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Refunds

Students who are eligible for a refund will have an option in how to receive the refund. Options include direct deposit, prepaid debit card, or paper check.

Refunds eligible for direct deposit or prepaid card include financial aid (scholarships, loans, grants), book advances, cash payments and payment plans. Students must be an actively enrolled student with Maricopa and enrolled in the Maricopa Student Refund Program (MSRP).

Full payments that were made by credit card and are eligible for a refund will be returned to the original card charged. If your refund is made in the form of check, please allow a minimum of 10 calendar days for processing and mailing. If you do not receive your check in the 10-day time frame, please complete the Stop Payment request form and return it to the Cashier’s Office.

Refunds other than most financial aid refunds are not automatic and require an official request. You may email or call the Cashier’s Office with your request. Please be sure your address is up to date before making your request.

Refund Exceptions

Students who withdraw from classes after the refund date must submit a request for a refund to the Office of Admissions and Records. Requests for a total withdrawal from the college may result in a prorated refund of tuition, provided courses have not been completed. Please complete your request using the secured refund exception form online. You may also call 480-517-8420 for details.

Questions about refunds?

  • Email: dl-rio-cashier@riosalado.edu
    (In order to verify you as the student, please use your official student Maricopa email account to send in requests. Email requests from any other account will be denied.)
  • Phone: 480-517-8330

Refund Schedule

Please refer to your student center account statement page to view your official refund date.  Please see refund schedule below

Official 100% Refund Schedule

Length of Class

Withdrawal Deadline

1-9 Calendar Days Prior To The Class Start Date
10-19 Calendar Days 1 calendar day including the class start date
20-29 Calendar Days 2 calendar days including the class start date
30-39 Calendar Days 3 calendar days including the class start date
40-49 Calendar Days 4 calendar days including the class start date
50-59 Calendar Days 5 calendar days including the class start date
60-69 Calendar Days 6 calendar days including the class start date
70+ Calendar Days 7 calendar days including the class start date

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.

Non-credit Classes

Unless otherwise specified, students must drop non-credit classes prior to the class start date to be eligible for a 100% refund.

Canceled Classes

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.

Students in Military or National Guard

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.

More Information?

To learn more about our refund policy please review the Maricopa Community College District Administrative Regulation.