Payment Refunds and Adjustments

Refunds for Overpayment

If the total amount of financial aid a student receives in each semester from all grants and loans exceeds the student's unpaid charges, the student will receive a refund check.

Refunds for the semester are mailed on a Tuesday, or you can take advantage of our Direct Deposit option. The earliest dates refunds will be available for each semester are below:

Summer (Returning RACC students) - July 1
Summer (New students) - July 22

Fall 1 - Oct. 14
Fall 2 - Nov. 4

Spring 1 - Mar. 10, 2015
Spring 2 - Mar. 31, 2015

Funds (loans, scholarships, grants) received after the above semester day are typically refunded by the following Tuesday.

Refunds After Dropping Class

Students who drop a course before the first day that the class begins for which she/he is enrolled will receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees. The student must submit the Schedule Change Form to the Records Office, located in Berks Hall, Room 107.

Once the day of class begins, students who drop a course before 10 percent of the time has elapsed between the starting and ending date of the course will receive a 95 percent refund of tuition and fees.

Students who drop a course before 20 percent of the time has elapsed between the starting and ending date of the course will receive a 50 percent refund of tuition and fees.

There will be no refund for any course dropped after the 20 percent date has lapsed.

Learn more about withdrawing from classes.

Direct Deposit for Refunds

Students can now sign up to have their financial aid refund deposited automatically into their checking or savings account. Log in to WebAdvisor, select Bank Information (U.S.) located in the Financial Information section.

Bank information must be received in a timely manner to allow sufficient time to prenote your account prior to the expected release of your refund.

More details on direct deposit are available by calling 610-372-4721; ext. 5063 or stopping by Berks Hall, Room 107.

Term Adjustments

Term Adjustment: Reversal of Tuition Charges - PDF PDF 59 KB

Term adjustments (refunds of tuition and fees and/or grade changes, contingent on approval) are available to students with extenuating circumstances. The request should include documentation supporting your request and a cover letter explaining the issue. Any request not received timely may result in a denial.