WSU has the following guidelines in place to facilitate payments of refunds of tuition fees. These guidelines have been provided to explain to staff, sponsors and students when refunds of tuition fees will be made by the University and how they will be calculated.
Any student has the right, without explanation, to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a full refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. The cancellation has to be in writing. Any student may withdraw from the school at any time, after classes start, and receive a pro rata refund of 60 percent (60%) or less, calculated based on the remaining scheduled days in the current payment period in the program, and based on the last day of attendance. The refund granted will have a further deduction for a registration or administration fee, not to exceed $250.00, and the final refund amount will be paid or credited to the student within 45 days of withdrawal.
Refund= Total amount student paid – ((Total WSU Charges / Total Program Hours) x (Total hours Students scheduled to attend) + (Non – Refundable Charges + Charges for equipment and materials))
For the purpose of determining the final amount of the refund, the date of the student’s withdrawal shall be deemed the last date of recorded attendance. The amount for refund equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, minus non-refundable fees, divided by the number of days in the program), multiplied by the remaining number of days scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal. For Online education students scheduled days are based on a five-day week, which does not include Saturday or Sunday, or any defined holiday within the catalog. For programs beyond the current “payment period,” if the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. The refund shall be sent to the lender, third party or, if appropriate, to the state or federal agency that guaranteed or reinsured the loan. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of monies not paid from the federal student financial aid program funds. WSU doesn’t participate in federal and state financial aid programs. If the student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur:
1.)The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan, and or;
2.)The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.
The institution shall pay or credit refunds within 45 days of a student’s cancellation or withdrawal.