State-Specific Refund Policies for Online Students

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Tuition refunds for students enrolled in online programs who reside in Maryland or Oregon will be issued in accordance with the policies required by the laws and regulations of those states. However, if FPU’s refund policy is more beneficial to those students, it will follow its refund policy and provide for refunds of tuition as provided in that policy.

Maryland Refund Policy
  1. As required by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the minimum refund that The Chicago School will pay to a Maryland student who withdraws or is terminated after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period is as follows:
Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Date of Withdrawal or TerminationTuition Refund
Less than 10%90% refund
10% up to but not including 20%80% refund
20% up to but not including 30%60% refund
30% up to but not including 40%40% refund
40% up to but not including 60%20% refund
More than 60%No refund
  1. A refund due to a Maryland student will be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 60 days from the date of withdrawal or termination.
  2. This refund policy must be disclosed to students upon enrollment, and documentation verifying student refunds in accordance with this policy must be maintained.
Oregon Refund Policy

Courses dropped during the Add/Drop period will be refunded 100% of tuition and course fees. Oregon students who withdraw from a course after the Add/Drop period are eligible for a partial refund through the middle week of the applicable term/semester.

Refunds are based on unused instructional time and are prorated on a weekly basis as detailed below.

16 Weeks
Drop/Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Drop/WithdrawalRefund
Week 1100%
Week 288%
Week 382%
Week 475%
Week 569%
Week 663%
Week 756%
Week 850%
Week 9-160%

15 Weeks
Drop/Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Drop/WithdrawalRefund
Week 1100%
Week 287%
Week 380%
Week 473%
Week 567%
Week 660%
Week 753%
Week 847%
Week 9-150%

12 Weeks
Drop/Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Drop/WithdrawalRefund
Week 1100%
Week 283%
Week 375%
Week 467%
Week 558%
Week 650%
Week 7-120%

8 Weeks
Drop/Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Drop/WithdrawalRefund
Week 1100%
Week 275%
Week 363%
Week 450%
Week 5-80%

6 Weeks
Drop/Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Drop/WithdrawalRefund
Week 1100%
Week 275%
Week 350%
Week 4-60%