Refund Policy

Except for the provisions for financial aid recipients as outlined in this section, tuition and fees will be refunded according to the policy described herein. Refunds will be processed after the free drop period and after the student’s account balance has been paid in full. This balance may include future term charges, book charges or repayment of financial aid.

All refunds will be issued to the account holder (the student) either by check (mailed to the address on file with the College) or by direct deposit. The direct deposit application form is available at www.normandale.edu/Fiscal-Services.

If a student’s course schedule is reduced for the College’s convenience or if the collection was made in error, tuition and fees will be adjusted without penalty.

Fall and Spring Semesters

Through the first five days of the semester (or one day after the class begin date for late-starting or weekend classes), students may drop classes and receive a refund for the cost of the class(es) dropped. After that point, a withdrawal (W) grade is recorded and students are financially responsible for those credits.

A student who withdraws from all classes after the fifth day of the term will be refunded according to the following schedule (no refund is allowed if the student remains in one or more classes).

 

Withdrawal from all classes only

Refund Allowed

6th - 10th day of the term (letter grade of W)

75%

11th - 15th day of the term (letter grade of W)

50%

16th - 20th day of the term (letter grade of W)

25%

Summer Semester

The summer semester begins in late May or early June and ends after the first week of August. Various sessions are offered within the summer semester, with varying start dates and lengths. The summer refund policy is as follows:

Through the first five days of the summer semester (which begins in late May) or one day after the first class meeting for all other classes, students may drop classes and receive a refund for the cost of the class(es) dropped. After that point, a withdrawal (W) grade is recorded and students are financially responsible for those credits. A student who withdraws from all classes between the sixth and tenth day of the summer semester will be refunded 50% of their tuition and fees. No refund is allowed if the student remains in one or more classes. There is no refund for withdrawal after the tenth day of the term.

Refund Policy for Students with Denied Financial Aid Suspension Appeals

A student who submits a properly completed suspension appeal form (including appropriate documentation) on or before that semester's published suspension appeal deadline may be granted permission to drop a class or classes with refund after the drop/refund deadline if the financial aid suspension appeal is denied after the semester begins. The student will be notified via college email or other means of this decision. The student will then be given five (5) business days after the notification date (e-mail timestamp) of such denial to elect to drop all or a portion of his/her enrolled academic credits without penalty or obligation. The dropped credits will be treated as a cancelled registration the same as if the drop were recorded prior to the term’s registration and financial obligation date, and the tuition/fee charges related to the course or courses will be removed from the student’s financial liability to the college or university.

A student who elects to drop all or a portion of his/her enrolled academic credits within the five (5) business days after the notification of denial for financial aid reinstatement must withdraw from the class(es) no longer desired and must notify the college of this decision by submitting a drop/refund appeal form, with documentation of the denied appeal, to the Records Office within this timeline. All or a portion of a student’s enrolled academic credits dropped/withdrawn later than five (5) business days after the notification of denial will be subject to normal college academic and financial policies.

This provision is available only to students who are subject to the tight timelines that occur between certain academic terms.

Therefore, students who:

  • receive suspension notices after fall semester and submit appeals for financial aid eligibility for the subsequent spring semester,
  • receive suspension notices after spring semester and submit appeals for financial aid eligibility for the subsequent summer semester, or
  • receive suspension notices after summer semester and submit appeals for financial aid eligibility for the subsequent fall semester

are granted this provision.

Students who:

  • receive suspension notices after spring semester and submit appeals for financial aid eligibility for the subsequent fall semester, or
  • submit appeals for financial aid eligibility following a suspension that occurred earlier than the most recent prior term

are not granted this provision.