Refunds

Fall 2019 Financial Aid Disbursement is scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 14th. Receive your funds sooner by enrolling in Direct Deposit online through your Student Center. 

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 the same for Resident, Non-Resident, and International Students. See below for more information.

Extension and International Program (EIP) Refund Policy

TYPES OF REFUNDS

Students withdrawn completely from the University during their enrolled term may be responsible for prorated mandatory fees.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. See tables below for more information. 

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 GH-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Prorated Refunds (Complete Withdrawal from the University):    Students who have completely withdrawn from the University during the term will receive a prorated refund of mandatory fees, including non-resident tuition fee (Proration defined by the number of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

Fall 2019 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 11 Refund of difference between
full-time and part time fees
Refund of the dollar amount
of dropped units
Sept 11 - Dec 20 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 24 100% Refunded 100% Refunded
Aug 25 - Oct 30 See daily proration table below See daily proration table below
Oct 31 - Dec 20 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 10, 2019 October 30, 2019
Day in Term Date in Term % of Fees Retained % of Fees Refunded
1 Aug 24 0.9% 99.1%
2 Aug 25 1.8% 98.2%
3 Aug 26 2.7% 97.3%
4 Aug 27 3.5% 96.5%
5 Aug 28 4.4% 95.6%
6 Aug 29 5.3% 94.7%
7 Aug 30 6.2% 93.8%
8 Aug 31 7.1% 92.9%
9 Sept 01 8.0% 92.0%
10 Sept 02 8.8% 91.2%
11 Sept 03 9.7% 90.3%
12 Sept 04 10.6% 89.4%
13 Sept 05 11.5% 88.5%
14 Sept 06 12.4% 87.6%
15 Sept 07 13.3% 86.7%
16 Sept 08 14.2% 85.8%
17 Sept 09 15.0% 85.0%
18 Sept 10 15.9% 84.1%
19 Sept 11 16.8% 83.2%
20 Sept 12 17.7% 82.3%
21 Sept 13 18.6% 81.4%
22 Sept 14 19.5% 80.5%
23 Sept 15 20.4% 79.6%
24 Sept 16 21.2% 78.8%
25 Sept 17 22.1% 77.9%
26 Sept 18 23.0% 77.0%
27 Sept 19 23.9% 76.1%
28 Sept 20 24.8% 75.2%
29 Sept 21 25.7% 74.3%
30 Sept 22 26.5% 73.5%
31 Sept 23 27.4% 72.6%
32 Sept 24 28.3% 71.7%
33 Sept 25 29.2% 70.8%
34 Sept 26 30.1% 69.9%
35 Sept 27 31.0% 69.0%
36 Sept 28 31.9% 68.1%
37 Sept 29 32.7% 67.3%
38 Sept 30 33.6% 66.4%
39 Oct 01 34.5% 65.5%
40 Oct 02 35.4% 64.6%
41 Oct 03 36.3% 63.7%
42 Oct 04 37.2% 62.8%
43 Oct 05 38.1% 61.9%
44 Oct 06 38.9% 61.1%
45 Oct 07 39.8% 60.2%
46 Oct 08 40.7% 59.3%
47 Oct 09 41.6% 58.4%
48 Oct 10 42.5% 57.5%
49 Oct 11 43.4% 56.6%
50 Oct 12 44.2% 55.8%
51 Oct 13 45.1% 54.9%
52 Oct 14 46.0% 54.0%
53 Oct 15 46.9% 53.1%
54 Oct 16 47.8% 52.2%
55 Oct 17 48.7% 51.3%
56 Oct 18 49.6% 50.4%
57 Oct 19 50.4% 49.6%
58 Oct 20 51.3% 48.7%
59 Oct 21 52.2% 47.8%
60 Oct 22 53.1% 46.9%
61 Oct 23 54.0% 46.0%
62 Oct 24 54.9% 45.1%
63 Oct 25 55.8% 44.2%
64 Oct 26 56.6% 43.4%
65 Oct 27 57.5% 42.5%
66 Oct 28 58.4% 41.6%
67 Oct 29 59.3% 40.7%
68 Oct 30 60.2% 39.8%
 69 Oct 31 100.0% 0.0%
 70 Nov 01 100.0% 0.0%
71 Nov 02 100.0% 0.0%
72 Nov 03 100.0% 0.0%
73 Nov 04 100.0% 0.0%
74 Nov 05 100.0% 0.0%
75 Nov 06 100.0% 0.0%
76 Nov 07 100.0% 0.0%
77 Nov 08 100.0% 0.0%
78 Nov 09 100.0% 0.0%
79 Nov 10 100.0% 0.0%
80 Nov 11 100.0% 0.0%
81 Nov 12 100.0% 0.0%
82 Nov 13 100.0% 0.0%
83 Nov 14 100.0% 0.0%
84 Nov 15 100.0% 0.0%
85 Nov 16 100.0% 0.0%
86 Nov 17 100.0% 0.0%
87 Nov 18 100.0% 0.0%
88  Nov 19 100.0% 0.0%
89  Nov 20 100.0% 0.0%
90 Nov 21 100.0% 0.0%
91  Nov 22 100.0% 0.0%
92  Nov 23 100.0% 0.0%
93  Nov 24 100.0% 0.0%
94 Nov 25 100.0% 0.0%
Fall Recess Nov 26 100.0% 0.0%
Nov 27 100.0% 0.0%
Nov 28 100.0% 0.0%
Nov 29 100.0% 0.0%
Nov 30 100.0% 0.0%
Dec 01 100.0% 0.0%
95 Dec 02 100.0% 0.0%
96 Dec 03 100.0% 0.0%
97 Dec 04 100.0% 0.0%
98 Dec 05 100.0% 0.0%
99 Dec 06 100.0% 0.0%
100 Dec 07 100.0% 0.0%
101 Dec 08 100.0% 0.0%
102 Dec 09 100.0% 0.0%
103 Dec 10 100.0% 0.0%
104 Dec 11 100.0% 0.0%
105 Dec 12 100.0% 0.0%
106 Dec 13 100.0% 0.0%
107 Dec 14 100.0% 0.0%
108 Dec 15 100.0% 0.0%
109 Dec 16 100.0% 0.0%
110 Dec 17 100.0% 0.0%
111 Dec 18 100.0% 0.0%
112 Dec 19 100.0% 0.0%
113 Dec 20 100.0% 0.0%

