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Refund Policy

In order to obtain a refund, a student must officially withdraw (see Registrar’s Office for details) and specifically request a refund.

Important points:

Refund Schedule

Part of Term

Tuition Refund

Meal Plan Refund

Housing Refund

1st Week 100% 100% 100%
2nd Week 70% 92% 92%
3rd Week 50% 84% 84%
4th Week 30% 77% 77%
5th Week 0% 70% 70%
6th Week 0% 63% 63%
7th Week 0% 56% 56%
8th Week 0% 49% 49%
9th Week 0% 42% 42%
10th Week 0% 35% 35%
11th Week 0% 28% 28%
12th Week 0% 21% 21%
13th Week 0% 14% 14%
14th Week 0% 7% 7%
15th Week 0% 0% 0%
16th Week 0% 0% 0%

 

Tuition

The tuition refund schedule below has been established by the State University Board of Trustees. 

Withdrawal During

Part of Term

1st
week

2nd
week

3rd
week

4th
week

5th
week

2nd day
of classes

Remainder
of first week

After

Full Term

100%

70%

50%

30%

0%

-

-

-

10 weeks

100%

50%

30%

0%

0% - - -

8 weeks

100%

40%

20%

0%

0% - - -

6 weeks

100%

30%

0%

0% 0% - - -

5 weeks

100%

25%

0%

0% 0% - - -

4 weeks

 -  -  - 100% 50% 0%

2 weeks

 -  -  - - 100% 80% 0%

 

 

Housing Refunds

The housing refund schedule is based on the number of full weeks remaining in the semester after the student’s last date of occupancy. The housing withdrawal date may not be the same date as the course withdrawal date.

Meal Plan Refunds

The meal plan refund schedule excludes CobyFlex Points and Downtown Dollar usage. Student is financially responsible for total amount of any CobyFlex Points or Downtown Dollars that are spent prior to leaving campus.

Fees

Fees are not refundable after the first seven days of classes.

Special Circumstance Withdrawal

Notwithstanding any other provision for refund, when a student has withdrawn through circumstances beyond the student's control (must withdraw officially through the Registrar first), under conditions in which the denial of refund would cause undue hardship, the campus president or designee may in his/her discretion determine that no liability for tuition has been incurred by the student, provided the student has not completed more than one-half of the term and has not received or will not receive academic credit for the term, and that the request for refund is made within one year after the end of the term in question. Such action, including the reason therefore, shall be in writing and signed by the president or designee and retained by the campus.

Refunds from Overpayments and Financial Aid

Refunds are done based on the information we have on the date the refund is processed. Billed college charges are deducted from payments and credits first before the refund is done. Changes to account charges and/or financial aid may occur after this date. These changes could result in an amount owed to the College and are the student’s responsibility. 

Un-Cashed Refund Checks

Funds, for refund checks that are un-cashed after one year, are turned over to the State of New York as unclaimed funds. Once turned over, an owner would need to contact the Office of the State Comptroller, Office of Unclaimed Funds 110 State Street Albany, NY 12236; the phone number is 800-221-9311. The College notifies students of un-cashed checks before the year is up, so it is important to keep your address and contact information current with the college’s Registrar, 518-255-5522.