Refund Policy & Student Tuition Liability Policy
A. In order to receive a refund of paid tuition and fees, all students who wish to
withdraw from a course must complete a Drop/Add form at the Registrar’s Office. Once
processed, Nassau Community College is authorized to calculate the student’s tuition
liability and applicable refund per the appropriate academic study schedule shown
Schedule Of Student Tuition Liability
(8 weeks or less)
|Period of Official Withdrawal**
||Liability & Refund
||Liability & Refund
|Prior to the First Day
|*During 1st Week
|During 2nd Week
|During 3rd Week
|After 3rd Week
*The first week of the semester shall be deemed to start with the first calendar day
of the College semester, and shall end on the 7th calendar day of the semester.
**This policy corresponds to the Code of Standards and Procedures for Community Colleges
operating under the program of the State University of New York (8 NYCRR 602.11).
Non-attendance in a class, informing the instructor of withdrawal, or stopping payment
on a check, do not constitute official withdrawal notification. Students are liable
for payment of tuition and fees due up to the date on which the application for withdrawal
is officially approved within the refund period. Refunds will be calculated based
upon the date of withdrawal as approved by the Registrar and verified by Student Financial
Affairs. Students should allow at least six (6) weeks beyond the Liability/Refund
Policy for refund checks to be mailed. A valid address must be on file with the Registrar
in order to process a refund check.
B.To grant a full refund of tuition and fees to any student:
- Whose course has been canceled by the College, or
- Who is unable to complete any course because during the semester the student:
- Returns to Federal military service, or
- Enlists and is accepted into Federal military service, or
- Receives a change of student status through action of the Academic Standing Committee.
C. A student who is dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons prior to the end
of an academic term shall be liability for all tuition and fees due for that term.
D. To consider a refund appeal procedure: After the above official withdrawal procedure
has been completed, the student who believes an exception is justified, may submit
a written appeal with supporting documentation to the President’s Refund Committee.
Submit all appeals to the Office of Student Financial Affairs, located on the fifth
floor of the Tower Building. Exceptional circumstances such as serious illness, disability,
pregnancy, or a death in the family, may warrant exceptions to the normal refund policy.
The Committee reviews appeals from students on a monthly basis and will notify the
student of its decision promptly. All such refund requests must be submitted within
ONE YEAR after the end of the term in question.