Academic Catalog


Glen Oaks believes that students should be allowed to attend at least one class meeting without penalty. During that class meeting, students can review the detailed requirements of course syllabus and estimate the work load required. This should enable students to make an informed judgment about the course and increase their probability of success. In light of this principle, the following refund policy has been adopted.

Any student who officially drops a course or courses during the registration period and during the first 10% of the academic period may (online through MYGOCC) receive a refund for the tuition and fees.

No refunds of tuition fees will be made for withdrawals after the first 10% of the academic period.

Students attending GOCC who are receiving Title IV funding and withdraw from all classes prior to the 60th percentile of the semester will have a Federal Return of Funds calculation used to make adjustments to their federal student financial aid award. A copy of this refund calculation can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Students who registered for a course that is cancelled by the college will be refunded all tuition and fees relative to the cancelled course.

If a student does not officially drop the class(es) by the refund deadline, the charges will remain on his/her account and the student is responsible for payment and any collection costs. Not attending or not paying does not constitute an official drop.

Refunds - Special Circumstances

A written request for refund needs to be submitted to the Registrar requesting a full refund of all tuition. This request will be reviewed by the Refund Review Committee, consisting of the Registrar, Controller and Director of Financial Aid. The decision of the committee determines the refund approval or denial. Students may appeal using the Due Process procedure. The following circumstances are those which may result in a full refund:

  1. Induction or activation of the student into the U.S. Armed Forces.
  2. Death of the enrolled student or a parent, spouse or dependent.
  3. Verifiable incapacity, illness, or injury to the student which prevents the student from returning to school for the remainder of the semester.

Refunds for students on Federal financial aid are controlled by Federal Methodology or Federal Pro Rata Refund Policies. The handling of special circumstances such as those listed above is outlined within the Federal Financial Aid regulations available in the College’s Financial Aid Office.

Adopted by Board of Trustees 1/13/93, tuition rates revised 4/14/93, 3/9/94, 3/8/95, 4/7/95, 4/10/96, 8/14/96, 2/12/97, 10/8/97, 3/9/99, 3/20/00, 4/11/01, 9/12/01, 2/13/02, 12/11/02 and 4/13/05. Graduation fee revised 8/9/00. (Position titles updated 07/02.) Parking fee added 09/11/02. Tuition, parking and student support fee updated 5/12/04 as approved by the Board of Trustees. Waiver of Tuition for Senior Citizens revised and WMU Career Guidance Test Fee revised 11/10/04, Entire policy reviewed revisions made 9/14/05; Nursing Fee Admission Fee deleted 4/12/06, Updated Tuition added Student Activity Fee 2/29/08, Senior Citizen Tuition update approved June 8, 2011. Entire Policy reviewed/updated 9/17/14), Tuition Fees revised 4/8/15, revised 4/20/16, 4/13/17, 4/12/18, 4/11/19.