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 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 1, 2020 July 8, 2020
During the next four class days: 70% June 2 - June 5, 2020 July 9 - July 14, 2020
During the 6th class day: 25% June 8, 2020 July 15, 2020
After the 6th class day: None June 9, 2020 July 16, 2020
Summer Refund Guidelines
Summer Session
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the first class day. June 1, 2020
During the next eight class days: 70% June 2 - June 11, 2020
During the 10th - 12th class days: 25% June 12 - June 16, 2020
After the 12th class day: None June 17, 2020
Fall 2020 Refund Guidelines
Fall 2020
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the second class day. August 25, 2020
During the next 13 class days: 70% August 26 - September 14, 2020
During the 16th through 20th class day: 25% September 15 - 21, 2020
After the 20th class day: None September 22, 2020

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.

Summer I - II Incidental Fees
Summer I & Summer Session Summer II
Prior to first class day: 100% May 31, 2020 July 7, 2020
First class day and after: None June 1, 2020 July 8, 2020
Fall 2020 Incidental Fees
Fall 2020
Prior to first class day: 100% August 23, 2020
First class day and after: None August 24, 2020

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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