§ 35.30. Refund policy.
(a) The deadline for withdrawal of students with partial tuition refunds shall be:
(1) The end of the third week of each semester or trimester.
(2) The end of the second week of each quarter.
(3) At the end of 20% of the scheduled instruction for summer sessions, special sessions and irregularly scheduled sessions and courses.
(b) Enrollment at the end of the periods prescribed in subsection (a) shall be considered final for the purposes of § 35.61 (relating to full-time equivalent enrollment).
(c) In the event that a disruption of the academic term occurs through no fault of the student body, which results in loss of opportunity to be provided the scheduled instruction for that academic term within the time frame specified in the catalog, the college shall declare that academic term void and shall provide a refund to students according to policy established by the college and approved by the Secretary.
(1) Loss of opportunity shall mean insufficient time to receive the necessary 15 weeks of instruction through normal scheduling or some other innovative calendar arrangements which do not place an excessive burden on the student.
(2) Time frame specified in the catalog may provide for flexibility in revising the calendar during an academic year in the best interest of the students.
(3) If an academic term is declared void, the audit by the Department for the fiscal year during which it occurred shall show an appropriate reduction in operating expense and full-time equivalent student enrollment upon which State reimbursement is based.
(4) Prior to the closing of a college because of disruption cited in this subsection, the board of trustees shall announce publicly the intent to close, the rationale for the closing and file the intent with the Secretary.
The provisions of this § 35.30 amended February 9, 1973, effective February 10, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 281; amended May 27, 1977, effective May 28, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 1426; amended June 10, 1977, effective June 11, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 1577. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (10400).
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