Refund Policies

Find information on when you are due a refund and how and when you will receive your refund.

The college refund policy is established by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and is subject to change without notice. Central Piedmont will apply this policy without exception.

Please visit the financial aid site for information on financial aid refunds.

For-College-Credit Classes

  • You will get 100 percent of tuition back if you drop the class before the first day of the academic term.
  • You will get 75 percent of tuition back if you drop the class on or after the first day of the term through the 10 percent point of the term.
  • You will get 100 percent of tuition and applicable fees back for any class the college cancels.

Check term and registration dates and tuition, fees, and payment information.

Be sure to also consider how dropping courses and/or withdrawing can affect your financial aid.

Lab Fees, Student Activity Fees, CAPS Fees, Technology Fees, and Insurance

The college will refund appropriate fee amounts if the college cancels the class or if you drop a class during the 100 percent refund period. Once the academic semester begins, student activity fees, technology fees, CAPS fees, lab fees, and student insurance are not refunded unless the college cancels the class.

Corporate and Continuing Education Classes

Self-Supporting Classes

Self-Supporting courses (indicated by SS after the course description under the “refund” column) are eligible for a refund based on the following policies:

  • You will get 100 percent of tuition back if you officially withdraw before the first day of the class.
  • You will get 100 percent of tuition back for any class the college cancels.
  • If you do not withdraw and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.

Occupational Extension Classes

Occupational Extension Classes (indicated by OE after the course description under the “Refund” column) are eligible for a refund based on the following policy:

  • You will get 100 percent of tuition back if you officially withdraw prior to the first day of the class.
  • You will get 75 percent of tuition back if you officially withdraw on or after the first day through the 10 percent point of the class.
  • You will get 100 percent of tuition back for any class the college cancels.

Corporate and Continuing Education site

How You Will Receive Your Refund

When eligible for a refund, how you receive your refund depends on how you paid for your course(s). For both for-college-credit courses and Corporate and Continuing Education courses, if you made your payment using a credit card, your refund will be issued to the credit card you paid with.

  • For-College-Credit Courses

    All other for-college-credit course refunds (for payments not paid by credit card) will be issued via BankMobile Disbursements, a Division of Customer Bank. (Financial aid refunds are also issued via BankMobile.)

    You will select refund preferences using your assigned personal codes, which will arrive in BankMobile's Refund Selection Kit. This kit will be sent to your address on file with Central Piedmont. Upon receipt of refund selection kits:

    • Visit RefundSelection.com.
    • Enter your Personal Code.
    • Select a refund preference (Electronic Deposit To Another Account or Electronic Deposit To A BankMobile Vibe Account)

    The BankMobile debit card is not a credit card. The purpose of the debit card is to provide a more efficient way to issue your refund. Do not throw the card away if you chose the debit card as your refund selection. This card will be used for all refunds during your college career at Central Piedmont unless you elect to change your refund selection preference.

    For more information, please visit the BankMobile website. If you have any questions regarding the BankMobile refund options, please contact BankMobile at 1.866.782.0821 or the Harper Campus cashiering office at 704.330.4414. Review our contract with BankMobile.

  • Corporate and Continuing Education

    All other Corporate and Continuing Education course refunds (for payments not paid by credit card) will be issued by check.

When You Will Receive Your Refund

  • Spring 2020 Refund Dates

    Issued January 24, 2020

    If you register after the open registration period, refunds continue to be issued at the start of each week. Refunds are not issued during the last week of the month.

  • Summer 2020 Refund Dates

    Issued June 5, 2020

    If you register after the open registration period, refunds continue to be issued at the start of each week. Refunds are not issued during the last week of the month.

  • Fall 2020 Refund Dates

    Issued August 21, 2020

    If you register after the open registration period, refunds continue to be issued at the start of each week. Refunds are not issued during the last week of the month.

  • Financial Aid Refund Dates

    If you receive financial aid, refer to the financial aid site for information on financial aid refunds.