Refund Policy

Student Tuition Liability and Refund Policy

A. In order to receive a refund of paid tuition and fees, all students who wish to withdraw from a course must either drop the course online or submit a Drop/Add form to the Registrar’s Office. Once processed, Nassau Community College is authorized to calculate the student's tuition liability and applicable refund per the appropriate academic study schedule shown below:

Liability Semester Mini/Summer Session
Prior to the First Day 0% 0%
*During 1st Week 25% 75%
During 2nd Week 50% 100%
During 3rd Week 75% 100%
After 3rd Week 100% 100%

* The first week of the semester shall be deemed to start with the first calendar day of the College semester, and shall end on the 7th calendar day of the semester. 

B. The College shall grant a full refund of tuition and refundable fees to any student: 

  1. Whose course has been canceled by the College, or
  2. Who is unable to complete any course because during the semester the student:
    1. Returns to Federal military service, or
    2. Enlists and reports to Federal military service, or
    3. Receives a change of student status through action of the Academic Standing Committee. 

C. A student who is dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons prior to the end of an academic term shall be liable for all tuition and fees due for that term.  

D. To consider a refund appeal procedure:  After the above official withdrawal procedure has been completed, the student who believes an exception is justified, may submit a written appeal with supporting documentation to the President’s Refund Committee, Student Financial Affairs, Nassau Community College. All refund requests must be submitted within ONE YEAR after the end of the term in question.  Non-attendance in a class, informing the instructor of withdrawal, or stopping payment on a check, do not constitute official withdrawal notification.  Students are liable for payment of tuition and fees due up to the date on which the application for withdrawal is officially approved within the refund period. Refunds will be calculated based upon the date of withdrawal as approved by the Registrar and verified by Student Financial Affairs.

  • Students with overdue tuition and fees may be referred to a collection agency and will incur additional liabilities of up to 33% to cover all associated collections costs processes. 
  • Students should allow at least six (6) weeks beyond the Liability/Refund Period for refunds to be processed. 
  • ♦ This policy corresponds to the Code of  Rules and Regulations for Community Colleges operating under the program of the State University of New York (8, NYCRR 602.11).

Tuition and Fee Schedule 2023-2024 SFA 05/09/2023

View our third-party servicer contract for refund management.

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