Refunds

See also Registration Definitions & Policies
See also SCPS Drop/Refund Request Form

Refund Policy

Course Registration: Your registration for a course commits you to payment of the charges associated with enrollment (tuition and fees). You will not be automatically dropped from a course due to a lack of attendance/participation. If you do not drop a course and do not attend/participate, you will be responsible for all applicable tuition and fees, and will receive a failing grade in the course. Any charges that remain unpaid after one year will be sent to a collections agency. If you enroll in the course and decide to drop, you will be charged according to the refund schedule below. 

Refunds are determined and processed by SCPS in accordance with the following policies and schedules:

  • Tuition and fees are refunded according to the applicable schedules listed below.
  • Fees charged by the processor of credit card transactions, currently Nelnet, are not University fees and are not refundable.
  • If payment is made by check, there is a 10-day waiting period after the check is posted before a refund can be processed.
  • In the event that SCPS issues a refund in error, it reserves the right to reclaim such funds.
  • Refunds are computed based on the date and time requests are received by SCPS.  

Refund Schedule: SCPS Credit & Noncredit Classes, including Web-Based (Online) & Classroom/Internet (Hybrid or Blended) Classes

(includes classes offered for MAPE)

Drop & Withdraw Timeframe% of Refund % ChargedGrade
Before second class meeting100%0%No grade recorded
After second class but before third class80%20%W
After third class0%100%W

Refund Schedules: Degrees, Post-Bac Pre-Med, Community Scholar

Approved refunds are based on the following schedules:

The refund schedule for classes offered during the Fall and Spring through the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management, Post-Bac Pre-Med Program, and Community Scholar is governed by the University’s refund schedule.

The refund schedule for classes offered during the Summer through the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management, Post-Bac Pre-Med Program, and Community Scholar is governed by Summer Session.