Refunds are not automatic. Students who drop courses within the deadline dates are eligible for a refund of appropriate tuition and fees (see refund information below). To request a refund after the deadline dates, mail a written request to Student Enrollment Services. Failure to drop a class within specific dates will result in full liability for all tuition and fees. Do not bypass the refund process by placing a "stop payment" on a check. Doing so may result in additional fees. All refunds and deposits that may be due a student will first be applied to encumbrances owed the college.
In the event a class is canceled by the college, a 100 percent refund will be made for all tuition and fees attributable to the canceled class. The $15 registration fee may not be refundable.
A student who withdraws from a class after the drop/add period must inform the Admissions and Records Office. Failure to withdraw officially may result in a punitive grade on a transcript. Refer to the refund policy regarding tuition and fee responsibility. A student may not withdraw after the seventh week without instructor approval (for 16-week classes). A student can withdraw online by selecting "REGISTRATION", and selecting the course(s) to withdraw from.
Whenever a financial aid recipient withdraws from their coursework after the drop/add period, there can be serious consequences for the student. This includes the possibility of owing the college and/or the U.S. Department of Education for the portion of federal student aid calculated as unearned. Please refer to our Return of Title IV Funds Policy for additional details.
To learn more about the requirements and procedures for withdrawal please review the Maricopa Community College District Administrative Regulation.
Students who officially drop or withdraw from the college or individual courses will be eligible for a refund or tuition credit based on the schedule below. The same deadlines apply to students who register late, as the counting begins with the date of the first class meeting.
Official 100% Refund Schedule
Length of Class
|1-9 Calendar Days
||Prior To The Class Start Date
|10-19 Calendar Days
||1 Calendar Day**
|20-29 Calendar Days
||2 Calendar Days**
|30-39 Calendar Days
||3 Calendar Days**
|40-49 Calendar Days
||4 Calendar Days**
|50-59 Calendar Days
||5 Calendar Days**
|60-69 Calendar Days
||6 Calendar Days**
|70+ Calendar Days
||7 Calendar Days**
|**Including the Class Start Date
* Course fees and registration processing fees will be refunded only if the student qualifies for a 100% refund.
All refunds and deposits that may be due a student will first be applied to debts owed to the college.
Refunds for students receiving federal financial assistance are subject to federal guidelines.
Unless otherwise specified, students must drop non-credit classes prior to the class start date to be eligible for a 100% refund.
When a class is canceled by the college, a 100% refund will be made.
Other Refunds: Students withdrawing from college for one of the following reasons must submit a written request for a refund to the Office of Admissions and Records or designated college official
- A student with a serious illness, verifiable by a doctor's written statement that the illness prevents the student from attending all classes for the term. The doctor's statement must be on file with the college before a refund can be given.
- Serious illness or death of a family member that prevents the student from attending all classes for the term. Appropriate documentation must be provided before a refund can be given.
- Death of a student. Appropriate documentation must be provided before a refund can be given.
Requests for a total withdrawal from the college for one of the above reasons may result in a prorated refund of tuition, provided courses have not been completed.
A student in the Armed Forces or the Arizona National Guard who is called to active duty and assigned to a duty station, verifiable by a copy of the orders, will be allowed to withdraw and receive a 100% refund of tuition, provided courses have not been completed.
To learn more about our refund policy please review the Maricopa Community College District Administrative Regulation.