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Refund and Withdraw Policy

A refund shall not be made except under the following circumstances:

  1. A 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a class prior to the first day of the semester/session or if the college cancels the class.
  2. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a class prior to on or on the 10 percent point of the class.
  3. Military Tuition and Fees Refund - A full refund of tuition and fees shall be granted to military reserve and National Guard personnel called to active duty or to active duty personnel who have received temporary or permanent reassignments as a result of military operations taking place outside the state of North Carolina that make it impossible for them to complete their course requirements.


Students may withdraw from class(es) after ten percent but prior to the completion of seventy-five percent of a class.  Withdrawals through completion of seventy-five percent will result in a “W” grade. Students who want to withdraw from the college or from any courses they are enrolled in must confer with their instructors. If they are unable to reach their instructors, they may contact a Student Success and Enrollment Management advisor at their campus to complete a Withdrawal Form

Students who withdraw from the college or from selected courses after the refund period may withdraw without a grade penalty up to Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty listed on the college's Important Dates and Deadlines

Financial aid recipients should confer with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing as withdrawing could effect current and/or future eligibility of federal aid. For more information on withdrawing and repayment of federal financial aid, please visit our Financial Aid page.

To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds, federal regulations will supersede the state refund regulations stated in this rule.

In the event that a student, having paid the required tuition for a semester, dies during the semester (prior to or on the last day of the semester), all tuition and fees for the semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased.

The College will not provide refunds for textbooks. Students should contact the bookstore for textbook buy back policies.

For more information, please contact the Registrar:

or (252) 335-0821 x 2252
Elizabeth City Campus AE Building room 117

You may also contact the Campus Deans at the Dare or Edenton Chowan Campuses.

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