Adjustment of Tuition

For students reducing their credit hours or officially withdrawing from the College, all or a portion of their refundable tuition may be credited to their account according to the Tuition/Fee Adjustment Schedule published each semester in the Student Handbook. The portion (percentage) is an adjustment to the tuition and fees the student is assessed for the semester, not a refund of what the student has already paid. Students must complete the drop/withdrawal process prior to the posted deadlines to qualify for a reduction in amounts owed. Registration fees are only adjusted in the student reduces hours or withdraws through the 100 percent refund period.

Nonattendance does not constitute withdrawal. Students must withdraw from the College prior to the stated deadlines if they decide not to attend. Students who do not submit a drop request or drop the course(s) online may have a financial obligation to the College regardless of attendance.

 Tuition Adjustment Schedules

 TERM TERM START DATE 100% TUITION ADJUSTMENT 50% TUITION ADJUSTMENT  NO TUITION ADJUSTMENT
Fall Semester August 15 Through August 25 Through August 31 After August 31
Fall Term A August 17 Through August 19 Through August 24 After August 24
Fall Term AB October 7 Through August 25  Through August 31 After August 31
Fall Term B October 7 Through October 14 Through October 19 After October 19
Mini 1 September 21 Through September 22 Through September 23 After September 23
Mini 2 October 26 Through October 27 Through October 28 After October 28
Winter Session December 14 Through December 15 Through December 16 After December 16
 TERM TERM START DATE 100% TUITION ADJUSTMENT 50% TUITION ADJUSTMENT  NO TUITION ADJUSTMENT
Maymester May 16 Through May 18 May 19 After May 19
Summer Semester  June 3 Through June 9 June 10 - June 15 After June 15
Summer Term A June 3 Through June 4 June 5 - June 8 After June 8
Summer Term B July 1 Through July 2 July 3 - July 6 After July 6

If a credit balance remains after all tuition and fees due are deducted from any payments that have been applied, the balance will be returned to the student automatically.

 

Tuition/Fee Adjustment Appeals

Students who wish to appeal their tuition/fee adjustments (or lack thereof) must complete and submit a “Refund Request Form” to the Bursar’s Office on their campus or site. A letter stating the reasons the student feels he or she is entitled to a refund must be attached to the refund request form. Distance education students will be afforded the opportunity to submit their tuition refund request forms and supporting documentation through available distance education modalities.

 If you received Financial Aid for the term identified in this appeal, be aware that submission of a tuition/fee adjustment appeal could impact your Financial Aid and result in money owed. It is recommended that you discuss these implications with the Financial Aid office before submitting an appeal. If you are a recipient of Veteran’s Benefits, it is important to discuss your appeal with the Veteran’s Educational Benefits certifying officials in the Office of the Registrar before proceeding with the request.

Be advised that filing a tuition appeal does not exempt your account from the assessment of collection and/or financial penalties. Please pay tuition and fees when due.

The College is a state agency, and therefore, all tuition/fee adjustments must be substantiated and are subject to review by the State of Louisiana Office of the Legislative Auditor. The following are reasons for denial of a refund:

  • Non-attendance without sufficient justification;
  • Denial of or late application for federal financial;
  • Dropping disallowed credit courses by students on academic probation or suspension (It is the student’s responsibility to know his or her academic status and the classes in which he or she is eligible to enroll before registering.); and/or
  • Unsupported or unsubstantiated reasons/justifications.

Refund requests are submitted to the Bursar’s Office and are forwarded to a Refund Committee, which consists of representatives of the Registrar’s Office, Admissions Office, Office of Student Financial Assistance, and the Accounting Department, as well as appointed academic staff representatives. Fall Semester refund requests must be received by the end of the following summer session. Spring Semester refund requests must be received by the end of the following fall semester. Summer Session refund requests must be received by the end of the following spring semester. The Committee Chair will notify the student of the Refund Committee’s decision. A student may make a final appeal to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Affairs within 30 days of notification of the Refund Committee’s decision.