Refund Procedures Drop/Withdrawal from College

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Drops and withdrawal from College can be made through myBLINN or in person and are official at the time that the Office of Admissions and Records is notified. Students will have their tuition and mandatory fees refunded 100% before the first class date. After that time, students who drop or withdraw from classes will have their tuition and mandatory fees refunded according to the following schedule.

For courses that meet on what the College considers a regular schedule, class days refer to the number of calendar days the institution normally meets for classes, not the days a particular course meets. For courses that meet on an unusual or irregular schedule, the College may exercise professional judgment in defining a class day. The indicated percentages are to be applied to the tuition and mandatory fees collected for each course from which the student is withdrawing.

Length of Class Term in Weeks Last day for 70 percent refund Last day for 25 percent refund
2 or less 2nd class day n/a
*3 3rd class day 4th class day
4 4th class day 5th class day
5 5th class day 6th class day
**6 5th class day 7th class day
7 7th class day 9th class day
***8 8th class day 10th class day
9 9th class day 11th class day
****10 9th class day 12th class day
11 10th class day 14th class day
12 12th class day 15th class day
13 13th class day 16th class day
14 13th class day 17th class day
15 14th class day 19th class day
*****16 15th class day 20th class day

* Minimester
** Summer I & II Semesters
*** 8 week semester
**** 10 Week Summer Semesters
***** Fall and Spring Semesters

Tuition and fees paid directly to the institution by a sponsor, donor, or scholarship shall be refunded to the source rather than directly to the student. If a student who has a scholarship withdraws before the end of the semester, the scholarship is revoked and the student may be required to repay the scholarship fund.

Non-Mandatory Fees

Students who withdraw prior to the first day of class will have all non-mandatory fees refunded. Students who withdraw on or after the first day of class will be refunded as follows:

(1) The refund on room and board is proportional with no room refund after the eighth week.

(2) There is no refund for vehicle registration fees.

Nelnet Student Choice Refunds

When it comes to receiving financial aid refunds and other credit balances, the choice is yours! The Blinn College District has partnered with Nelnet Financial Solutions to provide an easy and convenient method for all students to receive any refunds they may be eligible for.  Select how you would like to receive your refund.

Refund Options:

  • Direct Deposit to a bank account provided by the student (1-2 business days from processed date)
  • Deposit to a reloadable debit card provided by the student (1-2 business days from processed date)

You will need to create an account with Nelnet and then enroll in a refund method so that you will be prepared to receive any future refunds.

  • Log in to the Student Portal via myBlinn.
  • Click on the Nelnet icon labeled “Student Choice Refunds.” This will direct you to the Nelnet site.
  • On your first visit, follow the prompts to Create an Account with Nelnet.
  • After creating an account, select “Manage Refunds” to Enroll in a Refund Method.
  • Fill in the necessary information. Your refund will then be sent using the option you selected.

Return of Title IV Funds

Students who have received (or who are eligible to receive) federal financial aid (grants or loans), and who withdraw from all their classes, or who do not earn a passing grade in any class for the semester, are subject to a recalculation of their awards based on the amount of aid earned.  Any amounts of unearned federal financial aid received by the student will be returned by the college to the applicable federal student aid program(s) through a Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) calculation process.  The return of these funds may result in the student owing a balance to Blinn, and/or the federal government.  For more information about how this may affect financial aid recipients please view Blinn’s R2T4 policy online.

Military Service

If a student withdraws because he or she is called to active military service, the College District, at the student’s option, shall refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for the semester in which the student withdraws. Education Code 54.006(f) Blinn College District Board Policy FC(Legal)