Student Finance

Refund Information

Student Disclosure

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

The Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase at their March 21-22, 2017 board meeting. Details about the new rates can be found here: 2017-18 Tuition Increase

The refund policy for the California State University System is based on the California Code of Regulations, Title V, Section 41802. All refunds will be assessed a $10.00 administrative fee.

Sign up for eRefund.  It is simple, fast and secure to have refunds directly deposited to your bank account. Refund checks will be mailed to the address on file with the Office of Admissions and Records. Refunds will be issued beginning:

  • October 4, 2017 for Fall 2017
  • July 26, 2017 for Summer 2017
  • February 28, 2018 for Spring 2018

Allow 4-6 weeks for processing. Payments made by credit card will be credited back to the original card number. The 2.75% credit card service fee is not refundable.

Parking refunds are pro-rated beginning the first day of class and based on when the permit is returned. Parking refunds are only processed once the original permit is returned to University Cash Services or reported lost or stolen in Parking Services. More information on parking refunds may be found on the Student Finance website.

Refunds will be applied to outstanding debts on your student account and any remaining balance will be remitted to you.

WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASSES OR THE UNIVERSITY:

I.  FULL REFUND:              

  • A student will be eligible for a full refund if:

    • All classes have been dropped prior to the first day of classes. The courses for which the tuition and other fees were assessed were cancelled by the University.

    • The University makes a delayed decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which the tuition and other fees were assessed and collected and the delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student.

    • The student was activated for compulsory military service.

II. PRORATED REFUND:

  • Beginning with the first day of instruction, refunds for complete withdrawals will be prorated based on the date of withdrawal and the length of the academic period up to the 60% point of the term.
  • You can view the actual calculated refund amount in your student account beginning
    • October 4, 2017 for Fall 2017
    • July 26, 2017 for Summer 2017
    • February 28, 2018 for Spring 2018

III. VIEW YOUR ACTUAL REFUND AMOUNT IN SOLAR AND UPDATE PERSONAL INFORMATION:

  • Log into myNorthridge portal.

  • Go to the Financial Matters tab.

  • Under the My Financial Obligations section.

  • Select View Account Information.

IV.  NO REFUNDS ISSUED:

  • A student who officially withdraws after the 60% point in the academic period will not be entitled to a refund.

V.  COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL REFUND SCHEDULE:

You are eligible for:Fall 2017Spring 2018
Full refund, if withdrawal is processed on or beforeAug. 27, 2017Jan. 21, 2018
Prorated refund, if withdrawal is processed betweenAug. 28 - Nov. 3, 2017Jan. 22 - April 4, 2018
No refund, if withdrawal is processed afterNov. 3, 2017April 4, 2018

Summer Refund Schedule

You are eligible for:Session 1Session 2Session 3
Full refund, if withdrawal is processed on or beforeMay 29, 2017May 29, 2017July 11, 2017
Prorated refund, if withdrawal is processed betweenMay 30 - Jul. 19, 2017May 30 - Jun. 24, 2017Jul. 12 - Aug. 6, 2017
No refund, if withdrawal is processed afterJuly 19, 2017Jun. 24, 2017Aug. 6, 2017

For the latest information on formulas calculating prorated funds, visit our Refund Policy.

NOTE: A financial aid student who completely withdraws for a period of enrollment may be subject to repayment (including medical withdrawals). Consult with the Financial Aid Office for additional information.

VI.  PARTIAL WITHDRAWAL REFUND:

  • You are eligible for a partial refund (difference in fee category and/or non-resident tuition) if you paid for 6.1 or more units, but are officially registered for 6.0 or fewer units by:
    • September 15, 2017 for Fall 2017
    • June 9, 2017 for Summer 2017, Sessions 1 & 2
    • July 21, 2017 for Summer 2017, Session 3
    • February 9, 2018 for Spring 2018

IMPORTANT!

It is the sole responsibility of the STUDENT to withdraw from classes. Refunds can only be issued to students who withdraw from classes by the published deadlines. Students are responsible for verifying/confirming withdraws from classes by printing a copy of their schedule using SOLAR.

Failure to follow formal withdraw procedures may result in the assignment of failing grades, an obligation to pay fees, and the need to apply for readmission to the university.

The Student Finance web site contains information authorized and available at the time of publication. Its content, including dates and fee amounts, is subject to change without prior notice or obligation.

REV: 10-03-17