C. Refunds Based on Specific Criteria
Refunds for U.S. Military Service, Peace Corp or VISTA
- Any refund request for U.S. Military, Peace Corps or VISTA service must be documented in order to process it.
- In the case of the U.S. Military, a copy of induction or military orders is required. In order to obtain a grade, a student must have attended class regularly for approximately 13 weeks (5 weeks for Summer Session) or 85% of the term’s work through acceleration may be given full credit for each course in which he or she has a grade of C or better.
- The student must follow their college’s policy on incompletes, and sign an incomplete contract with the instructor. The normal regulations apply, and grades will be recorded as failures if courses are not completed.
- Faculty makes the decision regarding eligibility for a grade.
- No refund will be made to a student who has been assigned an earned grade, regardless of whether the grade is passing or failing.
- In instances where students enlist in the U.S. Military, the Peace Corps, or VISTA and do not attend class for a sufficient time to qualify for a grade but continue to attend class within 2 weeks of induction, a refund of tuition and all other fees except application fees will be made in accordance with the following:
- 100% refund for students who withdrawal before the beginning of the 5th calendar week (3rd calendar week for Summer Session) after the scheduled opening date of the session.
- 50% refund for students who withdraw after the beginning of the 5th calendar week (3rd calendar week for Summer Session/Winter Session) after the scheduled opening date of the session.
- If a tuition liability exists, a student may be eligible for State or Federal financial aid. Please refer to the Office of Student Financial Assistance’s Policy and Procedures Manual.
- Upon return from military service, a student will not be charged a Readmission Fee to register at the same college.
Improper Advisement Has Been Given
- Improper Advisement will result in a student tuition refund in the following situations:
- If a tuition-paying student is placed in a special (remedial) class and is advised by the instructor to withdraw from the class because it is unneeded, the student may be entitled to either a full or partial refund.
- If a tuition-paying student is placed in an unneeded class and after review the college is satisfied that the student was improperly advised, the tuition may be refunded in full. Otherwise the student is entitled to a tuition refund based on the established refund schedule.
College Cancelled Registration Will Result in a Student Tuition Refund in the Following Situations:
- A student registers as a degree student but the college subsequently learns he/she did not receive a high school diploma or equivalent and then the student elects not to continue as a non-degree student.
- A student is notified that he/she is no longer in good academic standing.
- A student has been permitted to register, but subsequently it is learned that he/she owes money to the college, another CUNY college, or loan program. A student’s grades from the prior semester are received after registration and the student can no longer continue in one or more courses.
Tuition Refunds Resulting From a Change in Student Status
Student status changes will result in a student tuition refund in the following situations:
- A change in a student’s residency status from non-resident to resident, which occurs before the first day of classes, will still entitle the student to a refund of the difference between the resident and non-resident tuition rates.
- Any reclassification in residency status, a change from advance standing transfer to continuing student status, or a change from non-degree to degree status on or after the first day of classes will not take effect until the next semester.
- A student is not entitled to a refund due to reclassification on or after the first day of classes.
As a result of New York State Public Health Law (PHL) Section 2165, the University has instituted procedures requiring all students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are registered for six or more credits/equivalent credits, to submit proof of immunization for measles and one proof for mumps and rubella to be in attendance at the University. This requirement applies to all full-time students (defined as students enrolled for 12 or more credit hours or the equivalent) and to part-time students (defined as students enrolled for at least 6 but fewer than 12 credit hours or the equivalent in degree or certification programs).
Any student who does not comply with the immunization policy, and as a result has his/her registration cancelled, will receive a tuition refund. That student’s academic standing and eligibility for financial aid may be affected.
The Effect of the Refund Procedure on Financial Aid Eligibility
In some cases refunding of tuition will have an impact on financial aid eligibility. Students must determine any liability by contacting their college’s Financial Aid Office.