Refund Policy

Full payment of tuition and fees by the payment deadline is required to complete registration.

When you register for a class, a seat is reserved for you. If you don't make the full payment, Delta College reserves the right to drop you for non-payment or submit your unpaid student account balance to legal collection process. 

Refund policy

Deadlines may fall on a Saturday, Sunday or holidays when offices are closed. You may drop courses during the refund period online in your Student Self-Service account, in person, by email, by faxing a letter or by mailing a letter (postmark will be considered the drop date). Any refund due to you will be processed after the add/drop period has ended.

Refunds are based on the date the add/drop is submitted. Calendar days begin and include the first day of college class, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

    • 100 percent refund: from the official start date listed through the ninth (9th) calendar day

No refunds will be issued after the ninth (9th) calendar day from the official start date listed. A calendar day is defined as all the days of the week, including Saturday, Sunday and holidays and includes the first day of class.

    • 100 percent refund: through the first quarter of the total days of the course.

No refunds will be issued after the first quarter of the course.

Total days is defined as all of the days from the official start date to the end date listed (including the first day of class, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays)

    • 100 percent refund: before the start of the course.

No refunds will be issued after the start date of the course.

Some courses are non-refundable or non-transferable. For details regarding continuing education courses, call 989-686-9305.

Offsetting equal credits and course fees

During the 10th through the 25th day from the official start date of the semester students are permitted to offset equal credits and course fees within the same academic discipline (for example, switching from an ENG course to another ENG course, but not from an ENG course to a MTH course) with the written recommendation of their instructors through the add/drop procedures.

For credits or fees added in excess of credits dropped, additional tuition and fees must be paid.  During this period, grades of “W” will not be assigned to courses dropped through the offset process.  Offset cannot be done between sessions (for example, dropping an ENG course during the first 7 ½ week session and adding an ENG course during the second 7 ½ week session, or dropping a MTH course during the Spring 7 week session and adding a MTH course during the Summer 7 week session).

Financial aid recipients considering an offset should check with the financial aid office prior to submitting an add/drop request for an offset.  Offsets must be processed via the Registrar’s office.

Refund schedule for Winter 2023

Class Begins
100% Refund (9 calendar days)
Saturday, January 7 January 15
Sunday, January 8 January 16
Monday, January 9 January 17
Tuesday, January 10 January 18
Wednesday, January 11 January 19
Thursday, January 12 January 20
Friday, January 13 January 21


You can check the Refund End Date for your courses here. If you don't see your course listed, you can reach out to the Registrar's Office for assistance. 

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