Results of Withdrawal's and F's for Financial Aid Students

College Policy

The current refund policy allows a 100% refund of tuition paid for curriculumn classes dropped prior to the first day of the academic term. A 75% refund is issued for curriculum classes dropped on or after the first day of the term through the 10% point of term. Tuition paid and applicable fees will be refunded 100% for classes cancelled by the College.

Financial Aid Policy

When a student determines that he/she will be unable to complete courses in which he/she is currently enrolled, it is the student’s responsibility to initiate procedures leading to a formal withdrawal (“W”) in order to avoid a failing (“F”) grade. Effective Fall 2008, to receive a “W” grade, a student must withdraw within the first 35% of the academic term. Withdrawal transactions can be done online at mycollege.cpcc.edu.  Choose the "Drop or Add Classes" option from the menu presented to you by either method.  If you prefer, come in-person during business hours to any CPCC campus. An instructor may also assign “W” at other times when circumstances warrant such action.

A “W” will remain on the transcript and will not count as credit hours attempted. To receive credit, a student who received a “W” must re-register and pay for the course in a subsequent term. Financial aid recipients need to refer to the financial aid satisfactory progress policy to determine if schedule adjustments will affect financial aid. Final dates for withdrawing are published each term in the CPCC Class Schedule and are available on this website.

Any student considering completely withdrawing should come by the Financial Aid Office in the Central High Building, Room 206, to inquire about the Return of Federal Funds before starting the withdrawal process.

What happens to my tuition charges if I drop all of my classes?

What happens to my financial aid if I drop all of my classes?

What happens if I withdraw from all of my classes before completing 60% of the term?

What happens if I withdraw after I complete 60% of the term?

What are the 10%, 35% and 60%-point dates for each semester?

What happens to my tuition charges if I drop all my classes?
If a course is dropped before it begins...
  • You will receive a full refund on tuition paid
  • You are responsible for activity fees and insurance fees as these are non-refundable.
  • You may return your books to the bookstore for a refund.
  • You will be ineligible for financial aid.
If a course is dropped after it has started but before the 10% point of the class
  • You will receive a 75% refund on tuition paid.
  • You are responsible for all fees including bookstore and any other charges.

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What happens to my financial aid if I drop all of my classes?
If you drop all courses on or through the 10% point
  • The College will cancel all financial aid.
  • You are responsible for all fees including bookstore and any other charges.
If you withdraw from all courses after the 10% point

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What happens if I withdraw from all of my classes before completing 60% of the term?
  • You will be required to return the portion of the financial aid that was not earned.
  • The Return of Title IV Funds regulations only involves students receiving financial aid that completely withdraw from all classes, not those that drop a course.
  • The following programs are adjusted. See Return of Title IV Funds Policy
    • Federal Plus Loans
    • Federal Pell Grants
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

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What happens if I withdraw after I complete 60% of the term?
  • The U.S. Department of Education considers the student and the College to have earned all the financial aid paid for the semester.

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What dates are the 10%, 35% and 60% points of each semester?

10% Dates: 

Session

Long Session

First Short Session

Second Short Session

Fall 2012

08-20-12

08-14-12

10-22-12

Spring 2013

01-21-13

01-15-13

03-23-13

Summer 2013

05-25-13

 

 

 35% Dates:

Session

Long Session

First Short Session

Second Short Session

Fall 2012

09-24-12

09-01-12

11-09-11

Spring 2013

02-18-13

01-30-13

04-06-13

Summer 2013

06-01-13

 

 

 60% Dates:

Session

Long Session

First Short Session

Second Short Session

Fall 2012

10-22-12

09-15-12

11-18-12

Spring 2013

03-24-13

02-13-13

04-19-13

Summer 2013

06-19-13

 

 

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