Tuition Refund Schedule/Policy

CUSM follows the State of California’s Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) refund policy. A student has the right to a full refund of all payments made for all charges paid directly to the CUSM minus the non-refundable registration deposit ($100) if he or she cancels the enrollment agreement within the first seven (7) days of the first semester of enrollment.

A student who has been enrolled for more than seven (7) days and finds it necessary to withdraw from CUSM may be eligible for a partial refund of their paid tuition. The student must adhere to the withdrawal policy set forth in the CUSM University Catalog. The Effective Withdrawal Date is the actual date that the student meets and completes all of the requirements of the CUSM withdrawal policy including:

  1. Written notice of withdrawal to the Registrar at the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
  2. The return of all University equipment and property to the Registrar
  3. Submitting a completed Refund Request Form to the Registrar

Note that exception can be made at the sole discretion of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions for students called to military duty (a copy of service orders is required) or in the event of the student’s death or disability.

  1. Students who have completed 60% or less of any semester are eligible for a pro-rata refund less any non-refundable fees. The pro rata refund amount is determined by the daily charge for the semester (total tuition charge, divided by the number of days in the semester), multiplied by the number of days the student attended or was scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal.
  2. CUSM students who have completed more than 60% of any semester in all programs are ineligible for a refund.
  3. Students are required to complete a Refund Request Form and submit it to the Registrar. If a student is eligible for a refund, the refund will be made within 45 days of the Effective Withdrawal Date. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of money not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.