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Refunds

It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from classes. Contact your local campus Registration department to officially withdraw or withdraw online using NW Connect.

The refund amount is calculated based upon the date on which the official withdrawal is received by the Registration department at your local campus or processed online through NW Connect. This can be done online through NW Connect or by submitting a completed Add/Drop form to the registration desk at any Northwest Community College campus. Unpaid library fines and other amounts owing to Northwest Community College are deducted from the refund.

Students required to withdraw due to violation of the Student Code of Conduct Policy are not entitled to any refund.

Per Credit Billed Programs

The refund amount is calculated based upon the date of official withdrawal from the course. This can be done online through Northwest Connect (prior to the first day of class) or by submitting a completed add/drop form to the registration desk at your local campus.

  1. 100% refund of fees prior to the start of class.
  2. An 80% refund of fees if a student withdraws prior to 15% completion of the course in which the student is registered.
  3. Withdrawal after 15% completion of the course - NO REFUND.
  4. Full refunds will be made only if the College cancels a course or if a student withdraws from a course for medical or bereavement reasons.

Weekly Billed - Fixed Intake Programs

The refund amount is calculated based upon the date of official withdrawal from the course. This can be done by submitting a completed add/drop form to the registration desk at your local campus.

  1. 100% refund of fees prior to the start of class.
  2. An 80% refund of fees if a student withdraws prior to 15% completion of the semester in which the student is registered.
  3. Withdrawal after 15% completion of the semester - NO REFUND.
  4. Full refunds will be made only if the College cancels a course or if a student withdraws from a course for medical or bereavement reasons.

Weekly Billed - Continuous Intake Programs

The refund amount is calculated based on the date of official withdrawal from the course. This can be done by submitting a completed add/drop form to the registration desk at your local campus.

Full refund of fees on a weekly prorated basis for the number of complete weeks remaining in the registration period.

Please see the Tuition and Program Fees page for a complete list of Per Credit Billed and Weekly Billed programs.

Continuing Education Programs & Courses

  • Withdrawal seven calendar days prior to the first class 100% of fees less a $10.00 administration charge.
  • Withdrawal less than seven but more than three calendar days prior to the first class 50% of fees.
  • Withdrawal three calendar days or less prior to the first class - no refund.
  • Special registration and refund policies apply to courses designated as NO REFUNDS after a set date for pre-registration. Refunds are not made after the pre-registration date unless the space can be sold to another student in which case the withdrawing student will then be refunded 100% of the fee, less a $10.00 administration charge. Before the pre-registration date, the regular refund conditions apply.

Full refund will be made only if the College cancels a course or if a student withdraws from a course for documented medical or bereavement reasons before the course starts.

Transfers to future classes are treated as withdrawals and are subject to the same timelines as above.