Upon withdrawal from a course, the school requests the student to state in writing the reason for leaving. If a student’s course is terminated by the school, official notification via certified mail or Federal Express delivery will be mailed.
You have the right to cancel your Enrollment Agreement, without penalty or obligation, and obtain a refund of all amounts paid if the School does not accept you or if you cancel within in writing three (3) days after signing the Enrollment Agreement and making an initial payment.
If written notice of cancellation is made prior to or on the first day of instruction, the School, without penalty or obligation, will refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
Cancellation shall occur when you give written notice of cancellation to the President at the address of the school shown on the title page of the catalog. You can do this by mail, hand delivery, or facsimile. The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with postage prepaid. The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form, and, however expressed, is effective if it indicates that you no longer wish to be bound by the enrollment agreement.
If you cancel the enrollment agreement, the school will refund any money you paid within 30 days after your written notice of cancellation is received.
REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST CANCEL IN WRITING. You do not have the right to cancel by just telephoning the school or by not attending a class session.
You have the right to withdraw from your program of instruction at any time. At a minimum, students who have completed 60 percent or less of the academic year for which they are charged are entitled to a pro-rata refund.
If the school has given you any textbooks or equipment, you shall return them to the school within 30 days following the date of your notice of cancellation. If you fail to return this equipment in good condition within the 30-day period, the school may retain that portion of payment paid by you, and the school shall deduct the charges from any refund that may be due to you. Once you pay for the textbooks or equipment, it is yours to keep without further obligation.
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IF THE AMOUNT THAT YOU HAVE PAID IS MORE THAN THE AMOUNT THAT YOU OWE FOR THE TIME YOU ATTENDED, THEN A REFUND WILL BE MADE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF WITHDRAWAL. IF THE AMOUNT THAT YOU OWE IS MORE THAN THE AMOUNT THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID, THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY IT. IF A STUDENT LOAN WAS USED TO PAY FOR YOUR TUITION AND FEES, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO REPAY THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE LOAN PLUS INTEREST, LESS THE AMOUNT OF ANY REFUND.
For the purpose of determining the amount you owe for the time you attended, you will be considered to have withdrawn from your program when any of the following occurs:
For programs longer than one academic year, the cancellation and refund policy shall apply to the stated program price attributable to each academic year. All of the stated program price attributable to the period beyond the first academic year will be refunded when the student terminates during the first academic year. In case of prolonged illness or accident, death in the family, or other circumstances that make it impractical to complete the program, the school shall make a settlement that is reasonable and fair to both parties.
You may repeat a course. If you should withdraw from the program for any reason, based on the refund policy, the hours in attendance for repeating a course will be included in the total hours attended in determining your financial obligation to the school.
If any portion of your tuition was paid from the proceeds of a federal loan, the refund will be sent to the lender or to the agency that guaranteed the loan. Any amount of the refund in excess of the unpaid balance of the federal loan will be first used to repay any federal / state / private student financial aid program from which you received benefits, in proportion to the amount of the benefits received. Any remaining amount greater than $5.00 will be paid to you. If there is a balance due, you will be responsible for paying that amount.
To protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution that closes, the California Legislature established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF). California law requires a resident California student who pays his or her own tuition, either directly or through a loan, to pay a state-imposed fee for the STRF. The student is responsible for paying the state assessment amount for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. The STRF is used to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of:
Non-California residents or recipients of third-party payer tuition and course costs (such as workforce investment vouchers or rehabilitative funding) are not eligible for protection under and recovery from the STRF.
Students seeking a STRF reimbursement must file a STRF application within one year of receiving notice from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, Department of Consumer Affairs, that the institution is closed. If you do not receive notice from the Bureau, you have four years from the date of closure or within two years of your receipt of an explanation of your rights and a claim form, whichever of those claim periods expires later, to file a STRF application. If a judgment is obtained, you must file a STRF application within two years of the final judgment.
It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, financial aid papers, receipts, or any other information that documents money paid to the institution. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to:Department of Consumer Affairs