Tuition Information

Tuition Refund Policy

Drop/Add Policy

Students may drop or add classes through the first five days of the term. Students may drop or add classes on-line or in person in the Student Service Centers. Occupational program students must obtain their faculty advisor’s signature before the transaction can be processed. Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) students are required to obtain the signature of a college counselor in order to drop or add classes. Dropped courses do not appear on your transcript and do not impact academic standing. Students may drop a course at any time prior to the first class meeting for a full refund. For "short term" courses, students may add or drop classes prior to the second (2nd) class session. Students who drop “short term” courses for which they received financial aid will be required to repay in accordance with federal and state repayment policies.

Withdrawing From a Class

After the fifth day of the semester and through the 60th day of fall and spring semester, students may withdraw from a class by completing a Drop/Add/Withdraw form. "Short term" courses have an adjusted schedule. Students must withdraw from a class in person or in writing; you cannot withdraw online. Withdrawn classes will appear on the transcript with a grade of "W." The student is responsible for 100% of the tuition and fees for courses withdrawn from . Withdrawing from a class will not affect the student's GPA. However, it will affect the completion rate.

Withdrawing From the College

Students who totally withdraw from all of their classes must submit a drop/add/withdraw form that includes the signature of a college counselor. Withdrawn classes will appear on the transcript with a grade of "W." According to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities guidelines, students enrolled at Riverland who totally withdraw from classes during fall and spring semester are subject to the following refund policy:

During the first five class days of the semester there will be a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees.
Date of TOTAL Withdrawal Semester Refund Received
6th-10th day of term 75% refund
11th-15th day of term 50% refund
16th-20th day of term 25% refund
after the 20th day of term 0% refund

It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw from college; the college does not assign a "W" grade for students who fail to officially withdraw.

If a student who receives Federal financial aid officially withdraws from all his/her classes or merely stops attending classes before 60% of the term is completed, the student will be required to repay a portion of his/her financial aid. The student's last date of attendance is determined by the date on the drop/add/withdraw form. If a student stops attending classes and does not notify the college, the student will receive "F" grades for all registered courses and the student's last date of attendance will be reported by the students' instructors.

Contact Information

Patty Hemann
Financial Aid Director

Julie Stadheim
Business Office