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Refund Information

Credit balances will be applied first to outstanding debts on your student account and any remaining credit balance will then be refunded to you. Refunds will begin processing for the Fall 2021 term on August 18, 2021 for any financial aid credit and on September 13, 2021 for any out of pocket payment credit. All refunds are processed automatically. 

In order to expedite your refund, we highly recommend that your enroll into Direct Deposit. Please see instructions to enroll into direct deposit.

Refund checks will be mailed to the address on file with Records & Registration. Payments made by credit card will be credited back to the original credit card. The 2.65% credit card service fee is not refundable. 

A full refund of tuition and other fees for both residents and non-residents tuition occurs under the following circumstances:

  • Fees were paid but no enrollment occurred
  • All classes were dropped prior to the first day of instruction for the term
  • The tuition and fees were collected in error
  • The course for which the tuition and other fees were collected was cancelled by the University.
  • The University made a delayed decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which the tuition and other fees were collected, and that delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student.
  • The student was activated for compulsory military service.

Students who do not plan to attend, should drop all classes before the first day of the semester:

  • Fall 2021: August 21, 2021

Procedures for withdrawal and eligibility requirements are available

It is the student’s responsibility to drop classes, by the published deadlines to avoid charges or be eligible for a full or pro-rated refund. Failure to confirm your enrollment on you myCI student portal may result in charges and holds preventing critical university services.

IMPORTANT: Students who register for courses offered by the University are obligated for the payment of fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic term gives rise to an obligation to pay tuition and other fees for the reservation of space in the course(s).

Proration of Refunds

If a student drops to a lower tuition level and changes from full-time units to part-time units, or results in 0 units (i.e. from 3 units to 0 units, or from 7 units to 4 units), their tuition and fees will be prorated for the amount of time that they were enrolled in the dropped class/es. This proration begins after the first day of the semester, and continues until the 21st day of the semester. After the 21st day of the semester, students are charged the entire tuition amount for the dropped class/es and will not be entitled to a refund.

If a student withdrawals completely from the term, they will be prorated for the amount of time that they were enrolled in the dropped class. This proration begins after the first day of the semester, and continues up to the 60 percent point of the term. A student who officially withdraws after the 60 percent point in the academic period will not be entitled to a refund.

You are eligible for:Fall 2021
Full refund, if complete withdrawal is processed on or beforeAugust 20, 2021
Prorated refund, if complete withdrawal is processed betweenAugust 21, 2021-October 16, 2021
Prorated refund, if dropping from full-time enrollment to part-time enrollment, and processed between August 21, 2021 - September 10, 2021
No refund, if dropping from full-time enrollment to part-time enrollment, and processed afterSeptember 10, 2021

Daily Refund Proration Table


Notice:
It is the sole responsibility of the student to withdraw from classes. Refunds can only be issued to students who withdrawal from classes by the published deadlines. Students are responsible for verifying/confirming withdrawals from their classes, and for contacting Financial Aid and Student Business Services to determine the financial implications of withdrawing from classes. Failure to follow formal withdrawal procedures will result in the obligation to pay fees.

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