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Refund Policy

Application and Express Mail Fees

  • IELC Application Fees are non-refundable
  • IELC Express Mail Fees are non-refundable 

Health Insurance Premium

  • IELC Students pay a health insurance premium to Wells Fargo of California Insurance Services, Inc. Refunds are only approved (1) if a student fails to meet the plan eligibility requirements or (2) if a student enters the Armed Forces of his/her country, then the student will not be covered from the date of entry. Refund requests for these two reasons must be made within 45 day of the coverage period. A $25 processing fee will apply. See page 3 of the Wells Fargo Insurance policy handbook for more detailed information on refunds. 

Homestay Fees

  • Homestay fees are paid directly to the host family at the beginning of each month. A student is required to give his/her host family at least a two-week notice when he/she decides to move. A notice of intent to move should be done in writing and a copy should be given to the IELC office to be placed in the student’s file. 
  • If a student has paid his/her homestay fees in advance, the host family will be allowed to keep an amount that is equivalent to two-weeks of fees (14 x $25.00 = $350.00), calculated from the day that notice is given. If a student does not give any notice, the two-weeks will begin on the day that he/she moves out, to compensate the host family for any groceries, etc. that they have purchased for the student’s stay.
  • If a student has not pre-paid his/her fees, then he/she will be required to pay the host family an amount that is equivalent to two-weeks of homestay fees (14 x $25.00 = $350.00), calculated from the day that notice is given, to compensate your host family for any groceries, etc. that they have purchased for the student’s stay. 

Course Fee Refunds

Course Cancellation

100% Refund

Courses With Five or More Scheduled Meetings

  • Withdraw prior to the second scheduled meeting: 100% refund less $25 administrative fee
  • Withdraw after the second scheduled class meeting and prior to a date at which 25% of the course has elapsed: 60% refund
  • Withdraw after 25% of the quarter has elapsed: No refund

Courses With Three or Four Scheduled Meetings

  • Withdraw prior to the first scheduled meeting: 100% refund less $25 administrative fee
  • Withdraw after the first scheduled class meeting and prior to the second: 60% refund
  • Withdraw after second scheduled meeting: No refund

Courses With One or Two Scheduled Meetings - Refund Request Forms are available in the IELC office

  • Withdraw prior to the first scheduled meeting: 100% refund less $25 administrative fee
  • Withdraw after first scheduled Meeting: No refund

Failure to withdraw from a credit course in which one is officially registered but does not complete will result in a grade of F. 

Section 41802 of Article 3, Subdivision 5, California Administrative Code in its subdivision (3)7 as amended provides that refunds of extension source tuition fees are to be made in accordance with the above schedule.