STUDENT’S RIGHT TO CANCEL AND REFUND POLICY

ALL NOTICES OF WITHDRAWAL OR REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING (FAX, US MAIL, E-MAIL), TO: California National University for Advanced Studies (CNU): Registrar's Office, 8550 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 210. Northridge, CA 91325.

IN A GIVEN TRIMESTER, A STUDENT IS EXPECTED TO COMBINE GUIDED AND SELF-INSTRUCTION AND PROGRESS THROUGH THE COURSE ACCORDING TO THE PRESCRIBED SCHEDULE. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN A COURSE ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT FOR EACH COURSE TAKEN. TOTAL POTENTIAL TUITION/FINANCIAL COMMITMENT FOR A 121-UNIT DEGREE PROGRAM: $300 PER UNIT X 121 UNITS EQUALS $36,300, GRADUATION FEE OF $300.00. TOTAL POTENTIAL TUITION/FINANCIAL COMMITMENT FOR A 36-UNIT DEGREE PROGRAM: $330 PER UNIT X 36 UNITS EQUALS $11,880, GRADUATION FEE OF $300.00. TOTAL POTENTIAL TUITION/FINANCIAL COMMITMENT FOR AN 18-UNIT H.R. CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: $300 PER UNIT X 18 UNITS EQUALS $5400, CERTIFICATE COMPLETION FEE OF $150.00. ESTIMATED COSTS OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS PER COURSE APPROXIMATELY $150.00 OR MORE, SHIPPING VARIES ACCORDING TO GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION.

CANCEL/WITHDRAW - REFUND:

THE STUDENT WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE EXECUTED ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO CANCEL UNTIL MIDNIGHT OF THE SEVENTH BUSINESS DAY AND RECEIVE A FULL REFUND OF ANY MONEY PAID MINUS THE FOLLOWING; 1) NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE, 2) NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE ($200 PER DEGREE PROGRAM). A STUDENT WITHDRAWING FROM CNU OR DROPPING A COURSE MAY ONLY BE ASSESSED A ONE-TIME “REGISTRATION FEE” OF EITHER $75 OR 20% OF THE TUITION CHARGE PER COURSE (NOT TO EXCEED $200 PER DEGREE PROGRAM).

STUDENTS REQUESTING CANCELLATION DURING SUBSEQUENT WEEKS FROM THEIR START DATE, SHOULD PUT THEIR REQUEST IN WRITING, TO RECEIVE THEIR REFUND ACCORDING TO THE REFUND POLICY AND FORMULA FOR THE REFUNDABLE TUITION AMOUNT, AS DEFINED IN THE TABLE BELOW.

FINANCIAL AID/EDUCATIONAL LOAN:

IF THE STUDENT HAS RECEIVED FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID FUNDS, THE STUDENT IS ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF MONEYS NOT PAID FROM FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM FUNDS. IF THE STUDENT OBTAINS A LOAN TO PAY FOR AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, THE STUDENT WILL HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REPAY THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE LOAN PLUS INTEREST, LESS THE AMOUNT OF ANY REFUND.

IF THE STUDENT IS ELIGIBLE FOR A LOAN GUARANTEED BY THE FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE STUDENT DEFAULTS ON THE LOAN, BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING MAY OCCUR: (1) THE FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT OR A LOAN GUARANTEE AGENCY MAY TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE STUDENT, INCLUDING APPLYING ANY INCOME TAX REFUND TO WHICH THE PERSON IS ENTITLED TO REDUCE THE BALANCE OWED ON THE LOAN. (2) THE STUDENT MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OTHER FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION OR OTHER GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE UNTIL THE LOAN IS REPAID.

CNU shall make all refunds within 30 days of cancellation.

EXAMPLE: IF THE STUDENT COMPLETES ONLY 3 WEEKS OF A 15-WEEK COURSE AND PAID $900.00 IN TUITION, THE REFUND IS CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS: NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE (20% X $900 = $900.00 - $180.00 = $720.00). REFUNDABLE TUITION AT 3 WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION COMPLETED ($720.00 X 60% = $432.00).

Student paid: $900.00
School retains: $468.00
School refunds: $432.00

15-Week Course Refundable Tuition Due After
1-15 weeks
(Before Start Date 100% refund up until Midnight of the 5th business day PST)
1st Week = 80%
2nd Week = 70%
3rd Week = 60%
4th Week = 50%
5th Week = 40%
6th Week = 30%
7th Week = 20%
8th Week = 10%
9th Week - 15th Week = 0%

The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the Legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution from losing money if they prepaid tuition and suffered a financial loss as a result of the school closing, failing to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusing to pay a court judgment. The STRF Assessment fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. The STRF Assessment has been paid by California National University for Advanced Studies on the student’s behalf. PLEASE NOTE: If the student is not a resident of California, the student is not eligible for protection under, and recovery from, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.


All Notices Of Withdrawal Or Requests For Refunds Must Be Submitted In Writing To:

Registrar’s Office
California National University for Advanced Studies
8550 Balboa Blvd., Suite 210
Northridge, CA 91325