Refund Policy

Refund Policy

In order to receive a refund, except in cases when Blackhawk cancels or discontinues a course, a student must request a refund. This also applies to drops due to non-attendance. Blackhawk will issue the refund within two weeks of a request.

Exceptions to the Refund policy are considered on rare occasions for legitimate extenuating circumstances— situations beyond your control. These may include serious illness or hospitalization of you or your immediate family, death of an immediate family member, military activation or deployment. A tuition refund appeal is granted at the discretion of the College. 

To qualify for an exception, you must submit an Exception to the Refund form, along with supporting documentation, to the Registration and Records Office within one calendar year of the semester end date. Exceptions are reviewed and processed at the end of each month.

Refunds will be issued in accordance with the following state guidelines:

100% Refund

If a student drops any course before the first class meeting, 100% of the fees shall be refunded-- Excluding non-refundable fees.

If a student drops a course before or at the time 10% of the course’s potential hours of instruction have been completed and adds another course on the same day, 100% credit will be received for all applicable student tuition and fees for the dropped class.

80% Refund

Eighty percent of all applicable student tuition and fees are to be refunded if the application for refund is made before or at the time 10% of the course’s potential hours of instruction have been completed--Excluding non-refundable fees.

60% Refund

Sixty percent of all applicable student tuition and fees are to be refunded if the application for refund is made after 10% but before more than 20% of the course’s potential hours of instruction have been completed--Excluding non-refundable fees. (A grade of “W” will appear on the student transcript.)

0% Refund

No refund is to be made if the application for refund is made after 20% of the course’s potential hours of instruction have been completed. (A grade of “W” will appear on the student transcript.)