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Refund Guidelines


Fall 2010

Unit Load Change for Residents: Partial Refund of MBA/MSBA Professional Fee and MBA/MSBA Program Fee


Deadline: August 24, 2010 - September 7, 2010 (On the First Day of Instruction through the Published Drop Deadline Date)


Eligibility: A MBA/MSBA students who drops units on or before September 7, 2010, shall be entitled to a pro-rata refund of applicable tuition less a non-refundable administrative fee of $20.00. The pro-rata refund is determined on the basis of the drop date that results in a lower tuition charge and the length of the semester. The length of the semester is calculated from the first day of instruction through final exams and excludes any breaks of five (5) days or more.


For Fall 2010 semester, the total number of days from the first day of instruction (August 24, 2010) through the last day of final exams (December 20, 2010) is 113. The calculation excludes any breaks of five (5) days or more.


Calculation: Students will receive a pro-rata refund less a non-refundable administrative fee of $20.00. Refund checks are processed and forwarded to the student's home address on file within two - three weeks from the published drop date of September 7, 2010. A refund request form is not required unless students want to expedite the refund check processing which is normally ten business days from the date the Bursar's Office staff receives and stamps the refund form.


Schedule of MBA/MSBA Professional Fee Refund


Refund %


    On or before August 23, 2010
    August 24, 2010 through September 7, 2010
    By the Drop Date of September 7, 2010
    On September 8, 2010 and thereafter
no refund


Schedule of MBA/MSBA Program Fee Refund

Partial Refund Schedule for MBA/MSBA Graduate Students for MBA/MSBA Program Fee
    Fees Paid for 6.1 or More units $1,200.00
    Less: Fees Paid for 0 to 6.0 units $700.00
                Administrative Fee
    Partial Graduate Refund $480.00


For Example: A resident graduate MBA or MSBA Student enrolls for 9 units, paying the $2,607 State University Fee, $1,200 MBA/MSBA Program Fee, $1,980 MBA/MSBA Professional Fee ($220 x 9 units), and $392 local fees (total fees paid: $6,179). The student drops a 3 unit MBA/MSBA course ($220 x 3 units = $660) 5 days into the 113 day semester. Student was enrolled for 4.4% of the 3-unit MBA/MSBA course and receives a refund of 95.6% of the MBA/MSBA Professional Fee for the 3 units and a partial refund of $500 for the MBA/MSBA Program fee for dropping below 6.1 units for a total refund of $1,130.96 (MBA/MSBA Professional Fee $630.96 + $500 MBA/MSBA Program Fee less $20 administrative fee).


Note: Students will not be eligible for MBA/MSBA Professional Fee or MBA/MSBA Program Fee refund for unit load change that results in lower MBA/MSBA Professional Fee and MBA/MSBA Program Fee charge after the Published Drop Deadline Date of September 7, 2010 unless a total withdrawal or cancellation of all classes takes place by October 29, 2010.


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Bursar's Office - San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave - Adm 155, San Francisco, CA 94132-4161

Phone: 1.415.338.1281 - Fax: 1.415.338.7787 - Email: bursar@sfsu.edu