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

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
Spring 2019 Refund Guidelines
Spring 2021
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the second class day. January 19 - 20, 2021
During the next 13 class days: 70% January 21 - February 8, 2021
During the 16th through 20th class day: 25% February 9 - February 16, 2021
After the 20th class day: None February 17, 2021

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.

Fall 2020 Incidental Fees
Fall 2020
Prior to first class day: 100% August 23, 2020
First class day and after: None August 24, 2020
Spring 2019 Incidental Fees
Spring 2021
Prior to first class day: 100% January 18, 2021
First class day and after: None January 19, 2021

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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