Refunds

There are multiple types and reasons to receive a refund or a disbursement. After your fees have been paid in full, you have two options for receiving the excess funds remaining on your account. 

Refunds of basic registration fees and non-resident tuition fee are calculated exactly the same for Resident, Non-Resident, and International Students. See below for more information.

Students withdrawn completely from the University during their enrolled term may be responsible for prorated mandatory fees. Percentages for prorated fees are based on the number of days of enrollment in the school term.

 

 

TYPES OF REFUNDS

Financial Aid Disbursements

Grants, Loans, Scholarships, and other financial aid will first apply to your fees. Surplus or remaining Financial Aid will be given to you as a "refund" or disbursement after tuition, campus-based fees, and housing costs (if applicable) have been paid.

Parent PLUS Loans will be disbursed to the parent, not the student.

Student Financial Services will only disburse your funds after your aid is approved and authorized by the Office of Financial Aid. For more information about the amount of your financial aid you may be eligible for, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (657) 278-3125, or visit them during their office hours in UH-146.

"Cash" Refunds (overpayments)

Prorated Refunds (Complete Withdrawal from the University):   
Students who have completely withdrawn from the University during the term will receive a prorated refund of mandatory fees, including non-resident tuition fee (Proration defined by the number of days a student is enrolled in a term). There are no refunds of basic registration fees or non-resident tuition fee for  students withdrawing after the 60% point in the term

Partial Refunds (Full-time to Part-time): 
These refunds are for students that have dropped units, causing their enrollment status to change from full-time (7+ units) to part-time (0-6 units) during the campus designated drop period.

Fees not Eligible for Refund 

No full refund of tuition and campus fees if courses are dropped during school term (See Academic Calendar for official dates).

No refund of tuition and campus fees if courses are dropped after 60% point in the term. Prorated charges of student fees will still apply to account balance.

Category III & IV Fees (See
List of All Student Fees).

Enrollment/Housing Deposit.

Service fees incurred from online payments with Credit/Debit cards even if tuition fees are refunded.

 



table of prorated fees & refunds

Summer 2018 Prorated Fees and Refunds

Summer refunds are categorized into five categories: Session A, B, C, D, and E. For more information on Summer refunds, visit the Summer and Winter Sessions refund page. 

Summer and Winter Prorated Fees & Refunds

Fall 2018 Prorated Fees and Refund Table

  Partial Refund Amount (Full-time to Part-time)
Refund Period Basic registration fees Non-Resident tuition fee
Prior to Sept 12 Refund of difference between
full-time and part time fees
Refund of the dollar amount
of dropped units
Sept 12 - Dec 21 Not eligible for partial refund Not eligible for partial refund
  Prorated Refund Amount (Complete Withdrawal from the University)
Refund Period Basic registration fees Non-Resident tuition fee
Prior to Aug 25 100% Refunded 100% Refunded
Aug 25 - Oct 31 See daily proration table below See daily proration table below
Nov 01 - Dec 21 Not eligible for prorated refund Not eligible for prorated refund

DAILY REFUND PRORATION TABLES:

