When a course is dropped after the refund deadline of the session, students receive Summer Tuition Credit (STC), instead of a refund, that can be applied toward the tuition of a new subsequently added class in the same summer term. Summer Tuition Credits are not applied toward the tuition of previously enrolled course(s).
Here’s a video detailing the use of Tuition Credit. It is highly recommended to contact a Summer Sessions advisor if you are confused about how Tuition Credit works.
- STC will never be refunded.
- STC will not apply towards previously added classes.
- STC cannot be transferred to other terms. (i.e., spring, fall, or future summers)
- STC can be used towards subsequently added classes.
When a student drops a class paid for by summer tuition credit:
- If a student drops a class paid for by STC before the refund deadline, they will not receive a refund. However, they will still have the available credit to apply to a subsequently added summer course.
- If a student drops a class paid for by STC after the refund deadline, a tuition credit will be generated for the dropped course in addition to the existing credit that paid for the course. Thus, the student would be responsible for tuition for both courses dropped after the refund deadline and would have available credit generated from both courses to apply to a subsequently added summer course(s).
Tuition Credit Example:
- You drop a 3-unit English class in Session C after the refund deadline. Since it is after the deadline to drop and receive a refund, you continue to be charged for the English class. However, you now have Summer Tuition Credit in an amount equal to the tuition for a 3-unit course.
- Then you add a 3-unit Math class in Session D. You are charged for both the English class and the new Math class (tuition for 6 units), but the total balance due remains the same (tuition for 3 units); if you already paid for the English class, you will not receive a refund. You have now used all available Summer Tuition Credit, and the credit balance is zero.
- If you drop the 3-unit Math class in Session D after the refund deadline, you are charged for both English and Math classes (tuition for 6 units). Summer Tuition Credit is not applied towards this balance because there is no eligible course to which the credit can be applied (credit only applies to a subsequently added new course). Because Summer Tuition Credit is generated every time a course is dropped after the refund deadline, you now have Summer Tuition Credit in an amount equal to 6 units (English and Math classes) to use for any course you subsequently add.
*Available credit is not shown on a student account, please contact an advisor if you have a question about using tuition credit. Please note, credit applied will appear on a student’s account the next day, pacific standard time.