Student Finance Policies

If you have a question regarding your fees or how to pay your fees, contact Student Financial Services at 

Responsibility of Student to Drop Course 

If you have registered for a class and do not plan to attend , it is your responsibility to drop the course by the last day of the Drop period.  Do not assume that by not attending the first class meeting your will automatically be disenrolled. Students who wish to withdraw from a course should review the Fee Refund policy for their specific term if they wish to receive a refund. 

Refund Policy

Students enrolled in a Self-Support Degree or Certificate program through University Extension should refer to the withdrawal/refund policy and schedule at the following link:  University Extension Withdrawal / Refund Policy

For specific drop date deadlines and specific information on refunds, please visit the specific terms refund page. To request a refund, please click HERE..  Your refund, if approved will be applied to the original form of payment.  Refund to a credit card may not appear on your statement for one or two billing cycles. For additional questions regarding refunds, please email

Cal Vet Fee Waiver

Approval for benefits under the Cal Vet Fee Waiver Program shall be granted on an Academic Year (AY) basis. There shall be no partial year grants of benefits. Applicants must re-apply each year to maintain entitlement. Approvals may be granted only for the current AY, or the immediate upcoming AY.

Returned Check Fee Policy

A returned check penalty fee of $25.00 will be charged to a student's account for any check dishonored by the drawer bank. The returned check and penalty fee must be paid by cash, credit card, or money order. If a student or anyone paying on the student's behalf has written one or more returned checks, check cashing privileges will  be revoked. If a returned check was used to pay for more than one student, each student will be assessed the $25 returned check fee.  Payments made by a returned check are reversed from the student's account, leaving the balance due and payable immediately. Outstanding balances are subject to the unpaid fees and delinquent accounts policy and may result in the student being dropped from their classes. 

Disclaimer - Cost of Collections

Unpaid Tuition and Fees

Students are responsible for all fees due to the university by the payment deadlines. If you do not pay on time you may be subject to collection proceedings according to the following policy.

You are subject to normal collection actions for unpaid debts including:

  • an assessment of a late registration and past due fees
  • the withholding of the issuance of a diploma
  • the withholding of University services (registration access)
  • the referral of the debt to a collection agency and/or credit reporting agency
  • the intercept of amounts due to you from the State of California and/or legal action
You are obligated to pay all costs of collection, including attorney fees, collections agency fees, and court costs (Please see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381)