Refunds, Withdrawals, and Return to Title IV Policies


Once a student’s account has been paid and there is a reimbursement due to the student, it will be processed by the Business Office. The student will need to visit their BankMobile Disbursements Profile to choose the way they will receive their refunds. For all refund questions, please contact the Business Office at 256-331-5226.


A student who withdraws or is withdrawn from ALL classes before the first day of class will be refunded the total tuition and other institutional charges. A student who withdraws COMPLETELY on or after the first day of class but prior to the end of the third week of class will be refunded according to the official withdrawal date as follows:

  • Withdrawal during first week – 75% of net tuition
  • Withdrawal during second week – 50% of net tuition
  • Withdrawal during third week – 25% of net tuition
  • Withdrawal after end of third week – no refund
  • Withdrawal periods for refunds during mini terms may be prorated.

Students who are withdrawing from any classes after the drop/add period must speak to the student financial services office to see how withdrawing from the classes will affect them on an individual basis.

Return to Title IV

A student who completely withdraws or is expelled from school, or the date that the school determines that the student has unofficially withdrawn, will be used to determine if a refund should be calculated. Student who completely withdraw before the 60% point of the semester that receive Pell Grant and/or Direct Loans will owe for the amount that NWSCC is required to return to the United States Department of Education. This recalculation will be based on the number of days the student attended prior to the official or unofficial withdrawal. The student will be billed for the amount of charges that NWSCC returns. Students will be placed on hold for transcripts, grades and registration until the debt is paid.

*For specific semester deadlines, please refer to the course schedule.