Refund Information

Tuition Refund

Refunds are made during the scheduled refund period, only after you officially drop a course during the scheduled refund period. A course can be dropped via MyOCC or with a Registration Adjustment Form from Enrollment Services on each campus. Failure to attend class does not constitute an official drop. Failure to officially drop may result in a failing grade for the course. During the Tuition Refund period, you are entitled to 100% of your tuition; however, the Student Support Fee is non-refundable. 

If a course drop is requested outside the refund period, you may be refunded 50% of your tuition only. You must first complete the Petition for Tuition Refund form and provide documentation indicating circumstances for the request. Circumstances may include serious illness or mandatory work-shift change. Please contact the Enrollment Services Department for guidelines before submitting your form.

How are refunds issued?

If you paid tuition and/or fees entirely out of personal funds and received no financial aid funds, any refund will go directly to you.

Refunds may be direct deposited into your checking or savings account, or mailed to your current address on file. Checks are not available for pickup. Avoid lost or stolen checks and delayed funds by signing up for direct deposit. For checks that are mailed, you are responsible for verifying your correct mailing address in MyOCC: (steps?).

Refunds for payments made by credit card will be issued back to the originating credit card account.

Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund (no refund after this day)

All drop deadlines can be viewed by clicking on the specific class section in MyOCC.

Note: The non-refundable Student Support Fee is assessed when you register. If you drop classes or are dropped from classes for non-payment, you are still responsible for this fee.

15-week or longer classes............................ Close of 6th business day from the start of the class*
13-week through 14-week classes.............. Close of 5th business day from the start of the class*
10-week through 12-week classes.............. Close of 4th business day from the start of the class*
7-week through 9-week classes ................. Close of 3rd business day from the start of the class*
4-week through 6-week classes.................. Close of 2nd business day from the start of the class*
2-week through 3-week classes.................. Close of 1st business day from the start of the class*
1-week classes................................................ Prior to 1st class meeting

* The first day a class meets is considered the first business day. A business day is any day that Enrollment Services is open for business.


If the last day for 100% refund falls on a Friday, you may drop classes online through Sunday night, and be eligible for a 100% refund.

Tuition Refund Dates

Refunds are scheduled to be processed on the dates listed below for the semester indicated. It can take 1 - 5 business days to receive -a direct-deposit refund and 7 - 10 days for paper checks to be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

Checks may be late due to processing delays, incorrect mailing addresses and general postal delays. If you requested a refund by check, and haven’t received it within 10 business days of the OCC Mailing Dates, please visit the campus Cashiers Office to determine check status and start the process to obtain a replacement check. For more information about direct deposit refunds, see E-Check Direct Deposit FAQ.

Fall 2021 - Student Refund Dates

OCC Mailing Date  
September 24, 2021  
October 1, 2021  
October 8, 2021 Includes 1st Loan Disbursement
October 22, 2021  
November 5, 2021 Includes 2nd Loan Disbursement
November 19, 2021  
November 24, 2021  
December 17, 2021  

Return of Federal (Title IV) Funds

Financial assistance recipients MUST notify Student Financial Resources and Scholarships immediately when there is a change in enrollment status.

If you are receiving Title IV aid and you withdraw from all classes before completing 60% of the term, OCC's Office of Student Financial Resources and Scholarships is required to determine how much financial aid has been earned up to the date of withdrawal. Unearned Title IV funds must be returned by OCC and you (depending on the calculation) to the federal government.

Once you are enrolled for more than 60% of the semester, you have earned federal financial assistance. If you withdraw from all of your classes prior to 60% of the semester, your financial assistance will be recalculated based on the percentage of the term completed.

Order of Return of Federal Funds

Funds must be returned to the following federal programs in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loans (other than PLUS loans)
  2. Subsidized Direct Stafford loans
  3. Federal Perkins Loans
  4. Federal PLUS loans
  5. Direct PLUS loans
  6. Federal Pell Grants for which a Return is required
  7. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) for which a return of funds is required
  8. Federal TEACH Grants for which a Return is required
  9. Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant for which a Return is required

A financial assistance award may be reduced or cancelled if you receive an "N" mark for a class or classes, and you will be responsible for any outstanding balance owed to the federal government and to OCC. If you don’t pay the amount owed, you will be ineligible for further financial assistance from any postsecondary institution that participates in the Title IV (federal) financial aid programs.

Withdrawal from classes

Withdrawing/dropping from classes and/or never attending classes may also affect your academic progress and result in termination of financial assistance. If you decide to withdraw/drop classes, you must drop the class online through your MyOCC account or complete the "Course Drop Request" form and submit it to Enrollment Services during regular business hours. OCC encourages you to contact the Student Financial Resources and Scholarships office before changing your enrollment status. The financial aid staff can provide additional information which will assist you in making an informed decision.


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2900 Featherstone Road
Room B-227
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

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Room M-207
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
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739 South Washington
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Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
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