Refunds

Financial Aid Refunds for Fall & Spring

Beginning the week of the Official Day of Record (ODR)* and continuing through the end of the term, current term refunds are processed weekly and distributed no later than each Friday afternoon. 

Financial Aid Refunds for Summer

Beginning the week of the Official Day of Record (ODR)* and continuing through the end of the term, current term refunds are processed weekly and distributed no later than each Thursday afternoon.

For specific questions about your financial aid eligibility or disbursements please contact financial aid.

Ask a Financial Aid Question

Phone: 281.290.2700
Toll-Free: 855.290.2700
Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Refunds for:

Non-Financial Aid Refunds for Fall & Spring

Refunds for the traditional (16 weeks) and non-traditional (less than 16 weeks) enrollment credits are processed from the Lone Star College System (LSCS), approximately 10 days after the Official Day of Record (ODR)* and continue weekly thereafter to the end of the current term.  The Drop and Withdrawal Refund Schedules are published in the CREDIT SCHEDULE on the 'Refund Information' page, and in the LSCS Current Catalog on the 'Financial Information and Assistance' page.   

Non-Financial Aid Refunds for Summer

Beginning the week after the Official Day of Record (ODR)** for the May start date (Mini-Mester) classes, summer enrollment credits are processed from the Lone Star College System (LSCS), and continue weekly thereafter to the end of the summer term.  The Drop and Withdrawal Refund Schedules are published in the LSCS Current Catalog on the 'Financial Information and Assistance' page.   

Credit students who drop a course, or who totally withdraw, will have their tuition and standard semester-length fees (except registration fee and payment plan fee) refunded according to the Refund Schedule (see below).

Continuing Education Refunds

Continuing Education Refunds are not provided after the class begins. A full refund is provided if a drop/add form is completed and submitted to the continuing education registration office before the class begins. Please see
CE Advising for more information on refunds and other questions.

* Official Day of Record Refer to the CREDIT SCHEDULE

Current Financial Aid Refunds Affected By Prior Year Delinquencies

Current term financial aid refunds may be reduced by up to $200 to recover a delinquent balance owed to Lone Star College in a prior financial aid award year. This recovery will post to your student account prior to the refunding of excess financial aid, and it will reduce the amount of the refund for the current term.

Financial Aid Refunds Subject To Pull Back and Return To The Lender

If this is not your first enrollment period at Lone Star College and you received Title IV financial aid it is very important that you carefully consider the consequences of withdrawing from your classes. The issuance and acceptance of Title IV financial aid is contingent on very strict federal regulations. These regulations may result in a reduction, or a loss of your financial aid. This applies only to students receiving Title IV financial aid under certain circumstances. If this happens a corresponding charge for the financial aid pull back will post to your student account and you will owe this amount back to Lone Star College.

For full details about this visit the Return of Title IV Aid Web page.

The following represent a portion of the details:

  1. The percent of the term that you complete will be the percent of the amount of Title IV assistance that you will be permitted to keep.
  2. The percent will be calculated and the remaining amount that you received must be returned to the Title IV funds as prescribed by law.
  3. You will be notified by the financial aid office of the amount you owe to the Department of Education (ED). You will be allowed 45 days to pay in full to Lone Star College the debt owed to ED. After the 45-day period, the debt will be referred to the Department of Education for collection.
  4. You must either pay the debt in full to Lone Star College System or make payment arrangements with ED in order to maintain eligibility for Title IV funds.
  5. If you receive Title IV assistance, you will need to carefully consider the ramifications of completely withdrawing from your classes. Examples and information are available in the financial aid offices.
  6. Once your Title IV refund amounts are determined, they will be refunded to the Title IV programs in the following order:
    1. Unsubsidized Stafford student loans
    2. Subsidized Stafford student loans
    3. Plus Loan program
    4. Pell Grant program
    5. Federal SEOG grant program
    6. Federal SSIG/LEAP grant program

Refund Schedule For Flexible and Non-Semester Length Classes
(Applicable to fall, spring and summer classes)

If you drop a class prior to the first scheduled session you will receive a 100 percent refund. After classes start, the following refund table applies:

Length of Class

Last Day
for 70% Refund

Last Day
for 25% Refund

2 Weeks or less

2nd day of session

N/A

3 weeks

3rd day of session

4th day of session

4 weeks

4th day of session

5th day of session

5 weeks

5th day of session

6th day of session

6 weeks

5th day of session

7th day of session

7 weeks

7th day of session

9th day of session

8 weeks

8th day of session

10th day of session

9 weeks

9th day of session

11th day of session

10 weeks

9th day of session

12th day of session

11 weeks

10th day of session

14th day of session

12 weeks

12th day of session

15th day of session

13 weeks

13h day of session

16th day of session

14 weeks

13th day of session

17th day of session

15 weeks

14th day of session

19th day of session

16 weeks or longer

15th day of session

20th day of session

LSCS Business Office Contact Information

For business office hours, contacts, and phone numbers, visit LSC Business & Bursar Offices

Ask a Financial Aid Question

Contact the Financial Aid Contact Center by visiting their website, or contact them:
Phone: 281.290.2700
Toll-Free: 855.290.2700

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