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Refund Guidelines


Fall 2010

Unit Load Change For International & Out-of-State Students: nonresident Tuition Refund


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


Eligibility: A nonresident student 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 for the semester 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) for the semester 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 nonresident Tuition 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


For Example: An undergraduate International Student enrolls for 12 units, paying the $2,115 State University Fee, $4,464 nonresident tuition (12 x $372) and $392 local fees (total fees paid: $6,971). The student drops a 3 unit course (3 units at $372 = $1,116) 5 days into the 113 day semester. Student was enrolled for 4.4% of the 3-unit course and receives a refund of 95.6% of the nonresident tuition for the 3 units, $1,046.90 ($1,066.90 less $20 non-refundable administrative fee).


Note: Students will not be eligible for nonresident tuition refund for unit load change that results in lower nonresident tuition 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