Admissions and Records
The college's refund policy applies to students in all programs and to all registration fees for withdrawal or net credit reduction, except for non-credit continuing education courses. The application fee is not refundable and cannot be transferred to another person or to another fee. Refund of fees for withdrawal from WNC semester-long (full-term) classes is 100 percent if withdrawal is completed in myWNC within the first five working days of the semester.
Courses that are scheduled to begin at a date different from the regular semester and/or after the beginning of the semester and short term courses DO NOT follow full-term refund guidelines. A short-term class is defined as a class that is not scheduled to meet for the entire semester (16 weeks for fall and spring, eight weeks for summer). Short-term courses and courses that start before the regular semester start date must be dropped at least one day before the first class session for a 100 percent refund; after this day no refund will be given. Note: Many summer courses are short-term.
Courses dropped by the student after the 100% refund period will remain on a student transcript with a grade of "W". A "W" grade does not affect grade point average but may affect financial aid and scholarship eligibility.
Refund checks for dropped classes are prepared and mailed or sent by e-check biweekly, starting the second week of the semester. Students who pay by credit card in myWNC will have a refund applied to their credit card. Refunds are made to the student or to the contributing party (third party) in proportion to the payment of original fees made by each. Refunds after published deadlines will not be considered for reasons which are beyond the control of the college. Not attending college, job transfers, changes in work schedule, relocation, etc., will not be considered grounds for refund appeals.
Refund appeals with verifiable evidence may be granted during the first half of the semester for the following reasons: induction or activation into the armed forces; death of the student's spouse, child, parent or legal guardian; death of the student; verifiable error on the part of the college; and verifiable incapacity, illness or injury which prevents the student from returning to school for the remainder of the semester. An appeal is made by submission of the Refund Exception Form.
In general, no refund is made after the first half of the semester.