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Refund Guidelines


Summer 2013

Unit Load Change for Residents: Partial Refund of Tuition Fee


Eligibility: Paid full-time students are eligible for a partial refund of the Tuition Fee if they are officially registered for 6.0 or fewer units by the published drop date of the their earliest session:

Registered Session/s
Partial Refund Deadline
Single Session
June 21
July 5
July 26
June 21
Multiple Sessions
R1 (or R4) and R2
June 21
R1 (or R4), R2 and R3
June 21
R1 (or R4) and R3
June 21
R2 and R3
July 5


Partial Refund Calculations:
Fees paid for 6.1 or more units
Less Fees paid for 6.0 units or less    
Difference between 6.1 or more units and 6.0 units or less Tuition Fees    
Less Non-refundable Administrative Fee    
Partial Refund    


*Courses will be offered through College of Extended Learning. For more information, please visit http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/ for information regarding the refund policies.


**Only apply for Summer 2013 tuition payments for the following graduate programs:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.)
  • Masters of Science - Physical Therapy (M.P.T.)
  • Doctors of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Science (D.P.T.Sc.)


All other courses will be offered through College of Extended Learning. For more information, please visit http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/.


Refund checks will be processed after July 26, 2013. This prevents inadvertent issuance of partial refund checks to students whose classes start at a later time and for those students waiting to add classes.


A refund request form is not required unless students want to expedite the refund process. Allow 2 - 3 weeks from the date the refund request form is received and stamped by the Bursar's Office for checks to be processed.


If a partial refund check is issued and classes are added resulting in an unit load of 6.1 or more units, students must return the refund check or pay the additional registration fees , and have the add forms validated by the Bursar's Office. The administrative fee of $20 assessed for the refund check processing is non-refundable.


If a partial refund check was requested and issued, and the student withdraws from the University between first day of instruction for the earliest enrolled session and July 26, 2013, the remaining refund check will be calculated using the withdrawal pro-rata schedule for the original full-time registration fees paid less any partial refunds issued and administrative fees.




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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