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Refund of Fees

Refund of Fees

To receive a refund of fees, students must file the appropriate Drop/Add/Withdraw form online through the Student Self-Service Portal within the specified refund period, which is published online through the registration calendar.

If students withdraw by the eighth calendar day from a full-term course (including Saturday and Sunday) of fall, spring and summer terms, a 100 percent refund will be issued (see refund information at the end of this section). After that date, students will receive no refund for dropped courses. Different refund schedules apply for courses that have beginning and ending dates that do not correspond to the full-length term dates. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of this information and other matters related to his or her registration. For more information, contact the Dayton Campus Welcome Center (First Floor, Building 10), any of the regional centers, or visit the registration calendar at

If students withdraw after the eighth day of the full term, they will not receive a refund of tuition or fees unless the withdrawal was due to exceptional circumstances such as a medical emergency, family death, military deployment, etc. For consideration of the specific situation, students must submit a tuition refund appeal request with support documentation to the Cashier's Office, lower level of Building 10, Room 016 or submit the appeal online. Students may access the Tuition Refund Appeal form and policy at:, select the Tuition Refund Appeal Form link, and follow the steps accordingly. Financial aid or third-party funding may be adjusted due to course drops or withdraws and could be impacted with an approved tuition refund appeal. Refer to the Financial Aid Add/Drop Census Date Policy, the Withdrawal & Return of Title IV funds, and Veterans & Military Benefits for additional information.

If Sinclair Community College cancels the student's class, the student will receive a 100 percent refund.

Sinclair utilizes BankMobile Disbursements a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. to deliver student refunds. For more information about BankMobile, please visit: The first refund disbursement of each term begins approximately 30 to 45 days after the start of the term. Refunds are processed weekly after the first refund of each term. All students are required to select a refund delivery preference through BankMobile Disbursements. All refunds will disburse from BankMobile Disbursement and is dependent upon the refund delivery preference selected by the student. If a selection is not made, a significant delay could take place if a student is due a refund. Instructions for making a refund preference can be found If payment was made by Visa or MasterCard, the refund may be issued back to the Visa or MasterCard used for payment through Sinclair. If payment was made by a third party or Financial Aid the refund may need issued back to them and not to the student.
  • Last Revised: 08/02/2023