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Tuition and Fees Policy
 
Tuition rates at Frank Phillips College are set by the Board of Regents of the College in accordance with the provisions of Texas statutes. Tuition rates are subject to change without notice by the action of the State Legislature or the Board of Regents. Tuition and fees are payable in full before the first day of class unless the student has signed up for the Payment Plan Option (FACTS). A student is not officially registered until full payment of tuition and fees is made. Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card approved by the Business Office. All students must pay tuition according to their resident classification as follows:

A resident of the Borger Junior College District is a student who resides within the Borger Junior College District and is not classified as a Non-Resident of Texas as explained in this section.

A resident of Ochiltree County is a student who resides within Ochiltree County and is not classified as a Non-Resident of Texas as explained in this section.

A Non-resident (of a Taxing District) is a student that neither resides within the Borger Junior College District or Ochiltree County nor is classified as a Non-resident of Texas.

A Non-resident of Texas is a student younger than 18 years of age who does not live with his or her family and whose family resides in another state or whose family has not resided in Texas for the 12 months preceding the date of registration or a student of 18 years of age or over who resides out of state or who has not been a resident of the state 12 months after his 18th birthday or for 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration.

A student 18 years of age or older may be exempt from being classified as a Non-Resident of Texas if he or she owns property which is subject to ad valorem taxation by either the Borger Junior College District or Ochiltree County. See Tuition & Basic Fee tables on the following pages.
 
Returned Check Policy
 
Students must exercise care when paying the college by check. A $25 charge will be assessed for all returned checks. Returned checks that were submitted for payment of tuition and fees must be redeemed in cash by the tenth class day, or the student will be suspended from all courses. All other checks must be redeemed within five days after notice, or the student will not be permitted to attend class until the returned check and “Return Check Charge” are paid.
 
Tuition and Fee Refunds
 
Refunds are not automatically awarded. Students must complete appropriate forms to acquire authorized refunds. No refunds can be awarded until after the third week of classes. Processing refunds for the fall and spring semesters usually requires four to six weeks.
 
Tuition and fees paid directly to Frank Phillips College by a sponsor, donor, or scholarship shall be refunded to the source rather than directly to the student. Students who receive financial assistance should refer to the Student Financial Services section of the Catalog for refund information.
 
Students will be refunded 100% of their tuition and fees if a class is canceled by the college.
 
If a student withdraws from college prior to the first day of the semester, tuition and fees will be refunded minus a $15 service charge. A $10.00 schedule fee will be charged to (drop and add) a class during the refund period.
 
Refunds are credited to the account associated with the student’s ID card.
 
Students who officially withdraw or reduce their course enrollment after the first day of classes will have their tuition and mandatory fees refunded according to the following schedule:
 
Fall, Spring, and Summer Long Semesters:
Prior to the first class day
100%
During the first 15 class days
70%
During the 16th through 20th class days
25%
After the 20th class day
None
 
Summer I and Summer II Semesters:
Prior to the first class day
100%
During the first 5 class days
70%
During the 6th and 7th class days
25%
After the 7th class day
None
 
Mini-Terms:
Prior to the first class day
100%
During the first 2 class days
70%
After the 2nd class day
None
 
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