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Please note: On-campus parking at Chico State is limited. Parking permits are expensive, hard to obtain, and once you have one there is still no guarantee you will be able to find an available space in the lot of your preference. We strongly encourage you to leave your automobile at home and consider using a bicycle or bus to travel back and forth to class. It is more economical, conserves energy resources, and saves you the frustration of trying to find a parking space.
Financial Credit Policy for Fees and Tuition
Students who enroll in classes and subsequently drop all classes or withdraw from the university will be charged and liable for part or all fees and tuition for any classes in which they are enrolled on or after the first day of classes. The amount of financial credit received (if any) is dependent upon the date all classes are dropped or withdrawal is processed.
Students who remain enrolled in classes for the semester may add and drop classes during the Add/Drop Period without financial penalty and are liable for classes in which they are enrolled as of the 2nd Friday of classes plus any classes in which they may subsequently enroll. No financial credit will be received for any classes dropped after the 2nd Friday of classes unless the student drops ALL classes and/or withdraws from the university for the semester and may be eligible for a partial financial credit depending upon the drop or withdrawal date.
Exceptions to the refund policy are granted only for compulsory military service.
See the Refund Schedule below to calculate any financial credit resulting from withdrawal or drop in units.
Please see Withdrawing from the University in The University Catalog for complete information and procedures to follow to formally withdraw from the university.
How to calculate pro-rated refund:
1. Count the number of calendar days from first day of classes to actual withdrawal date.
2. Divide the number of days by 110 (number of days in the semester) and multiply it by registration fees and tuition charged to get your pro-rated fee.
3. Subtract pro-rated fees from fees paid. This will be your refund, less a $5 administrative charge If you have not paid your fees because of a financial aid deferral or payment plan, it is possible that you were still be financially responsible for an unpaid portion of your fees.
1. John withdraws from all his classes on Sept. 5, 2003 (10 days).
2. 10 / 110 x $1035.00 = $94.09.
3. $1035.00 - $94.09 = $940.91 - $5.00 admin. fee = $935.91 refund
Refund of FeesFinancial Credit Refund Policy
If you want a check issued for a financial credit on your account, it is called a refund. Refunds will be automatically processed throughout the term (after the second week of classes) by Student Financial Services whenever there is a financial credit on your account. You may receive a refund at an earlier date if you apply for a refund by filling out a Refund Request form, or by writing or phoning Student Financial Services. Prior to a refund being issued, an audit is made on the student account to verify and determine the actual amount that should be returned to the student, or to financial aid programs, and/or to pay other university debts. An administrative fee is retained to help cover the cost of processing a refund.
Any funds owed to you by the State of California may be withheld as payment against any unpaid obligation to the university. Refunds to financial aid recipients may be offset by the university in order to return the funds to the aid programs. Additional information is available from Financial Aid Business Services, KNDL 213, 898-6278.
Details regarding which fees may be refunded, the circumstances under which fees may be refunded, and the appropriate procedure to be followed in seeking refunds may be obtained by consulting Section 42201 (parking fees), 41913 (nonresident tuition), 42019 (housing charges), and 41802 (all other fees) of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. Information concerning any aspect of the refund of fees may be obtained from the Student Financial Services office.
Debts Owed to the University
Should a student or former student fail to pay a debt owed to the institution, the institution may withhold permission to register, to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged, to receive services, materials, food or merchandise or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381). For example, the institution may withhold permission from any person owing a debt to receive official transcripts of grades. If a student believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, the student should contact the campus business office. The business office, or another office on campus to which the business office may refer the student, will review the pertinent information, including information provided by the student, and will advise the student of its conclusions.
A registration hold will prevent you from requesting or adding classes through TRACS or the Chico State Connection web portal. TRACS or the CSC web portal will inform you if you have a registration hold. Students who owe any fees at the end of the ninth week of classes will have a Balance Due registration hold placed on their account. Placement of holds may be done at any time a university debt or other serious violation occurs. Take care of all registration holds as soon as possible. If a registration hold is placed after you have requested classes, you have until the end of the TRACS Course Request Period each semester to clear the hold or all your requested or enrolled courses will be dropped. Please Pay-By-Mail or go to Student Financial Services-Cashiering, KNDL 212, to pay fees owed. The university will remove the hold within two working days of payment of all outstanding fees. TRACS and the web portal will direct you to appropriate offices to clear other holds.
Determination of Residence for Non-resident Tuition Purposes
The Office of Admissions determines the residence status of all new undergraduate students for non-resident tuition purposes. The Graduate School determines the residence status for graduates. Responses to certain items on the Application for Admission and, if necessary, answers to the Residency Questionnaire, are used in making this determination. A student who fails to submit adequate information to establish a right to classification as a California resident will be classified as a non-resident. Please see the section on Determination of Residence for Non-resident Tuition Purposes under The California State University System Policies and Regulations in The University Catalog.
Fee Waivers and Exemptions
Systemwide mandatory fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act Ed Code, Section 68120. Systemwide mandatory fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provision of Education Code, Section 32320 (Children of deceased or disabled veterans).
The Alan Pattee Scholarship
Pursuant to the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act, Education Code Section 68120, children of deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employees who were California residents and who were killed in the course of law enforcement or fire suppression duties are not charged mandatory systemwide fees or tuition of any kind at any California State University campus. Students who may qualify for these benefits should contact the Admissions/Registrars Office for an eligibility determination.
Fee Waiver For Students Sixty Years of Age or Older
If you are a California resident who is sixty years of age or older and apply for a waiver, you may enroll in regular session courses on a space-available basis with a substantial reduction in fees. The application fee is waived. You must meet admission criteria and provide all transcripts and required admission test scores. Fee waivers are available to undergraduate and graduate students. You may obtain further information and apply for the waiver from the Office of Admissions, 530-898-6321.
Procedure for the Establishment or Abolishment of a Student Body Fee
The law governing the California State University provides that fees defined as mandatory, such as a student body association fee and a student body center fee, may be established. A student body association fee must be established upon a favorable vote of two-thirds of the students voting in an election held for this purpose (Education Code Section 89300). A student body center fee may be established only after a fee referendum is held which approves by a two-thirds favorable vote the establishment of the fee (Education Code Section 89304). The student body fee was established at California State University, Chico by student referendum in March 17, 1982. The campus President may adjust the student body association fee only after the fee adjustment has been approved by a majority of students voting in a referendum established for that purpose (Education Code Section 89300). The required fee shall be subject to referendum at any time upon the presentation of a petition to the campus President containing the signatures of 10 percent of the regularly enrolled students at the university. Once bonds are issued, authority to set and adjust student body center fees is governed by provisions of the State University Revenue Bond Act of 1947, including, but not limited to, Education Code Sections 90012, 90027, and 90068. Student body fees support a variety of cultural and recreational programs, child care centers, and special student support programs.
The process to establish and adjust other campus-based mandatory fees requires consideration by the campus fee advisory committee and a student referendum. The campus President may use alternate consultation mechanisms if he/she determines that a referendum is not the best mechanism to achieve appropriate and meaningful consultation. Results of the referendum and the fee committee review are advisory to the campus President. The President may also request the Chancellor to establish the mandatory fee. Authority to adjust fees after consideration by the campus fee advisory committee and the completion of a student referendum is delegated to the President.