Disbursement and Refunds

Refunds

Refunds to students are made by check through the mail, only to the address shown on the student’s registration form. Full refunds will be made for each course canceled by the College. However, if a course is canceled, it is the student’s responsibility to add other courses, if necessary, to maintain full-time status. Fees are non-refundable, with the exception of Flight Laboratory fees where refund options may apply, unless the course is dropped prior to the first day of the semester

For Credit Courses: Students who drop all of their courses or reduce their credit load, either from full-time to part-time or within part-time status, will receive a refund, provided the drop is done in accordance with College policy and the SUNY Community College Liability Schedule as written below.

Liability Semester for Classes More Than Eight Weeks in Length
• Prior to the first day of the semester: No liability - 100% Refund of tuition and fees
• During first week: 25% liability - 75% Refund of tuition
• During second week: 50% liability - 50% Refund of tuition
• During third week: 75% liability - 25% Refund of tuition
• After third week: Full liability - No Refund

Liability Semester for Classes in Terms of Eight Weeks in Length or Less
• Prior to the first day of the semester: No liability - 100% Refund of tuition and fees
• During first week: 75% liability - 25% Refund of tuition
• During second week: 100% Full liability - No Refund
• During third week: 100% Full liability - No Refund
• After third week: 100% Full liability - No Refund

Federal Financial Aid recipients should review the Financial Aid section of the Catalog for information on the required Federal Financial Aid Refund Policy.

 

For Workforce Development and Community Education Courses: Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. A 100% refund will be made for any course canceled by SUNY SCCC. Every effort will be made to notify students so it is essential the WFD&CE office has correct contact information.

If a student must withdraw from a non-credit course, a written request must be received TWO business days prior to the course start date via mail to SUNY SCCC Office of Workforce Development and Community Education, 201 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 or email at noncreditreg@sunysccc.edu. Cancellations received within this time frame are eligible for a full refund. No refunds will be granted for non-attendance.

Beginning two business days prior to the start of class the refund policy is as follows:

  • For courses eight weeks or less no refund is available.
  • For courses nine weeks or longer:
    • Between two business days prior to the start of class and 8 hours of scheduled class time a 75% refund will be issued.*
    • Between 9 hours and 16 hours of scheduled class time a 50% refund will be issued.
    • After 17 hours of scheduled class time no refund is available.

*Refunds do not include the cost of materials, textbooks or administrative fees and will be issued in the form of a check that may take up to 21 business days to process.

 

 

Disbursement of Refunds

Eligible students with a remaining financial aid balance, after tuition and fees have been paid, will receive credit at the College Store up to the following amounts:

  • Full-Time Students: $1,000.00
  • Three Quarter Time Students: $750.00
  • Half-Time Students: $500.00
  • Less than Half-Time Students (Pell Only): $250.00

All Financial Aid Credit at the College Store for Fall 2018 Expires on 10/3/18.
All Financial Aid Credit at the College Store for Spring 2019 expires on 2/20/19.

See the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule (when refund checks will be mailed to students).