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.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018
A 100% refund is to be made for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) prior to or on the second class day. August 29, 2017 January 17, 2018
During the next 13 class days: 70% August 30 - September 18, 2017 January 18, 2018 - February 5, 2018
During the 16th through 20th class day: 25% September 19 - September 26, 2017 February 6, 2018 - February 13, 2018
After the 20th class day: None September 27, 2017 February 14, 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.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Prior to first class day: 100% August 27, 2017 January 15, 2018
First class day and after: None August 28, 2017 January 16, 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.