Refund Guidelines

  • The college may apply existing credits to the student's delinquent outstanding debt.
  • All students who are eligible for a cash refund will receive the refund via mail
  • Refunds made in accordance with NACHA (National Agency Clearing House Association) and the Merchant Services Agreement (merchant shall make no cash refunds to purchasers on Card sales):
    • If classes are paid with a credit card, a refund is to be first applied to the original credit card payment.
    • Any Financial Aid posted after the account has been paid by a credit card is refunded back to the credit card before any money is returned to the student.
    • There will be no exceptions to this procedure.

As prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the South Texas College refund policy is as follows:

Tuition (Excludes Mini-mesters)

"Class day" refers to South Texas College's scheduled class day, not the student's class meeting days.

Summer I and II Refund Guidelines
Summer I Summer II
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the first class day. June 4, 2018 July 10, 2018
During the next 4 class days: 70% June 5 - June 8, 2018 July 11 - July 16, 2018
During the 6th class day: 25% June 11, 2018 July 17, 2018
After the 6th class day: None June 12, 2018 July 18, 2018
Summer III Refund Guidelines
Summer III
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the first class day. June 4, 2018
During the next 8 class days: 70% June 5, 2017 - June 14, 2018
During the 10th - 12th class days: 25% June 15 - June 19, 2018
After the 12th class day: None June 20, 2018
Fall 2018 Refund Guidelines
Fall 2018
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the second class day. August 28, 2018
During the next 13 class days: 70% August 29 - September 17, 2018
During the 16th through 20th class day: 25% September 18 - September 25, 2018
After the 20th class day: None September 26, 2018

Incidental Fees (Excludes Mini-mesters)

Audit Fee, Credit by Exam, Installment (processing and late) Fee, Emergency Loan late fee, Reinstatement Fee, and any other fee approved by the Board of Trustees of South Texas College.

Summer I - III Incidental Fees
Summer I & Summer III Summer II
Prior to first class day: 100% June 3, 2018 July 9, 2018
First class day and after: None June 4, 2018 July 10, 2018
Fall 2018 Incidental Fees
Fall 2018
Prior to first class day: 100% August 26, 2018
First class day and after: None August 27, 2018

Mini-Mester Refunds

A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the first class day.
Refer to the Cashier Department for more information on refund percentages after the first class day.