Refund Policy

Dunlap-Stone University Refund Policy

You may view this information within the DSU Academic Catalog.

Tuition refunds and course withdrawals are calculated based accreditation standards and state licensing regulations. Students may convey their desire to cancel/ withdraw from a course in any manner. When they do so, they will be referred to/supplied with DSU’s Course Withdrawal form, which should be submitted electronically in the student portal. The form completes the cancellation process and begins the refund process, when applicable. Students should refer to their enrollment agreement for state-specific refund information.

The Refund Process

The date DSU receives your withdrawal request is the official cancellation date for documentation and refund purposes. Confirmation of your request is sent via the student portal. If you do not receive a confirmation, you should contact your Enrollment Advisor. Your advisor can help you obtain written confirmation of our receipt of your request. Any money due the student will be refunded within 30 days of the cancellation request date.

A student who cancels/withdraws within five* (seven for California students) days of enrolling, but before the start of class, will receive a refund of all money paid to the institution.
* DSU calculates the number of days by determining which is more favorable to the student (a) 5 calendar days or (b) 3 business days excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or federal/state holidays.

Beginning five (seven for California students) days after registration, but before the start of class, a non-refundable 20% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations (not to exceed $200 per degree program).

Once a class has started, the date of receipt of the cancellation request is the date used to determine the refundable tuition amount percentage. Refundable tuition is the total course tuition MINUS the administrative fee.

If the student enrolls in two or more courses at one time, each course is treated separately for the purposes of calculating any refundable tuition to the student. For example, a student enrolls in three distinct three-credit courses, but completes only part of one course, the student is entitled to a full refund on the remaining two courses that had not yet begun.

The following tables list the percentage of tuition that will be refunded to students who complete only part of a course.


Important Notes

*Refundable Tuition Due:
Refundable tuition is the total course tuition minus the registration fee** multiplied by the refund percentage. **The registration fee is 20% of the course tuition, or $200, whichever is less (not to exceed $200 per degree program). California residents have seven (7) days from their enrollment through the start date of course as the enrollment cancellation period.
Sample Refund Calculation:
A student enrolls in an 8-week graduate course at a cost of $2360 for the course.
Time Period Amount Refunded Amount Paid
Within 5 days of enrollment, prior to class start



5 days after enrollment, before class starts


$2360-$200= $2160

After Week 1


$2360 -$200 = 2160 x.8 = $1728


After Week 2



$2360 – $200 = $2160 x .6 =$1296

After Week 3


$2360- $200 = $2160 x .4 = $864

After Week 4


$2360 – $200 = $2160 x.2= $432


After Week 5



0% $2360
After Week 6 0% $2360
After Week 7



After Week 8




*Less Administrative fee, retained only once per program for technology and set up costs.