Student Refunds/Tuition Adjustments

SOWELA provides a full refund of all tuition and fees to students who resign from all classes or alter scheduled hours prior to the first day of the semester. Students who resign from all classes or alter scheduled hours during the official Add/Drop Period receive an adjustment of tuition and allowable fees according to the Tuition Adjustment Period listed on the current academic calendar. Any credit balance resulting from the tuition adjustment will be refunded through HigherOne, a financial services company.


Any financial aid payment received after a reduction of fees will be applied to the adjusted account balance. Students are liable for paying any fees not paid for by financial aid.


Students who have a reduction in hours scheduled will be refunded based on the drop date and reduction of hours. Students must complete the drop process prior to the posted deadlines to qualify for a reduction in amounts owed. Nonattendance does not constitute withdrawal.


Students who have an increase in hours scheduled during the add/drop period will be required to pay the additional per credit hour tuition and fees at the time of the schedule adjustment.


The Tuition Adjustment Policy for SOWELA Technical Community College is as follows:

  • A 100% Tuition Adjustment of Tuition and fees will be made to students who resign from all classes or drops a course(s) during the first five instructional days (Add/Drop Period) of the fall and spring semester and the first three instructional days for the summer semester and mini-semesters.
  • A 50% Tuition Adjustment of Tuition, Operational Fee, Academic Excellence Fee, and Technology Fee will be made to students who resign from all classes or drops a course(s) after the fifth instructional day through the ninth instructional day of the semester for the fall and spring semester and after the third instructional day through the fifth instructional day of the semester for the summer semester and mini-semesters.
  • A 25% Tuition Adjustment of Tuition, Operational Fee, Academic Excellence Fee, and Technology Fee will be made to students who resign from all classes or drops a course(s) after the ninth instructional day through the thirteenth instructional day of the semester for the fall and spring semester and after the fifth instructional day through the sixth instructional day of the semester for the summer semester and mini-semesters.
  • Other registration fees such as: Student Services Fee, Enterprise Resource Fee, SGA Fee, Parking Fee, Lab Fees, and other miscellaneous fees are not refundable during the Tuition Adjustment Period.
  • No Tuition Adjustments shall be made after the thirteenth instructional day for the fall and spring semester or after the sixth instructional day for the summer semester.
  • No refund shall be made for a non-credit course unless the class is cancelled.
  • No refund shall be made for testing fees or application charges.


Tuition Adjustment Schedule
Students who resign or drops a course(s)The percent of fees refunded will be
Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Summer 2015

8/29/2014
(at noon)

1/16/2015
(at noon)

6/3/2015
(at noon)

100% of ALL Tuition and Registration Fees

8/30/14 - 9/5/14

1/17/15 - 1/23/15

6/4/15 - 6/5/15

50% refund of Tuition, Operational Fee, Academic Excellence Fee, and Technology Fee

9/6/14 - 9/11/14

1/24/15 - 1/29/15

6/6/15 - 6/8/15

25% refund of Tuition, Operational Fee, Academic Excellence Fee, and Technology Fee

After 9/11/2014

After 1/29/2015

After 6/8/2015

There is no refund of fees for resigning from all courses or dropping a course(s)

 


   

 

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