Tuition and Fees

HGTC Refund Policy

It is HGTC policy that students or their sponsors receive an equitable refund of tuition and fees upon the student's withdrawal.
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Tuition Refunds for Credit Courses

It is the student's responsibility to initiate and complete the withdrawal process in order to request a refund. Students must go to their WaveNet account to drop classes. Refunds are based on the date the course is dropped.

Refund Policy Schedule

Tuition Refund % for Withdrawal or Reduction in Credit Hours
  • Before classes begin - 100%
  • During the Add/Drop period - 100%
  • Seven (7) calendar days after the Add/Drop period - 50%

Note: Refunds for terms that vary in length from the traditional semester term will be proportional to the semester term. Refunds for accelerated classes must be requested through Student Accounts. For canceled classes, the full amount of the cost of the class will be refunded. These refunds will be processed after the Add/Drop period. If a student anticipated a refund due to an overpayment, the student must request reimbursement from Student Accounts. All refunds will be processed and payable by check or charge-card credit within 4-6 weeks after the start of the term. Refunds will be mailed to the student's address of record unless otherwise requested.

Financial Aid Refunds (TITLE IV Recipients)

Withdrawing or stopping attendance may result in financial debt for the student and may also make the student ineligible for future financial aid, including loans. We strongly urge students to consult with an Academic Advisor and a Financial Aid Counselor to help them with decisions about withdrawing. Click here to view the College's Return to Title IV Policy, which provides an example of a Title IV Refund.

Federal direct loan recipients must be attending at least 6 credit hours at the time they receive loan funds. If records show that the loan recipient was not in attendance, immediate repayment of the loan funds will be required of the student.

Stafford loan recipients must be attending at least 6 credit hours at the time they receive loan funds. If records show that the loan recipient was not in attendance, immediate repayment of the loan funds will be required of the student.

Refunds are now available through Direct Deposit; see the Direct Deposit Guide. Refund and repayment schedules and refund examples are also available upon request from Student Accounts and the Financial Aid Office.


Continuing Education Refunds

It is the student's responsibility to request a refund from the Continuing Education department at any campus at least one (1) working day before the class is scheduled to begin. No refunds will be issued on or after the first day of class. At times, there are exceptions that require more than one working day notification for a refund request. Those instances will be noted in the published Class Schedule and/or other publication or brochure advertising the class or program.

All refunds will be paid by check or charge-card credit. Refunds will be mailed to the student's address of record unless otherwise requested.


Refund Appeals


If a student feels this policy has not been fairly applied or there are special circumstances that should be considered, an appeal may be made in writing to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs or his designee for credit courses, and to the Vice President for Workforce Development & Continuing Education for non-credit courses.