Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Tuition Refund Policy

Cancellation of Enrollment Agreement

Antioch University Los Angeles is authorized to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), which is a state agency that serves California consumers by providing oversight of colleges and universities. 

As part of our authorization, Antioch University Los Angeles provides students with an Enrollment Agreement, a document that outlines general information about academic program costs and refund policies. BPPE requires AULA to collect student's signature (either electronic or on paper) on this form and to be returned either via email to enrollmentagreement.aula@antioch.edu, U.S. mail to or in person at:

Antioch University Los Angeles
Attn: Enrollment Agreement
400 Corporate Pointe, #A4028
Culver City, CA 90230

The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

Student-Initiated Withdrawal from the University

A student who fails to attend classes or leaves the University for any reason must formally withdraw through the Office of Integrated Student Services. Withdrawal from the University means that student status is discontinued. A withdrawn student is no longer eligible to earn credit for courses, independent studies, and internships for which the student still has an evaluation of Incomplete at the time of withdrawal. Students who intend to withdraw from AULA voluntarily should discuss the decision and implications for their incomplete work with their faculty advisor. A student must notify the Office of Integrated Student Services in writing of the intention to withdraw, in a letter or on a withdrawal form. Students on financial aid must also consult the AULA's Associate Director of Financial Aid. Students who have received Federal Student Loans must arrange with the Financial Aid Office for an exit interview.

Students who withdraw during the first eight weeks of the quarter or first sixteen weeks of the semester are entitled to a prorated refund of tuition which will be calculated based on the date the Office of Integrated Student Services received the student’s written notification of his/her intention to withdraw. 

Refund Schedule

For quarter-based programs (MAP, BA, MAE/TC, MAEx & MANM):

The refund schedule for all quarter programs, as shown below, applies in cases of withdrawal from the University.

First 2 weeks (14 days) = 100%

Week 3 (21 days) = 70%

Week 4 (28 days) = 60%

Week 5 (35 days) = 50%

Week 6 (42 days) = 40%

Week 7 (49 days) = 30% 

Week 8 (56 days) = 20%, drops to 0% after Week 8

New and continuing students in any of the quarter programs who withdraw from a class after the add/drop period are not entitled to the pro-rated  tuition refund.

For semester-based programs (MFA and USMA)

Students in the semester-based programs who withdraw from the program during the periods stated below are subject to a percentage refund of tuition which will be calculated based on the date the Office of the University Registrar received the student’s written notification of his/her intention to withdraw.

The MFA In Creative Writing program refund schedule is as follows:

1) Prior to the third day of residency = 100% refund of the semester’s tuition

2) After the third day of residency, a pro rata refund of tuition will be applied to unearned institutional charges up to completion of more than 75% of the term

3) On Friday of the 5thweek of class, a 75% refund will be applied

4) On Friday of the 11thweek of class, a 50% refund will be applied 5) On Friday of the 17thweek of class, a 25% refund will be applied; and thereafter no refund

The MA in Urban Sustainability program refund schedule is as follows:

1) Prior to the third day of residency = 100% refund of the semester’s tuition

2) After the third day of residency, a pro rata refund of tuition will be applied to unearned institutional charges up to completion of more than 75% of the term

3) On Wednesday of the 5thweek of class, a 75% refund will be applied

4) On Wednesday of the 11thweek of class, a 50% refund will be applied 5) On Wednesday of the 17thweek of class, a 25% refund will be applied; and thereafter no refund

All students receiving federal financial aid funds who fully withdraw from the university after the 100% refund period are subject to the “Federal Return of Title IV Funds” policy which determines the amount of Federal Title IV aid that must be returned to the Federal government by the school and the student. Refer to the Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds Policy in this catalog. If a student withdraws after the  100% refund period, any Title IV funds disbursed will be returned to the sources so that the student may use these funds elsewhere.

Class Add/Drop and Tuition Refund Policy
 

Effective Summer 2016, AULA will neither have one singular date that serves as the Add/Drop period deadline, nor one due date for the 100% tuition refund. Based on AULA course types, there are three types of Add/Drop and Tuition Refund timelines.

1. Ten (10) session courses /Five (5) sessions (zero unit) courses, including online courses

Students will now have the first 20% of the instructional period (using as a time frame the first day of class to the last day of class) to Add or Drop a course with a 100% tuition refund.  Between 21% - 60% of the instructional period, dropped courses will generate a zero tuition refund, and will appear on the transcript with a W. From 61% to the end of the instructional period, dropped courses will generate a zero tuition refund and will appear on the transcript with a WNC. Course withdrawal will not remove the class/units from the student record, but will simply grade the class as “W” or “WNC.” 

2. One-day , Two-day  & Three-day workshops

Students can Add or Drop Workshops with 100% refund during the first two weeks of the term.  After the first two weeks, dropped workshops will appear on the transcript with a W.

Note: The Add/Drop and Tuition Refund dates for each course are pre-calculated. On AUView   all dates are found under the section detail of each course.

3. Internships/Independent Studies/Clinical Training/Personal Psychotherapy

Students can Add/Drop these learning activities using the Add/Drop form available in the Office of  Integrated Student Services (ISS)  within the first two weeks of the term. A written petition is required to Add/Drop after the first two weeks.

STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND DISCLOSURE

"The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program."

"It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.

2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.

3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.

4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.

5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has 

failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.

6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.

7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number."