In the event a student does not enter a program for which she/he has enrolled, withdraws after beginning classes, or is dismissed from the school prior to completion of the program a refund of monies paid (applied to the student’s tuition account) is made to the student in accordance with this refund policy. This refers to the payment plan or anyone paying up front.
REFUNDS FOR CLASSES CANCELLED BY THE INSTITUTION
If fees are collected in advance of the start date of a program and SUNM cancels the class, SUNM will refund 100% of the tuition and fees collected. The refund will be issued within 30 days of the date of cancellation.
Students may add or drop classes and clinics anytime during the 1st week of each term (on Academic calendar). All dropped and added classes are subject to approval by the Chair Naprapathic Medicine. The date of the clinic selection meeting is considered to be the start of the term for clinic. After the second week of the term no classes or clinics may be added. There is a $15.00 processing fee for each class or clinic added or dropped in addition to any necessary tuition adjustments. The student should seek advice from the Chair Naprapathic Medicine regarding the effect drops will have on his/her program schedule. Refunds shall be made according to the refund policy.
A student may withdraw from a course any time after the drop/add period has ended. Withdrawal from half of the courses in one semester places a student in Progress Probation. After a student officially withdraws from a course, he/she will have to repeat the course in full in order to receive credit for it. Refunds shall be made according to the refund policy.
Any student who wishes to withdraw from the program may do so. Any student who formally withdraws from the program will be subject to the re-admissions policy if at any time they wish to be re-admitted. Refunds will be made according to the refund policy.
The withdrawal date used to determine when the student is no longer enrolled at SUNM is the date the student began the withdrawal process by completing an official withdrawal form, submitting that form to the Education office and ceasing to attend classes or other school activities. A student who submits a completed official withdrawal form, but continues to attend classes or other school Revised: 11/4/16 32 activities, will not be considered to have officially withdrawn from the school. If a student does not complete the official withdrawal process, the school will determine the school’s withdrawal date based upon the last date of student activity. A student has the right to withdraw from a degree program at any time. If a student withdraws from the degree program after the period allowed for cancellation of her/his Enrollment Agreement, which is until midnight of the third business day following the first class the student attended, SUNM will remit a refund less a registration fee (during add/drop period), if applicable, not to exceed $100 within 30 days of the date of determination of withdrawal. The student is obligated to pay only for educational services rendered. The refund shall be the amount the student paid for instruction multiplied by fraction, the numerator of which is the total number of hours of instruction for which the student has paid. SUNM does not grant refunds for books purchased through SUNM, computers, etc. and does not issue refunds for less than $5.00 unless requested by the student. If a student incurs 14 consecutive calendar days of absence, excluding holidays, does not communicate directly with the school regarding the nature of those absences, and does not officially withdraw from the course in writing, she/he will be considered withdrawn from the course. The refund will be calculated based on the last day attended (LDA) according to the prorata refund policy that follows.
REFUNDS FOR STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the start date of classes and the student does not begin classes or withdraws on the first day of classes, SUNM will refund 100% of the tuition and fees. The refund will be issued within 30 days of the first day of class.
REFUNDS FOR WITHDRAWAL AFTER CLASS COMMENCES
After review of any payment plans, the student may receive the first 10% of the period of financial obligation (total paid amount due to SUNM ($52,000 – 10%-$5,200), SUNM shall refund at least 90% of the tuition; (i) After the first 10% of the period of financial obligation and until the end of the first 25% of the period of obligation, SUNM shall refund at least 75% of the tuition; (ii) After the first 25% of the period of financial obligation and until the end of the first 50% of the period of obligation, SUNM shall refund at least 50% of the tuition; and, (iii) After the first 50% of the period of financial obligation, SUNM may retain all of the tuition. If the amount that you have paid is more than the amount that you owe for the time you attended, then a refund will be made within 30 days of the date of determination of withdrawal. If the amount that you owe is more than the amount that you have already paid, you will have to arrange to pay it. Revised: 11/4/16 33
EXAMPLE REFUND CALCULATION
Student Pays $4595.83 for the semester. The student withdraws during the first 3 weeks, the student receives $3217.08 The student withdraws during the 4th – 6th week, the student receives $2,348.59
A student has the right to cancel her/his agreement for a degree program of instruction until the midnight of the fifth business day on which she/he attended her/his first class. Business day means a day on which the student is scheduled to attend a class session.
- Cancellation can be made in any manner: phone, email, USPS, etc.
- The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective based on the post mark date.
- If the Enrollment Agreement is canceled for a degree program of instruction by midnight of the fifth business day on which the student attended her/his first class (business day is a day on which a student is scheduled to attend a class session), the student will have no liability to SUNM for tuition and the school will refund any money that the student paid within 30 days after it receives the student’s notice of cancellation
- SUNM does not grant refunds for books purchased at SUNM or other miscellaneous fees.