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 the envelope in the mail from Higher One you must activate and choose your refund preference by selecting either the Higher One Account option or if you prefer, have the refund disbursed to another bank account.  ALL students over the age of 18 and under 60 will be sent a Higher One Refund Selection Kit mailed on the first day of classes, and must follow the instructions in order to choose a refund preference. 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, students must drop or withdraw from courses by the specified refund deadline.  Each session within a semester offers students an opportunity to drop at 100% through the first week of classes or 50% through the second week of classes.  See the current course schedule for specific refund dates by session. Students that withdraw from classes after the refund period receive no reduced rate and are responsible for all tuition and fees until paid in full.

Paid by credit card –  Refunds will be credited back to the card originally charged if within 60 days of the original transaction date. If greater than 60 days, refunds will be processed through Higher One.

Paid by cash or check – Refunds will be processed through Higher One.

Payment plan – Any refund due will be processed through Higher One.

Financial Aid recipient – Refunds are disbursed throughout the semester after attendance is verified.  Refunds will be processed through Higher One. 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 cause you to owe money back to the college.

Continuing Education Refunds

Tuition & Course Fees: It is the policy of the college to refund 100% of Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) tuition and fees if the course is canceled by the college. Students may transfer from one class to another, or withdraw from a class and receive a refund by completing the Drop/Transfer Form.

Registration Fee: This once-per semester registration fee is ONLY refundable when FCC cancels a course or a student drops a course at least one (1) business day prior to class start (per the above guidelines) AND the canceled/dropped course is the only course that student has enrolled in for the term.

Refunds: If a student is eligible for a refund and paid by credit or debit card, the refund will be credited back to the card if within 60 days of the original transaction date. If greater than 60 days, or if paid by cash, check or money order, a refund will be mailed to the student. Processing of refunds takes approximately 10-14 business days from the class drop date.

Financial Aid


Email: Financial Aid
Jefferson Hall
Suite J-301 (third floor)
Phone: 301.846.2480
Fax: 301.624.2886

Current office hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Student Accounts 

Email: Student Accounts
Jefferson Hall
Suite J-119 (first floor)
Phone: 301-846-2658
Fax: 301-846-2648

Current office hours:
Monday  - Thursday

8:30a.m.- 8:00p.m.

8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.


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