Refunds

Students may request a refund of tuition and/or fees for dropped courses or withdrawal from the Institute. Refunds are calculated as a percentage of total fees assessed, not as a percentage of partial payments on installments. Refunds are generally processed at the end of the second week past the 12th class day for fall and spring semesters, and two weeks after the fourth class day for summer sessions.

Refund for Dropped Courses

Students who drop courses during the drop period will receive a refund on tuition and fees, based on the following schedule:

Sixteen-Week Semester (Fall and Spring Semesters)
During class days:

  1. During class days: One through 12 .....100% of total fees
  2. After the 12th class day ................ 0% of total fees

Twelve-Week Semester (Fall Late Start & Spring Late Start Semesters)
During class days:

  1. One through 12 ......................... 100% of total fees
  2. After the 12th class day ................ 0% of total fees

Eight-Week Semester (Fall 1 and 2, Spring 1 and 2)
During class days:

  1. One through 12 ......................... 100% of total fees
  2. After the 12th class day ................ 0% of total fees

Six-Week Semester (Summer I, II, and III)
During class days:

  1. One through four .............................. 100% of total fees
  2. After the fourth class day .................. 0% of total fees

Four-Week Semester (JumpStart Semester)
During class days:

  1. One through three ............................ 100% of total fees
  2. After the third class day ..................... 0% of total fees

Mini Semester
During class days:

  1. One through three ............................. 100% of total fees
  2. After the third class day ...................... 0% of total fees

In order to receive a refund for dropped courses, a student must remain enrolled in the Institute. If a student withdraws after having previously dropped one or more courses, no refunds will be given for the dropped course(s). Students should review the Six Drop Rule to understand limits on dropped courses.

Refund for Withdrawal

Students who drop courses during the drop period will receive a refund on tuition and fees, based on the following schedule:

16-Week Semester (Fall and Spring Semesters)
During class days:

  1. One through 12 .....100% of total fees
  2. After the 12th class day .....0% of total fees

12-Week Semester (Fall Late Start & Spring Late Start Semesters)
During class days:

  1. One through 12 ......... 100% of total fees
  2. After the 12th class day..... 0% of total fees

Eight-Week Semester (Fall 1 and 2, Spring 1 and 2)
During class days:

  1. One through 12 ......... 100% of total fees
  2. After the 12th class day..... 0% of total fees

Six-Week Semester (Summer I, II, and III)
During class days:

  1. One through four ........... 100% of total fees
  2. After the fourth class day..... 0% of total fees

Four-Week Semester (JumpStart Semester)
During class days:

  1. One through three .......... 100% of total fees
  2. After the third class day..... 0% of total fees

Mini Semester
During class days:

  1. One through three .......... 100% of total fees
  2. After the third class day .....0% of total fees

In order to receive a refund for dropped courses, a student must remain enrolled in the Institute. If a student withdraws after having previously dropped one or more courses, no refunds will be given for the dropped course(s). Students should review Six Drop Rule to understand the limits regarding dropped courses.

Students officially withdrawing during the refund period will receive a refund for tuition, Student Center Fee, Student Services Fee, course fee, Library Use Fee and Technology Service Fee according to the refund schedule below.

16-Week Semester (Fall and Spring Semesters)
Prior to the:

  • First day of class.....100% of total fees (less $15 matriculation fee).

During class days:

  • One through five .............. 80% of total fees
  • Six through 10 ................. 70% of total fees
  • 11 through 15 ...... 50% of total fees
  • 16 through 20 ..... 25% of total fees
  • After the 20th class day.....0% of total fees

12-Week Semester (Fall and Spring Late-Start Semesters)
Prior to the:

  • First day of class . 100% of total fees (less $15 matriculation fee).

During class days:

  • One through five .................80% of total fees
  • Six through 10 ....................70% of total fees
  • 11 through 15 .........50% of total fees
  • 16 through 20 ........25% of total fees
  • After the 20th class day.....0% of total fees

Eight-Week Semester (Fall 2 and 3, Spring 2 and 3 Semesters)
Prior to the:

  • First day of class ...... 100% of total fees (less $15 matriculation fee).

During class days:

  • One through three .............80% of total fees
  • Four through six .................50% of total fees
  • After the sixth class day.....0% of total fees
  • Six-Week Semester (Summer I, II, & III Semesters)

Prior to the:

  • First day of class .................100% of total fees (less $15 matriculation fee).

During class days:

  • One through three ...............80% of total fees
  • Four through six ..................50% of total fees
  • After the sixth class day.....0% of total fees
  • JumpStart Semesters (Four week semester, NCBO)

Prior to the:

  • First day of class ................100% of total fees (less $15 matriculation fee).

During class days:

  • One .....................................80% of total fees
  • Two .....................................50% of total fees
  • After the second class day.....% of total fees

Mini Semesters
Prior to the:

  • First day of class ................100% of total fees (less $15 matriculation fee).

During class days:

  • One ....................................80% of total fees
  • Two ....................................50% of total fees
  • After the second class day.....0% of total fees


The $10 property deposit is refundable upon written request from the student to the Cashier’s Office.

Withdrawing from the Institute does not relieve the student of any financial obligations under the Installment Payment Program or for any student loans, as these are the student’s legal financial commitments.

NOTE: Students withdrawing from the Institute are required to surrender their student identification card and parking permit. Withdrawal from the Institute also precludes the student from receiving a refund for dropped courses.

Dual Campus Students
Students taking classes on both the Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar University campuses will be entitled to a refund of one Student Center Fee, one Health Center Fee and one Recreation Center Fee. Contact the Cashier's Office for financial aid information regarding dual-campus adjustment refunds.