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Students who withdraw from college or drop a course without adding another are refunded tuition and room rent according to the full-time status on the following schedule:

  • First calendar week, 75 percent of tuition
  • Second calendar week, 50 percent of tuition
  • Third calendar week, 25 percent of tuition

After the third calendar week there is no refund.

Meal ticket refunds are prorated on the number of weeks remaining in the semester. (Semesters based on 17 weeks.) Refunds are made only when a student has officially dropped a course or has officially withdrawn from school.

The refund policy of Copiah-Lincoln Community College with reference to veterans, veterans' widows, or war orphans enrolled under chapter 34 or 35 in noncredit clock hours is on a pro rata basis for the number of weeks remaining in the semester. This is provided the proper withdrawal procedure is followed and refund is requested.

EXCEPTION: No refund for tuition and fees will be given to students who are accepted into programs that have a limited number of student slots and where acceptance into those slots is highly competitive. Those programs include:

  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Respiratory Care

SUMMER/CLIC SHORT TERM COURSES: No refund after the first class meeting.

The Family Policy Compliance Office (of the U.S. Department of Education) has issued the following guidance concerning the use of directory information.

The following student information items cannot be designated or disclosed as directory information (under FERPA).

A student's:

  • GPA
  • Grades
  • Country of citizenship
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Social Security Number or other student identification number

Items that generally can be designated and disclosed as directory information (under FERPA) include:

A student's:

  • Name
  • Degrees and awards received 
  • Address (local and permanent) 
  • Most recent previous institution attended 
  • Telephone number 
  • Participation in officially recognized activities/sports 
  • Date and place of birth 
  • Dates of attendance 
  • Major fields of study 
  • E-mail address
  • Class schedule/roster 
  • Full- or part-time status 
  • Photograph

Note: The list of directory information items above is not prescriptive , i.e., institutions are not obligated to use any or all of the items indicated; the list simply identifies those items that are generally acceptable for directory information use. Institutions have discretionary authority to designate additional items for directory information use as long as the items are not considered harmful to the student and do not constitute an invasion of the student's privacy, if disclosed (FERPA regulations, 34 CFR, Sections 99.31 and 99.37).

Questions about the use of directory information or other FERPA issues can be directed to the Family Policy Compliance Office by calling 202.260.3887, sending a fax to 202.260.9001, sending an email to FERPA@ed.gov, or visiting their website: www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/index.html