          Last Day for Partial Refund                     Last Day for Prorated Refund          
September 11, 2018 October 31, 2018
Day in Term Date in Term % of Fees Retained % of Fees Refunded
1 Aug 25 0.9% 99.1%
2 Aug 26 1.8% 98.2%
3 Aug 27 2.7% 97.3%
4 Aug 28 3.5% 96.5%
5 Aug 29 4.4% 95.6%
6 Aug 30 5.3% 94.7%
7 Aug 31 6.2% 93.8%
8 Sept 01 7.1% 92.9%
9 Sept 02 8.0% 92.0%
10 Sept 03 8.8% 91.2%
11 Sept 04 9.7% 90.3%
12 Sept 05 10.6% 89.4%
13 Sept 06 11.5% 88.5%
14 Sept 07 12.4% 87.6%
15 Sept 08 13.3% 86.7%
16 Sept 09 14.2% 85.8%
17 Sept 10 15.0% 85.0%
18 Sept 11 15.9% 84.1%
19 Sept 12 16.8% 83.2%
20 Sept 13 17.7% 82.3%
21 Sept 14 18.6% 81.4%
22 Sept 15 19.5% 80.5%
23 Sept 16 20.4% 79.6%
24 Sept 17 21.2% 78.8%
25 Sept 18 22.1% 77.9%
26 Sept 19 23.0% 77.0%
27 Sept 20 23.9% 76.1%
28 Sept 21 24.8% 75.2%
29 Sept 22 25.7% 74.3%
30 Sept 23 26.5% 73.5%
31 Sept 24 27.4% 72.6%
32 Sept 25 28.3% 71.7%
33 Sept 26 29.2% 70.8%
34 Sept 27 30.1% 69.9%
35 Sept 28 31.0% 69.0%
36 Sept 29 31.9% 68.1%
37 Sept 30 32.7% 67.3%
38 Oct 01 33.6% 66.4%
39 Oct 02 34.5% 65.5%
40 Oct 03 35.4% 64.6%
41 Oct 04 36.3% 63.7%
42 Oct 05 37.2% 62.8%
43 Oct 06 38.1% 61.9%
44 Oct 07 38.9% 61.1%
45 Oct 08 39.8% 60.2%
46 Oct 09 40.7% 59.3%
47 Oct 10 41.6% 58.4%
48 Oct 11 42.5% 57.5%
49 Oct 12 43.4% 56.6%
50 Oct 13 44.2% 55.8%
51 Oct 14 45.1% 54.9%
52 Oct 15 46.0% 54.0%
53 Oct 16 46.9% 53.1%
54 Oct 17 47.8% 52.2%
55 Oct 18 48.7% 51.3%
56 Oct 19 49.6% 50.4%
57 Oct 20 50.4% 49.6%
58 Oct 21 51.3% 48.7%
59 Oct 22 52.2% 47.8%
60 Oct 23 53.1% 46.9%
61 Oct 24 54.0% 46.0%
62 Oct 25 54.9% 45.1%
63 Oct 26 55.8% 44.2%
64 Oct 27 56.6% 43.4%
65 Oct 28 57.5% 42.5%
66 Oct 29 58.4% 41.6%
67 Oct 30 59.3% 40.7%
68 Oct 31 60.2% 39.8%
 69 Nov 01 100.0% 0.0%
 70 Nov 02 100.0% 0.0%
71 Nov 03 100.0% 0.0%
72 Nov 04 100.0% 0.0%
73 Nov 05 100.0% 0.0%
74 Nov 06 100.0% 0.0%
75 Nov 07 100.0% 0.0%
76 Nov 08 100.0% 0.0%
77 Nov 09 100.0% 0.0%
78 Nov 10 100.0% 0.0%
79 Nov 11 100.0% 0.0%
80 Nov 12 100.0% 0.0%
81 Nov 13 100.0% 0.0%
82 Nov 14 100.0% 0.0%
83 Nov 15 100.0% 0.0%
84 Nov 16 100.0% 0.0%
85 Nov 17 100.0% 0.0%
86 Nov 18 100.0% 0.0%
87 Nov 19 100.0% 0.0%
Fall
Recess
 Nov 20 100.0% 0.0%
 Nov 21 100.0% 0.0%
Nov 22 100.0% 0.0%
 Nov 23 100.0% 0.0%
 Nov 24 100.0% 0.0%
 Nov 25 100.0% 0.0%
88 Nov 26 100.0% 0.0%
89 Nov 27 100.0% 0.0%
90 Nov 28 100.0% 0.0%
91 Nov 29 100.0% 0.0%
92 Nov 30 100.0% 0.0%
93 Dec 01 100.0% 0.0%
94 Dec 02 100.0% 0.0%
95 Dec 03 100.0% 0.0%
96 Dec 04 100.0% 0.0%
97 Dec 05 100.0% 0.0%
98 Dec 06 100.0% 0.0%
99 Dec 07 100.0% 0.0%
100 Dec 08 100.0% 0.0%
101 Dec 09 100.0% 0.0%
102 Dec 10 100.0% 0.0%
103 Dec 11 100.0% 0.0%
104 Dec 12 100.0% 0.0%
105 Dec 13 100.0% 0.0%
106 Dec 14 100.0% 0.0%
107 Dec 15 100.0% 0.0%
108 Dec 16 100.0% 0.0%
109 Dec 17 100.0% 0.0%
110 Dec 18 100.0% 0.0%
111 Dec 19 100.0% 0.0%
112 Dec 20 100.0% 0.0%
113 Dec 21 100.0% 0.0%

