Students who drop a course or who totally withdraw before the first class day have their tuition and fees refunded except for the registration fee, the payment plan service fee, or the late fee, if applicable.
Students who drop a course or withdraw after the first calendar day of the semester will receive a partial tuition and fees refund except for the registration fee, the payment plan service fee, or the late fee, if applicable, in accordance with “Refund Amounts and Cut-Off Dates” below.
Note: Title IV (Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, Direct Loans) aid recipients are subject to a different policy upon complete withdrawal of classes. Please see “If Receiving Financial Aid” below.
Current Financial Aid Refunds Affected by Prior Year Delinquencies
The 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 and Federal Return to Title IV (R2T4) Requirements
The issuance and acceptance of Title IV financial aid are contingent upon strict federal regulations, including how aid must be returned to the Department of Education if a student withdraws from classes. Once classes start, it is important that you carefully consider the consequences of withdrawing from your classes. Withdrawal may result in a partial or total loss of your financial aid. If this occurs, the amount of financial aid returned will post to your student account as a pull back, and you may owe Lone Star College the corresponding amount.The percentage of the term you complete will equal to the percentage of the Title IV assistance you are permitted to keep. The remaining award amount must be returned as prescribed by law.
LSC's financial aid office will notify you of the amount owed to the Department of Education (ED). You will be allowed 45 days to pay Lone Star College the full debt owed to ED. After the 45-day period, if the debt is not paid in full, it will be referred to the Department of Education for collection. Payment arrangements must be made with ED in order to maintain eligibility for Title IV funds. Once your Title IV refund amounts are determined, they will be refunded to the Title IV programs in the following order:
Set up an electronic refund profile!
We highly recommend for all students to create an electronic refund profile. Steps to create an electronic refund profile can be found here as well as the tutorial video posted down below. Refund profiles should be created 24 hours prior to the refund date to ensure refunds are processed electronically.