Refunds and Cancellations of Charges

In order to be eligible for a refund or cancellation of charges, a student must officially drop all courses currently being taken for credit. The Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education grants a full refund of fees to any student dismissed for academic deficiency or other cause, provided that the dismissal takes place prior to the start of classes. In certain other instances, including illness, full refunds or cancellations of charges may be made at the discretion of the Dean.  A student who is (or is the spouse of) a member of a military unit called into active service will receive a prorated refund or cancellation of charges based on her/his date of separation. The student in this situation must furnish a copy of the orders to active duty, showing this to be the reason for leaving the academic program. 

 

If a student cancels their enrollment prior to attending class, they are entitled to a full refund of all monies paid. If the Enrollment Agreement is canceled, the school will refund the student any monies he/she paid, less a registration or administration fee not to exceed $250.

 

REFUND INFORMATION

  1. If a student cancels their enrollment prior to attending class, they are entitled to a full refund of all monies paid.
  2. If the Enrollment Agreement is canceled, the school will refund the student any monies he/she paid, less a registration or administration fee not to exceed $250, and less any deduction for equipment not returned in good condition, within 45 days after the notice of cancellation is received.
  3. If you have received Federal student financial aid funds and you cancel you will be entitled to a refund of the monies not paid from those Federal student financial aid funds.
  4. The student may withdraw from the school at any time after the cancellation period (described above) and receive a pro-rata refund if they have completed 60 percent of less of the period of attendance.  The amount of that refund is to be “pro-rated” according to the not-completed portion of the program, less the cost of any equipment returned in good condition (good condition does not include equipment that a seal is broken, logon occurred, or is marked or damaged in any way).  The refund is to be paid within 45 days of withdrawal.

 

For example, if the student completes only 45 hours of a 90-hour course and paid $500 tuition, the student would receive a refund of $250, the computation is as follows:

(Tuition)   X (% of clock hours remaining) = Refund

 ($500)     X  (.50) = $250

 

For the purposes of determining a refund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a program of instruction when any of the following occurs:

 

  1. The student notifies the institution in writing of the student’s withdrawal in accordance with the terms of Section D of this Enrollment Agreement.
  2. The institution notifies the student in writing of the termination of the student’s enrollment for failure to maintain satisfactory progress; failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the institution; absence in excess of the maximum set forth by the institution; and/or failure to meet the financial obligations to the school.
  3. The student has failed to attend class for three (3) class weeks without discussion with the institution and agreement of a plan for completing the work missed.
  4. For the purposes of determining the amount of the refund, the date of the student’s withdrawal shall be deemed the last date of recorded attendance.  
  5. For the purposes of determining when the refund must be paid, the student shall be deemed withdrawn when three (3) class weeks have been missed without contact from the student.
  6. The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.  You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.