The act of registering for classes creates an obligation to pay regardless of attendance. Madison College does not drop classes or refund tuition for non-attendance.

Refunds at Madison College are processed according to the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Refund Policy for program, material, activity and non-resident tuition fees. 

  • Students must drop a class at least one day prior to the class start date to receive a 100 percent refund. To determine if you may qualify for a refund, use the Refund Estimation Calculator.
  • Non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation of registration, and students will be responsible for tuition and fees not paid.
  • Students are not eligible to receive financial aid for a class they do not attend.
  • Stop payment of a check does not constitute a formal drop/withdrawal from classes. 
  • Prior to dropping classes, students are encouraged to work with their instructors to see if class work can be made up. 
  • If the district cancels a class, the refund is 100 percent of all (program, supplemental materials, and nonresident tuition) fees paid.

For more information regarding requested drop dates and refund/reduction percentages, visit Class Refund Schedule.

For information on how to drop or swap Madison College classes, visit Add/Drop Classes.

Important Notes:

  • Drop requests are not accepted through instructors.
  • Dropping classes may affect receipt and/or require repayment of Financial Aid and/or Veterans Benefits.
  • The Madison College admission application fee is non-refundable.