Belmont College

Refund Policy

Refund of Tuition and Eligible Fees*

To receive a refund of tuition and eligible fees, the student must follow the withdrawal procedure prescribed by the College.  Tuition and other eligible fees are refundable according to the following schedule:

Calendar Days Refund Percentage
Prior to the first day of class 100%
1–5 days from the 1st day of class 100%
6–14 days from the 1st day of class    50%
15 days and beyond NO REFUND

Refunds of instructional fees (tuition), general fees, technology fees, student life fees, and course fees, if applicable, are based on the first calendar day of the term.  The refund schedule will be adjusted proportionately.  Refunds do not apply to non-refundable fees and/or deposits.  *This College refund policy is separate and distinct from the Title IV Pro-Rata Financial Aid Refund.

Refunds due to withdrawal or overpayment

A refund check results from a credit balance that is created by an overpayment by a student on their account or a withdrawal from a course during the refund period at the start of the term.  Refunds are mailed to the student’s permanent address listed at the Records Office.  These refunds will be issued after the completion of the 50% refund period of 14 calendar days from the start of the term.  Students can expect to receive their refund check within 10-14 business days from the refund posting date.  Student should allow at least 3 to 5 business days for refund checks to arrive.  If a student refund check is not received in 14 calendar days a stop payment and reissue of the funds can be done.

A refund may be delayed if Belmont College does not have your correct address on file.  To ensure that your address is accurate, you can verify the address on file by clicking on the “Personal Info” hyperlink next to your name after logging in to My Belmont at  The address on file will be under the “Biographical Info” tab.

Financial Aid Refund Information

Refunds will be issued only if your student account is paid in full and has a credit balance.  A credit balance indicates your tuition is paid and there is a remaining balance that could be refunded to you.

All financial aid awards will be posted in two equal disbursements within the semester.  As a result, the first disbursement may not fully cover the cost of tuition and fees.  As a student, this means that your excess funds (refund) may not be available on your account until the second disbursement occurs.

The first disbursement will be posted to your student balance during the fifth week of the term; this is an approximate timeframe and may not be exact.  If you have been awarded financial aid, and your award exceeds your cost of attendance (tuition, fees and bookstore charges), you may receive a refund.

The second disbursement of your award, the remaining 50% of your award, will be posted to your student account balance during the midpoint of the term.  If your award exceeds the entire cost of attendance (tuition, fees, and bookstore charges), you may receive a refund. Refund Schedule

Once you see “A/R Refund” on your account, your refund will be issued (by mail, debit card, or direct deposit) 10-14 business days following the date that it posted to your account.  You may view your tuition account.  You must log into your My Belmont account to view this page.

To receive your refund you must sign up for one of the convenient disbursement methods by activating your Belmont College Prepaid Discover Card.  A prepaid card is automatically sent to your mailing address on file with the Records Office a few weeks after your initial registration with Belmont College if you have a completed FAFSA on file.  Please retain this card as it will be used throughout your career at Belmont College.

To select your refund method, visit and activate your card.

Learn how to activate and manage your card.

Your refund may be delayed if your address information on file is incorrect.  To verify that your address is accurate, log into My Belmont at and click the “Personal Info” hyperlink next to your name.  The address on file will be under the “Biographical Info” tab.  If you need to change your address, click on the pencil icon after “Name, Address, and Personal Details ”.  Enter your correct address information and click “Submit.”

Students must be aware of the policy regarding their enrollment status because it affects their financial aid. Before any financial aid assistance is issued, you must submit all necessary documents to the Financial Aid Office.

If you have questions regarding your award and/or refund amount you should contact the Financial Aid Office at 740-699-5154.


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Contact Information

Business Office
Belmont College
120 Fox-Shannon Place
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Phone: 740.695.8507
Fax: 740.699.3990