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Refund Policies


Refund policy for Drop/Withdrawal of Summer Term Courses

  • Students who drop or withdraw from courses anytime prior to the first day of the respective summer session will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from courses from the first day of the respective summer session through the published add/drop period will receive a 100% refund of tuition and course assessed fees only. All other fees will not be refunded.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from courses after the end of the published drop period will not receive any refund of tuition and fees.
  • Refunds are determined by the date specified on the notification of withdrawal or the date on which the student drops or withdraws from courses. All students, part-time and full-time, are subject to this refund policy.
  • Students who believe there are extenuating circumstances may appeal for consideration of a refund by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students.
Summer 2014 Refund Policy for Drop/Withdrawal

Prior to May 19th for session 1

Prior to June 30th for session 2

100% tuition and fees refunded

May 19 -23 for session 1

June 30 - July 4 for session 2

100% of tuition and applicable course fees

After May 23rd for session 1

After July 4th for session 2

NO REFUNDS
NOTE: This refund schedule does not apply to one (1) credit modular courses. See below.

Refund policy for Drop/Withdrawal of Full Semester Courses: Fall & Spring Semesters

  • Students who drop or withdraw from courses anytime prior to a date specified each semester by the College will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from courses after a date specified each semester by the College through the first two (2) weeks of classes (the add/drop period) will receive a 100% refund of tuition and course assessed fees only. All other fees will not be refunded.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from courses after the first two weeks of the semester will not receive any refund of tuition and fees.
  • Refunds are determined by the date specified on the notification of withdrawal or the date on which the student drops or withdraws from courses. All students, part-time and full-time, are subject to this refund policy.
  • Students who believe there are extenuating circumstances may appeal for consideration of a refund by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students.
Fall 2014 Refund Policy for Drop/Withdrawal
Prior to September 2nd 100% tuition and fees refunded
September 2 - September 15 100% of tuition and applicable course fees
After September 15th NO REFUNDS
NOTE: This refund schedule does not apply to one (1) credit modular courses.  See below.

Refund policy for Drop/Withdrawal Regarding Modular Courses: Courses that do not meet the standard 15 weeks, i.e. five-week modular courses

  • Students who drop or withdraw from classes at least two (2) days prior to the first day of a modular session will receive a 100% refund of all tuition and fees.
  • Students who drop or withdraw one (1) day prior to the start through the established adjustment period for the modular session will receive a 100% refund of tuition and course assessed fees only. All other fees will not be refunded.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from courses after the end of the established drop period for the modular session will not receive any refund of tuition and fees.
  • Refunds are determined by the date specified on the notification of withdrawal or the date on which the student drops or withdraws from courses. All students, part-time and full-time, are subject to this refund policy.
  • Students who believe there are extenuating circumstances may appeal for consideration of a refund by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students.

Refund policy for Title IV Financial Aid

The Department of Education (DOE) will no longer dictate institutional refund policies for students receiving federal student aid under the new "Return of Title IV Funds" regulations published on November 1, 1999. However, under the new rules, institutions are to follow a formula prescribed by the Department of Education to determine how much Title IV aid a student has received and not earned at the time of withdrawal as well as how much financial aid has to be returned and by whom. The amount of aid earned is calculated on a pro rata basis through 60 percent of the payment period.

Refund Disbursements Financial Aid

The estimated disbursement date is the day that financial aid information is to be posted to student accounts.  There are several administrative functions that must be performed before a refund is completed. E-Refunds/(ACH) deposits are posted to the students bank account within two business days from the disbursement date. Paper check payments may take up to a week to process.  Students may sign up for E-Refunds by clicking on their "My account" tab on MyCCRI.  See E-Refund sign up procedures for more information.

Refund policy for unclaimed refund checks

Unclaimed Property (Un-cashed Checks): Per State of Rhode Island regulations, all un-cashed checks (except for Title IV (federal) financial aid funds) are to be sent to the Rhode Island General Treasurer's Office. The Community College of Rhode Island sends these checks when they become one year old.

Federal Regulations stipulate that a refund check that resulted from the application of Title IV financial aid refunds that is due to be sent to the State of Rhode Island, must instead be returned to the appropriate Title IV financial aid program.  CCRI returns un-cashed federal financial aid refunds on a monthly basis.

Reissue lost paper checks

  • To avoid the possibility of a lost check, students may sign up for direct deposits/ e-refunds using their “MyCCRI” account.  This is the recommended method of receiving your refund.
  • If your check has not arrived in the mail within 14 days from the issue date, you may request a stop payment and replacement check by calling the Bursar Office during business hours.
  • Replacement checks may be reissued up to 7 days from the stop placement date. 
  • Students may receive their replacement refund by direct deposit/ e-refund by entering their bank info on the “MyCCRI” account prior to the refund check being reissued. 

Reissue e-refunds

  • It is important that the bank account number that you enter on your “MyCCRI” account is correct and active. Please contact your bank if you have questions about your banking information.
  • Refunds with Incorrect or closed accounts will be returned to CCRI by your bank.  This may take several days depending on the bank.  CCRI cannot reissue a refund until notification of return is received by the bank.
  •  Your e-refund account will be inactivated and you will be notified via email that your refund was returned.
  • You will have two business days from the time of the email notification to update your bank information.  Students with invalid accounts will be mailed a paper check to the address on file.

 

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Last Updated: 8/15/14