Important Dates

Our goal is to keep you informed about important dates and information, to assist you in managing your HCU student account. See Student Accounts Holds & Fees page for more information.

Financial Settlement Deadlines

You must be financially settled one week prior to the start of your first class of the semester in order to remain registered.

Failure to meet the financial settlement deadline may result in being administratively withdrawn from courses for the semester and/or receiving a $150 late settlement fee.

Review the list below to verify when your financial settlement deadline is. See “On-Campus Students” tab for residential students and “Online Students” tab for online students.

Summer, 2023 – May Fastterm (May 15 – 26, 2023) (P6)

Financial Settlement Deadline: May 8, 2023
Census Date and Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: May 15, 2023

Summer, 2023 – First 8-Week Online Session (May 15, 2023 – July 9, 2023) (P9)

Financial Settlement Deadline: May 8, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: May 15, 2023
Census Date: May 20, 2023

Summer, 2023 – All Summer Online Session (May 15, 2023 – August 27, 2023) (P15)

Financial Settlement Deadline: May 8, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: May 15, 2023
Census Date: May 26, 2023

Summer, 2023 – First 5-Week Session (May 30, 2023 – June 30, 2023) (P2)

Financial Settlement Deadline: May 23, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: May 30, 2023
Census Date: June 5, 2023

Summer, 2023 – All Summer Residential Session (May 30, 2023 – August 4, 2023) (1)

Financial Settlement Deadline: May 23, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: May 30, 2023
Census Date: June 14, 2023

Summer, 2023 – Second 8-Week Online Session (July 3, 2023 – August 27, 2023) (P10)

Financial Settlement Deadline: June 26, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: July 3, 2023
Census Date: July 8, 2023

Summer, 2023 – Second 5-Week Online Session (July 3, 2023 – August 4, 2023) (P4)

Financial Settlement Deadline: June 26, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: July 3, 2023
Census Date: July 10, 2023

Dual Credit Term (August 28, 2023 – May 3, 2024) (202325)

Financial Settlement Deadline: August 21, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: August 28, 2023
Census Date: September 13, 2023

Fall, 2023 – All Fall Session (August 28, 2023 – December 15, 2023) (1)

Financial Settlement Deadline: August 21, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: August 28, 2023
Census Date: September 13, 2023

Fall, 2023 – First 8-Week Online Session (August 28, 2023 – October 22, 2023) (P9)

Financial Settlement Deadline: August 21, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: August 28, 2023
Census Date: September 2, 2023

Fall, 2023 – Second 8-Week Online Session (October 23, 2023 – December 17, 2023) (P10)

Financial Settlement Deadline: October 16, 2023
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: October 23, 2023
Census Date: October 28, 2023

Spring, 2024 – All Spring Session (January 8, 2024 – May 3, 2024) (1)

Financial Settlement Deadline: January 2, 2024
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: January 8, 2024
Census Date: January 24, 2024

Spring, 2024 – First 8-Week Online Session (January 8, 2024 – March 3, 2024) (P9)

Financial Settlement Deadline: January 2, 2024
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: January 8, 2024
Census Date: January 13, 2024

Spring, 2024 – Second 8-Week Online Session (March 4, 2024 – May 5, 2024) (P10)

Financial Settlement Deadline: February 26, 2024
Late Registration Fee Applies Starting: March 4, 2024
Census Date: March 9, 2024

Refund Percentages For Drops/Withdrawals By Date

Refund percentages are removed tuition charges from the student account. The last day to drop with a 100% refund on tuition and fees is prior to the first day of class. Fees are non-refundable once classes begin.
Student refunds will not be issued unless a credit is generated on your student account after the Student Accounts and Financial Aid Offices have finalized the withdrawal calculations. See Return and Repayment Policy for Title IV Funds page for more information.

