Refunds

There are multiple types of refunds and different reasons to receive a disbursement. After your fees have been paid in full, an overpayment will be returned through the student's account by a check in the mail or through an enrolled direct deposit account. Credit card refunds will be returned to the credit card that made the original payment. Payments made by others on behalf of the student will be sent to the student as a refund. See below for more information.

Different terms and conditions apply for EIP enrolled courses:

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Students withdrawn completely from the University during their enrolled term may be responsible for prorated mandatory fees.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 Business 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Students who have completely withdrawn from the University during the term will receive a prorated refund of mandatory fees, including non-resident tuition fee (Proration defined by the number of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 will apply to account balance.
  • No refund if courses are dropped with a "W" letter grade
  • 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

 

Winter 2023 Prorated Fees and Refunds

Summer & Winter terms are categorized into sessions (A, B, C, etc.). For more information, visit the Summer and Winter Sessions prorated fees & refund page. 

Summer and Winter Prorated Fees & Refunds

Fall 2022 Prorated Fees and Refund Table

 

Partial Refund Dates (Full-time to Part-time)
Courses Withdrawn Basic registration fees Non-Resident Tuition and
Professional Program Fees
Before Sept 7 Refund of difference between
full-time and part time fees
Refund of the dollar amount
of dropped units
Sept 7 - Dec 16 Not eligible for partial refund Not eligible for partial refund

Prorated Refund Dates (Complete Withdrawal from the University)
All Courses Withdrawn Basic registration fees Non-Resident Tuition and
Professional Program Fees
Before Aug 20 100% Refunded 100% Refunded
Aug 20 - Oct 26 See daily proration table below See daily proration table below
Oct 27 - Dec 16 Not eligible for prorated refund Not eligible for prorated refund

 

DAILY REFUND PRORATION TABLES:

