Wis. Admin. Code Technical College System Board § TCS 10.08 - Tuition and fee refunds

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) GENERAL PROVISION. In this section, all refund provisions may be superseded by federal law.
(2) COURSE CANCELLATION REFUNDS. A student shall receive 100% refund of program fees, material fees and out-of-state tuition for courses which are canceled by a district.
(2m) COURSE SECTION DROP/ADDS. A student who drops one section of a course and, at the same time, enrolls in an equivalent section of the same course shall not receive a refund of course fees for the dropped section or be charged course fees for the added section. The student may be charged a processing fee as allowed under sub. (3) (g). For the purpose of this subsection, an equivalent section is one offered for the same credit value, is subject to the same dollar amount of student fees and is at substantially the same point in the course curriculum at the time of the drop/add.
(3) STUDENT-INITIATED REFUNDS.
(a) A student shall receive 100% refund of program fees, material fees and out-of-state tuition for a course, if application for refund is made by the student prior to the first scheduled meeting of the course and the student does not add another course.
(b) A student who drops one or more courses and prior to the issuance of a refund for the dropped course or courses adds one or more courses shall have the program fees, material fees and tuition for the dropped course or courses applied to the tuition and fee charges of the added course or courses, subject to the following:
1. Where the fees for an added course or courses exceed applicable fees for the dropped course or courses, students will be assessed the additional amount.
2. Where the fees for a dropped course or courses exceed applicable fees for an added course or courses, students will receive a refund pursuant to par. (c).
(c) Except as provided under pars. (a) and (b), refunds shall be:
1. 80% of program fees, material fees and out-of-state tuition if application for refund is made before or at the time 10% of the course's total hours of instruction have been completed.
2. 60% of program fees, materials fees and out-of-state tuition if application for refund is made after 10% but before more than 20% of the course's potential hours of instruction have been completed.
(e) No refund shall be granted if application is made after 20% of the course's total potential hours of instruction have been completed.
(f) Districts may adopt policies to waive the time limitations of this section for special circumstances involving unforeseen student hardship.
(g) Districts may adopt policies to establish a reasonable charge to defray processing costs which may be deducted from the refund otherwise due under this section.

Note: Higher Education Amendments of 1992, Pub. L. 102-325, Title IV, Sec. 485 (a), July 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 619, codified at 20 USC 1091b(a)-(c) (1993).

(5) Districts shall establish procedures for students to appeal refund decisions.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Technical College System Board § TCS 10.08
Cr. Register, June, 1994, No. 462, eff. 7-1-94; CR 01-137: am. (1), (3) (b) (intro.), 2., (c) (intro.), 1. 2., and (3), cr. (2m), r. (3) (d) and (4). Amended by, correction in (2m) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register August 2021 No. 788, eff. 9/1/2021

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