Upon registration, students must either pay or select a payment option within five (5) calendar days or classes may be dropped for non-payment.
It is students' responsibility to drop a course if they do not plan on attending and will be held financially responsible for those classes if they do not drop by the refund deadline.
Only Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 will have their in state tuition and mandatory fees covered by the VA. Other VA benefits are not covered.
Section 103, PL 115-407: In accordance to Title 38 of the United States Code (U.S.C) §3679(e), Ohlone College has updated its current policy regarding the enrollment of covered individual in terms of charging tuition and penalties related to the delay in the payment from the VA for Chapter 30, 33 and 31 recipients. Chapter 30, 31, and 33 students can request to have their payment deferred due to the delay in the payment from the VA by: Providing a copy of the DD-214-Member 4 (Honorable Discharge) with the Application for the VA benefit/copy of the Certificate of Eligibility/or VAF 28-1905 authorization form, before registering for classes.
No late fee will be charged to the student’s account for up to 90 days from the date the college submits the enrollment certification or until the end of the period of enrollment, whichever comes later. Students are not be denied access to any resources (such as classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have paid their balance or set up a payment plan. Students are not be required to borrow additional funding to cover the tuition and fees while waiting for the payment. Chapter 30, 31 and Chapter 33 students who have a balance—which then prevents them from requesting an official transcript—can contact the Ohlone Veterans Affairs Office to request the transcript be released due to the delay in the payment from Veterans Affairs.
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Any reduction in VA student's enrollment may create an overpayment (tuition/fees, BAH/assistance allowance) and VA will collect the overpayment from the student.
Section 1019 of Public Law 116-315: Starting Spring 2021, the school is liable to return any overpayment in Tuition and Fees due to the reduction in the students’ credits, instead of the student, within the established timeframe. The payment may be more than, less than, or equal to the amount crediting to the student’s account based on the school’s refund policy. The institution has the right to bill the student’s account if the debt is more than the credit balance the student currently has and a notification will be sent to the student regarding the charge. It is student’s responsibility to make a payment in a timely manner.