Student Finance

Refund Information

The refund policy for the California State University System is based on the California Code of Regulations, Title V, Section 41802. 

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 11, 2023 for Fall 2023
  • August 9, 2023 for Summer 2023
  • March 1, 2023 for Spring 2023

Please be advised that financial aid refunds may take up to 10 Business days to process after disbursement. Refunds in excess of $10,000 require additional review and may take up the maximum allotted time for processing.  Disbursement is aid arriving to your student account, from disbursement it is reviewed and a refund issued if applicable.  

If you are receiving a refund on a credit card payment, please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. Payments made by credit card will be credited back to the original card number. The 2.65% 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 Parking website.

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


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.


  • 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 Session 1.
  • You can view the actual calculated refund amount in your student account beginning
    • October 11, 2023 for Fall 2023
    • August 9, 2023 for Summer 2023
    • March 1, 2023 for Spring 2023


  • Log into myCSUN portal

  • Go to the My Finances dropdown

  • Select Student Account Information


  • A student who officially withdraws during any Session after July 19 will not be entitled to a refund.


You are eligible for:Fall 2023Spring 2023
Full refund, if withdrawal is processed on or beforeAug. 27, 2023Jan. 22, 2023
Prorated refund, if withdrawal is processed betweenAug. 28 - Nov. 3, 2023Jan. 23 - April 5, 2023
No refund, if withdrawal is processed afterNov. 3, 2023April 5, 2023

Summer Refund Schedule

You are eligible for:Session 1Session 2Session 3
Full refund, if withdrawal is processed on or beforeMay 29, 2023May 29, 2023July 11, 2023
Prorated refund, if withdrawal is processed betweenMay 30 - July 19, 2023May 30 - June 24, 2023July 12 - August 6, 2023
No refund, if withdrawal is processed on or afterJuly 20, 2023June 25, 2023August 7, 2023

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.


  • 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, 2023 for Fall 2023
    • February 10, 2023 for Spring 2023
    • June 9, 2023 for Summer 2023, Sessions 1 & 2
    • July 21, 2023 for Summer 2023, Session 3


It is the sole responsibility of the STUDENT to withdraw from classes. Disenrollment is a University process and should not be used as substitute for the withdrawal process ( 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:  08/22/23