Summer 2019 Prorated Fees and Refunds

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

Summer and Winter Prorated Fees & Refunds

Spring 2019 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 5 Refund of difference between
full-time and part time fees
Refund of the dollar amount
of dropped units
Feb 5 - May 17 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 19 - Mar 27 See daily proration table below See daily proration table below
Mar 28 - May 17 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 04, 2019 March 27, 2019
Day in Term Date in Term % of Fees Retained % of Fees Refunded
1 Jan 19 0.9% 99.1%
2 Jan 20 1.8% 98.2%
3 Jan 21 2.7% 97.3%
4 Jan 22 3.6% 96.4%
5 Jan 23 4.5% 95.5%
6 Jan 24 5.4% 94.6%
7 Jan 25 6.3% 93.8%
8 Jan 26 7.1% 92.9%
9 Jan 27 8.0% 92.0%
10 Jan 28 8.9% 91.1%
11 Jan 29 9.8% 90.2%
12 Jan 30 10.7% 89.3%
13 Jan 31 11.6% 88.4%
14 Feb 01 12.5% 87.5%
15 Feb 02 13.4% 86.6%
16 Feb 03 14.3% 85.7%
17 Feb 04 15.2% 84.8%
18 Feb 05 16.1% 83.9%
19 Feb 06 17.0% 83.0%
20 Feb 07 17.9% 82.1%
21 Feb 08 18.8% 81.3%
22 Feb 09 19.6% 80.4%
23 Feb 10 20.5% 79.5%
24 Feb 11 21.4% 78.6%
25 Feb 12 22.3% 77.7%
26 Feb 13 23.2% 76.8%
27 Feb 14 24.1% 75.9%
28 Feb 15 25.0% 75.0%
29 Feb 16 25.9% 74.1%
30 Feb 17 26.8% 73.2%
31 Feb 18 27.7% 72.3%
32 Feb 19 28.6% 71.4%
33 Feb 20 29.5% 70.5%
34 Feb 21 30.4% 69.6%
35 Feb 22 31.3% 69.8%
36 Feb 23 32.1% 68.9%
37 Feb 24 33.0% 67.0%
38 Feb 25 33.9% 66.1%
39 Feb 26 34.8% 65.2%
40 Feb 27 35.7% 64.3%
41 Feb 28 36.6% 63.4%
42 Mar 01 37.5% 62.5%
43 Mar 02 38.4% 61.6%
44 Mar 03 39.3% 60.7%
45 Mar 04 40.2% 59.8%
46 Mar 05 41.1% 58.9%
47 Mar 06 42.0% 58.0%
48 Mar 07 42.9% 57.1%
49 Mar 08 43.8% 56.3%
50 Mar 09 44.6% 55.4%
51 Mar 10 45.5% 54.5%
52 Mar 11 46.4% 53.6%
53 Mar 12 47.3% 52.7%
54 Mar 13 48.2% 51.8%
55 Mar 14 49.1% 50.9%
56 Mar 15 50.0% 50.0%
57 Mar 16 50.9% 49.1%
58 Mar 17 51.8% 48.2%
59 Mar 18 52.7% 47.3%
60 Mar 19 53.6% 46.4%
61 Mar 20 54.5% 45.5%
62 Mar 21 55.4% 44.6%
63 Mar 22 56.3% 43.8%
64 Mar 23 57.1% 42.9%
65 Mar 24 58.0% 42.0%
66 Mar 25 58.9% 41.1%
67 Mar 26 59.8% 42.0%
68 Mar 27 60.7% 39.3%
69 Mar 28 100.0% 0.0%
70 Mar 29 100.0% 0.0%
71 Mar 30 100.0% 0.0%
72 Mar 31 100.0% 0.0%
Spring
Recess
Apr 01 100.0% 0.0%
Apr 02 100.0% 0.0%
Apr 03 100.0% 0.0%
Apr 04 100.0% 0.0%
Apr 05 100.0% 0.0%
Apr 06 100.0% 0.0%
Apr 07 100.0% 0.0%
73 Apr 08 100.0% 0.0%
74 Apr 09 100.0% 0.0%
75 Apr 10 100.0% 0.0%
76 Apr 11 100.0% 0.0%
77 Apr 12 100.0% 0.0%
78 Apr 13 100.0% 0.0%
79 Apr 14 100.0% 0.0%
80 Apr 15 100.0% 0.0%
81 Apr 16 100.0% 0.0%
82 Apr 17 100.0% 0.0%
83 Apr 18 100.0% 0.0%
84 Apr 19 100.0% 0.0%
85 Apr 20 100.0% 0.0%
86 Apr 21 100.0% 0.0%
87 Apr 22 100.0% 0.0%
88 Apr 23 100.0% 0.0%
89 Apr 24 100.0% 0.0%
