Institutional Refund Policy
Students withdrawing from a course by the end of the college’s third instructional day of the semester (please see the applicable semester calendar for the exact date and time as set by the college) and “no shows” shall receive a 100% refund of applicable tuition (hours below 15-hour tuition cap) and applicable fees–excluding the application fee and any other non-refundable fees.
Students who withdraw from a course after the third instructional day (please see the applicable semester calendar for the exact date and time as set by the college) of the semester shall receive no refund. This refund policy is mandated by the Technical College System of Georgia and followed by Chattahoochee Technical College.
Withdrawing students receiving federal financial aid will have their awards adjusted in compliance with the Return of Title IV Aid requirements. Please see the Financial Assistance section of catalog for further details.
Refunds are processed beginning at the end of the withdrawal period for the applicable semester and are normally processed weekly thereafter by the Student Accounts Office. All student refunds are sent to the student-selected refund preference with BankMobile.
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Transfer of Fees
Fees may not be transferred from one semester to a future semester. If a student is unable to attend school during the semester for which fees were paid, the refund procedure will be followed.
Books, Tools, Uniforms, and Equipment
Textbooks may be required in all programs, and the cost varies by program.
Tools are required in some programs, particularly skilled and technical programs. Tools are the property of the student and essential to the occupational field. Total cost will vary among programs. Students will be given a list of tools, equipment, and/or kits that will be required. For additional information, please speak to your instructor.
Students are notified if uniforms are required in their program of study.
Definition of Legal Residence
Tuition varies according to the legal residence of independent students or the legal residence of dependent students’ parent(s) or court appointed legal guardian(s). A person’s legal residency is determined by their domicile or permanent home. CTC recognizes three student residency categories: In-State, Out-of-State and Foreign. Foreign students are not eligible for In-State or Out-of-State classifications. An independent student meets the In-State Residency requirements if he/she has established and maintained domicile in the state of Georgia for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for a given term. A dependent student meets these requirements if his parent or U.S. Court appointed guardian has established and maintained domicile in the state of Georgia for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for a given term and the student graduated from an eligible high school in Georgia or the parent or U.S. Court appointed guardian claimed the student as a dependent on their most recent federal tax return.
Residency classification also directly affects a student’s eligibility for state-based aid (i.e. HOPE Grant & Scholarship). Students in any classification other than an In-State are not eligible for state-based aid.
Individuals who wish to qualify for another type of residency must complete a Petition for Change of Residency Classification found on the college web site and submit all required documentation. The form should be submitted to the Assistant Director of Admissions prior to the document deadline for a given term. Residency status is not changed automatically and the burden of proof rests with the student to demonstrate that he or she qualifies for a change of status. Changes to residency classification are for future terms only and will not result in refunds to students.
*Students designated as “Foreign” by the college for fee assessment purposes
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