Refund Policy

Academic Refunds

FCC has partnered with Higher One to electronically provide students with a faster and easier way to receive their refund money. When you receive your Higher One debit card you must activate and choose your preference by selecting either the Higher One Account option or if you prefer, have the refund disbursed to another bank account.  ALL students above the age of 18 will receive a Higher One debit card in the mail shortly after they register for classes, and must follow the instructions to activate the card in order to receive an electronic refund.  Visit for more information.

Academic refunds are usually processed after the second week of the term start date.  In order to be eligible for a refund of tuition and fees (if applicable), students must drop or withdrawal from courses by the specified refund deadline.  Each session within a semester offers students an opportunity to drop at 100%, typically through the first week of classes or 50% typically through the second week of classes.  See the current course schedule for specific refund dates by session. Students that withdrawal from classes after the refund period receive no reduced rate and are responsible for all tuition and fees until paid in full.   

How did you pay?

Paid by credit card? - Credit card refunds will go back to the credit card if within 60 days from the original transaction date.  Greater than 60 days, refunds will be processed to the Higher One debit card.

Paid by Cash or check?  - Refund will be processed to your Higher One debit card.

Payment Plan? – After you drop your classes we will automatically terminate your payment plan. Any refund due will be through your Higher One debit card.

Financial Aid recipient?  -  Refunds are disbursed throughout the semester after attendance is verified.  Refunds will be processed to your Higher One debit card.  We recommend consulting the Financial Aid Office regarding any rules and regulations that may impact your award prior to dropping any classes.  This is important as it may affect your financial aid package and could cause you to owe money back to the college.

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Continuing Education Refunds

Students paying by cash or check will receive a check refund in the mail, usually within 10 – 14 business days from the class drop date.  Students who paid by credit card will receive a refund back to the credit card directly if within 60 days from original transaction date. After 60 days, the student will be refunded by check.