  • Summer 2023 Sessions
    Summer, 2023 – May Fast Term (May 15, 2023 – May 26, 2023) (P6)
    • May 15, 2023: 50%
    • May 16, 2023 – May 26, 2023: 0%
    Summer, 2023 – First 8-Week Online Session (May 15, 2023 – July 9, 2023) (P9)
    • May 15, 2023: 90%
    • May 16, 2023 – May 17, 2023: 75%
    • May 18, 2023 – May 20, 2023: 50%
    • May 21, 2023 – July 9, 2023: 0%
    Summer, 2023 – All Summer Online Session (May 15, 2023 – August 27, 2023) (P15)
    • May 15, 2023 – May 19, 2023: 90%
    • May 20, 2023 – May 24, 2023: 75%
    • May 25, 2023 – May 26, 2023: 50%
    • May 27, 2023 – August 27, 2023: 0%
    Summer, 2023 – First 5-Week Session (May 30, 2023 – June 30, 2023) (P2)
    • May 30, 2023 – May 31, 2023: 90%
    • June 1, 2023 – June 4, 2023: 75%
    • June 5, 2023: 50%
    • June 6, 2023 – June 30, 2023: 0%
    Summer, 2023 – All Summer Residential Session (May 30, 2023 – August 4, 2023)
    • May 30, 2023 – June 5, 2023: 90%
    • June 6, 2023 – June 12, 2023: 75%
    • June 13, 2023 – June 14, 2023: 50%
    • June 15, 2023 – August 4, 2023: 0%
    Summer, 2023 – Second 8-Week Online Session (July 3, 2023 – August 27, 2023) (P10)
    • July 3, 2023: 90%
    • July 4, 2023 – July 5, 2023: 75%
    • July 6, 2023 – July 8, 2023: 50%
    • July 9, 2023 – August 27, 2023: 0%
    Summer, 2023 – Second 5-Week Session (July 3, 2023 – August 4, 2023) (P4)
    • July 3, 2023 – July 5, 2023: 90%
    • July 6, 2023 – July 9, 2023: 75%
    • July 10, 2023: 50%
    • July 11, 2023 – August 4, 2023: 0%
  • Dual Enrollment 2023 Session
    Dual Enrollment Term 2023-2024 (August 28, 2023 – May 10, 2024) (202325)
    • August 28, 2023 – September 4, 2023: 90%
    • September 5, 2023 – September 11, 2023: 75%
    • September 12, 2023 – September 13, 2023: 50%
    • September 14, 2023 – May 10, 2024: 0%
  • Fall 2023 Sessions
    Fall, 2023 – All Fall Session (August 28, 2023 – December 15, 2023)
    • August 28, 2023 – September 1, 2023: 90%
    • September 2, 2023 – September 11, 2023: 75%
    • September 12, 2023 – September 13, 2023: 50%
    • September 14, 2023 – December 15, 2023: 0%
    Fall, 2023 – First 8-Week Online Session (August 28, 2023 – October 22, 2023) (P9)
    • August 28, 2023: 90%
    • August 29, 2023 – August 30, 2023: 75%
    • August 31, 2023 – September 2, 2023: 50%
    • September 3, 2023 – October 22, 2023: 0%
    Fall, 2023 – Second 8-Week Online Session (October 23, 2023 – December 17, 2023) (P10)
    • October 23, 2023: 90%
    • October 24, 2023 – October 25, 2023: 75%
    • October 26, 2023 – October 28, 2023: 50%
    • October 29, 2023 – December 17, 2023: 0%
  • Spring 2024 Sessions
    Spring, 2024 – All Spring Session (January 8, 2024 – May 3, 2024)
    • January 8, 2024 – January 12, 2024: 90%
    • January 13, 2024 – January 22, 2024: 75%
    • January 23, 2024 – January 24, 2024: 50%
    • January 25, 2024 – May 3, 2024: 0%
    Spring, 2024 – First 8-Week Online Session (January 8, 2024 – March 3, 2024) (P9)
    • January 8, 2024: 90%
    • January 9, 2024 – January 10, 2024: 75%
    • January 11, 2024 – January 13, 2024: 50%
    • January 14, 2024 – March 3, 2024: 0%
    Spring, 2024 – Second 8-Week Online Session (March 4, 2024 – May 5, 2024) (P10)
    • March 4, 2024: 90%
    • March 5, 2024 – March 6, 2024: 75%
    • March 7, 2024 – March 9, 2024: 50%
    • March 10, 2024 – May 5, 2024: 0%
  • Summer 2024 Sessions
    Summer, 2024 – May Fast Term (May 6, 2024 – May 17, 2024) (P6)
    • May 6, 2024: 50%
    • May 7, 2024 – May 17, 2024: 0%
    Summer, 2024 – First 8-Week Online Session (May 6, 2024 – June 30, 2024) (P9)
    • May 6, 2024 – May 7, 2024: 90%
    • May 8, 2024 – May 10, 2024: 75%
    • May 11, 2024 – May 13, 2024: 50%
    • May 14, 2024 – June 30, 2024: 0%
    Summer, 2024 – All Summer Online Session (May 6, 2024 – August 25, 2024) (P15)
    • May 6, 2024 – May 10, 2024: 90%
    • May 11, 2024 – May 15, 2024: 75%
    • May 16, 2024 – May 17, 2024: 50%
    • May 18, 2024 – August 25, 2024: 0%
    Summer, 2024 – First 5-Week Session (May 20, 2024 – June 21, 2024) (P2)
