Financial Aid Refunds

Have You Selected Your Refund Preference?

Login to and select your refund preference today. Whether you select the OneAccount or ACH to your bank account, you must select a refund preference to receive your refund.

Fall 2014 Refunds:

  • Scholarship/Grants Begin - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  • Loans Begin - Friday, October 10, 2014

Late-Fall 2014 Refunds:

  • Scholarship/Grants Begin - Friday, October 31, 2014
  • Loans Begin - Friday, November 14, 2014

Refund disbursements after this date will be processed through Higher One every Friday: Financial aid refunds including loans will be disbursed to Higher One on Friday of each week but always within 2 weeks from the day the college receives your funds from your funding source or bank (lender). Until funds are received by NCC, your financial aid will be in the "Pending" status and you will not be eligible for a refund.

Regarding your student loan: Beginning with the Summer 2010 Session, Federal Student Stafford loans and Federal Parent Plus loans will be processed through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. The Direct Loan Program will send the funds through electronic transfer directly to the school and funds will be disbursed to the student account within 3 days of receipt. Students obtaining a private alternative loan may need to sign a paper check at the bursar's office in order for funds to be disbursed. If we contact you to come to the Bursar's Office to sign a check, please respond promptly so the funds can be deposited and credited to your account before the check becomes outdated. Checks that are not signed are returned to the lender and may not be reissued. Loan funds may be received several weeks after grants and scholarships. Refunds are not available unless and until there is a credit balance on the student account resulting from receipt of funds in excess of student charges. Credit student account balances resulting from student loan and other financial aid funds are refunded according to the student's refund preference within 14 days from disbursement.

Use MyNCC  to check your Tuition Bill/Schedule to see if your financial aid has been "Applied": This means that funds have been received and posted to your Tuition Bill. Once funds are applied, any credit balance will be refunded through Higher One within 2 weeks. New refunds become available through Higher One every Friday. You must have a credit balance on your Bill to get a refund.

Refunds will only be paid to the student according to their refund preference except for a) contractual third party payments - refund payable to the third party named, and b) excess parent plus loan funds - refund payable to the parent named in the academic calendar. Refunds for amounts paid to NCC by check are not processed until 2 weeks after the payment was deposited

Click here for an explanation of your Tuition Bill/Schedule: Please note that the "Cash Refund" amount on the Tuition Bill/Schedule is cumulative and represents the total cash refund processed for the semester to-date.

Login to your account to check your refund status: Once funds have been applied to your tuition bill, you can check your refund status with Higher One. Your funds will be sent to Higher One within 2 weeks after they are received by NCC. If they are not in your Higher One account by the Friday after they are applied to your Tuition bill, they will be available on the following Friday.

NCC reserves the right to change the date and time of refund disbursement due to mechanical or technical difficulties or unexpected college closings.

Withdrawal Policy: Remember your financial aid funds are for educational purposes only and are contingent upon your remaining eligible for financial aid. Should you drop, withdraw or fail to attend your classes, your financial aid award may be reduced or reversed and you may be responsible for returning all or part of your refund. See the Financial Aid Office prior to making any schedule changes. See the Total Withdrawal Policy for a full explanation of how total withdrawal from school will affect your financial aid.

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