Spring 2018 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 15, 2018 100% Refund 100% Refund January 15, 2018
During the first two weeks of instruction - January 16- January 29, 2018 Fees are determined based on courses enrolled as of January 29, 2018. See * below Pro-rated refund based on last dropped course or withdrawal date January 29, 2018
After the 2nd week of instruction, up to and including the 60th percentile of the semester - January 30 - March 23, 2018 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 24, 2018 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 30, 2018, 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 30, 2018 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 2018, the first day of instruction is January 16, 2018, and the last day of exams is May 17, 2018. 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 12, 2018. After census, students can no longer opt out of the fee for the semester. A student can opt out each semester the fee is charged. The 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.