Connecticut State Community Colleges Refund and Course Withdrawal Policy

Refund for Dropped Courses

 Traditional Fall/Spring Semester Courses:

  • Students who drop courses prior to the term or up until the 7th day of the term having elapsed (i.e. 10% of the term) will be entitled to a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Students who drop subsequently to the 7th day of the term but prior to the 21st day of the term having elapsed will be entitled to a 100% refund of tuition and fees less a “late drop” fee assessed at $50 per dropped course.

Courses Offered in Abbreviated Terms (e.g. summer, winter, late start courses, etc.):

  • Students who drop courses prior to the abbreviated term and up until 10% of the abbreviated term having elapsed will be entitled to a 100% refund of tuition.
  • Students who drop subsequently to 10% of the abbreviated term having elapsed but prior to 20% of the abbreviated term having elapsed will be entitled to a 100% refund of tuition and fees less a “late drop” fee assessed at $50 per dropped.

Please see the Registrar or Bursar’s office for exact dates.

Refund for Withdrawals

Traditional Fall/Spring Semester Courses:

  • Students who withdraw subsequently to the 21st day of the term having elapsed will be charged 100% of all tuition and fees.

Courses Offered in Abbreviated Terms (e.g. summer, winter, late start courses, etc.):

  • Students who withdraw subsequently to 20% of the abbreviated term having elapsed will be charged 100% of all tuition and fees. Dates representing the 10% – 20% points of the respective abbreviated terms will vary according to each session/part of term in which the student is registered.

Note: Financial aid students who withdraw from summer courses subsequently to 20% of the abbreviated term having elapsed but prior to the summer financial aid census date may be charged 100% of tuition and fees for those courses with no corresponding/offsetting summer financial aid disbursement.

Non-Participation (Academic Engagement)

The community colleges are required to verify the academic engagement of each student in each registered course by demonstrating “academic attendance” or an “academically-related activity” for Title IV purposes. This must be completed prior to the predetermined census date of each traditional semester, as well as during periods of enrollment shorter than the traditional 15-week semester (i.e., summer terms and other abbreviated terms).

Students who are determined to have not academically engaged in a period of enrollment leading up to census shall be assigned a registration status of “Never Participated (NP)” for each affected course. Students with the NP designation will be dropped from the course(s) they have not participated in and will be assessed a Late Drop Fee of $50 for each affected course as outlined in BOR policy 3.7.

Course Cancellation Policy

For any course that is cancelled by the College, the tuition and fees for that course will be refunded.  Please contact the Business Office in order to process the refund.

Student’s Responsibility

To insure that you receive your refund check, your mailing address must be accurate.  You may check your address online through myCommNet, and update it online as necessary, or you can go to the Record’s Office in person. If your address is incorrect in our system, your refund check will not be received.

Payment Plan Refunds

If you have a payment plan and you reduced the number of enrolled credits or withdrew from your courses, you may still owe a balance to the college. You must contact the Business Office to determine the effect of your changes on your payment plan.

No adjustments will be made to the payment plan schedule after the end of the add/drop period. You are liable for all charges if you withdraw from classes.

Appeal Procedures Policy

Refund appeals will only be considered for one of the following reasons: documented medical emergency, documented personal emergency, documented military relocation or deployment, or incorrect advisement for your program of study. Appeals are expected to be submitted during the term for which the appeal is being made.

Refund-Appeal-Form.pdf

All appeals will be reviewed within 30 days after receipt of all required and supporting documentation. However, response times may vary depending on the volume of appeals at the time of your request. Please do not disregard any college bill due date while awaiting your appeal decision.

Appeals documents must be submitted at one time, and uploaded through the CSCU Secure portal at https://cscu.easy-forward.com. Once logged into the portal select your campus, and then select “Tuition & Fees” from the Appeals options. Appeals sent outside of the secure portal will not be reviewed.