Academic: See the Academic Procedures section of the catalog for academic withdrawal procedures.

Financial: The University has many continuing expenses, such as faculty salaries and plant maintenance. In order to plan and maintain these services over the entire semester, it is essential that the annual income from fees be assured. For this reason, it is understood that students are enrolled for the entire semester. The fact that school fees are paid in two or more installments does not constitute a fractional contract.

In view of the foregoing, a refund of any portion of the tuition and fees will be made only in the case of official withdrawal from Limestone through the Office of the Associate Provost and on the following basis:

Traditional Day Program:

  The Portion of Tuition and Fees, Room Returned:
When the student has been enrolled:  

Up to 7 calendar days after classes begin

100%

8 to 14 calendar days

75%

15 to 21 calendar days

60%

22 to 28 calendar days

45%
29 to 35 calendar days 30%
36 to 42 calendar days 15%

 

No comprehensive refund will be allowed after six (6) weeks. No Meal Plan refund will be issued after the first 7 calendar days after classes begin.

In the Online and Evening Program refunds are as follows:

  • Up to 7 calendar days after the course begins - 100% refund
  • 8 calendar days to end of course - 0% refund

Return of Unearned Military Tuition (TA):

This policy applies to all students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

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 Department of Defense (DOD) policy, Limestone College will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.

In instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, RCTC will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion in compliance with the DOD policy. In instances when a Service member stops attending due to non-military service obligation after the drop/add date, the Service member will be responsible for paying Limestone College the amount of the returned portion of the TA funds.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes, and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services. This policy only applies to this type of educational benefit. The TA program is a benefit that is available only while the student is in the service. This policy does not apply to Veterans or Veterans' benefits.

To remain in compliance with the Department of Defense’s policy, Limestone College will return any unearned TA funds through at least 60% of the semester on a prorated basis. The amount of unearned TA that is returned is based on the date of withdrawal from the course.

After 60% of the semester has passed, TA will not be evaluated for a return to the DOD.

Federal, State, or Institutional Financial Aid:

Refunds for students receiving Federal, State, or Institutional Financial Aid will be made in accordance with the regulations governing the respective programs. Policy statements regarding the refund of financial aid money are available in the Business Office or Financial Aid Office. An unofficial withdrawal may result in a student’s forfeiting all financial aid and thus becoming responsible for the entire balance. Schedules are sent to all students at the beginning of each semester.

Note: Schedules concerning refund dates are sent to all students at the beginning of each semester. Students are asked to check their limestone.edu email addresses and LC Portal.

Online Program: Online student credit balances will be disbursed two times each month. Charges are entered on student accounts each term after the drop/add period. Subsequently, payments received are entered on student accounts as funds are received from all sources (examples: loans, grants, paid scholarships, etc.).

Day Campus Program: Day Campus program student credit balances will be disbursed two times each month. Charges are entered on student accounts each semester after the drop/add period. Subsequently, payments received are entered on student accounts as funds are received from all sources- loans, grants, paid scholarships, etc.

Note: Schedules concerning refund dates are sent to all students at the beginning of each semester. Refunds are not mailed until the BankMobile refund agreement has been submitted on the LC Portal. Schedules are also available on the LC Portal. Students are asked to check their limestone.edu e-mail address for any refund updates. Limestone College uses BankMobile as a refund agent. New students will receive a Refund Selection Packet in order to select their preferred refund method. Please verify your mailing address in the LC Portal. The Refund Selection Packets will be issued within 3 weeks of the drop/add date of your first day of class.

Students who have any unpaid accounts at the end of each semester, including such items as library fines (if in access of $25), parking fines, and dormitory damage assessments, may not attend classes for the next semester. Transcripts and diplomas are not issued unless all charges are paid in full. Limestone reserves the right to report a delinquent account to a third party collection agency. There may be additional fees due to this process.

Checks which are returned to the Business Office for any reason must be paid along with a $25.00 service charge within 10 business days of notification from Limestone College. Acceptable methods of payment for the amount are credit/debit card, cash or money order. If the check and fee are not paid on time, Limestone College will be notifying the Solicitor's Worthless Check Unit for collection. Failure to pay the check and applicable fees may lead to your arrest and criminal prosecution by the Solicitor's Office. If a check is returned and is submitted to the Solicitor's Office for collections, we will no longer accept personal checks as a method of payment.

Graduate tuition rates for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows:

MBA, MSHI, and MSN Tuition Rates:

One (1) credit hour course ($120 of which is nonrefundable): $650*
Three (3) credit hours ($360 of which is nonrefundable): $ 1,950* 

M.Ed. Tuition Rate:

One (1) credit hour course ($120 of which is nonrefundable): $450*
Three (3) credit hours ($360 of which is nonrefundable): $ 1,350* 

MSAT Tuition Rate:

One (1) credit hour course ($120 of which is nonrefundable): $500*
Three (3) credit hours ($360 of which is nonrefundable): $ 1,500* 

Other Fees: 
Graduation Fees: $150

Summons for Student Records: $50

*Note:  Active Duty Military members receive a $100 discount per credit hour on tuition rates. Military veterans that have exhausted their VA benefits are eligible for a 10% tuition discount. 

Students who enroll in fewer than 9 hours per semester are classified as part-time students.