Programs & Courses
Financial Aid


At NWCC it is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw from classes.  Withdrawals can be submitted:


  • Unpaid library fines and other amounts owing to Northwest Community College are deducted from the refund.
  • The commitment fee (the deposit paid to save a seat in a class or program) is non-refundable.
  • Students required to withdraw due to violation of the Student Code of Conduct Policy are not entitled to any refund.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

The refund amount is calculated based upon the date of official withdrawal from the course or program. This can be done online through NW Connect (prior to the first day of class) or by submitting a completed change/withdrawal form to the registration desk at your local campus.

1. General Programs/Courses (1 month or longer in duration)

Deadlines Refund
Prior to the start of class/program        100% refund less commitment fee and application fee
Less than 10 business days after class/program starts 100% refund less commitment fee and application fee
10 business days or more into class/program                        No refund
Note for International applicants: first-term tuition is non-refundable unless a study permit is denied.

2. Short General Programs/Courses, Less than 1 month in duration (Some exceptions apply)

Deadlines Refund 
Prior to the start of class/program 100% refund less commitment fee and application fee
First day of class/program    100% refund less commitment fee and application fee                                                 
After first day of class/program                                                No refund

3. Workforce Training & Contract Services (WTCS) Programs/Courses

Deadlines Refund
Withdrawal of 7 days or more before the start of class 100% refund less a $10 administration fee                                                  
Withdrawal of between 3 and 7 days before the start of class 50% refund
Withdrawal of less than 3 days before the start of class No refund

How to Withdraw

This form must be completed for all courses dropped. You may withdraw from a course(s) and will receive a "W" grade until the last official day of withdrawal. The last official day of withdrawal is posted on the Important Academic Dates.  A completed change/withdrawal from must be received by the Registrar or Campus Registration by the deadline date. A "W" grade will then be assigned by the Registrar for the course(s). 

Full refunds will only be granted if the College cancels a course or if a student withdraws from a course for documented medical or bereavement reasons before the course starts.The decision to offer a refund for medical or bereavement reasons will be reviewed on a case by case basis.