All charges are due and payable on or before the registration date for each quarter. Circumstances which prevent a student from adhering to these dates should be discussed with the Business Office. Students attending South College under a grant or loan should confer with the Financial Aid Department concerning the payment of fees; students attending the college under the G.I. Bill should discuss payment of school fees with the VA Certifying Officials in the Financial Aid Department.
Tuition and fees are subject to change at the end of any quarter. Failure to make proper payments, unless otherwise cleared with the Business Office, will result in dismissal from the college.
Grades will not be issued, degrees granted, or transcripts furnished until all financial obligations have been satisfied and all college property has been returned.
Tuition charges are based on the student’s declared major and the total number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled on the first day of classes (as listed in the college calendar). Refunds or tuition adjustments will be awarded according to the following guidelines:
For a student who withdraws from the college, the state refund policy will apply as follows:
A withdrawal is considered to be official when a student notifies the Executive Vice President or the Registrar. No other college official has the authority to accept official withdrawals. Students who do not officially withdraw will be considered enrolled in courses until an appropriate academic participation verification point. If it is determined a student is no longer academically participating at the regular check points, the student will be officially withdrawn by the college.
For Title IV (federal financial aid) recipients who withdraw from enrollment, the college is mandated by federal regulation to determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time the student ceases enrollment. The amount earned is based on the amount of calendar days in the term completed by the student divided by the number of calendar days in the same term, excluding any scheduled breaks of at least five (5) consecutive days. The amount earned is based on the amount of time the student has spent enrolled and is not related to the student’s institutional charges. The amount of Title IV funds earned is based upon a proportional calculation through sixty percent (60%) of the term enrolled. The college will utilize the following steps in order to determine the amount of Title IV a student who withdraws has earned:
Should a student withdraw from the institution, any amount of refund will be returned to the Title IV, HEA program funds, including the Pell Grant program, and then to other sources of aid up to the full amount received from the programs.
South College is required to return Title IV funds to the programs from which the student receives aid during the payment period, up to the net amount disbursed from each source, in the following order:
The current refund policy applies to all causes of withdrawal including injury, prolonged illness, or other circumstances that prohibit completion of the course or program of study.
South College's West campus Auditorium will be the site of a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 17th, to discuss the problem of bullying.