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College and Vocational Credit Courses

Automatic refunds for college credit or vocational credit course fees will not be processed until after the last day to drop a course. To be eligible for a refund, the student must drop the course(s) on or before the last day of the Add/Drop period, as listed in the Critical Dates Calendar.

Florida Gateway College offers refunds by ACH/Direct Deposit to a bank account of your choice. You can sign up for the ACH/Direct Deposit option by filling out the Student Refund Direct Deposit Authorization Form and dropping it off at the Cashier’s office. If you do not sign up for the ACH/Direct Deposit, you will be mailed a check to the mailing address on file.

Students paying by check must wait 14 days from receipt of the check before a refund can be issued.

Non-Credit Courses

To receive a refund for a non-credit course, a student must drop the course at least three working days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be issued after that period unless the course is cancelled by the college.

Refunds for $5 or less

The College will not issue a refund check in the amount of $5.00 or less.

Financial Aid Disbursement and Payment

The Business Office is responsible for paying the financial aid to students. The Financial Aid Department determines eligibility, authorizes disbursement and officially records the disbursement. The Business Office then satisfies outstanding institutional debt and processes payment for remaining amounts. The Business Office is also responsible for refunding tuition. As a service to our students, we deduct amounts due to the institution and send the net difference to the student. Financial aid disbursements are deposited into either the students existing bank account through ACH/Direct Deposit. Students who do not choose direct deposit will receive a check 14 days from the date of disbursement.