Qualification for a Hardship Refund
When a student must withdraw from all his/her classes during a semester due to a medical, psychological or financial condition, the student can be considered for a hardship refund by the Hardship Refund Committee. The Hardship Refund Commitee requires that the student supply written documentation of condition. The Hardship Refund Commitee counsels the student about the hardship refund and determines if the student qualifies for a hardship refund.
Students may be granted a hardship refund after the midpoint of the semester when nonacademic emergency situations that prevent them from completing their course work occur. Hardship refunds are subject to the following restriction:
*Students are not eligible for hardship refunds in any course in which they have completed the course requirements (e.g., taking the final exam or submitting the final project). Students must petition the Registrar's Office for a late withdraw from courses if they wish to be considered for a hardship refund.
*Fees are non-refundalble.
Rights Granted to Those Who Qualify for a Hardship Refund:
A student who qualifies for a hardship refund will be given a refund only up to 50% for tuition ONLY (fees are non-refundable) rather than the standard refund policy.
Students who have been granted a hardship refund can continue their coursework at NIC if they wish to return at the start of a new semester. However, the student will not automatically qualify for financial aid. He/She must go through the Satisfactory Progress Appeal process.
Approval of hardship refund status does not guarantee the student a grade of “W” if a final grade has been issued.