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Refunds for Dropped Courses

The last day to drop a registered class and receive a tuition refund is dependent on the class dates and length of class according to the enrollment calendar.

The 100 percent refund date for a class is the last day you can drop a class and receive 100 percent of the tuition charges credited for the class, minus fees for field studies classes. The 50 percent date is the last day you can drop the class and receive 50 percent of the tuition charges credited for the class. You can view the exact refund dates for each of your classes by clicking on "My Class Schedule" in your myACCESS account. If you add or drop a class, it is recommended you check your myACCESS account to determine the impact on your account balance.

If you drop a class, you may still be responsible for the cost of tuition and fees. Dropping a class during the refund period will not result in a "W" on your transcript. If you are receiving financial assistance, note that dropping one or more courses may result in an adjustment of aid you receive. Contact Financial Aid before dropping a class.

Tuition Refunds For Other Programs and Courses

Certain classes and fees are non-refundable and may require an appeal. Search by program or class below or contact Student Registration Services at (630) 942-2377 or email for more information.

A 100 percent refund is granted for withdrawal up to one day prior to the first class. Parents must call (630) 942-2208 to request a withdrawal or they will be charged the full amount. Please note that non-attendance does not count as withdrawal. If a class is canceled, a complete refund will be issued.
A 100 percent refund is given if you withdraw up to one calendar day before the start of your class. Please note that non-attendance does not count as withdrawal.
Trip fees are non-refundable. Travel protection brochures are available in the Field Studies office.
A 100 percent refund is given for a withdrawal that is caused by a canceled class or a college error. If a substitute class is not taken, a refund for paid tuition and fees will be issued within two to three weeks.

Requests for medical withdrawals should be made to the Dean of Enrollment Services. Send medical forms to Student Registration Services, SSC 2221, (630) 942-2687.

Requests should be made in writing and accompanied by documentation from a physician or medical institution to verify the medical condition, date of onset and estimated length of treatment. Request forms for medical withdrawals are reviewed individually.

Refunds are issued when appropriate within the guidelines of the College of DuPage refund policy. You will receive written notification of the decision within three (3) weeks from the office of the Student Registration Services.

The admission/recording fee will not be refunded. Visit the Admissions Policies for application fee information.
Students withdrawing from credit classes that have lab/material fees will receive 100 percent of the lab/material fees for the first 7 percent of the session. Lab/material fees will not be refunded after 7 percent of the session.
If a student who is registered for both credit and non-credit classes wishes to withdraw from one class, the refund policy used will be the one appropriate for the class from which the student is withdrawing.

Refund Appeals

Appeals regarding refunds should be submitted through the Office of Student Registration Services. Visit appeals information for details.

Contact Information

Office of Student Registration Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2221
Phone: (630) 942-2377

Regular Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Student Help Desk: (630) 942-2999

Individuals who need language assistance, call Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 or email