Refunds & Petitions

A student who withdraws from the university, drops to a lower fee category or has a campus fee or fine reversed on their student account, may be eligible for a refund.

Refunds will first be applied to any outstanding debt owed to the University. To obtain a refund, submit the "Request for Refund" form to Student Financial Services - Cashier's Office. Refunds will be processed within 14 days.

The Application Fee, Installment Fee, Late Registration Fee and Administrative Fee are NOT refundable. Student who OFFICIALLY withdraw or drop units within the published deadlines do not need to complete a Request for Refund as refunds will automatically be issued. Please see here for the Registrar's official calendar of deadlines.

Students who believe they have extenuating circumstances that warrant a refund after the published deadlines must submit a "Request for Refund" with a complete explanation of the circumstances and any supporting documentation to the Student Financial Services Center.

The following are the deadlines for Fall 2022 Term.

Schedule Adjustments

Students who change their unit load to a lower fee category, e.g., nonresident students who drop units or resident students who drop from full time to part time, must do so on or before February 14, 2022 in order to receive a refund. No refunds will be given for units dropped after this date. Note: units added after this date are charged at regular rates.

Withdraw from the University

To receive a full refund of fees, students must withdraw from all classes by August 21, 2022.

To officially withdraw from the University, please contact the Office of the Registrar on the 1st floor of the Student Business Services (SBS) or (707) 826-4101.

Students who withdraw from the university or drop all registered units on or after the first day of instruction and before the 60% point in the semester, October 24, 2022, will receive an automatic refund of a portion of their fees. The refund will be prorated based on the number of calendar days that the student was enrolled and the total number of days in the semester.

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to properly withdraw from the university if they do not plan to attend. Non-attendance does not relieve students of any debt incurred due to registration activity. Students that withdraw from the university may also owe any non-refundable fees already assessed to their account plus registration and tuition fees, which are calculated based on their withdrawal date. Students who withdraw after September 2, 2022 a $20.00 late drop fee is charged for each class dropped.

In cases where student are withdrawing from a prior term they will be required to submit a Petition of Tuition and Fees in order to have their tuition and fees adjusted. This petition cannot be submitted until a withdrawal has been approved by the Office of the Registrar.

Financial aid recipients (Return of Title IV Aid)

A student who receives aid and drops units, withdraws, drops out, is expelled, etc., during or after the first day of instruction will be reviewed in accordance with the Federal Title IV Return of Title IV Policy. Federal regulations require using the pro rata calculation if the student withdrew on or before the 60% date of the enrollment period.

Generally, if fees are paid by financial aid and the students withdraws from the University before the 60% date, the financial aid will be returned to the Federal Title IV Financial Aid program. A repayment situation may occur when a student receives aid in excess of their tuition and fees and then drops units or ceases attendance. The student will be required to return the fund directly to the University.

If you received a State University Grant or CAL Grant that paid your tuition fee, you are not eligible for a refund.

Tuiton Assistance

The Institution has a policy that returns any unearned tuition assistance (TA) funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided.

Tuition Assistance funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. The funds will be returned to the military Service Branch that provided the funding and will not be returned to the student. 

Student should contact Student Financial Services at (707) 826-4407 regarding fee refunds and return of financial aid.


Summer Session Refund Schedule

Please visit the Office of Extended Education website for additional information regarding refunds for Summer Session.

5+ Week Session
Date dropped Refund Amount
Prior to the first session Total fee minus $10 drop fee
First two days of session Total fee minus the fee for one unit
Any other day of the first week (Total fee minus the fee for one unit) x  65%
Any day of the second week (Total fee minus the fee for one unit) x  25%
After second week No refund
3-4 Week Session
Date dropped Refund Amount
Prior to the first session Prior to the first session
First two days of session Total fee minus the fee for one unit
Any other day of the first week (Total fee minus the fee for one unit) x  65%
Any day of the second week No refund
2 Week Session or Less
Date dropped Refund Amount
Prior to the first session Total fee minus $10 drop fee
After the first session No refund