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Refund Guidelines


Spring 2010

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


Deadline: January 25, 2010 - February 5, 2010 (On the First Day of Instruction through the Published Drop Deadline Date)


Eligibility: A nonresident student who drops units on or before February 5, 2010, shall be entitled to a pro-rata refund of applicable tuition less an 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 Spring 2010 semester, the total number of days from the first day of instruction (January 25, 2010) for the semester through the last day of final exams (May 21, 2010) is 112. The calculation excludes any breaks of five (5) days or more.


Calculation: Students will receive a pro-rata refund less an 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 February 5, 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 January 22, 2010
    January 25, 2010 through February 5, 2010
    By the Drop Date of February 5, 2010
    On February 6, 2010 and thereafter
no refund


For Example: An undergraduate International Student enrolls for 12 units, paying the $2,013 State University Fee, $4,464 nonresident tuition and $357 local fees (total fees paid: $6,834). 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 for the 3 units, $1,045.78 ($1,065.78 less $20 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 February 5, 2010 unless a total withdrawal or cancellation of all classes takes place by April 6, 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