Tuition Refund

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Students who wish to drop/withdraw (See Official Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy) from a course or withdraw from their program are encouraged to complete the Official Course Drop/Withdrawal Form located in the myCSU Student Portal; however, students may withdraw in any manner by contacting the Office of the Registrar. Any refunds due will be issued within 30 calendar days. All students who drop/withdraw from a course after the drop date (7 calendar days) will be charged a one-time 20 percent Registration Fee (maximum of $200 per degree program). The remaining tuition will be refunded based on the course start date and the tuition percentage amounts listed below. Note: Refunds may be reduced by the cost of the textbook (See Textbook and Course Material Policy).

Table 1 displays the percentage of tuition returned to the student minus the application and/or registration fee AFTER the listed timeframes.

Table 1 – Percent Return
* Percent return is effective after the timeframe.

Percentage of Returned Refund
Timeframe* Percentage returned to student
1st week 80%
2nd week 60%
3rd week 40%
4th week 20%
5th week 0%

Sample Refund Calculation:

The following tables pertain to the sample refund calculation. Table 2 denotes the institutional charges. Table 3 is a sample refund calculation.

Table 2 – Institutional Charges

Institutional Charges
CSU Institutional Charge Amount
Tuition (3-credit undergraduate course) $675
One-time Registration Fee – 20% $135

 

Table 3 - Sample Refund Calculation

Student requests to drop course AFTER the first week, i.e. in Week 2, (and after the 7-day cancellation period from the time of enrollment):

Sample Refund Calculation
CSU Institutional Charge Eligible Refund
Tuition (3-credit undergraduate course) $675
One-time Registration Fee ($135)
Net Remaining Tuition  $540
Refund Percentage 80%
Eligible Refund $540 * 80% = $432

Note: Refunds may be reduced by the cost of the textbook (See Textbook and Course Material Policy).