Tuition Refund Policy


A 100% refund will be given only when a class is canceled by NCTC or if a student completely withdraws before the first class day*. For a class dropped after the first day*, refunds will follow the state approved refund schedule. Please see refund schedules below for information on long semester refunds as well as flex entry classes, summer semesters, and mini-mesters.

*First class day is defined as the official start date of the term the class is in. The official start date for each class can be found on the student's schedule next to the course details.

Refund Schedules

Fall 2020

Regular 16 Week Session add

Classes begin August 24th

Fall 2020 Refund Schedule for Regular 16 Week Session
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Aug 23rd
1st-  15th class day 70% Aug 24th - Sep 10th
16th - 20th class day 25% Sep 11th - Sep 16th
After 20th class day 0% Beginning Sep 17th
First 8-week Session add

Classes begin August 24th

Fall 2020 Refund Schedule for First 8-Week Session
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Aug 23rd
1st-  8th class day 70% Aug 24th - Sep 1st
9th - 10th class day 25% Sep 2nd - Sep 3rd
After 10th class day 0% Beginning Sep 4th
Second 8-week Session add

Classes begin October 19th

Fall 2020 Refund Schedule for Second 8-Week Session
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Oct 18th
1st-  8th class day 70% Oct 19th - Oct 27th
9th - 10th class day 25% Oct 28th - Oct 29th
After 10th class day 0% Beginning Oct 30th
December Winter-mester add

These classes follow the 4 week-class-length refund period.

December 2020 Winter-mester Refund Schedule
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Dec 20th
1st-  4th class day 70% Dec 21st - Dec 26th
On 5th class day 25% Dec 28th
After 5th class day 0% No refund after Dec 28th

*Please note that “class day” is ANY day that the College is having classes. This does not represent each individual class meeting days.

For example, a class that only meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, does not get to count Tuesdays and Thursdays only as “class days” for the refund period. Since the college has classes on Saturdays, all Saturdays are also included in the calculation of the refund period (Saturdays count as a “class day”) except for the Winter-mester.

September 2nd is Labor Day and does not count as a “class day.”

Spring 2021

Regular 16 Week Session add

Classes begin January 19th

Spring 2021 Refund Schedule for Regular 16 Week Session
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Jan 18th
1st-  15th class day 70% Jan 19th - Feb 4th
16th - 20th class day 25% Feb 5th - Feb 10th
After 20th class day 0% Beginning Feb 11th
First 8-week Session add

Classes begin January 19th

Spring 2021 Refund Schedule for First 8-Week Session
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Jan 18th
1st-  15th class day 70% Jan 19th - Jan 27th
16th - 20th class day 25% Jan 28th - Jan 29th
After 20th class day 0% Beginning Jan 30th
Second 8-week Session add

Classes begin March 22nd

Spring 2021 Refund Schedule for Second 8-Week Session
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Mar 21st
1st-  15th class day 70% Mar 22nd - Mar 30th
16th - 20th class day 25% Mar 31st - Apr 1st
After 20th class day 0% Beginning Apr 2nd
May-mester add

These classes follow the 3 week-class-length refund period.

2021 May-mester Refund Schedule
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through May 16th
1st-  3rd class day 70% May 17th - May 19th
4th class day 25% May 20th
After 4th class day 0% No refund after May 20th

*Please note that “class day” is ANY day that the College is having classes. This does not represent each individual class meeting days.

For example, a class that only meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, does not get to count Tuesdays and Thursdays only as “class days” for the refund period. Since the college has classes on Saturdays, all Saturdays are also included in the calculation of the refund period (Saturdays count as a “class day”).

Summer 2021

5 ½ -Week Summer I Session add

Classes begin June 7th. ODR (Official Date of Record) is June 10th

Summer 2021 Refund Schedule 5 ½ -Week Session Summer I
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Jun 6th
1st-  5th class day 70% Jun 7th - Jun 14th
6th - 7th class day 25% Jun 15th - Jun 16th
After 7th class day 0% Beginning Jun 17th
5 ½ -Week Summer II Session add

Classes begin July 14th. ODR (Official Date of Record) is July 20th

Summer 2021 Refund Schedule 5 ½ -Week Session Summer II
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Jul 13th
1st-  5th class day 70% Jul 14th - Jul 21st
6th - 7th class day 25% Jul 22nd - Jul 26th
After 7th class day 0% Beginning Jul 27th
10-Week Summer III Session add

Classes begin June 7th. ODR (Official Date of Record) is June 24th

Summer 2021 Refund Schedule 10-Week Session Summer III
Class Days Refund Amount Drop Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Jun 6th
1st-  9th class day 70% Jun 7th - Jun 21st
10th - 12th class day 25% Jul 22nd - Jun 24th
After 12th class day 0% Beginning Jun 25th

*Beginning the Summer 2020 term, since the smaller Summer sessions will now be 5 ½ weeks long, the refund schedule will follow the State Approved refund schedule for a 6 week length course for these sessions. The 10 Week session will still continue to follow the 10 week refund schedule.