The College will provide a 100 percent tuition and fee refund (includes administrative fees) for students who delete classes before classes begin. In addition, the College will provide a 100 percent tuition refund (excludes administrative fees) for students who drop classes during the add/drop period (usually the first five instructional days for a full term and the first two instructional days for a mini-term). Once the add/drop period has expired, the College will not process a refund for students enrolled in classes. For more information, please contact the Enrollment Services Center at (803) 508-7263.
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Title IV Student Aid
A Title IV-sponsored student "earns” aid by successfully attending class. The aid is not fully earned until the ninth week of class. Refunds are consistent with ordinary refund policies, but may result in a student owing the College or the federal government if they withdraw prior to the ninth week of classes. A student who never attends a class in any or all courses is considered to have withdrawn before the start of the term. A student withdrawing after the periods required receives no refund unless the Vice President of Enrollment Management determines extenuating circumstances were present over which the student had no control and the student could not reasonably foresee at the time of registration.
Workforce and Business Development
Consult the Workforce and Business Development section of this web page for information on refunds.
Veterans Administration Benefits
A student receiving Veterans Administration benefits while enrolled in a non-degree program receives a pro rata refund of tuition and refundable fees calculated on the number of class days attended.
Refunds Due to Academic Suspension
A student who has paid tuition and non-refundable fees for an upcoming term and is subsequently placed on academic suspension for that term receives a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees paid.