Tuition and Fees

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Tuition & Fees

Deadlines for Fall 2014

Your registration is not complete until tuition and fees are paid or financial aid is in place. Tuition is due when you register for classes.  Students who have not paid tuition will be dropped from classes according to the following schedule.

Drop Dates – July 14, August 13, August 21, & October 21 (for second 8 week classes)

Example: If you are registered for courses before July 14 but have not paid tuition, you will be dropped on July 14. If you register after the first drop but have not paid your tuition by August 13, you will be dropped on August 13. This process continues for the additional drop dates.

Deadlines for Spring 2015

Your registration is not complete until tuition and fees are paid or financial aid is in place. Tuition is due when you register for classes.  Students who have not paid tuition will be dropped from classes according to the following schedule.

Drop Dates – December 4, 2014, Jan. 9, 2015, Jan. 15, 2015,  & March 19, 2015 (for second 8 week classes)

Example: If you are registered for courses before December 4th but have not paid tuition, you will be dropped on December 4th. If you register after the first drop but have not paid your tuition by January 9th, you will be dropped on January 9th. This process continues for the additional drop dates.

We are standing by to assist you in every way we can. Please visit the financial aid office to see if you qualify for financial aid and click here to learn more about our Nelnet Payment Plan to help you spread out your tuition obligation. Thank you for taking care of your tuition obligation in a timely manner.

Frequently Asked Questions
  Business Office Fact Sheet 2013-2014
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Click here for more information about this system of electronic financial aid disbursements and tuition refunds.

Refund Policy
Students shall be eligible for a refund for those credit hours dropped during the add/drop period for the session. The refund will be at the full credit rate. After the add/drop period has passed, there will be no refunds, except for certain federal student financial aid recipients. This deadline should not be confused with the last day to withdraw without academic penalty for the standard semester. The last day to drop with refund is published in the college calendar. Refunds are issued to the registrant only after the census date (last day to drop with a refund).

To be eligible for a refund under any of the circumstances set forth in the foregoing paragraph, a student must execute an official drop form. Full refunds will be made when a course is cancelled by the College. If you have questions about the refund policy, contact the SVCC Admissions and Record Office or the Business Office.

Tuition Refunds – Military Students Only
According to VCCS policy 4.3.2.3 (a), should a student be ordered to active duty (for reservists) or be mobilized (active military) as described in the Code of Virginia, Section 23-9.6:2, and he/she requests to be withdrawn from the college after the census date, the student may elect either to be deleted from the registration file and be awarded a full refund or to be administratively withdrawn with no refund and assigned a grade of "W". The college shall provide, at the option of the student, for such refunds to be retained and to be applicable to tuition and fees charged in the semester or term in which the student returns to study.
Military students requesting to be deleted from file or administratively withdrawn after the final drop date must contact the Admissions and Records Office (A & R) for the proper procedures and paperwork that must be submitted. The tuition refund/debt removal request process is outlined below.
Military students wishing to be deleted or administratively withdrawn after the final refund date must complete the delete/withdrawal process.

  • The military student goes to the A&R Office or nearest SVCC location to complete the add/drop form indicating preference for delete or withdrawal, and provides a copy of military orders requiring the change in enrollment.
  • Military students with financial aid will be required to communicate with a financial aid representative to discuss implications.  Military students with veteran's benefits will be required to communicate with the Veterans Affairs representative to discuss implications.  The financial aid representative and Veteran's Affairs representative will initial the add/drop form to verify that those funds were not used for tuition payment.

The A & R office verifies that appropriate documentation and signatures are in place before processing the delete or withdrawal.  If a refund is involved, the documentation will be sent to the business office for processing.