Spring 2018 Prorated Fees and Refund Table

  Partial Refund Amount (Full-time to Part-time)
Refund Period Basic registration fees Non-Resident tuition fee
Prior to Feb 6 Refund of difference between
full-time and part time fees
Refund of the dollar amount
of dropped units
Feb 6 - May  18 Not eligible for partial refund Not eligible for partial refund
  Prorated Refund Amount (Complete Withdrawal from the University)
Refund Period Basic registration fees Non-Resident tuition fee
Prior to Jan 19 100% Refunded 100% Refunded
Jan 20 - Apr 04 See daily proration table below See daily proration table below
Apr 05 - May 18 Not eligible for prorated refund Not eligible for prorated refund

DAILY REFUND PRORATION TABLES:

          Last Day for Partial Refund                     Last Day for Prorated Refund          
February 05, 2018 April 04, 2018
Day in Term Date in Term % of Fees Retained % of Fees Refunded
1 Jan 20 0.9% 99.1%
2 Jan 21 1.8% 98.2%
3 Jan 22 2.7% 97.3%
4 Jan 23 3.6% 96.4%
5 Jan 24 4.5% 95.5%
6 Jan 25 5.4% 94.6%
7 Jan 26 6.3% 93.8%
8 Jan 27 7.1% 92.9%
9 Jan 28 8.0% 92.0%
10 Jan 29 8.9% 91.1%
11 Jan 30 9.8% 90.2%
12 Jan 31 10.7% 89.3%
13 Feb 01 11.6% 88.4%
14 Feb 02 12.5% 87.5%
15 Feb 03 13.4% 86.6%
16 Feb 04 14.3% 85.7%
17 Feb 05 15.2% 84.8%
18 Feb 06 16.1% 83.9%
19 Feb 07 17.0% 83.0%
20 Feb 08 17.9% 82.1%
21 Feb 09 18.8% 81.3%
22 Feb 10 19.6% 80.4%
23 Feb 11 20.5% 79.5%
24 Feb 12 21.4% 78.6%
25 Feb 13 22.3% 77.7%
26 Feb 14 23.2% 76.8%
27 Feb 15 24.1% 75.9%
28 Feb 16 25.0% 75.0%
29 Feb 17 25.9% 74.1%
30 Feb 18 26.8% 73.2%
31 Feb 19 27.7% 72.3%
32 Feb 20 28.6% 71.4%
33 Feb 21 29.5% 70.5%
34 Feb 22 30.4% 69.6%
35 Feb 23 31.3% 69.8%
36 Feb 24 32.1% 68.9%
37 Feb 25 33.0% 67.0%
38 Feb 26 33.9% 66.1%
39 Feb 27 34.8% 65.2%
40 Feb 28 35.7% 64.3%
41 Mar 01 36.6% 63.4%
42 Mar 02 37.5% 62.5%
43 Mar 03 38.4% 61.6%
44 Mar 04 39.3% 60.7%
45 Mar 05 40.2% 59.8%
46 Mar 06 41.1% 58.9%
47 Mar 07 42.0% 58.0%
48 Mar 08 42.9% 57.1%
49 Mar 09 43.8% 56.3%
50 Mar 10 44.6% 55.4%
51 Mar 11 45.5% 54.5%
52 Mar 12 46.4% 53.6%
53 Mar 13 47.3% 52.7%
54 Mar 14 48.2% 51.8%
55 Mar 15 49.1% 50.9%
56 Mar 16 50.0% 50.0%
57 Mar 17 50.9% 49.1%
58 Mar 18 51.8% 48.2%
59 Mar 19 52.7% 47.3%
60 Mar 20 53.6% 46.4%
61 Mar 21 54.5% 45.5%
62 Mar 22 55.4% 44.6%
63 Mar 23 56.3% 43.8%
64 Mar 24 57.1% 42.9%
65 Mar 25 58.0% 42.0%
Spring
Recess
Mar 26 58.0% 42.0%
Mar 27 58.0% 42.0%
Mar 28 58.0% 42.0%
Mar 29 58.0% 42.0%
Mar 30 58.0% 42.0%
Mar 31 58.0% 42.0%
Apr 01 58.0% 42.0%
66 Apr 02 58.9% 41.1%
67 Apr 03 59.8% 40.2%
68 Apr 04 60.7% 39.3%
 69 Apr 05 100.0% 0.0%
 70 Apr 06 100.0% 0.0%
71 Apr 07 100.0% 0.0%
72 Apr 08 100.0% 0.0%
73 Apr 09 100.0% 0.0%
74 Apr 10 100.0% 0.0%
75 Apr 11 100.0% 0.0%
76 Apr 12 100.0% 0.0%
77 Apr 13 100.0% 0.0%
78 Apr 14 100.0% 0.0%
79 Apr 15 100.0% 0.0%
80 Apr 16 100.0% 0.0%
81 Apr 17 100.0% 0.0%
82 Apr 18 100.0% 0.0%
83 Apr 19 100.0% 0.0%
84 Apr 20 100.0% 0.0%
85 Apr 21 100.0% 0.0%
86 Apr 23 100.0% 0.0%
87 Apr 24 100.0% 0.0%
88 Apr 25 100.0% 0.0%
89 Apr 26 100.0% 0.0%
90 Apr 27 100.0% 0.0%
91 Apr 28 100.0% 0.0%
92 Apr 29 100.0% 0.0%
93 Apr 30 100.0% 0.0%
94 Apr 31 100.0% 0.0%
95 May 01 100.0% 0.0%
96 May 02 100.0% 0.0%
97 May 03 100.0% 0.0%
98 May 04 100.0% 0.0%
99 May 05 100.0% 0.0%
100 May 06 100.0% 0.0%
101 May 07 100.0% 0.0%
102 May 08 100.0% 0.0%
103 May 09 100.0% 0.0%
104 May 10 100.0% 0.0%
105 May 11 100.0% 0.0%
106 May 12 100.0% 0.0%
107 May 13 100.0% 0.0%
108 May 14 100.0% 0.0%
109 May 15 100.0% 0.0%
110 May 16 100.0% 0.0%
111 May 17 100.0% 0.0%
112 May 18 100.0% 0.0%

