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Refund Policy for Credit Courses
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Refund Deadlines

To obtain a refund, a course must be officially dropped by the refund deadline.  The refund deadline for each course is listed on the student schedule/bill and in My MC; refund deadlines vary by course.  It is the student's responsibility to officially drop a course if they no longer wish to attend.  Non-attendance or failure to pay does not constitute an official withdrawal. 

To view your specific refund deadlines:

  1. Log into your My MC account by clicking on the yellow button at the top of the page.
  2. Under the "Registration Quick Links," click on "View My Class Schedule."
  3. Select the term you wish to view.
  4. Click on "View Drop Deadline Dates" at the bottom of the page.

Note :  If you are on financial aid, contact the Financial Aid office to find out what impact the drop will have on your financial aid.  If you are a student with an I-20, contact your International Student Coordinator to find out what impact the drop will have on your student visa status. 

Courses Cancelled by the College

Students will receive 100% refund of tuition and fees for courses cancelled by Montgomery College.

Courses Dropped by Student on/or before the Refund Deadline

Students will receive 100% refund of tuition and fees if they drop a course on or before the refund deadline listed on the student schedule/bill or in My MC.

Involuntary Withdrawals

Students who must involuntarily withdrawal, due to the following reasons, are required to submit documentation prior to receiving a prorated refund of tuition.  Fees are non-refundable:

  • Armed Services enlistment, activation or deployment - Provide the Office of Admissions and Records with a copy of military orders signed by commanding officer, including effective date.
  • Illness of student or immediate family member (child, parent, spouse, or member of household) - Provide physician's certification stating student or family member's illness with effective date.
  • Death of student or immediate family member (see above) - Provide a copy of the death certificate, published obituary or memorial service bulletin.
  • Involuntary transfer/change in work hours by student's employer - Provide a letter from employer on company letterhead verifying change and effective date.

Refund Appeals

You must officially drop or withdraw from the class[es] that you are appealing. The College will not allow you to remain in a course and file a refund appeal. You must have no grade or a W in the course that you are appealing.  If you have a failing grade, you must first  submit an Academic Appeal form to the Academic Appeals Committee on the campus where the course was taught and receive a favorable outcome before a refund can be considered.  You should submit the Academic Appeal and Tuition Refund Appeal together to ensure that you don't miss the deadline to file a refund appeal.

Submit the Tuition Refund Appeal form as a part of a complete packet to the Office of Admissions and Records.  Appeals will not be considered if submitted more than 45 days after the close of the semester.  Only complete packets will be reviewed. There are unacceptable reasons for appealing, which in almost every case, are denied. These include:

  • “I didn’t know there was a deadline to withdraw.”
  • “I thought I would be automatically dropped if I didn’t attend or pay for the class.”
  • “The deadline didn’t give me enough time to decide on staying in the class.”
  • “I wasn’t doing well in the class.”
  • “I needed the money for something else.”
  • “I didn’t have the money to pay for the class.”

If your appeal is approved, you will receive a pro-rated refund of tuition based on your date of withdrawal.

The Office of Business Services has final authority on refund appeal decisions. Campus academic appeals committees hear appeals on academic matters and have no authority to authorize refunds. This also means that receiving a favorable outcome on an academic appeal does not guarantee a favorable outcome for a tuition refund appeal.

The Tuition Refund Appeal process takes four to six weeks to complete; you will be notified of the decision through your My MC email account. 

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