Refund Policy

To be eligible for a refund, students must officially drop individual courses or completely withdraw from the College by the deadline in the Refund Schedule. Students may find the specific dates for the Refund Schedule online for each term. Specific provision of the Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part I, Chapter 21, Subchapter A, Rule 21.5 “Refund of Tuition and Fees at Public Community/Junior and Technical Colleges,” governs the refund schedule. Only the Texas Legislature or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, authorized by the Legislature, can alter this schedule.

Certain fees are not refundable. Please check with the Student Accounts Office for specific fees. A class day is defined as any day on which classes are held at the College – not just the particular class you are enrolled in and have dropped – (classes are normally Monday through Friday).

The College will process refunds only after completion of all other registration responsibilities.

REFUND TABLE (16-Week Semester)

100% refundPrior to the first class day
70% refundFirst through fifteenth class day
25% refundSixteenth through twentieth class day


Please note that the Official “Last Day to Drop” is not the same as dropping a class and being eligible for a refund.  Contact the Student Accounts Office at 903-823-3331 for dates applicable to your semester and drop date to see if you might be eligible for a refund.  Dates and percentages vary depending on the length of the semester.


Any term other than a 16-week term will have refund dates adjusted according to state refund policies. Please look online for term specific refund dates or phone the Texarkana College Student Accounts Office at 903-823-3331.

NOTE: If you are on the Installment Payment Plan and have not made all installments, your refund may apply to any outstanding payments

Contact the Student Accounts Office at 903-823-3331 for refund dates and percentages for each semester or subterm within a semester.


A. Refund Options

When it comes to managing your money and receiving financial aid refunds, you deserve choices!  Texarkana College will provide you with two choices on how to deliver your refund and to offer you smarter ways to manage that money.

All students need to make a refund choice.

Your choices will be:

  • Direct deposit to your own checking or savings account – refund within 2 to 3 business days
  • Paper check


Financial Aid funds are officially applied (disbursed) to your student account at set points during the semester. The census date may be different depending on the length of the term.

Once the financial aid funds are applied to your account, any balance must be paid in full by the student. If there are funds not used, this amount is refunded to the student. All of these issues depend on the student’s enrollment status, number of financial aid eligible hours enrolled, etc.

Student refunds are issued within 14 days of the disbursement of aid to the student account. This date is different for each semester and subterm.

Contact the Student Accounts Office at 903-823-3331 for financial aid refund dates.  The financial aid disbursement date is not the same as a refund date.