Tuition and Payment Policies
Refund Policies & Process
Students can choose one of the following options to receive any credit balance refunds:
- Elect to have funds deposited directly into their bank account. Please fill out the ACH Direct Deposit Authorization form (PDF download. Note that this form will require the attachment of a voided check or deposit slip and all paperwork will need to be submitted to the Accounting Office. Please allow at least three business days following submission of this form for direct deposit to take effect.
- If you do not elect direct deposit, the default will be that a check will be mailed to the address that you have on record with the Registrar’s Office. If your address changes at any time, please make sure to update your information with the Student Records department.
In addition to selecting one of the options above, please note that you also have the ability to have your funds held on your Dunwoody account to be credited towards future charges. This requires that you fill out the Credit Balance Authorization form (PDF download). This form will need to be submitted to the Accounting Office. Under federal law, we are not allowed to carry any funds over the summer unless you are attending summer semester, in this case, you will be refunded the balance via the option you have chosen above. To determine if you are going to be receiving a refund, continue to monitor your account balance on my.dunwoody. There will be a credit balance on your account if you will be receiving a refund. Once the refund has been issued, you will see a “cash disbursement” on your account. Note that refunds are issued once a week starting the second week of the semester. You will not need to take any action to receive your refund. If your account balance shows that a refund was issued and you have chosen option 2 above, please give a week from the check issuance date for your check to reach your address. If after this time, you still have not received a check, please contact the Accounting Office.
Financial Responsibility Form
Students attending Dunwoody are required to complete the Financial Responsibility Form annually. The agreement is our way of communicating your financial expectations and ensuring that you understand the financial repercussions of enrolled in classes at Dunwoody College of Technology (DCT). The policy outlines Dunwoody’s payment policy, holds, relationships with collection agencies, communication tools, etc.
Please complete the form annually through your my.dunwoody.edu account.
If you are receiving reimbursement from your employer, please be aware that you must pay your balance in full and request the reimbursement from your employer.
All Students who wish to leave Dunwoody after the first week of classes must formally withdraw from his or her classes. The Dean of Students and the Provost also have the ability to withdraw a student based on attendance issues or instructor recommendation. No longer attending classes does not constitute a formal withdrawal. Students who do not attend classes and think the course(s) will automatically be dropped due to non-attendance and fail to withdraw will be assigned grades of “F” for each course.
We highly recommend that students speak with program manager(s) prior to withdrawing to determine your status in the course(s).
It is highly encouraged that students visit the Financial Aid Office and Student Accounts Office prior to withdrawing to determine the impacts on financial aid and charges assessed to the student’s account. The Student Accounts Office may be able to assist you with setting up a payment plan, if necessary.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal regulations require students to make continuous progress towards completing a degree while attending Dunwoody. Students must meet both a minimum cumulative grade point average as well as successfully complete a percentage of their classes to continue on track to earning a degree or certification.
Release of Financial Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of students’ educational records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Students have specific, protected rights regarding the release of such records, and FERPA requires that institutions strictly adhere to these guidelines.
FERPA guidelines protect students by guarding against the release of their records without their consent. Each semester, The Florida State University publishes information for students and the public regarding their rights and the protection of their educational records under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.