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Refund Policy

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:

Drop/Withdrawal Schedule
Texas Administrative Code (Chapter 19, § 21.5)

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
*** 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 on vehicle registration fee.

Blinn Bucs Refund Card

All Blinn College student refunds are issued through Higher One, a financial services company focused exclusively on higher education. Blinn College no longer issues refund checks; all refunds are processed through Higher One. Higher One offers Blinn College students a choice in the timing and the delivery of student refunds. The initial Blinn Bucs refund card is issued to Blinn College students at no cost and automatically sent to the student's permanent address; however, there is a $20 fee to re-issue the card. Students and parents can learn more about the Blinn Bucs refund card through the Business Office website, http://www.blinn.edu/businessoffice/. Students can activate their refund card and learn more about Higher One services and fees at http://www.blinnbucs.com.

Return of Title IV Funds

If a student withdraws prior to the receipt of aid, the aid award is cancelled. If a student withdraws on or before the 60% point in time of period of enrollment, calculated using calendar days, a portion of the total of all Title IV funds awarded to a student (Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loans and Academic Competitive Grant) must be returned, according to the provisions of the Higher Education Act Amendments of 1998. The calculation of the return of these funds may result in the student owing a balance to the college and/or the Federal Government. The Business Office must send refunds applied to Stafford and SLS loans directly to the lender. If the student retains a balance, their account will be placed on hold until such time that the balance is repaid. These accounts will be subject to collection actions by the College.

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 Board Policy FBB (Legal)