Payment and Return Policy

Payment Policies

Registration and confirmation of class assignments are not complete until financial clearance is received, indicating full payment or partial payment in accordance with a signed payment plan. In the event that the student fails to attend class or leaves the school for any reason, the student must formally withdraw through the Registrar’s Office. Failure to complete this withdrawal process will result in continued obligation for tuition and other charges. No student may withdraw from the school in good standing or graduate unless all current obligations are paid in full.  Non-payment of tuition and/or fees may result in college-initiated withdrawal.

Refund Policies

The following refund policy has been established for students registered in a higher education program. The $500.00 registration deposit is non-refundable and is not included in the partial semester tuition refunds described below. Students who are dismissed for non-academic reasons receive no refund of tuition.

  • Withdrawal prior to first day of classes: Full refund of tuition
  • Withdrawal during first week of classes: 75% refund of tuition
  • Withdrawal during second week of classes: 50% refund of tuition
  • Withdrawal during third week of classes: 25% refund of tuition
  • Withdrawal during the fourth week of classes: 0% refund of tuition

If you wish to terminate your enrollment, you must inform the college in writing of your termination, which will become effective on the day such writing is mailed.  Refund payments of credit balances will not be made until any pending scholarships, loans, and/or grants are received and credited to the student’s account. The student must pay all charges owed at the time of withdrawal or dismissal.

Students receiving funds from Title IV programs are subject to the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Return to Title IV (R2T4) policy. The return of your funds to Title IV is separate from any refund policy that the college may have. Therefore, you may still owe funds to the college to cover unpaid institutional charges. The College may also charge you for any Title IV program funds that the college was required to return.

In the event of an Act of God (i.e. hurricane, fire, etc.) that delays a scheduled start date, Northeast Maritime Institute will contact the student by telephone informing the student regarding the delay and the new intended scheduled start date.  A student may cancel this agreement without penalty within seven days of being notified of any expected delay to the scheduled start date.

Refund Payments

To receive a refund for any credit balance, the student must submit a written request to the Bursar’s Office. Refund payments of credit balances will not be made until the student’s scholarships, loans, and grants are received and credited to the student’s account. The student must pay all charges owed at the time of withdrawal or dismissal.

Financial Obligations

It is the College’s policy to withhold all diplomas, degrees, official transcripts, and other official recognition of work done at the school from students with any outstanding debts to the College. Students must pay fees in full before registering for subsequent semesters. Payments may be made by cash, personal check, certified check, money order, wire/ACH or online credit card.

Payment by Outside Agencies

If a student’s charges are to be paid by an outside agency, a payment authorization from that agency must accompany the registration.


Anyone eligible for course fee waivers must submit documentation to the Bursar’s Office. Waivers cannot be applied retroactively.

Billing Problems

Any discrepancies in a bill should be brought to the attention of the Bursar’s Office. In case of a billing dispute, the undisputed portion of the bill must be paid by the due date to avoid incurring late fees.

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