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CSU, Bakersfield - Reversal of Fees Policy
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| The CSU, Bakersfield withdrawal and refund policy is established
in accordance with Section 41802 in Title 5 of the California
Code of Regulations, revised December 14, 2001, and the United
States Department of Education regulations governing Title IV
A student who withdraws from the University, or drops to a lower fee category, may be eligible for a refund of institutional charges, e.g., registration fees and nonresident tuition.
Refund: A refund is the difference between the amount paid by the student for institutional charges (using financial aid and/or personal funds) and the amount that can be retained by CSUB for the costs incurred during the students' actual period of enrollment. The refund will be automatically processed and returned to the student account when campus withdrawal procedures are followed.
Official Withdrawal: The refund amount is determined in part by the students' withdrawal date. The student must follow procedures for withdrawing from the University established by the Admissions and Records Office. The student will be considered to have withdrawn from the University the date the withdrawal is recorded whether processed and completed via the Web, student phone registration system, or in person at the Admissions & Records Office.
Census Date: The census date is the 15th day of instruction and is established by the campus in accordance with the Chancellor's Office guidelines. The date and the established withdrawal procedures are published on the CSUB Website www.csub.edu.-Admissions and Records under Key Dates and Datelines.
Academic Term: A scheduled term which begins the first day of instruction and ends the last final exam day of the term, and excludes any breaks of five (5) days or more.
Short course: A course offered within a scheduled
academic term which is less than four weeks in length.
P O L I C Y
The standard CSUB Refund Policy for mandatory registration fees is as follows:
Drop to Lower Fee Category
A student who drops to a lower fee category will receive a 100 percent refund of the fee differential if the Official Withdrawal is recorded by Admissions and Records by the 15th day of instruction (census date).
Complete Withdrawal or Cancellation
Students who cancel registration or drop all classes prior to the first day of instruction will automatically receive a credit on their account for the full amount of all mandatory fees. After census date non-financial aid payments will be refunded and returned to the students at the address on file in the Records office. Financial aid refunds will be handled as outlined in the financial aid section of this policy.
If a student has received their financial aid for a quarter, but drops all classes before the first day of the quarter, 100 percent of all financial aid funds paid to the student must be returned.
Full Term Classes
Students who drop after the first day of instruction will receive a pro-rata refund up to the 60 percent point in the term. The pro-rata percentage is determined on the basis of the official date of the student's withdrawal and the length of the academic term. Students will not be entitled to any refund after the 60 percent point in the academic term.
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Financial Aid Recipients
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships determines if the student is subject to the regulations governing the Return of Title IV Funds published by the United State Department of Education. Students that receive financial aid and subsequently withdraw from the university must return any financial aid funds that are determined to be "unearned". The "unearned" portion is based on the withdrawal date and the percentage of time remaining in the quarter. In addition, if financial aid funds were used to pay University charges and those funds are deemed "unearned", then the University will return those funds to the financial aid program, which may result in University charges being unpaid. The student will be billed for any unpaid University charges and any financial aid received that is deemed unearned.
Federal Work-Study funds are never considered in the refund process as these are wages earned by the student and cannot be recovered by the University.
If after finalizing a student's account for all charges and adjustments, a credit remains, funds will be retuned to the financial aid programs and the student in the following order:
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