Refund Policy

Tuition Refund

In case of voluntary withdrawal or dismissal from the College, a portion of your tuition may be refunded. Students must notify the registrar in writing of their intent to withdraw from the College. The date this written withdrawal notification is received by the registrar, or the effective date, whichever is later, becomes the official withdrawal date and the basis for refund calculation. Such refunds, assuming that all financial obligations for the semester have been met, will be computed according to the tables below.

Returning Unearned Federal Financial Aid 

The responsibility for returning unearned Title IV aid is shared between Champlain College Online and you. It is allocated according to the portion of disbursed aid that could have been used to cover College charges and the portion that could have been disbursed directly to you once those charges are covered. Champlain College will distribute unearned aid back to the Title IV programs, as specified by law. You will be billed for the amount that you owe to the Title IV programs, as well as for any amount due to the College as a result of Title IV aid that was returned that would have been used to cover College charges. Students should also be aware that under federal regulations, any refund due as a result of withdrawal from the College must first be applied to repayment of ineligible federal loans and grants. Any remaining credit is then refundable to the student. In compliance with these regulations, refunds would be applied in the following order:

  1. William D. Ford Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  2. Direct Subsidized Loans
  3. Direct Parent PLUS Loans
  4. Federal Perkins Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal SEOG Grant
  7. State Grant
  8. The student

Change To/From Course Audits

A student may change a course from credit to audit only during the first 10 days of a semester. Students should be aware that such change will not result in an adjustment in tuition or fees. However, students changing from audit to credit during the 10-day change period will be billed at the full tuition rate.

Refund Schedules

Full-Time Student Refunds

Full-time students are charged a flat tuition rate per semester. If a student changes enrollment from full-time to part-time status (less than 12 credits) after the semester begins, there will not be a reduction of the semester's tuition and fees.

Spring 2018 Refund Tables

15-Week Courses

Withdrawal PeriodTuition Refunded
Jan. 15 - Jan. 24, 2018 90%
Jan. 25 - Feb. 8, 2018 50%
Feb. 9 - March 9, 2018 25%
After March 9, 2018 No Refund

8-week, 7-Week & 6-Week Courses*

Withdrawal PeriodTuition Refunded
Week 1 90%
Week 2 50%
Week 3 25%
Week 4 25%
After Week 4 No Refund

5-Week Courses*

Withdrawal PeriodTuition Refunded
Week 1 50%
Week 2 25%
After Week 2 No Refund

*For courses running less than 15 weeks a week is defined as ending on Friday at 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Compass Student Services at 802-860-2777 or email