Refund Policy | Southwestern Illinois College

To be eligible for a refund of tuition and fees, you may withdraw from classes online at eSTORM or submit a written request to one of the campus registration centers within the refund period.

No withdrawals will be accepted over the phone. For withdrawal procedures, refer to the Dropping Courses section on the Course Information page.

The term “refund” is strictly applicable only if all charges for which the student is liable have already been paid. Otherwise, any refund due will take the form of a corresponding reduction in the total liability on the student’s account.

To Receive a 100 Percent Refund of Your Tuition and Fees

You may drop classes online at eSTORM or submit a written request to the Belleville Campus Enrollment Services Office (if you mail your written notice, it must be postmarked) prior to the official start date of the class.

Specific “100% Deadline” dates for each class can be found on your eSTORM account. Log in, go to your Student Center, click My Class Schedule and click the Deadline icon. These dates are also published in each semester’s “Schedule of Classes” in the “Course Listings.”

To Receive a 90 Percent Refund of Your Tuition and 100 Percent of Your Fees

For classes three weeks or more in length

You may drop classes online at eSTORM or submit a written request to the Belleville Campus Enrollment Services Office (if you mail your written notice, it must be postmarked) within eight calendar days following the official start date of each class. The day after the class start date is counted as day one.

For classes between one and two weeks in length

You may drop classes online at eSTORM or submit a written request to the Belleville Campus Enrollment Services Office (if you mail your written notice, it must be postmarked) within one calendar day following the official start date of each class.

For classes less than seven calendar days in length

For classes that are in session less than seven calendar days, you will not be eligible to receive a 90% refund of tuition and 100% of fees.

Specific “90% Deadline” dates for each class can be found on your eSTORM account. Select Student Center, My Class Schedule, and click on the Deadline icon. These dates are also published in each semester’s “Schedule of Classes” in the “Course Listings.”

No refund of tuition and/or fees will be issued for a class dropped after the 90 percent date. Refunds will be issued directly to the student. “Refund” is strictly applicable only if all charges for which the student is liable have already been paid. Otherwise, any refund due will take the form of a corresponding reduction in the total liability on the student’s account. Please allow 30 days for processing. The refund policy is subject to change without notice.

Appeals concerning refunds may be made to the Dean of Enrollment Services using the Petition for Refund form.

Financial Aid Refund Policy

The Return of Funds policy for financial aid recipients differs from SWIC’s standard refund policy. Read the Federal Returns of Fund Policy.