Regulations governing the refund of Mandatory Fees, including Non- Resident Tuition, for students enrolling in the California State University system are included in Section 41802 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. For purposes of the refund policy, Mandatory Dees are defined as those System-Wide Fees and Campus Fees that are required to be paid in order to enroll in state-supported academic Programs at CSU. Refunds of fees and tuition charges for self-support Programs at the California State University (courses offered through extended education) are governed by a separate policy established by the University.
In order to receive a full refund of Mandatory Fees, including Non- Resident Tuition, a student must cancel registration or drop all courses prior to the first day of instruction for the term. Information on procedures and deadlines for canceling registration and dropping classes is available at www.csun.edu/anr/soc/adjsched.html.
For state-supported semesters, quarters and non-standard terms or courses of 4 weeks or more, a student who withdraws during the term in accordance with the University’s established procedures will receive a refund of Mandatory Fees, including Non-Resident Tuition, based on the portion of the term during which the student was enrolled. No student withdrawing after the 60 percent point in the term will be entitled to a refund of any Mandatory Fees or Non-Resident Tuition.
For state-supported semesters, quarters and non-standard terms or courses of less than 4 weeks, no refunds of Mandatory Fees and Non-Resident Tuition will be made unless a student cancels registration or drops all classes prior to the first day in accordance with the University’s established procedures and deadlines.
Students also will receive a refund of Mandatory Fees, including Non-Resident Tuition, 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 cancelled 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 the delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student; or
• The student was activated for compulsory military service. 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.
Information concerning any aspect of the refund of Fees may be obtained from University Cash Services.