It is the student's responsibility to request a refund. Refund applications are available from the Student Fees Office.
The general refund policy covers the following fees: enrollment fees, state health fees, parking fees, student body fees, student representation fees, and non-resident tuition.
Students may apply for a refund if withdrawing from courses within the first two weeks of a full semester (18-week) course or, in the case of non 18-week courses, before 10 percent of the class meetings have passed.
After the second week of a full-semester course, or after 10 percent of the class meetings have passed on a non 18-week course, no refunds are available. Any additional classes added after the first two weeks will incur a financial responsibility.
- See the Dates & Deadlines page for refund deadlines.
Outstanding Debts Owed to the College
Students owing an outstanding debt to the College will have a hold placed on their academic records at the Admissions and Records office. Ordering transcripts and the issuance of a diploma will be withheld until the student clears the hold by paying the outstanding debt in full. A student’s ability to register for classes will be restored after having paid the debt in full or setting up a payment plan with the College. To pay the debt in full or arrange a payment plan, contact the Student Fees Office at (209) 384-6219 (Merced) or (209) 826-3431 (Los Banos). Credit card payments can be made online at MC Portal (mc4me.mccd.edu).
Attention: Non Resident and/or International Students
For Non Resident and/or International Students:
- Fees must be paid by the census date for each term
- If the student is unable to pay in full a payment plan MUST be initiated with the Student Fee's office so that the balance is paid in full before the end of the term.
- Students who fail to pay their fees, or maintain their payment plan, will be dropped from upcoming classes.