A refund is generated when a reduction in tuition and fees exceeds total payments or if after financial aid is transferred the credit exceeds total charges.

Students can choose to have their refunds directly deposited to their financial institution or a check will be made payable to the student. Refunds will be processed within 14 days after a financial aid credit is posted or a reduction in tuition and fees posts to the student account. Please Note: there will be no tuition and fee refunds processed during the two weeks leading up to the last day to drop with a refund for a semester.

Refund checks will be mailed to the Legal/Permanent address on file. The student is responsible for updating thier information on file with the Records Office.

Students will receive a refund of 100% of tuition and designated fees if a class is dropped within the period of 10% of the calendar days of the semester.

The following schedule should be used in determining a refund for a specific semester. (Check the semester schedule booklet for the specific date.)

16 week courses = 12 calendar days

8 week courses = 6 calendar days

4 week courses = 3 calendar days

All other courses, 100% prior to the start of course.

Exceptions may be made when warranted by unusual circumstances. If a class is cancelled, a student will automatically receive a full refund of tuition and fees.

There are times when courses listed in the class schedule have to be cancelled because of low enrollment.

In the event a course is cancelled,
the college will return tuition money paid by the student or make arrangements for the student to enter another appropriate course.
Bay College has defined time-frames for charging against your financial aid in our Bookstore. Charging will be allowed according to the following schedule:

 2022-2023 Bookstore Charge Time-Frame

Fall 2022

8/15 - 9/9

Winter 2023

12/12 - 1/20

Summer 2023

5/8 - 5/30


The Last Day to Drop Class(es) and Receive a Tuition Refund



Summer1 2020


Summer2 2020


Fall 2020


Winter 2021