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.

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.

Labor Day does not count as a “class day.”

Refund Schedules

 

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-  8th class day 70% Jan 19th - Jan 27th
9th - 10th class day 25% Jan 28th - Jan 29th
After 10th 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-  8th class day 70% Mar 22nd - Mar 30th
9th - 10th class day 25% Mar 31st - Apr 1st
After 10th 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

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

Fall 2021

Regular 16 Week Session add

Classes begin August 23rd

Fall 2021 Refund Schedule for Regular 16 Week Session
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Aug. 22nd
1st-15th class day 70% Aug. 23rd-Sept. 9th
16th-20th class day  25% Sept. 10th-Sept. 15th
After 20th class day  0% Beginning Sept. 16th
First 8-week Session add

Classes begin August 23rd

Fall 2021 Refund Schedule for First 8-week Session
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first class day 100% Through Aug. 22nd
1st-8th class day 70% Aug. 23rd-Aug. 31th
9th-10th class day  25% Sept. 1st-Sept. 2nd
After 10th class day  0% Beginning Sept. 3rd
Second 8-week Session add

Classes begin October 18th

Fall 2021 Refund Schedule for Second 8-week Session
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first class day 100% Through Oct. 17th
1st-8th class day 70% Oct. 18th-Oct. 26th
9th-10th class day  25% Oct. 27th-Oct. 28th
After 10th class day  0% Beginning Oct. 29th
Winter-mester add

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

Winter-mester 2021 Refund Schedule
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first class day 100% Through Dec. 12th
1st-4th class day 70% Dec. 13th-Dec. 16th
5th class day  25% Dec. 27th-Dec. 17th
After 5th class day  0% Beginning Dec. 18th

Spring 2022

Regular 16 Week Session add

Classes begin January 18th

Spring 2022 Refund Schedule for Regular 16 Week Session
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first day of semester 100% Through Jan. 16th
1st-15th class day 70% Jan. 18th-Feb. 3rd
16th-20th class day  25% Feb. 4th-Feb. 9th
After 20th class day  0% Beginning Feb. 10th
First 8-week Session add

Classes begin January 18th

Spring 2022 Refund Schedule for First 8-week Session
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first class day 100% Through Jan. 16th
1st-8th class day 70% Jan. 18th-Jan. 26th
9th-10th class day  25% Jan. 27th-Jan. 28th
After 10th class day  0% Beginning Jan. 29th
Second 8-week Session add

Classes begin March 21st

Spring 2022 Refund Schedule for Second 8-week Session
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first class day 100% Through Mar. 20th
1st-8th class day 70% Mar. 21st-Mar. 29th
9th-10th class day  25% Mar. 30th-Mar. 31st
After 10th class day  0% Beginning Apr. 1st
May-mester add

Classes begin May 16th

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

May-mester Refund Schedule
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first class day 100% Through May 15th
1st-3rd class day 70% May 16th-May 18th
4th class day  25% May 19th only
After 4th class day  0% Beginning May 20th

Summer 2022

5 -Week Session Summer I add

Classes Begin June 6, 2022. Official Date of Record is June 9.

Summer 2022 Refund Schedule for 5-Week Session Summer I Session
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first class day 100% Through June 5th
1st-5th class day 70% June 6th-June 13th
6th class day  25% June 14th only
After 6th class day  0% Beginning June 15th
5 -Week Session Summer II add

Classes Begin July 11, 2022. Official Date of Record is July 14.

Summer 2022 Refund Schedule for 5-Week Session Summer II Session
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first class day 100% Through July 10th
1st-5th class day 70% July 11th-July 18th
6th class day  25% July 19th only
After 6th class day  0% Beginning July 20th
10-Week Session Summer III add

Classes Begin June 6, 2022. Official Date of Record is June 23.

Summer 2022 Refund Schedule for 10-Week Session Summer III Session
Class Days Percent Refunded Dates
Before first class day 100% Through June 5th
1st-9th class day 70% June 6th-June 20th
10th-12th class day  25% June 21st-June 23rd
After 12th class day  0% Beginning June 24th