Summer 2014 Refund Policy & Deadline Dates

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

Refund Policy for Tuition and Other Fees

(All refunds will be subject to a $5.00 administrative fee) Important: It is the student's responsibility to drop courses, regardless of the reason, by the enrollment period deadlines to avoid charges or be eligible for a full or prorated refund. Failure to do so may result in charges and holds preventing university services. Students who do not plan to attend, should drop all courses before the first day of instruction to avoid enrollment charges.

Refund Deadline Dates

The following general rules will be followed by Accounting Services in making refunds to students for State-supported semesters (with references to Title 5, Section 41802):

Enrollment PeriodDrop Some But Not All Courses Including SwapsDropping All Courses or Officially Withdrawing From the UniversityRefund Deadline Dates
Before the first day of Instruction (May 18, 2014) 100% Refund 100% Refund May 18, 2014
During the first four days of instruction (May 19 - May 22, 2014) Fees are determined based on courses enrolled as of May 22, 2014. See * below Pro-rated refund based on last dropped course or withdrawal date May 22, 2014
Starting May 23, 2014 up to and including the 60th percentile of the semester (May 23 - July 6, 2014) 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 (July 7, 2014 and thereafter) No Refund No Refund No Refund

* A determination will be made at the end of the fourth day of instruction ( May 22, 2014) 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 May 23, 2014 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 at a Full-time status rate and any applicable Non-Resident Tuition Fee, Professional Program Fee, and/or course fee.

 

Pro-rated Refund and 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 to the 60th percentile of the academic period. For Summer 2014, the first day of instruction is May 19, 2014, and the last day of exams is August 8, 2014. The length of the academic period is 82 days. Each day within the academic period is 1/82.

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