Spring 2014 Refund Policy & Deadline Dates
The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
Refund Policy for Tuition and Other Fees
(All refunds will be subject to a $5.00 administrative fee)
Important: It is the student's responsibility to drop courses, regardless of the reason, by the enrollment period deadlines to avoid charges or be eligible for a full or prorated refund. Failure to do so may result in charges and holds preventing university services. Students who do not plan to attend, should drop all courses before the first day of instruction to avoid enrollment charges.
Refund Deadline Dates
The following general rules will be followed by Accounting Services in making refunds to students for State-supported semesters (with references to Title 5, Section 41802):
|Enrollment Period||Drop Some But Not All Courses Including Swaps||Dropping All Courses or Officially Withdrawing From the University||Refund Deadline Dates|
|Before the first day of Instruction
(January 15, 2014)
|100% Refund||100% Refund||January 15, 2014|
|During the first two weeks of instruction
(January 16- January 30, 2014)
|Fees are determined based on courses enrolled as of January 30, 2014. See * below||Pro-rated refund based on last dropped course or withdrawal date||January 30, 2014|
|After 2nd week of instruction up to and including the 60th percentile of the semester
(January 31 - March 22, 2014)
-Adjustments (add, drop, swaps) may result in additional fee charges. See ** below
|Pro-rated refund based on last dropped course or withdrawal date||No Refund or Pro-rated Refund (whichever is applicable)|
|After the 60th percentile of the semester
(March 23, 2014 and thereafter)
|No Refund||No Refund||No Refund|
* A determination will be made at the end of the second week of instruction ( January 30, 2014) as to the amount of fees due for the number of units enrolled.
** Class schedule adjustments (add, drop, swap) will NOT be eligible for a refund and may result in additional fee charges (Tuition Fee, Non-Resident Tuition Fee, Professional Program Fee, and course fees).
Examples: (For those who enroll January 31, 2014 or thereafter)
1) Students who drop unit(s) but remain enrolled, resulting in a lower fee category (from Full-time to Part-time) will NOT be eligible for a refund.
2) Students who are enrolled in 6 units, drop 3 units, and eventually adds 3 more units will be charged at a Full-time status rate and any applicable Non-Resident Tuition Fee, Professional Program Fee, and/or course fee.
Pro-rated Refund and Schedule
Pro-rated refunds are calculated on a calendar day basis from the first day of instruction to the last day of exams, excluding breaks in instruction of five (5) consecutive days or more. Refunds are allowed to the 60th percentile of the academic period. For Spring 2014, the first day of instruction is January 16, 2014, and the last day of exams is May 15, 2014. The length of the academic period is 111 days. Each day within the academic period is 1/111.
- Tuition and Other Fees - Spring 2014
- Non-Resident Tuition Fee - Spring 2014
- Professional Program Fee - Spring 2014