Refund Deadlines
          Last Day for Partial Refund                     Last Day for Prorated Refund          
September 06, 2022 October 26, 2022
Prorated percentages
Day in Term Date in Term % of Fees Retained % of Fees Refunded
1 Aug 20 0.9% 99.1%
2 Aug 21 1.8% 98.2%
3 Aug 22 2.7% 97.3%
4 Aug 23 3.6% 96.4%
5 Aug 24 4.5% 95.5%
6 Aug 25 5.4% 94.6%
7 Aug 26 6.3% 93.8%
8 Aug 27 7.1% 92.9%
9 Aug 28 8.0% 92.0%
10 Aug 29 8.9% 91.1%
11 Aug 30 9.8% 90.2%
12 Aug 31 10.7% 89.3%
13 Sept 01 11.6% 88.4%
14 Sept 02 12.5% 87.5%
15 Sept 03 13.4% 86.6%
16 Sept 04 14.3% 85.7%
17 Sept 05 15.2% 84.8%
18 Sept 06 16.1% 83.9%
19 Sept 07 17.0% 83.0%
20 Sept 08 17.9% 82.1%
21 Sept 09 18.8% 81.3%
22 Sept 10 19.6% 80.4%
23 Sept 11 20.5% 79.5%
24 Sept 12 21.4% 78.6%
25 Sept 13 22.3% 77.7%
26 Sept 14 23.2% 76.8%
27 Sept 15 24.1% 75.9%
28 Sept 16 25.0% 75.0%
29 Sept 17 25.9% 74.1%
30 Sept 18 26.8% 73.2%
31 Sept 19 27.7% 72.3%
32 Sept 20 28.6% 71.4%
33 Sept 21 29.5% 70.5%
34 Sept 22 30.4% 69.6%
35 Sept 23 31.3% 68.8%
36 Sept 24 32.1% 67.9%
37 Sept 25 33.0% 67.0%
38 Sept 26 33.9% 66.1%
39 Sept 27 34.8% 65.2%
40 Sept 28 35.7% 64.3%
41 Sept 29 36.6% 63.4%
42 Sept 30 37.5% 62.5%
43 Oct 01 38.4% 61.6%
44 Oct 02 39.3% 60.7%
45 Oct 03 40.2% 59.8%
46 Oct 04 41.1% 58.9%
47 Oct 05 42.0% 58.0%
48 Oct 06 42.9% 57.1%
49 Oct 07 43.8% 56.3%
50 Oct 08 44.6% 55.4%
51 Oct 09 45.5% 54.5%
52 Oct 10 46.4% 53.6%
53 Oct 11 47.3% 52.7%
54 Oct 12 48.2% 51.8%
55 Oct 13 49.1% 50.9%
56 Oct 14 50.0% 50.0%
57 Oct 15 50.9% 49.1%
58 Oct 16 51.8% 48.2%
59 Oct 17 52.7% 47.3%
60 Oct 18 53.6% 46.4%
61 Oct 19 54.5% 45.5%
62 Oct 20 55.4% 44.6%
63 Oct 21 56.3% 43.8%
64 Oct 22 57.1% 42.9%
65 Oct 23 58.0% 42.0%
66 Oct 24 58.9% 41.1%
67 Oct 25 59.8% 40.2%
68 Oct 26 60.7% 39.3%
 69 Oct 27 100.0% 0.0%
 70 Oct 28 100.0% 0.0%
71 Oct 29 100.0% 0.0%
72 Oct 30 100.0% 0.0%
73 Oct 31 100.0% 0.0%
74 Nov 01 100.0% 0.0%
75 Nov 02 100.0% 0.0%
76 Nov 03 100.0% 0.0%
77 Nov 04 100.0% 0.0%
78 Nov 05 100.0% 0.0%
79 Nov 06 100.0% 0.0%
80 Nov 07 100.0% 0.0%
81 Nov 08 100.0% 0.0%
82 Nov 09 100.0% 0.0%
83 Nov 10 100.0% 0.0%
84 Nov 11 100.0% 0.0%
85 Nov 12 100.0% 0.0%
86 Nov 13 100.0% 0.0%
87 Nov 14 100.0% 0.0%
88  Nov 15 100.0% 0.0%
89  Nov 16 100.0% 0.0%
90 Nov 17 100.0% 0.0%
91  Nov 18 100.0% 0.0%
92  Nov 19 100.0% 0.0%
93  Nov 20 100.0% 0.0%
Fall Recess 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%
Nov 26 100.0% 0.0%
Nov 27 100.0% 0.0%
94 Nov 28 100.0% 0.0%
95 Nov 29 100.0% 0.0%
96 Nov 30 100.0% 0.0%
97 Dec 01 100.0% 0.0%
98 Dec 02 100.0% 0.0%
99 Dec 03 100.0% 0.0%
100 Dec 04 100.0% 0.0%
101 Dec 05 100.0% 0.0%
102 Dec 06 100.0% 0.0%
103 Dec 07 100.0% 0.0%
104 Dec 08 100.0% 0.0%
105 Dec 09 100.0% 0.0%
106 Dec 10 100.0% 0.0%
107 Dec 11 100.0% 0.0%
108 Dec 12 100.0% 0.0%
109 Dec 13 100.0% 0.0%
110 Dec 14 100.0% 0.0%
111 Dec 15 100.0% 0.0%
112 Dec 16 100.0% 0.0%

Spring 2023 Prorated Fees and Refund Table

 

Partial Refund Dates (Full-time to Part-time)
Refund Period Basic Registration Fees Non-Resident Tuition and
Professional Program Fees
Before Feb 07 Refund of difference between
full-time and part time fees
Refund of the dollar amount
of dropped units
Feb 07 - May 19 Not eligible for partial refund Not eligible for partial refund

Last Day for Partial Refund: February 6, 2023


Prorated Refund Dates (Complete Withdrawal from the University)
Refund Period Basic Registration Fees Non-Resident Tuition and
Professional Program Fees
Before Jan 21 100% Refunded 100% Refunded
Jan 21 - Apr 05 See daily proration table below See daily proration table below
Apr 06 - May 19 Not eligible for prorated refund Not eligible for prorated refund

Last Day for Full Refund (After all courses are dropped): January 20, 2023


DAILY REFUND PRORATION TABLES:

Refund Deadlines
          Last Day for Partial Refund                     Last Day for Prorated Refund          
February 06, 2023 April 05, 2023

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


Receive your funds sooner and enroll in direct deposit online through your Student Homepage.

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.

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

Checks cannot be picked up in person.

 

 

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 online on our SBS Forms Page. Any documentation to support a refund appeal must be submitted with the appeal form. 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.

Courses withdrawn with a "W" indicates that the course was attempted but eventually withdrawn prior to completing it for a letter grade. Withdrawn classes with a "W" are included in the tuition calculation and not eligible for a refund.