California Refund Policy

ACHS Refund Policy for Students Residing in California

We work hard to provide excellence in education for all our students. However, if your circumstances change and you decide ACHS is not for you, the following refund policy applies for students residing in the State of California. If you do not reside in California, please visit http://achs.edu/refund-policy for our institutional refund policy.

You may cancel or withdraw in any manner. Requests to withdraw should be sent to Student Services via email to stuserv@achs.edu; phone or fax to 800.487.8839; or mail to ACHS, 5005 S. Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239. 

Refunds are based on the date the withdrawal request is received at ACHS or the postmarked date if mailed, not the last date of attendance. The College will make any refund due within 30 calendar days from this date. Withdrawal or cancellation as a result of disciplinary or other administrative action does not change the refund process; you may receive a refund or owe a balance. 

Right to Cancel

If you withdraw within 7 business days of enrolling, 100% of tuition and fees paid will be refunded. This is referred to as the cooling off period. Please note that ACHS will process your enrollment and ship your course materials after this period.

Refund Policy for California Residents

If you are using federal student loans, a private student loan, or other third party funding, it is your responsibility to repay financial obligations if applicable. Some financial institutions require that refunds be paid back directly to the institution or organization in the event of a refund. Refund rates are not differentiated based on funding except as otherwise required by law.

Refunds are based on unused instructional time and are prorated based on the number of days the student attended, or was scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal (total institutional charge, divided by the number of days):

  • If you withdraw before class starts and after 7 business days of enrolling, you are entitled to a refund of 100% of tuition, but the registration fee and any consumed fees (such as shipping charges) are not refundable.
  • If you withdraw after classes begin for a semester and after 7 business days of enrolling, you are eligible for a prorated refund through 60% of the semester. Prorated refunds are calculated by determining the daily charge for the class (total tuition charged, divided by the number of class days) and then multiplying by the number of days of class remaining after withdrawal
  • If at the time of withdrawal, the student has attended or was scheduled to attend 61% or more of the semester, then no refund will be issued.

Sample Prorated Refund

For a 15-week semester consisting of 105 instructional days:

If you withdraw:

Amount Refunded:

Within 7 business days of enrolling

100% of all monies paid

Before the start of the semester

100% of tuition

On or before Day 63 of a semester with 105 instructional days (within 60% of the semester)

Total tuition charged divided by number of days in class multiplied by the number of days remaining after withdrawal

On or after Day 64 of a semester with 105 instructional days (61% or more of the semester)

No refund

Sample Tuition Refund Calculation:*

Charges to Student:

ACHS Institutional Charge

Amount

New Student Registration Fee

$200

Tuition (3-credit undergraduate course @$360)

$1080

Total Tuition & Registration Fee Charged:

$1280

Refund calculation based on withdrawal on Day 12 from the AROMA 101, 15-week course with 105 instructional days:

ACHS Institutional Charge

Amount Refunded to the Student

New Student Registration Fee

$0

Tuition (3-credit undergraduate course) [2]

$1080 / 105

= $10.28 per day charge.

Eligible Refund:

$10.28 x 93 days remaining after withdrawal = $956.04

For a 7.5 week semester consisting of 53 instructional days:

If you withdraw:

Amount Refunded

Within 7 business days of enrolling

100% of all monies paid

Before the start of the semester

100% of tuition

On or before Day 31 of a semester with 53 instructional days (within 60% of the semester)

Total tuition charged divided by number of days in class multiplied by the number of days remaining after withdrawal

On or after Day 32 of a semester with 53 instructional days (61% or more of the semester)

No refund

Refund calculation based on withdrawal on Day 12 from the AROMA 101, 7.5-week course with 53 instructional days:

ACHS Institutional Charge

Amount Refunded to the Student

New Student Registration Fee

$0

Tuition (3-credit undergraduate course) [2]

$1080 / 53 days = $20.37 per day charge.

Eligible Refund:

$20.37 x 41 days remaining after withdrawal = $835.17

Non-Refundable Consumed Fees

Please visit http://achs.edu/refund-policy to view all non-refundable fees.

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