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Humboldt State University was established in 1913.

Adds, Drops and Refunds

Drop & Refund Policy

Since Extended Education is self-supporting, enrollments in courses must be sufficient to pay salaries and other expenses. The following refund procedures have been adopted according to the formula for refunds established in Title V of the California Administrative Code.

If for any reason, you find it impossible to complete the course for which you are registered, you must inform the College of eLearning & Extended Education by completing and submitting the drop form, and if applicable, petition of the student. Please allow two to four weeks to receive refund. Credit card refunds are in the form of a credit on account.

For refund purposes, the drop will be effective as of the date that it is received at Extended Education.

Non-attendance or stopping payment on a check or payment voucher does not constitute an official drop, nor does only notification to the instructor. Drops do not necessarily entitle the student to a refund of fees paid, or the cancellation of fees still due. Refunds or cancellations of fees still due will be computed in accordance with the terms below.

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Class cancels

ALL COURSES:

All fees returned.

Drop before the first class session

ALL COURSES:

The entire course fee will be refunded less a $10 drop fee or any non-returnable deposit. The drop will be effective on the time during normal business hours that notification is received.

Drop on or after the first class session

OPEN UNIVERSITY/HIGH SCHOOL CONCURRENT
(FALL/SPRING ONLY -- semester-long courses):

65% of fees collected will be refunded until the end of the fourth week of the semester. No refund will be issued after the end of the fourth week of the semester.

During the first four weeks of instruction, a student may drop a class without obtaining instructor approval and no notation will be recorded on the student’s academic record. The student must complete a Drop Form available from the College of eLearning & Extended Education.

After the first four weeks of classes, instructor, Department Chair approval, and a serious and compelling reason is required. The student must submit the completed Drop Form to the College of eLearning & Extended Education. A “W” grade is recorded on the academic record. Failure to officially drop will result in a failing grade. For refund purposes, the drop will be effective as of the date that it is received at Extended Education.

All courses, including arranged classes, i.e., Directed/Independent/Conference studies and Graduate Continuous Enrollment, are considered to have begun on the first day of the semester (e.g., if you enroll midterm for an independent study, for refund purposes you have begun your studies on the first day of classes for that semester). Refunds will be computed on this basis.

SUMMER SESSION:   See summer refund schedules below.

EXTENSION, SPECIAL SESSION, NON-CREDIT
COURSES [FIVE MEETINGS OR LONGER]:

65% of fees collected will be refunded until 25% of the course time has elapsed, after which no refund will be made. The instructor’s signature on drop form is required. Failure to officially drop will result in a failing grade.

Courses of four meetings or less: a student is not eligible for a refund if drop from the course occurs at any time after the course has begun.

Retroactive refunds

Requests for retroactive refunds due to extenuating circumstances must be received within six months of the last day of the course.

See Retroactive Credit for details.

The Summer Refund Schedules below are subject to change.

Summer SESSION &
Special Session Refund Schedule

COURSE LENGTH Date Dropped Refund Amount
5+ week session 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 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 No refund
2-week session or less Prior to the first session Total fee minus $10 drop fee
After the first session No refund

EXTENSION & OLLI Refund Schedule

COURSE LENGTH Date Dropped Refund Amount
5 meetings or more Prior to the first session Total fee minus $10 drop fee
On or after the first date 65% of fees collected 
After 25% of course time elapsed No refund
4 meetings of less Prior to the first session Total fee minus $10 drop fee
On or after the first date No refund



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