Refund Policy

Refunds are determined by the number of hours classes have met, not by the number of hours the student has actually attended. All refunds are issued by eRefund. If you're expecting a refund, set up your eRefund account.

Information on Course Withdrawal Policies

GCE Institutional Refund Policy for
Regularly-Scheduled Courses

Class meeting is defined as 2.5 hours.

WINTER (3-WEEK, ONLINE SESSION) REFUND POLICY
Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Refund
Course drop prior to semester start date 100%
Course drop prior to 2nd day of semester 90%
Withdrawal prior to 3rd day of semester 50%
No refunds issued after 3rd day of semester 0%
SUMMER (5 weeks) & ACCELERATED (6-8 weeks)
SESSION REFUND POLICY
Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Refund
Course drop prior to first class meeting; or, prior to start date for online/hybrid courses 100%
Course drop prior to second class meeting; or, prior to 3rd day of the term for online/hybrid courses 90%
Withdrawal prior to fourth class meeting; or, prior to 7th day of the term for online/hybrid courses 50%
No refunds issued after fourth class meeting; or, no refunds issued on or after 7th day of the term for online/hybrid courses 0%
FALL/SPRING (15-WEEK SESSION) REFUND POLICY
Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Refund
Course drop prior to first class meeting; or, prior to semester start date for online/hybrid courses 100%
Course withdrawal prior to second class meeting; or, prior to 7th day of semester for online/hybrid courses 90%
Prior to fourth class meeting; or, on or before the 14th day of semester for online/hybrid courses 50%
No refunds issued after fourth class meeting; or, no refunds issued after 14th day of semester for online/hybrid courses 0%

GCE Institutional Refund Policy for Special-Scheduled Courses

Special-Scheduled Course class meeting is defined as 2.5 hours.

SPECIAL-SCHEDULED COURSE REFUND POLICY
Withdrawal Date Refund
One week prior to the first class meeting 100%
Less than one week prior to the first class meeting 50%
After the start of class 0%

Refunds are not issued after the start of class for special-scheduled courses. The late fee is not refundable. To determine the refund amount due, the official date of withdrawal is the date on which the Registrar’s Office is contacted. In the event that a class is cancelled by the university, a full refund of tuition and fees is granted. Hybrid courses are online courses with additional face to face meetings.

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