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Refunds Information

Drops or withdrawals from courses is not an automatic process. It is the responsibility of the student to drop the classes that they are not attending. Failure to drop by the deadline dates may result in the student owing tuition and fees, receiving substandard grades, and losing eligibility for financial aidClick here for instructions on how to drop a class or withdraw from all classes.

Refund Procedures

A student may request a refund up to the end of the following term in which the refund was due. After that time, the student will not be eligible for the refund. Refunds are not automatic. To request an enrollment fee refund, submit a Refund Request Form at the Cashiers Office on your campus. Once the request is submitted, the refund processing time is 4 to 6 weeks (after the Last Day to Add Classes) during peak periods and 2 to 3 weeks during off peak periods.

Full-term/Regular Session Classes ( Resident and Non-Resident)

A student who cancels his/her registration prior to the first day of instruction, or officially withdraws from all classes through the Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes and Receive a Refund deadline, shall be entitled to a full refund less a $10 processing fee (charged whether or not the class was attended).

Short-Term and Late Start Classes (Resident and Non-Resident)

A student enrolled in a short-term class will receive a 100% refund (minus a $10 processing fee) if he/she officially withdraws before the 10% point of the length of the course.

Variable Unit Classes

No refund shall be made for variable units not earned by the student.

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