period of enrollment.  The days in the remaining modules are included whether a student ceased attendance during or completed the first module.  The days in the remaining modules are included in the number of days in the payment period or the period of enrollment whether the student's future enrollment is cancelled by the student or the College.

The official date for the refund calculation of "instructional days not attended" shall be the date on the official Withdrawal form presented to the Business Office.  The Office of Student Financial Services will review unofficial withdrawals (F or NC grades) at the end of each semester to determine if a Return of Title IV Funds calculation is necessary.

The formula used in the federal Return of Titles IV Funds calculation divides the aid disbursed to the student account into "earned aid" and "unearned aid."  During the first 60% of the period of enrollment (semester), the student "earns" Title IV funds in direct proportion to the length of time the student remains enrolled.  If the student remains enrolled beyond the 60% point of the semester, then aid is considered earned for the period (semester).  "Unearned" Title IV funds is the amount of disbursed aid that exceeds the amount of aid eared under the formula.

Note:   Also see the following policies:  Transcript Records of Dropped Courses and Adding and/or Dropping a Course.


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