Refund Policy

For credit and vocational workforce education classes, petitions for withdrawal with a refund from the college are available in the offices of Admissions and Records, Enrollment Management, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Citrus Campus Enrollment Management Office. It is the student's responsibility to initiate the withdrawal petition and the official date of withdrawal will be determined by the date the completed form is returned to one of these offices. Regardless of when the refund is applied for, no refund will be processed before 30 days have elapsed from the date of the refund form, or two weeks after the end of the add/drop date, whichever is the greater time period.

Credit, vocational workforce and audit students who officially withdraw and complete a proper refund petition through one of the offices listed above will be considered for refunds according to the following schedule:

100 percent: When official drop notification is received and approved prior to the end of the published drop/add period.

Up to 100 percent: In keeping with Florida Administrative Rule 6A-14.0541, CF will consider a petition for refund of fees for a course after the official drop period when the student withdraws due to circumstances determined by the college to be exceptional and beyond the control of the student. These may include illness of the student of such severity or duration, as confirmed in writing by a physician, to preclude completion of the course(s); death of the student or the student's parent, spouse, child or sibling; involuntary call to active military duty; a situation in which the college is in error; a change of a course or section(s) initiated by the college because of cancellation, time or location; other circumstances that may be approved upon timely filing with complete documentation with the division of Student Affairs.

There are three semesters in the academic year: fall, spring and summer. The college will consider a student's petition through the end of the semester following the semester in which the student withdrew because of extraordinary circumstances. After the end of the semester following withdrawal, no petition will be accepted without the approval of the vice president for Student Affairs.

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You will receive a debit card from Higher One in the mail within two weeks after registering for the first time. Higher One is the authorized agent for the college to issue refunds and disbursements. RETAIN THIS CARD. Do not throw this card and the information enclosed with it away. This information must be used to select a method to receive any financial aid disbursements or refunds from the college. Activating the card and selecting a preference immediately is advised. This card is also required if you decide to change your disbursement preference. Replacement cards will cost the student $21 each. Activation of the card takes only a few minutes and can be done online at www.CFOneCard.com. Activation options include:

  • Debit card disbursement. Funds are available within hours.
  • Direct deposit to a student's account. This option requires the student to complete an Automatic Clearing House, ACH, form and return it to Higher One before any disbursements will be processed. Funds are available within 2–3 business days.

For noncredit classroom continuing education classes, refunds for live classroom courses will be given when a student requests to drop a course at least three business days before the course begins.

For noncredit online continuing education classes, refunds will be granted when a student requests to drop the course prior to accessing the online course or receiving and using associated course materials. Students may request a refund for all or a portion of the course after being granted access to the classes only if there are technical difficulties with the delivery of a course that are not resolved in a reasonable period of time or a refund extension period is published either in the noncredit schedule or online.

Campus based programs will be refunded using pro-rated formula to comply with federal regulations defined in Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.