Drops and Withdrawals Policy

Refunds & Refund Schedules

Students who have paid fees in full and withdraw from the University will receive refunds for tuition, university services fee, student services fee, repeated courses fee, field assignment fee, and laboratory fees. Students paying on an installment basis and who withdraw from the University will be required to pay the balance of fees due.

For more information regarding withdrawing from the University or dropping a course, please see the Registrar's Office.

Withdrawals

If you are withdrawing from all courses at the University:

The Effective Withdrawal Date is the date the withdrawal is reported to and recorded in the Registrar's Office.

3-week session % Refund
Prior to 1st class day 100%
1st, 2nd class day 80%
3rd, 4th class day 50%
5th class day 0
4 - or 5-week session % Refund
Prior to 1st class day 100%
1st, 2nd, 3rd class day 80%
4th, 5th, 6th class day 50%
7th class day 0
8-week session % Refund
Prior to 1st class day 100%
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th class day 80%
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th class day 50%
9th class day 0
9, 10, or 12-week session % Refund
Prior to 1st class day 100%
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th class day 80%
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th class day 50%
11th class day 0
16-week session % Refund
Prior to 1st class day 100%
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th class day 80%
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th class day 70%
11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th class day 50%
16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th class day 25%
21st class day 0

Special Note: Refund percent is applicable to refundable fees only. Non-refundable fees include Parking, Installment Fee, ID Fee, Late Payment Fees, Late Registration Fee, Reinstatement Fee, Breakage Deposit and Testing Fee.

Drop a Course

Definition: A Student drops a course but remains enrolled in one or more courses at the University. Effective Drop Date is the date the drop is recorded in the Registrar's Office.

Student will receive a refund if a course is dropped on or before the census date for the appropriate session, the student's account will be credited for the tuition and fees associated with that course

Student will not receive a refund if a course is dropped after the appropriate census date

Census dates for various length sessions are as follows:

Length of Term Census Date
3-week session 2nd class day
4-week session 3rd class day
5-week session 4th class day
8-week session 6th class day
10-week session 7th class day
12-week session 7th class day
16-week session 12th class day

Special notes:

  • For refund purposes, class days are determined by the calendar, not by the number of class meetings. As an example, if a semester starts on Monday, Thursday of that week is considered the 4 th class day for all classes.
  • Those fees paid by Tuition Assistance or other third party receivable will be refunded to the military or other organization if a refund is due.
  • TAMUCT's refund policy is in accordance with mandates of the state of Texas.

Conditions Of Refunds

Refunds of tuition and fees will not be made until 10 days have elapsed from the date the fees were paid. Refunds of tuition and fees paid by a sponsor, donor, or scholarship shall be made to the source rather than directly to the student who has withdrawn if the funds were made available through the University. All student services and privileges shall terminate when a student withdraws or graduates from the University.

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