Student Financial Services

Refund Policies

Refund of Tuition and Fees

The college must make financial commitments to faculty, staff, and suppliers on an annual basis. For this reason, refunds will be made only as follows:

Withdrawal from the College

In the event of withdrawal from the college, the student must give written notification to the Registrar. The date of withdrawal will be determined by the date recorded in the Registrar’s Office. Withdrawal before the first day of class will result in a 100% refund of institutional charges, which consist of tuition, mandatory fees, room and board. All refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee.

If a student withdraws:Institutional charges* returned:
Before/within 1st week of class100% refund
Within 2nd week of class60% refund
Within 3rd week of class30% refund
After 3rd week of classNo refund

*Institutional charges include any tuition, mandatory fees; room and board. All withdrawals are subject to a $10-per-course administrative fee. Resident students leaving college housing will be prorated as detailed above with no refund on room charges after the third week of class.

Dropped Courses

Withdrawal from a course is the student’s responsibility. The student must drop the course by contacting the Registrar’s Office in writing or online through the MSMC Web Module (print a copy). A student who fails to attend class before the end of the add/drop period may be withdrawn at the professor’s discretion.

If a student remains registered but drops a course in a traditional schedule during the first week of classes, all charges will be dropped. Thereafter, refunds will be made as follows:

If a student withdraws during:

 The refund will be:
Week 1100%
Week 260%
Week 330%
After week 3No refund

 

For Accelerated/Evening Courses

If a student withdraws:Institutional charges** returned:
Before/within 1st week of class100%
Within 2nd week of class50%
After the 2nd week of classNo refund

Note: Accelerated/Evening classes that run 12 or more weeks follow the traditional refund schedule.

Whether withdrawing entirely from the college or from individual courses, the student must give written notification to the Registrar’s Office. The date of withdrawal will be determined by the date received in the Registrar’s Office. Percentage Refund Dates are listed in the Academic Calendar.

Withdrawal from housing will be determined by the date that the student completes the check-out process, which includes returning all room and mailbox keys to the Residence Life Department.

**Institutional charges include any tuition and mandatory fees. All withdrawals are subject to a $10-per-course administrative fee.

Any student who drops below 12 credits (full-time status) will risk losing full-time financial aid and have the award adjusted accordingly. Residential students are required to be full time students. Residents must be granted permission by the Residence Life Department to remain in housing with less than 12 credits.