Student’s Right to Cancel
You have 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. CEC 94911(e)(1) If you wish to cancel this agreement. Provide a written notice that states that you no longer wish to be bound by this agreement. Your notice must be timely delivered to the institution. If your notice is mailed, it must be postmarked on or before the date notice is required.
The tuition refund policy in full compliance with the rules and regulations from all the agencies approving and licensing the University. In particular CEC 94918 Compliance With Federal Statutes, 94919 Institutions Participating In Federal Student Financial Aid Programs, 94920 Mandatory Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Policies, 94921 Alternative Refund Calculations, and all the Title IV regulations related to student refunds and the Return to Title IV (R2T4) policy.
Refund calculations are related to the amount of tuition and fees to be returned by the University in the event the student withdraws from the program. Withdrawals could be initiated by the student or by the school. For students enrolled in school under Federal financial aid, the R2T4 procedure is performed first and the institutional refund policy is performed second.
Alhambra Medical University shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250), if the written notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh class day after enrollment, whichever is later.
Alhambra Medical University shall have a refund policy for the return of unearned institutional charges if the student cancels an enrollment agreement or withdraws during a period of attendance. The refund policy for students who have completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance shall be a pro rata refund.
If a student obtains a loan for the program, the student will have to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and that, if the student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from the federal financial aid funds. Alhambra Medical University shall pay or credit refunds within 45 days of a student’s cancellation or withdrawal.
The California State Pro Rata Refund Policy applies to students who have not completed more than 60% of the course of instruction and is calculated as follows:
During Add/Drop Period
After Add/Drop Period
10% charged for each week attended
2nd Week 80%
3rd Week 70%
4th Week 60%
5th Week 50%
6th Week 40%
7th Week 0%
* Pro Rata will be calculated only if the withdrawal form is submitted. Verbal requests will be not considered.
Return to Title IV Policy
When a Title IV borrower’s enrollment drops below part-time, the unused portion of the funds will be returned to the Department of Education (Return to Title IV). For details, please visit or contact the Department of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Financial Aid
Federal Title IV Financial Aid is currently only available for the Master’s Program, NOT the DAIM. If you are enrolled in the MSTAM program and would like to learn more about financial aid, please refer to the MSTAM program catalog.
Student Right to Know Rates
Students have the right to know graduation rates from the IPEDS system. This may be requested from the registrar.
STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND (STRF)
(a) A qualifying institution shall include the following statement on both its enrollment agreement and school catalog:
"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."
(b) In addition to the statement required under subdivision (a) of this section, a qualifying institution shall include the following statement in its school catalog:
"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, 1747 North Market Blvd, Suite 225 Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 574-8900 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:
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.
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.
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.
The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
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.
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.
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 non collection 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."
Please make sure you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, all financial documentation, receipts and any other records obtained or given to you by the University. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P. O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: (916) 574-8900
Toll Free: (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
1747 North Market Blvd, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
Web Site: www.bppe.ca.gov