Refund Policy

Refunds of matriculation, tuition and special fees are made only if the student drops the class by the last day to drop with a refund, as published in the College Calendar.

In the case of extenuating circumstances that are beyond the student's control, a student may appeal for an exception to the College refund policy by submitting a Late Drop Appeal Form to the Office of the Registrar. A student must officially withdraw from all courses prior to beginning the appeals process. Appeals should fully explain the extenuating circumstances and include supporting third party documentation. In all cases, the situation must have interrupted the student's ability to attend class(es) for a substantial length of time and/or complete the semester. The Late Drop Appeal Form is available online or the Office of the Registrar and must be received no later than one year from the last day of the term for which the tuition requested to be refunded was paid to the College.

Financial Aid Recipients Note: If a refund appeal is approved for a recipient of federal and/or state financial aid (grants and loans), and the student's original course registration is canceled and/or tuition liability is eliminated as a result, federal/state regulations dictate that all financial aid previously applied to the student's College account and/or disbursed to the student in the form of an overpayment refund, must be returned to the respective loan/grant program. This action may result in an outstanding balance on the student account; in certain scenarios, that (new) balance owed may be in an amount greater than was incurred via the initial registration/aid disbursement.

A student who is dropped from a class or classes because of administrative action, except for disciplinary reasons, is entitled to a full refund of matriculation, tuition and special fees. Administrative drops/refunds must be approved by the Provost or Chief Financial Officer and are processed by the Office of the Registrar and forwarded to the Bursar’s Office and any credit balance on the student’s account is refunded to the student in the normal weekly refund process.

A student who is withdrawn from a class or classes for disciplinary reasons is not entitled to a refund of matriculation, tuition and special fees.

Florida SouthWestern State College reserves the right to apply any refund due to the student's account if the student has outstanding financial obligations.