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 or direct deposit
  • 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 Minimesters)

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

Refund Guidelines

Summer Session 2024 Refund Guidelines
Summer Session 2024
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the first class day. June 3, 2024
During the next 8 class days: 70% June 4 – June 13, 2024
During the 10th through 12th class day: 25% June 17 – June 20, 2024
After the 12th class day: None June 21, 2024
Fall 2024 Refund Guidelines
Summer Session 2024
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the second-class day. August 26 – August 27, 2024
During the next 13 class days: 70% August 28 – September 16, 2024
During the 16th through 20th class day: 25% September 17– September 23, 2024
After the 20th class day: None September 24, 2024

Incidental Fees (Excludes Minimesters)

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.

Incidental Fees
Summer I Minimester
and Summer session 2024
Fall 2024
Prior to first class day: 100% June 2, 2024 August 24, 2024
First class day and after: None June 3, 2024 August 26, 2024

Minimester 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.
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