     

     

Refund Option #1 - Direct Deposit  

We encourage you to sign up for our free direct deposit service. Have your refunds disbursed directly to your checking or savings account at your local bank. 


Additional Direct Deposit Information

Refund Option #2 - A Check Is Mailed

Surplus funds are sent out by US Postal Service to the mailing address on file with the university. To ensure accurate delivery, please have your current mailing address updated on your Student Portal.

Checks cannot be picked up in person.

For more information about your refund or to check the status of a check, contact studentrefund@fullerton.edu.

 

REFUND POLICIES AND INFORMATION

  • A $5.00 refund processing fee will be deducted from all refunds
  • Refunds are automatically generated for eligible students who drop courses through the add/drop period online.
  • Overpayments  are automatically refunded after the add/drop deadline
  • Check payments  may require ten (10) business days to elapse (from original payment date) before a refund can be processed.
  • Credit card or online card payments  will be credited back to the same card used for payment
  • For special sessions of fewer than four (4) weeks: No refund of basic registration fees and non-resident tuition fees will be made unless a student cancels registration or drops all classes prior to the first day of classes in accordance with the University's established procedures and deadlines.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE REFUNDS    

Students will also receive a refund of mandatory fees, including non-resident tuition fee under the following circumstances:

  • The tuition and mandatory fees were assessed or collected in error
  • The course for which the tuition and mandatory fees were assessed or collected was canceled by the University
  • The University makes a delayed decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which mandatory fees were assessed and collected and delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student
  • The student was activated for compulsory military service.

 


 

Tuition and Fee APPEALS    

Students who are not entitled to a refund as described above may petition the University for a refund demonstrating exceptional circumstances and the Chief Financial Officer of the University or designee may authorize a refund if he or she determines that the fees and tuition were not earned by the University. An Application to Appeal for Reversal of Fees form is available at our Student Financial Services Customer Service Center (UH-180) and available for download online the Forms Section our website. Any documentation to support a refund appeal must be submitted with the appeal form. Completed forms are to be turned into UH-180 to be submitted. All refunds appeals must be submitted within one year from the term being appealed.

 

 

FAILURE TO CANCEL OR WITHDRAW FROM COURSES

With regards to the cancellation of registration or withdrawal from the institution, students who find it necessary to cancel their registration or to withdraw from all classes after enrolling for any academic term are required to follow the University's official withdrawal procedures. Failure to follow formal University procedures may result in an  obligation to pay fees  as well as the assignment of failing grades in all courses and the need to apply for readmission before being permitted to enroll in another academic term. Information on canceling registration and withdrawal procedures is available from the Registration and Records office.