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Refunds
What is the refund policy?

Tuition refund processing for a term begins approximately two  weeks after the first class day of the primary term start date, and financial aid refund processing begins approximately one week after the primary term's census date. Students who pay by credit card generally receive their refund as a credit against the  charge on the credit card account or as an e-Refund to their saved refund profile. If a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover gift card was used to pay charges, any refund amount will be refunded to the gift card.  Refund checks for students who paid by check, cash, or debit card and/or financial aid award credits are mailed to the student's permanent address of record maintained by the Admissions and Records Office; or to expedite receipt of the refund, students may elect to receive their funds electronically to a saved checking or savings account.

 To sign up for electronic refunds:

     - Log into CougarWeb
     - Select the Pay My Tuition link from the Tuition/Payment menu
     - Select the Collin College Account Suite bar
     - Select eRefund tab, then 'Set Up Account' button
     - Provide the requested
checking/savings account information
     - Read the terms and then check the 'I Accept' box to continue 
   


IMPORTANT NOTICEIf activity on a student account generates a credit balance, the credit amount will be applied against any outstanding charges—including charges assessed in another term—before any refund is processed for the student.

Students in canceled classes, who make a payment and do not add another class, will automatically be dropped and refunded through the scheduled refund process for the term.

How do I know how much my refund will be?

Remission of tuition and fee charges is calculated in accordance with the state-mandated rules (see below). One hundred percent (100%) remission is calculated for drops completed prior to each term's first class day.  Any course dropped on or after the first day of a term or express session identified with the term will remit tuition and fee charges at the state mandated percentage rate (less than 100%), even if another course is added on the same date. The first class day is always the first official day of the term or express session, not the first day of a specific course.

Even-exchange course swapping (drop/add of same number of hours with no fee assessment for the dropped course) is not available after the term or express session begins.  Courses dropped by the student, either on-line or in person after the term or express session begins will only have the percentage based tuition and fee remission of charges as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules below.  Refunds of 100 percent will no longer be available for dropped/withdrawn courses, including those changes based on campus, professor, and/or date/time convenience; and students are encouraged to consider the financial consequences  prior to making schedule changes.  Effective as of each session start date, which varies depending on the calendar week the course begins and the course duration, the tuition and fee remission percentage will be no more than 70 percent.  Any added course will be assessed at the full tuition rate for the number of hours and the residency status of the student.  Full payment for all assessed charges is due at the time of registration activity to ensure enrollment status of all courses.

 

 

Summer 2017 Drops/Withdrawals

Refunds

Primary Summer- 10 week session (from 6/5/17-8/10/17)

 

On or before June 4, 2017

100%

June 5-15, 2017

70%

June 16-20, 2017

25%

After June 20, 2017

None

Early Part of Term (MMN) - 3 week (from 5/15/2017-5/30/2017) :  Drop on or before May 14, 2017

100%

May 15-17, 2017

 70%

May 18, 2017

 25%

 After May 18, 2017

 None

Later Part of Term (S2N) - 5 week (from 7/10/2017-8/10/2017) - Drop on or before July 9, 2017

100%

July 10-14, 2017
70%
July 15-17, 2017
25%
After July 17, 2017
None

Fall 2017 (Aug-Dec) Drops/Withdrawals

Refunds

Primary Part-of-Term- 16 week session (from 8/28/17-12/17/17)

 

On or before August 27, 2017

100%

August 28-September 14, 2017

70%

September 15-20, 2017

25%

After September 15, 2014

None

Early Part of Term (15C) - 3 week express (from August 25-September 10) - Drop or or before August 24, 2017 100%
August 25-28, 2017 70%
August 29, 2017 25%
After August 29, 2017 None
Later Part of Term (J5J) - 10 Week (September 15-November 17, 2017) - Drop on or before September 14, 2017 100%
September 15-25, 2017 70%
September 26-28, 2017 25%
After September 28, 2017 None

Spring 2017 (Jan-May) Drops/Withdrawals

Refunds

Primary Spring- 16 week session (from 1/17/17-5/14/17)

 

On or before January 16, 2107

100%

January 17-February 2, 2017

70%

February 3-8, 2017

25%

After February 8, 2017

None

Early Part of Term (11O) - 15 week (from 1/9/17-4/29/17) :  Drop on or before January 8, 2017

100%

January 9-25, 2017

 70%

January 26-31, 2017

 25%

 After January 31, 2017

 None

Later Part of Term (J5J) - 10 week (from 2/3/17-4/23/17) - Drop on or before February 2, 2017

100%

February 3-13, 2017
70%
February 14-16, 2017
25%
After February 16, 2017
None

   *A $2 non-refundable record fee will be deducted from all refunds, and the State of Texas minimum $200 tuition requirement for out-of-state residents will be assessed on any drop/withdrawn account.

Important Note:  The refund dates above are provided as a sampling only.  Additional Express Classes, Weekend Classes, and Mini-semester sessions are offered and those sessions have refund rules based on the session start date and course duration.
   Contact the Cashier's Office for specific dates and refund amounts for the specific course and part of term.

Contact the Cashiers' Office, cashier@collin.edu, for refund information for Continuing Education courses

These dates are provided for information purposes only before the printed official registration guide is available. We reserve the right to make changes or deletions at any time without notice. In the event of a discrepancy between the dates on this page and the dates on the printed registration guide, the student is responsible for verifying the dates on the printed registration guide and/or contacting the Cashier to verify/confirm dates.

 

As noted above, Collin's refund policy is defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board refund rules and is determined by course start date, duration of course, and date of student drop/withdrawal activity.  However, for some unforeseen medical emergency and/or death in the immediate family situations, Collin's Refund Exception Review Committee may authorize an exception to the refund policy with a credit for tuition and/or fee charges.  For detailed criteria and submission instructions, refer to the Out of Policy Refund Petition.