REFUND POLICY

CREDIT COURSES

If you find it necessary to withdraw from Cayuga, you must complete a Withdrawal Form in consultation with a counselor from the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement. Submit that completed form to the Registrar’s Office.

Failure to attend class, notifying an office other than the Registrar’s Office, or simply informing your instructor, does not constitute an official withdrawal for refund purposes. You may not withdraw from a course or the College by leaving a voice mail message. Tuition refunds are determined by the date Student Engagement or Financial Aid receives the notification. All payments made with a credit card will be refunded to the credit card utilized for the payment.

The College does not provide refunds on medical grounds.

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 that 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 at 315-294-8546 or email financialaid@cayuga-cc.edu.

COURSES 15 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

COURSES 10 WEEKS IN LENGTH

  • Before the 1st day of the part of term – 100%
  • During the 1st week of scheduled classes – 50%
  • During the 2nd week of scheduled classes – 25%
  • After the 2nd week of scheduled classes – no refund

COURSES 8 WEEKS OR LESS IN LENGTH

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

CREDIT-FREE COURSES

The following refund schedule applies to credit-free courses.

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

PAYMENT OF REFUNDS

If payment to the College was made by personal check, a refund will be made by check a minimum of 10 days after check date. If payment was made by credit card, a refund will be applied to the credit card.

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