Payment & Refund Policies
Tuition Payment Policy
Students may pay tuition and fees any time after registering for classes. The deadline for payment in full of all charges (tuition, fees, room, rent, meals) is the first day of the semester.
Bills are mailed to students on a regular basis. However it isn’t necessary to wait for a bill to pay. View a statement of your account at any time online at MyNWC.northwestcollege.edu. You may also contact the Business Office for balances or other account questions.
Any student with an unpaid balance and not on a payment plan is subject to withdrawal from all classes 30 days after the semester begins. If withdrawn for nonpayment, the student remains responsible for the entire balance owed, with interest charged monthly at a rate of 1 percent (12 percent annual rate).
Unpaid accounts are typically sent to a collection agency for withdrawn students who still have a balance 30 days after withdrawal.
Students residing on campus who have been withdrawn from classes are checked out of their rooms or apartments and their meal plans are discontinued.
Students who register for classes but decide not to attend must notify the Registrar in writing or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) within the first 10 percent of the semester to avoid tuition and fee charges. See the refund policy below or the Semester Class Schedule for specific dates and amounts of refunds.
Refunds are made by check every Friday. Please be sure the Business Office has your correct address.
Students who preregister for classes but decide not to attend must notify the Registrar in writing or via e-mail (email@example.com) during the first 10 percent of the semester to avoid tuition and fees charges. The effective date of withdrawal is the date notification is received by the Registrar.
Students who officially withdraw before 10 percent of the semester has elapsed receive a full refund of tuition and fees. Thereafter, students who withdraw from school or drop classes receive refunds based on the following schedule. Exact dates are in the Semester Class Schedule.
First 10 percent of Semester
September 5 - 100 percent refund of tuition and fees
September 5 - 90 percent refund of residence hall charges
Meal plans and apartment rent are prorated based upon checkout date
First 11-25 percent of Semester
September 19 - 50 percent refund of tuition (fees not refundable)
No refunds of residence hall charges or meal plans, or apartment rent
After 25 percent of Semester
No refund of tuition, fees, residence hall charges, meal plans, or apartment rent
Students who receive Federal Financial Aid are subject to The Return to Federal Title IV Funds Policy. See below.
Dropping Courses.* Students with 11.5 or fewer credit hours who decrease their credit hours by dropping a course receive a refund of tuition and course fees based upon the above schedules.
*Notify the Registrar in writing of your intention to drop a course or withdraw. The drop or withdrawal date is the date written notice is received by the Registrar.
Students who decrease their credit hours but retain 12 or more receive a refund of course fees based upon the above schedules.
Refunds for classes meeting less than a full semester have a prorated refund period.