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Refund of Tuition Policy

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has a refund policy whereby a portion of the tuition will be credited to the student’s account if he/she officially drops a course during a designated refund period.  Dropping courses or withdrawals are considered official only after the required forms have been signed, submitted to the College and processed.  Non-attendance in classes does not constitute official withdrawal from the College and does not relieve the student from his/her financial obligation. 


Designated Refund Days

For courses of fifteen weeks or longer: Students who officially drop through the first week of a course may be eligible to receive a 100% refund. Students who officially drop during the second week of a course may be eligible to receive a 25% refund.  Students who officially drop during the third week of a course may be eligible to receive a 10% refund.  There are no refunds after the third week of a course.

For courses less than fifteen weeks: Students who officially drop through the first week of a course may be eligible to receive a 100% refund. Students who officially drop between the end of the first week and the 20% point of a course may be eligible to receive a 25% refund.  There are no refunds after the 20% point of a course

A student may have a credit balance on their account resulting in a refund for several reasons including:

  • The College has cancelled his/her class.  Refund checks will automatically be issued after the add/drop period for those students unable to reschedule a cancelled class.
  • The student has officially dropped a class during the designated refund period.  A Refund Request form must be completed and submitted to the Bursar’s Office.  Refunds will be issued to students after the add/drop period.  If this form is not submitted to the Bursar’s Office, the refunded amount will be credited to the student’s account.
  • Sum of the student’s financial aid award is greater than the sum of the charges. We cannot issue a refund related to financial aid awards until the actual funds have been applied to your student account.  Once your financial aid has been applied to your student account, the Bursar’s Office will review your account. If you are eligible for a refund resulting from an over-award of financial aid, you will be sent an email to your Penn Highlands' account telling you what day your finacial aid refund check will be mailed to your address on file with the Registrar's Office.

Bursar's Office
814.262.6437
1.888.385.7235 (PEAK)

bursar@pennhighlands.edu

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