Why is my account in collections if I did not attend, dropped, or withdrew from classes?
Failure to attend classes does not release a student from financial obligations to the college. It is the students responsibility to drop their courses as there is no guarantee that you would be dropped for non-payment.
For credit classes, students must officially drop a credit class before the deadline. During 15-week terms (fall and spring): Students are eligible for a graduated tuition refund: 100 percent of tuition, the consolidated fee, and course fees by the end of the first week; 50 percent of tuition and consolidated fee only by the end of the second week. During the third week, students may still drop a class but are not eligible for refunds.
During summer, winter or other variable time sessions (late start, fast track, express classes, etc): Students are eligible for graduated refunds during the first few days of a section. During this period, students are eligible for a refund of either 100 percent of all tuition, the consolidated fee, and course fees or 50 percent of tuition and consolidated fee only. After the posted refund period for these sections, students are not eligible for refunds.
For more information on credit class refund policies, please visit https://www.howardcc.edu/admissions-aid/apply-for-admission/records-registration/register-for-classes/refund-policies-dates.html
For noncredit classes, in most instances, if we receive notification before a class begins, you will receive 100 percent of tuition and fees (exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions). Once a class starts, tuition (not fees) is refunded. Refunds are not available after a class has ended.
For more information on noncredit class refund policies, please visit https://www.howardcc.edu/programs-courses/continuing-education/information/registration-payment/fin-aid-pymt-info.html