Iowa Western Community College

Refund of Tuition and Fees

Disbursement & Refund Dates
Fall 2019
Regular (Aug 19 - Dec 13)
Accelerated I (Aug 19 - Oct 16)
Sept. 11 Pell Refund
Sept. 18 Loan Disbursement to IWCC
Sept. 25 Loan Refunds to students
Fall Only Loans - (Aug 19 - Dec 13)
Sept. 18 First Half Loan Disbursement to IWCC
Sept. 25 First Half Loan Refunds to Students
Oct. 9 Second Half Loan Disbursement to IWCC
Oct. 11 Second Half Loan Refunds to Students
Accelerated Session II Start (Oct. 21 - Dec. 13)
Nov. 1 Pell Refund
Nov. 6 Loan Disbursement to IWCC
Nov. 8 Loan Refunds to Students
For Summer Dates Click Here

Students who officially withdraw from college or drop classes before the first calendar week of a regular term will be refunded all tuition and fees, including first-time enrollment, college services, program, and course fees.  Students who withdraw from college or drop classes during the first week of a regular term will be refunded all tuition and fees except the first-time enrollment fee.  Students who withdraw from college or drop classes during the second week of a regular term will be refunded fifty percent of tuition as well as fifty percent of program and course fees; neither college services fees nor the first-time enrollment fee will be refunded.  Even if a student adds a class in place of the one that is dropped, no fees will be refunded on the dropped class.  Students who withdraw from or drop classes after the second week of a regular term will not be refunded any tuition or fees.

Reiver Card

Iowa Western Community College Partners with Bank Mobile Disbursements to offer students college refund options with two choices for financial aid and tuition refund delivery: electronic deposit to another bank account or electronic deposit to a Bank Mobile Vibe account.  All Iowa Western Community College students, except high school students, who are enrolled in 6 or more credits, will receive a Refund Selection Kit during their first semester of enrollment.  This kit contains a ReiverCard which can serve as a school ID as well as a personal code for making the student’s refund preference selection.  Once it arrives, the student will need to visit to select a refund preference.  If the student chooses to select a direct deposit to another bank account, the refund will be processed by Bank Mobile Disbursements to the bank account specified.  If the student chooses to open a Vibe account, the ReiverCard will be activated as a functioning Debit MasterCard® and linked to the student’s Vibe account. 

For more information about the Reiver Card, please contact the Business Office at or (712) 325-3213.

View our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank.

Return of Federal Financial Aid Funds

Students who receive Title IV financial aid (Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitive Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Direct loans) are subject to federal return of Title IV funds statutes. These regulations apply to recipients of Title IV financial aid who completely withdraw from college or who stop attending all classes during the enrollment period.  The College must determine the amount of Title IV financial aid the student earned and return the unearned aid to the respective federal financial aid programs. Unearned aid will be returned to the federal programs in the following order: Loans (Federal Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Subsidized Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans), Grants (Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), and then other Title IV funds. The College must return the funds as soon as possible but must do so no later than 45 days after the College determines the withdrawal date or last date of attendance.

If a student officially withdraws from the college prior to completing 60% of the semester, financial aid awards will be adjusted accordingly and unearned aid will be returned to the appropriate federal financial aid program. If a student officially withdraws from the college after completing 60% or more of the semester, no financial aid adjustment or return of funds is necessary. The percent of the semester completed is based on calendar days from the first day of the semester through the last scheduled day of finals. This includes weekends and mid-semester breaks of less than five days. Students who do not go through the official withdrawal process will be treated as having attended through the midpoint of the semester, unless the last day of attendance can be documented.