Refund Guidelines and Deadlines
Withdrawal from the University- Pro-Rata Refund of Tuition and Nonresident Tuition Fees
Deadline: August 27, 2012 – November 1, 2012 (On the First Day of the semester through the 60% point of the semester)
Eligibility: Students are entitled to a pro-rata refund when they cancel their registration, drop all courses, or officially withdraw no later than November 1, 2012. SF State students must withdraw from the University and submit a completed withdrawal card as required by the Registrar's Office at the One Stop Student Services Center. The official withdrawal procedure facilitates the refund process. Otherwise, for unofficial withdrawals and/or cancellation of classes, refund checks will not be processed until after the 60 percent of the attendance period, which is after November 1, 2012 unless a Refund Request form is submitted to the Bursar’s Office.
Calculation: Students will receive a pro-rata refund less a $20 non-refundable administrative fee. The pro-rata refund is determined on the basis of the student's withdrawal date and the length of the semester. The length of the semester is calculated from the first day of the semester through final exams and excludes any breaks of five (5) days or more. Refund checks are processed and forwarded to the student's home address within three weeks from the official withdrawal date. A Refund Request form is not necessary to complete the refund process.
For Fall 2012 semester, the total number of days from the first day of the semester (August 27, 2012) through the last day of final exams (December 22, 2012) is 112. The calculation excludes any breaks of five (5) days or more.
For Example: Undergraduate Resident Student A enrolls for 6 units, paying the $1,731 Tuition Fee and $484 local fees (total fees paid: $2,215). Student withdraws 28 days into the 112-day semester. Student was enrolled for 25.0% (28/112) of the term and receives a refund of 75.0% of the total tuition fee, $1,641.25 ($1,661.25 less $20 non-refundable administrative fee).
Undergraduate International Student B enrolls for 6 units, paying the $1,731 Tuition Fee, $2,232 ($372 x 6 units) Nonresident Tuition and $484 local fees (total fees paid: $4,447). Student withdraws 28 days into the 112-day semester before the pro-rata deadline date for the nonresident tuition. Student was enrolled for 25.0% (28/112) of the term and receives a refund of 75.0% of the total fees paid, $3,315.25 ($3,335.25 less $20 non-refundable administrative fee).
*See Withdrawal Policy