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
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*
||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
Order of Return of Federal Funds
Funds must be returned to the following federal programs in the following order:
- Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loans (other than PLUS loans)
- Subsidized Direct Stafford loans
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Federal PLUS loans
- Direct PLUS loans
- Federal Pell Grants for which a Return is required
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) for which a return of
funds is required
- Federal TEACH Grants for which a Return is required
- 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