    • May 20, 2024 – May 21, 2024: 90%
    • May 22, 2024 – May 23, 2024: 75%
    • May 24, 2024: 50%
    • May 25, 2024 – June 21, 2024: 0%
    Summer, 2024 – All Summer Residential Session (May 20, 2024 – July 26, 2024) (1)
    • May 20, 2024 – May 23, 2024: 90%
    • May 24, 2024 – May 28, 2024: 75%
    • May 29, 2024 – May 30, 2024: 50%
    • May 31, 2024 – July 26, 2024: 0%
    Summer, 2024 – Second 5-Week Session (June 24, 2024 – July 26, 2024) (P4)
    • June 24, 2024 – June 25, 2024: 90%
    • June 26, 2024 – June 27, 2024: 75%
    • June 28, 2024: 50%
    • June 29, 2024 – July 26, 2024: 0%
    Summer, 2024 – Second 8-Week Online Session (July 1, 2024 – August 25, 2024) (P10)
    • July 1, 2024 – July 2, 2024: 90%
    • July 3, 2024 – July 5, 2024: 75%
    • July 6, 2024 – July 8, 2024: 50%
    • July 9, 2024 – August 25, 2024: 0%
  • Dual Enrollment 2024 Session
    Dual Enrollment Term 2024-2025 (August 26, 2024 – May 2, 2025) (202425)
    • August 26, 2024 – August 30, 2024: 90%
    • August 31, 2024 – September 9, 2024: 75%
    • September 10, 2024 – September 11, 2024: 50%
    • September 12, 2024 – December 13, 2024: 0%
  • Fall 2024 Sessions
    Fall, 2024 – All Fall Session (August 26, 2024 – December 13, 2024)
    • August 26, 2024 – August 30, 2024: 90%
    • August 31, 2024 – September 9, 2024: 75%
    • September 10, 2024 – September 11, 2024: 50%
    • September 12, 2024 – December 13, 2024: 0%
    Fall, 2024 – First 8-Week Online Session (August 26, 2024 – October 20, 2024) (P9)
    • August 26, 2024 – August 27, 2024: 90%
    • August 28, 2024 – August 30, 2024: 75%
    • August 31, 2024 – September 3, 2024: 50%
    • September 4, 2024 – October 20, 2024: 0%
    Fall, 2024 – Second 8-Week Online Session (October 21, 2024 – December 15, 2024) (P10)
    • October 21, 2024 – October 22, 2024: 90%
    • October 23, 2024 – October 25, 2024: 75%
    • October 26, 2024 – October 28, 2024: 50%
    • October 29, 2024 – December 15, 2024: 0%
  • Spring 2025 Sessions
    Spring, 2025 – All Spring Session (January 6, 2025 – May 2, 2025)
    • January 6, 2025 – January 10, 2025: 90%
    • January 11, 2025 – January 17, 2025: 75%
    • January 18, 2025 – January 22, 2025: 50%
    • January 23, 2025 – May 2, 2025: 0%
    Spring, 2025 – First 8-Week Online Session (January 6, 2025 – March 2, 2025) (P9)
    • January 6, 2025 – January 7, 2025: 90%
    • January 8, 2025 – January 10, 2025: 75%
    • January 11, 2025 – January 13, 2025: 50%
    • January 14, 2025 – March 2, 2025: 0%
    Spring, 2025 – Second 8-Week Online Session (March 3, 2025 – May 4, 2025) (P10)
    • March 3, 2025 – March 4, 2025: 90%
    • March 5, 2025 – March 7, 2025: 75%
    • March 8, 2025 – March 17, 2025: 50%
    • March 18, 2025 – May 4, 2025: 0%

Federal Aid Student Refund Dates

Academic Year Disbursements and Student Refunds by academic year:
Summer 2023
  • Disbursement begins July 7, 2023
  • Eligible students can expect refunds to be processed by: July 28, 2023

Fall 2023
  • First disbursement begins September 6, 2023
  • Eligible students can expect refunds to be processed by: September 22, 2023

  • Second disbursement on October 27, 2023
  • Eligible students can expect refunds to be processed by: November 17, 2023

Spring 2024
  • First disbursement begins January 17, 2024
  • Eligible students can expect refunds to be processed by: February 2, 2024

  • Second disbursement on March 15, 2024
  • Eligible students can expect refunds to be processed by: April 5, 2024

See “Direct Deposit Set-up” on the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on how to receive your student refund as a direct deposit instead of a mailed check.

Loan Adjustment Requirements

You have the right to cancel all or a portion of this loan disbursement within 14 days after disbursement has been made. However, keep in mind any cancellation or reduction of loans may cause you to owe money to HCU. To cancel or reduce your loan, send a signed and dated request to reduce or cancel your loans to FinancialAid@HC.edu.

Learn for more information regarding financial aid disbursement.