Tuition Refund Policy

Students dropping a course at Nebraska Methodist College may request a refund of tuition and fees based on the following schedule. To obtain a refund, students must complete the 'Drop / Add' form available at the Registrar's Office. No refund will be given without a 'Drop / Add' form on record. Refunds to students with Federal Financial Aid will be applied to NMC's share of the repayment first, then to the student.

A week begins on Monday and ends by end of day Sunday.

Courses—13 Weeks or More

Prior to and including
Refund to Student
Week 1 100%
Week 2 75%
Week 3 50%
Week 4 25%
Week 5 and after
No Refund

Courses—5 to 12 Weeks and Medical Assistant

Prior to and including
Refund to Student
Week 1 100%
Week 2 50%
Week 3 No Refund

Courses—4 Weeks

Prior to and including
Refund to Student
Week 1 100%
Week 2 and after
No Refund

Courses—Nurse Aide & Phlebotomy

Prior to the first day of class
Refund to Student
3 weeks or more 90%
2 weeks 80%
5 days or less No Refund
The Chairperson may make exceptions for extraordinary circumstances.

Courses—Online Consortium of Independent Colleges & Universities

Prior to and including
Refund to Student
Week 1 100%
Courses dropped after the first week of class are subject to the NMC tuition reimbursement schedule, which includes a minimum of charge of $775, required by Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Housing

For refund of housing, see the campus-housing handbook.

 Campus Housing Handbook

Textbooks

Please contact the Bookstore regarding the textbook return policy by email or call 402.354.7240.

Returning Unearned Military Tuition Assistance Funds

Military Tuition Assistance is a U.S. Department of Defense program. Tuition Assistance rules vary by branch of service and even vary between different units within the same branch depending on whether the unit is active, reserve, or National Guard. Tuition Assistance funds will be applied to tuition costs only. 

Military Tuition Assistance Recipients

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.  When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the U.S. Department of Defense policy, NMC will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided.  If a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, NMC will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion.

Withdrawals

A student's official withdrawal date is used as the last date of attendance and to calculate earned percentage of TA. A student's official withdrawal date is determined by using the last date of attendance that is documented and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Once the last date of attendance has been determined, NMC will recalculate a student's TA eligibility based on the following formula:

Military Tuition Refund Formula

The amount of TA funding that is earned is determined on a pro-rata basis. For example, if a student completed 30% of the course, s/he earned 30% of the TA funds that s/he was originally scheduled to receive. The remainder of the unearned funds (70%) would be returned to the TA program. If this results in an unpaid tuition balance, payment would be the responsibility of the student. Once a student has attended at least 60% of the period for which TA funds were approved, the student is considered to have earned 100% of the TA funds.

Updated: March 2016

Returning Unearned Military Tuition Assistance Funds