Oakland Community College

Refund Information

Student Refund Dates

Tuition Refund

   Refunds are made to students only after the student files an official drop from the course during the scheduled refund period. Students are entitled to 100% of their tuition and course fees; however, the registration and technology fees are non-refundable. Failure to attend class does not constitute an official drop. Failure to obtain official release may result in failing grades in all subjects and a deprivation of tuition privileges in effect at the time of drop. Refunds are mailed to the student at the current address on file or the student may opt for direct deposit of their refund. Students are responsible for maintaining a current mailing address with the College. Refunds for payments made online or at the campus Business Office will be issued back to the credit card account. All other refunds are issued by check or e-check (direct deposit) to the student. For more information about direct deposit refunds, see E-Check Direct Deposit FAQ.

   In the event of a drop occasioned by extenuating circumstances such as serious illness or a mandatory work-shift change, a student will be refunded 50% of the tuition ONLY. Documentation indicating that the circumstances of the drop occurred prior to the last two weeks of the semester must be submitted during that session.

   If the student paid tuition and/or fees entirely out of personal funds and received no financial aid funds, any refund will go directly to the student.

Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund

All drop deadlines can be viewed by clicking on the specific class section in Online Services.

Note: The non-refundable Registration and Technology Fees are assessed when you register. If you drop classes or are dropped from classes for nonpayment, you are still responsible for these fees.

15-week or longer classes............................ Close of 6th business day from the start of the class*
13-week through 14-week classes.............. Close of 5th business day from the start of the class*
10-week through 12-week classes.............. Close of 4th business day from the start of the class*
7-week through 9-week classes ................. Close of 3rd business day from the start of the class*
4-week through 6-week classes.................. Close of 2nd business day from the start of the class*
2-week through 3-week classes.................. Close of 1st business day from the start of the class*
1-week classes................................................ Prior to 1st class meeting

* The first day a class meets is considered the first business day. A business day is any day that Enrollment Services is open for business.

If the last day for 100% refund falls on a Friday, students may drop classes online through Sunday night, remaining eligible for 100% refund.