Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 39

The refund amount for students withdrawing from the institution shall be based on a pro
rata percentage determined by dividing the number of calendar days in the semester that
the student completed by the total calendar days in the semester. The total calendar days
in a semester includes weekends, but excludes scheduled breaks of five or more days and
days that a student was on an approved leave of absence. The unearned portion shall be
refunded up to the point in time that the amount equals 60%.
Students that withdraw from the institution when the calculated percentage of completion
is greater than 60%, are not entitled to a refund of any portion of institutional charges. No
refunds are issued for dropping individual courses.
Refund will be mailed or distributed
thru direct deposit weekly.
No refunds will be made to students who withdraw from the College without filing
official withdrawal forms with the Registrar’s Office, nor will refunds be made to
students dropping individual courses after the last day to register.
Refunds for textbooks are processed through the college bookstore in accordance
with policies published in the Student Handbook.
For fee payment purposes, Darton State College is required, under the guidelines
established by the Regents of the University System of Georgia, to determine the residence
classification of all applicants/students of Darton State College. The following rules have
been adopted by the Board of Regents for this purpose:
1. If a person is 18 years of age or older, he or she may register as a resident student
only upon showing that he or she has been a legal resident of Georgia for a period of
at least twelve months immediately preceding the date of registration.
No emancipated minor or person 18 years of age or older shall be deemed to have
gained or acquired in-state resident status for fee purposes while attending any
educational institution in this State, in the absence of a clear demonstration that he or
she has in fact established legal residence in this State.
2. If a person is under 18 years of age, he or she may register as a resident only upon
showing that his or her supporting parent or guardian has been a legal resident of
Georgia for a period of at least twelve months immediately preceding the date of
3. A full-time employee of the University System and his or her spouse and dependent
children may register on the payment of resident fees.
4. Non-resident graduate students who hold teaching or research assistantships
requiring at least one-third time service may register as students in the institution in
which they are employed on payment of resident fees.
5. Full-time teachers in the public schools of Georgia and their dependent children may
enroll as students in the University System institutions on the payment of resident
6. All aliens shall be classified as non-resident students provided, however, that an alien
who is living in this country under an immigration status permitting permanent
residence shall have the same privilege of qualifying for resident status for fee
purposes as a citizen of the United States.
7. Foreign students who attend institutions of the University System under financial
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