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.

Note: Visit the cashier's office for mini-mester refund policy.

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

Tuition (Excludes Mini-mesters)

Refund percentage may be greater than stated below. "Class day" refers to South Texas College's scheduled class day, not the student's class meeting days.

Spring 2017
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the second class day. January 18, 2017
During the next 13 class days: 70% January 19, 2017 - February 6, 2017
During the 16th through 20th class day: 25% February 7, 2017 - February 14, 2017
After the 20th class day: None February 15, 2017

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.

Spring 2017
Prior to first class day: 100% January 16, 2017
First class day and after: None January 17, 2017