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Refund Guidelines and Deadlines


Fall 2012

Unit Load Change For International & Nonresident Tuition Refund


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

Eligibility: A nonresident student 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 Nonresident Tuition Fee Refund


Refund %


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


For Example: An undergraduate International Student enrolls for 12 units, paying the $2,985 tuition fee, $4,464 nonresident tuition fee (12 x $372) and $484 local fees (total fees paid: $7,933). The student drops a 3 unit course (3 units at $372 = $1,116) 5 days into the 112 day semester. Student was enrolled for 4.5% of the 3-unit course and receives a refund of 95.5% of the nonresident tuition fee for the 3 units, $1,045.78 ($1,065.78 less $20 non-refundable administrative fee).


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