Spring 2017 Refund Policy & Deadline Dates

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Refund Policy for Tuition & Other Fees

When applying for a tuition refund, it is the student's responsibility to drop courses, regardless of the reason, by the published deadlines to avoid charges and be eligible for a full or prorated refund. Failure to do so may result in charges and holds preventing Student Accounts from processing a refund.

Students who no longer plan to attend Fresno State, if at all possible, should drop all courses before the first day of instruction to avoid tuition charges. Refer to the Class Schedule for important information about dropping classes.

All refunds will be subject to a $5.00 administrative fee.

Refund Deadline Dates

The following rules will be followed by Accounting Services when processing refunds to students for State-supported semesters (reference to Title 5, Section 41802):

Enrollment Period Drop Some But Not All Courses Including Swaps Dropping All Courses or Officially Withdrawing From the University Refund Deadline Dates
Before the first day of Instruction - January 16, 2017 100% Refund 100% Refund January 16, 2017
During the first two weeks of instruction - January 17- January 30, 2017 Fees are determined based on courses enrolled as of January 31, 2017. See * below Pro-rated refund based on last dropped course or withdrawal date January 30, 2017
After the 2nd week of instruction, up to and including the 60th percentile of the semester - January 31 - March 24, 2017 No Refund -Adjustments (add, drop, swaps) may result in additional fee charges. See ** below Pro-rated refund based on last dropped course or withdrawal date No Refund or Pro-rated Refund (whichever is applicable)
After the 60th percentile of the semester - March 25, 2017 and thereafter No Refund No Refund No Refund
Notes

* A determination will be made at the end of the second week of instruction on January 31, 2017, as to the amount of fees due for the number of units enrolled.

** Class schedule adjustments (add, drop, swap) will NOT be eligible for a refund and may result in additional fee charges (Tuition Fee, Non-Resident Tuition Fee, Professional Program Fee, and course fees).

Examples: For those who enroll on January 31, 2017 or thereafter

  1. Students who drop unit(s) but remain enrolled, resulting in a lower fee category (from full-time to part-time) will not be eligible for a refund
  2. Students who are enrolled in 6 units, drop 3 units, and eventually adds 3 more units will be charged a full-time status rate and any applicable Non-Resident Tuition Fee, Professional Program Fee, and/or course fees.

Pro-rated Refunds & Schedule

Pro-rated refunds are calculated on a calendar day basis from the first day of instruction to the last day of exams, excluding breaks in instruction of five (5) consecutive days or more.

Refunds are allowed up to the 60th percentile of the academic period (semester). For Spring 2017, the first day of instruction is January 17, 2017, and the last day of exams is May 18, 2017. The length of the academic period is 113 days. Each day within the academic period is 1/113 percentile.

Student Involvement & Representation Fee (SIRF)

This is a voluntary fee and once the fee is posted a student's account, students can opt out. The deadline to opt out of the fee is census date February 13, 2017. After census, students can no longer opt out of the fee for the semester. A student can opt out each semester the fee is chargedThe fee is non-refundable.

For step-by-step instructions to opt out of SIRF, please refer to How to Opt Out of the Student Involvement & Representation Fee.