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Refund Policy

Students wishing to separate from SFCM, temporarily or permanently, must contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs as soon as possible. The Associate Dean will discuss options for separating, and the repercussions, both academic and financial, for doing so. The last date of attendance (“separation date”) is determined by the Associate Dean, based on written confirmation from the student.

The tuition refund policy is as follows:

  • Tuition is retained at the rate of 11% per week, starting the first week of the term and continuing for 9 weeks, total. Attending any portion of a week is, for tuition purposes, the same as attending the entire week. Weeks are not prorated.
  • Students who have been enrolled for more than 60% of the term (9 weeks) are not eligible for a tuition refund.
  • Comprehensive and health services fees are non-refundable.
  • Housing and dining fees are calculated based on usage.
  • Calculations of refunds for students receiving federal financial aid, grants, or loans will be done per federal guidelines. Unearned aid will be returned to the Department of Education.
  • SFCM scholarship funds that are not used will be returned to the scholarship fund. They are not refunded to the student.
  • Students dismissed from SFCM for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for a refund.
  • Students with an outstanding balance are not allowed to register or receive other SFCM services or materials until the balance is paid.
  • Students who separate from SFCM with an outstanding balance are still responsible for paying that amount in full, as well as all costs of collection, plus an attorney’s fee.