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Refund Guidelines and Deadlines


Fall 2012


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


Deadline: August 27, 2012 - September 10, 2012 (On the First Day of Semester through the Published Drop Deadline Date)


Eligibility: A MBA/MSBA students who drops units on or before September 10, 2012, shall be entitled to a pro-rata refund of applicable tuition and fees less a non-refundable administrative fee of $20. 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. 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 non-refundable administrative fee of $20. The pro-rata refund is determined on the basis of the drop date that results in a lower tuition fee charges and the length of the semester. 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.


Schedule of Professional Program Fee Refund


Refund %


    On or before August 27, 2012
    August 27, 2012 through September 10, 2012
    By the Drop Date of September 10, 2012
    On September 11, 2012 and thereafter
no refund


Schedule of MBA/MSBA Program Fee Refund (reduction in units must occur by the Drop Deadline Date of September 10, 2012)

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, MSA or MSBA Student enrolls for 9 units, paying the $3,678 Tuition Fee, $1,200 MBA/MSBA Program Fee, $2,502 Professional Program Fee ($278 x 9 units), and $484 local fees (total tuition and fees paid: $7,864). The student drops a 3 unit MBA, MSA or MSBA course ($278 x 3 units = $834) 5 days into the 112 day semester. Student was enrolled for 4.5% of the 3-unit MBA/MSBA course and receives a refund of 95.5% of the Professional Program Fee for the 3 units, $1,545 for a partial refund of the tuition fees for dropping below the 6.1 units, and a partial refund of $500 for the MBA/MSBA Program fee for dropping below 6.1 units, for a total refund of $2,841.47 (Professional Program Fee $796.47 + $1,545 partial tuition + MBA/MSBA Program Fee $500) less $20 administrative fee.


Note: Students will not be eligible for Professional Program Fee or MBA/MSBA Program Fee refund for unit load change that results in lower Professional Program Fee and MBA/MSBA Program Fee charge after the Published Drop Deadline Date of September 10, 2012 unless a total withdrawal or cancellation of all classes takes place by November 1, 2012.


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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