90 Apr 25 100.0% 0.0%
91 Apr 26 100.0% 0.0%
92 Apr 27 100.0% 0.0%
93 Apr 28 100.0% 0.0%
94 Apr 29 100.0% 0.0%
95 Apr 30 100.0% 0.0%
96 May 01 100.0% 0.0%
97 May 02 100.0% 0.0%
98 May 03 100.0% 0.0%
99 May 04 100.0% 0.0%
100 May 05 100.0% 0.0%
101 May 06 100.0% 0.0%
102 May 07 100.0% 0.0%
103 May 08 100.0% 0.0%
104 May 09 100.0% 0.0%
105 May 10 100.0% 0.0%
106 May 11 100.0% 0.0%
107 May 12 100.0% 0.0%
108 May 13 100.0% 0.0%
109 May 14 100.0% 0.0%
110 May 15 100.0% 0.0%
111 May 16 100.0% 0.0%
112 May 17 100.0% 0.0%

 

Refund Options     

 

     

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

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 (GH-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 GH-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,  s tudents 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.

 

Extension and International Program Refunds

Refund Policy for Extension Courses

Refunds are based on the date when the official withdrawal is received in the Extension and International Programs office. If you need to drop a class, you may do so in person at the EIP Student Services Office at the College Park building, suite 100 or by phone at 657.278.2611. Dropping a class is not available online. The day that you drop a class, in person or by phone, is the official date of withdrawal and determines the amount of refund, if any. Allow up to six weeks for refunds via check. If you paid with a credit card, allow 7-10 business days for your refund to be credited back to your credit card. If you do not receive your refund by that time, please call the EIP office at 657.278.2611.

Face-to-Face Classes and Classes Offered via Adobe Connect

  • If you drop at least one working day prior to the class start date, a full refund less $10 per class dropped will be issued.
  • If you drop on or after the class start date:
    • Four or less class meetings - There is no refund.
    • Five or more class meetings - If less than 25% of the classes have elapsed, a 65% refund will be issued. After 25% of the classes have elapsed, there will be no refund. (For example, there would be no refund for withdrawals after three meetings of a twelve-meeting class because 25% of the class time has elapsed.)

Online Classes

  • Dropping prior to the beginning of a class: If you drop at least one working day prior to the class start date, a full refund less $10 per class dropped will be issued.
  • Dropping on the day of first class meeting and after: If less than 25% of the calendar days for the class have elapsed, a 65% refund will be issued. If 25% or more of the calendar days for the class have elapsed, there will be no refund.