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Refunds

If you find it necessary to withdraw from college, you must complete a withdrawal form in consultation with a counselor from the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement. Failure to attend class, notifying an office other than the Registrar’s Office, or simply notifying the instructor is not an official withdrawal and as such does not qualify you for a refund. You may submit your withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office or the Fulton Campus. Tuition refunds are determined by the date notification is received in the Registrar’s Office. Refund schedule information is included in each semester’s schedule of classes and is also available from the Registrar’s and Business offices.

The following refund schedule is in effect for credit courses. School days are Monday through Friday, including holidays. Certain college fees are not refundable. E-mail the Business Office at businessoffice@cayuga-cc.edu for detailed information.

 

SCHEDULE 1 (A)

Courses more than 8 weeks in length

  • Before the 1st day of the semester – 100%
  • During the 1st week of scheduled classes – 75%
  • During the 2nd week of scheduled classes – 50%
  • During the 3rd week of scheduled classes – 25%
  • After the 3rd week of scheduled classes – no refund

 

SCHEDULE 1 (B)

Courses 8 weeks or less in length

  • Before the 1st scheduled class – 100%
  • During the 1st week of scheduled classes – 25%
  • After the 1st week of scheduled classes – no refund

 

SCHEDULE 2 – CREDIT FREE

  • Before the first scheduled class – 100%
  • After the first scheduled class – 0%

 

Students receiving federal financial aid, including loans, who withdraw (officially or unofficially) before completing 60% of the semester will be subject to the federal return of Title IV funds calculation. This calculation is based on the percentage of the semester completed; generally the student is required to repay a portion of the federal financial aid which has been paid to the student. This calculation is mandated and must be applied regardless of the circumstances for withdrawal. For more information contact the Financial Aid office by e-mail at financialaid@cayuga-cc.edu or call 315-255-1743, extension 2470.

 

Payment of Refunds

Refund payments are mailed from the Business Office. If original payment was made by check and a refund is due, a refund will be made by check no earlier than 10 days after check date. If original payment was made by credit card and a refund is due, a refund will first be applied to the credit card.

Financial Aid refunds are mailed after the 5th week of the start date of classes.