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Tuition Refund Policy

Procedure to Withdraw

Students dropping some or all of their courses at Nebraska Methodist College may be eligible to receive 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 due to a student who completes a withdrawal of all courses and has federal financial aid will first be applied to NMC's share of repayment of unearned federal aid (if any), then to the student's share of repayment of unearned federal aid (if any), then to the student. (See Treatment of Aid When a Student Withdraws Policy.)

Withdrawal/Leave of Absence

Students withdrawing or taking a leave of absence must contact the College Financial Aid and Business Offices to make necessary financial arrangements. Students are responsible for all costs as determined by the refund policy. A week is defined as beginning on Monday and ending at the end of the day on Friday. If the term begins on a Monday and it is a holiday, the 5th day of the refund policy will be extended to the following Monday at 4:30 p.m. It is the responsibility of the students to complete and submit a Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Request Form. 

Withdrawal or Withdrawal/Leave of Absence must be completed during business days Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Refund Policies

Courses—11 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—4 to 10 Weeks and Medical Assistant

These will begin on Monday of the sub-term start dates.

Prior to and including Refund to Student
Day 1 - 5 100%
After day 5  No Refund

Professional Development Courses

Prior to the first day of class Refund to Student
Phlebotomy, Sterile Processing Technician and Pharmacy Technician:
3 weeks or more prior to first day 90%
2 weeks to 6 days prior to first day 80%
5 days or less prior to first day No Refund
Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide:
3 business days prior to first day 100%
Prior to 3rd class meeting 50%
After 3rd class meeeting No Refund
RN Refresher
No refunds once online access to the course has been granted.

Courses—Online Consortium of Independent Colleges & Universities (OCICU)

The courses taken from other institutions through the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU) will follow the same refund criteria as the courses taken at NMC.


For a refund of housing, see the latest campus housing handbook, found on the Student Housing page.


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.


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:

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
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