Refund Policy

In order to ensure MEC students have a successful college experience, it is crucial that students keep up to date with Payment Dates, Bursar Tuition Refund Dates, and the Financial Aid Disbursement dates Registered Classes and the correct procedures for withdrawing from classes. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact our office.   

Schedule for Tuition Refund is as follows: 

Date of Withdrawal Tuition Refunded
Approved drop/withdrawal one business day prior to semester start date-tuition and fees 100%
Approved drop/withdrawal during 1st week of semester-tuition only 75%
Approved drop/withdrawal during 2nd week of semester-tuition only 50%
Approved drop/withdrawal during 3rd week of semester-tuition only 25%
Approved drop/withdrawal after 3rd week (after 20th day) of semester 0%

Tuition & Fee Liability

Students who officially withdrew from the University or reduce the number of credits for which they are registered may be entitled to a proportionate refund of tuition paid or proportionate adjustment of tuition charges with in the first three weeks of the semester.
 
Students are entitled to a reduction of their tuition liability, if any of the following conditions exist:
An official drop form / change of program form received with the first three weeks of class, signed by the student and accepted and date stamped by the REGISTRAR upon receipt, is submitted. 
  • The college cancels Course(s) and the student’s program drops below 12 billable equivalent credits. 
  • When a student’s registration, (upon academic review or due to disciplinary action), is cancelled by the college. 
  • Withdrawal due to formal notification of military service during the semester that a refund is requested, providing that the student does not qualify to receive an earned grade. 
*NON-ATTENDANCE OF CLASSES DOES NOT CLASSIFY AS AN OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL, AND DOES NOT RELIEVE THE STUDENT OF HIS OR HER FINANCIAL OBLIGATION, OR ENTITLE THE STUDENT TO A REFUND.
 
Refunds may not be generally granted for requests submitted after the college’s official census (FORM A) date unless previously stipulated above.  Non-attendance does not affect a student’s tuition liability. Any appeal for cancellation of classes without liability due to extenuating circumstances must be prior to the date of FORM A and certainly not after the semester or after the end of that fiscal year.
 
No appeal can be entertained PARTICULARLY WHEN the Board of Trustees of CUNY can only waive TUITION AND FEES. More details are appended at the end of this letter CLARIFYING THE PERCENTAGE OF REFUND from the first day of the classes in the event of cancellation.
 
Technology fee and student activity fees once billed cannot be cancelled and, once paid are non-refundable unless the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of the semester.  Student activity fees cannot be waived, except by CUNY BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Cancellations & Withdrawals 

A Student who is given permission to cancel his/her registration or who is withdrawing from classes shall be liable for payments of tuition and all fees in accordance with the liability schedule. More details about the College Refund Policy are available through the Bursar's Office. All refunds or adjustments of charges are based on the date the withdrawal application is officially received by the Registrar’s Office, not the date of the last class attended.