Tuition Refund Policy
- Fees and deposits are non-refundable.
- Tuition is fully or partially refundable only when a student withdraws officially during the published refund withdrawal schedule (see academic calendar). An Official Withdrawal Form must be obtained from the Center for Student Success. Informing a course instructor or academic department does not constitute withdrawal from the course or the university.
Fees and deposits are non-refundable, except as expressly stated. Tuition is fully or partially refundable only when students officially withdraw by completing and submitting withdrawal forms to the Center for Student Success.
To receive a 100% refund, student must withdraw or drop course(s) by the 8th day of classes for the regular academic semester.
Please refer to the academic calendar through the MySanDiego portal for specific dates and future changes to the “Refund Schedule.” Updates to the “Refund Schedule” will be made prior to the first day of semester classes and without written notice (see academic calendar).
A student receiving financial aid should consult the One Stop Student Center for refund policies regarding his or her financial aid funds.
Please note that all refund checks will be issued in the student’s name, regardless of who remitted payment (unless the funds were received via Parent/PLUS loan).
Any student who feels that his or her individual case warrants an exception to the Tuition Refund Policy should consult the dean of the appropriate school/college.
Note: The tuition refund policy for Intersession and Summer Sessions is published in the appropriate course catalog and on the Summer and Intersession website. For calendaring reasons, it differs from the above. For details please contact the One Stop Student Center, Hahn University Center, Room 126, (619) 260-2700.
Room and Meal Plan Refund Policy
The room prepayment becomes immediately non-refundable upon submission for all residents regardless of the reason for cancellation.
Cancellations become effective as of the date written notification is received by the Office of Residential Life or the U.S. Post Office postmark date.
Residents who cancel after July 31 shall forfeit the full room prepayment plus be subject to additional pro-rated fees. Details of these fees are available in the housing and dining services terms and conditions.
For the first eight weeks of the contract period for occupancy each semester, the university will adhere to a daily pro-rated schedule of housing fees for contracted residents (whether or not they have checked into a room) who are officially withdrawing from the university during either academic term regardless of reason. No refunds will be made to residents who withdraw after the first eight weeks of a semester. In addition to the pro-rated charges noted, all residents officially withdrawing from the university subsequent to the first day of the contract period for occupancy shall forfeit an amount equal to the room prepayment (plus the late cancellation fees noted in the housing and dining services terms and conditions). The effective date for any housing and dining service refund will be the latest date of either semester when the following requirements are completed: the resident officially submits a withdrawal notice, removes all personal belongings, checks out of his/her room, has the ONITY room access privileges deleted from his/her ID card and surrenders his/her meal plan.
The refund policy for Intersession and summer sessions is published in the appropriate course catalog on the Summer and Intersession website.
At the end of the academic year, the damage/cleaning deposit may be refunded in full if no damage/cleaning charges have been charged against it, or in part according to the amount of damage/cleaning charged; it will be carried over to the next year if the student will return to the residence hall the following September. A student who feels that his or her individual case warrants an exception to this policy should contact the Director of Housing.