Tuition Refund Policy

Tuition Refund Policy

A refund will first be applied to any outstanding balance owed to the College. All refunds are paid by College check within two to four weeks. No refund will be made in cash. A refund will be issued to the student or the original payer only after the initial check has cleared the bank. To initiate a refund of credit fees paid for any term, a student must complete the withdrawal process as prescribed by the College. Refunds for a complete or partial withdrawal or schedule adjustment
will be granted as stated below.

LCCC checks reported missing
The replacement check process will begin up to two weeks from the date of the original check reported as missing.

Fall and spring (15-week term) semesters
Refund of fees paid will be calculated on the following basis:

  • 100 percent if the class is canceled by the College 
  • 100 percent refund if the course is dropped by the student before the first scheduled day of the semester 
  • 80 percent refund if the schedule adjustment or withdrawal is initiated during the first eight calendar days of the semester 
  • 40 percent refund if the withdrawal is initiated during the period between the ninth and fifteenth calendar days of the semester 
  • No refund if withdrawal is initiated after the fifteenth calendar day of the semester

Refunds for credit courses offered differently than the traditional semester calendar (noted above) will be calculated proportionately to and consistent with institutional policy.

Refund calculation for students who adjust their schedule: 

  • If the schedule adjustment results in an increased number of scheduled credit hours, students will pay the fees for the additional hour(s). 
  • If the schedule adjustment results in a decreased number of scheduled credit hours, students will be refunded on the differential number of hours at the refund percentage in effect on the calendar day that the schedule adjustment was initiated by the student in Enrollment, Financial and Career Services Division.
  • If the schedule adjustment results in no change in the number of scheduled credit hours, there will be no refund nor any additional instructional or general fees charged through the 14th day of the semester. Laboratory and/or special fee adjustments will be similarly calculated.

Summer terms
Refund of fees will be calculated on the following basis: 

  • 100 percent if the class is canceled by the College 
  • 100 percent if the withdrawal or schedule adjustment is initiated before the first day of the scheduled term
  • 80 percent if the withdrawal or schedule adjustment is initiated during the first four calendar days of the scheduled term (8-week term) 
  • 40 percent if the withdrawal or schedule adjustment is initiated during the period between the fifth and seventh
    calendar days of the scheduled term (8-week term)
  • No refund if withdrawal or schedule adjustment is made after the seventh calendar day of the scheduled term

Definitions for credit classes
“Calendar day” is defined as any one of the seven days of the week.
“First scheduled day of the semester” is defined as the day classes begin as published in the college calendar.
“Schedule adjustment” (drop/add). After registration and before the eighth calendar day of the semester, the following could happen: 

  • One or more courses are added to the schedule 
  • One or more courses are dropped from the schedule 
  • One or more courses are changed from one section to another section 
  • Schedule adjustment transactions do not result in a
    transcript notation

“Withdrawal” is defined as the removal of one or more courses from a student’s schedule on or after the eighth calendar day of the semester. A challenge of the refund amount must be made in writing and mailed to the refund committee or delivered to Enrollment, Financial and Career Services Division.

Refunds for special circumstances will be accepted in writing to the LCCC Refund Committee. Please provide supporting documentation that supports your request for refund along with your written refund request. Refund appeals can be delivered to the Enrollment Services front counter in the LCCC Bass Library Building during open hours or can be mailed to:
 
Refund Committee
Lorain County Community College
1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035

Announcements

Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
 
Please be very careful and slow down.

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
   
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at www.lorainccc.edu/deanslist.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
Click here to learn more and register.

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at www.lorainccc.edu/alerts.

Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.