Tuition Refund Information
100% Refund: A 100% refund will be made when students officially drop courses during the published Add/Drop period, typically the first week of fall and spring semesters. For summer and irregularly scheduled classes, check the Academic Calendar on the website or inquire in the Registrar’s Office for the Add/Drop period.
Students receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees for any class cancelled by the College.
No Refund: No refunds will be made for student withdrawals after the Add/Drop period.
No Show: Students failing to meet attendance/participation requirements for a class at the start of a term will be considered a “No-Show” and the class will be administratively dropped from the student’s schedule. Students will be charged a $50 fee for each “No-Show” course. Any classes left on a student’s schedule will be charged at the full tuition rate. The attendance/participation requirements are:
- In an 8-week or full semester on-ground class, if a student fails to attend during the first ten (10) calendar days of the semester, an administrative drop will occur.
- In a 4-week on-ground class, if a student fails to attend during the first six (6) calendar days of the semester, an administrative drop will occur.
- Distance Learning Attendance in a Distance Learning course is determined by a student’s active ACADEMIC participation in a course at the start of the semester. Students must engage in a substantive academic activity in order to maintain their financial aid status. Signing into Blackboard without participating in a Distance Learning academic activity does not constitute attendance.
- In an 8-week or full-semester online class, if a student does not complete at least one substantive activity (activity or assignment that impacts the final grade) during the first ten (10) calendar days of the semester, an administrative drop will occur.
- In a 4-week online class, if a student fails to complete at least one substantive activity (activity or assignment that impacts the final grade) during the first six (6) calendar days of the semester, an administrative drop will occur.
Medical: In the event a student becomes seriously ill, is hospitalized or critically injured and physically unable to attend ALL classes, a refund may be given. A written appeal to the Dean of Student Services requesting special consideration must be made at the time the student officially withdraws from all classes. Medical documentation is required and a determination is made on a case-by-case basis. Requests received after the semester has ended will not be considered.
Military: Students called up for military duty in the United States Armed Forces during a school term must present a copy of their orders to active duty to the Registrar of NCMC. The student may choose one of the following options:
- If 80% of the course work is completed with at least a C grade average, the student may make a request for early completion of the course. With the approval of the instructor and student, a plan would be constructed so that the course work is completed and a grade received by the student prior to the date to report for active duty.
- If the criteria for the first option are not met, or if the student chooses, the student may withdraw from the courses not completed and a refund of all fees for those courses will be made to the appropriate entities.
- If the student wishes to have additional options, or requires special consideration, then the student may fi le an appeal with the Academic Standards Committee. Students should declare their intentions, and which option they would like to choose, in the same semester in which they are called to active duty.
Treatment of Financial Aid
Students should keep in mind that dropping/withdrawing from any course(s) could also impact the financial aid they have been awarded. NCMC is required to follow guidelines and regulations with regard to any financial aid awarded to a student. It is recommended that students access the following documents for further information on the guidelines and procedures for returning federal financial aid funds: