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Tuition Refunds

Course registration creates a financial obligation to GCC. A tuition refund is only effective upon formal (written) withdrawal. The student can withdraw in writing in the Record’s Office or at any campus center location. They can also withdraw online through their myGCC account. Please be aware that non-attendance is NOT withdrawal. For further information on academic withdrawal, please contact the Record’s Office at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6218.

Tuition Refunds

The SUNY Board of Trustees approved a resolution standardizing the Refund Policy for all New York State community colleges as of the Fall semester 1998. A student is eligible to receive a 100% refund of tuition charges up until the day before the semester begins. After that date, the student is charged in accordance with the policy:

All dates are subject to change.

Spring 2021

Full Semester

Classes begin Monday, January 25, 2021

Date of Withdrawal Refund
Drop PRIOR to January 25 100%
Drop January 25 - January 31 75% (25% Charge)
Drop February 1 - February 7 50% (50% Charge)
Drop February 8 – February 14 25% (75% Charge)
Withdrawal AFTER February 14 0% (100% Charge)

First 7-Week Session

Classes begin Monday, February 1, 2021

Date of Withdrawal Refund
Drop PRIOR to February 1 100%
Drop February 1 - February 7 25% (75% Charge)
Withdrawal AFTER February 7 0% (100% Charge)

Last 12-Week Session

Classes begin Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Date of Withdrawal Refund
Drop PRIOR to February 16 100%
Drop February 16 – February 22 60% (40% Charge)
Drop February 23 – March 1 30% (70% Charge)
Withdrawal AFTER March 1 0% (100% Charge)

Last 7-Week Session

Classes begin Monday, March 29, 2021

Date of Withdrawal Refund
Drop PRIOR to March 29 100%
Drop March 29 – April 4 25% (75% Charge)
Withdrawal AFTER April 4 0% (100% Charge)

Manage Your Refund

Genesee Community College now offers students three ways to get their refund if money is due back to them: Direct Deposit, Reloadable Prepaid Card and Paper Check.

If you do not make a selection, you will receive a paper check issued by Wells Fargo. 

To choose your refund method:

  1. Log into myGCC
  2. Click on My Account
  3. Click on Banner Self-Service
  4. Click on Manage My Student Account
  5. Click on Manage My Refund