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Continuing Education

Policies

 

Non-credit Courses

Withdrawals & Refunds

Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal. Official withdrawal procedures must be followed.

Non-Credit Continuing Education programs.
1) For stand-alone, one- or two-day classes, workshops, training sessions, seminars (e.g. wine tastings, beer tastings, etc.):  100% refund - less $10 processing fee - if written withdrawal request is received at least 14 days prior to the first class meeting; no refund of tuition or fees granted after this time.

2) For courses that meet for three or more times, or regularly up to a full 10-week session (e.g. yoga, tai chi, prep strings, etc.):  100% refund - less $10 processing fee- if written withdrawal request is received no later than the next business day after the second class meeting; no refund of tuition or fees will be granted after this time.

3) Web-based courses from Ed2Go: Refunds will be provided at the discretion of the course provider (Ed2Go) according to its policies. Please review the refund policy of the course provider.

Cancelations

If we cancel a course or program you will receive a full refund, or if you choose, your payment may be credited and used for a different course or program.


 


Credit Programs

The Office of Continuing Education adheres to CWU policies (unless otherwise noted) for academic credit programs offered by our office. CWU policies are consistent with Washington State law.

Student Financial Obligations

Please refer to university policies found here: 2012-2013 Student Registration Handbook.


Waivers

All courses taught through Continuing Education are self-support. The waiver for veterans, university staff, and senior citizens does not apply.

Full fee-paying students must make additional payments at the rate established for each continuing education course in which they enroll.

This university policy can be found here: 2012-2013 Student Registration Handbook.


Withdrawals

Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal. Official withdrawal procedures must be followed.

Please refer to university policies found here: 2012-2013 Student Registration Handbook.

Note:
1) For courses offered by Continuing Education, notification of withdrawal must be made in writing to Continuing Education as well as to the Registrar.

2) An approved hardship withdrawal does not automatically approve a refund. A separate written petition with reasons requesting a refund should be submitted with the hardship withdrawal form.


Refunds

Please refer the university policies found here: 2012-2013 Student Registration Handbook.

Requests for registration cancelation/course withdrawal and tuition and fees refund must be submitted in writing to Continuing Education and the Registrar. Official withdrawal procedures must be followed. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Note:
1) Tuition and fees may be refunded to students unable to complete coursework as a result of being called to active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States.

2) Additional program-specific cancelation and refund policies may exist. Please consult your program registration materials or contact the Office of Continuing Education for more information.

3) The Office of Continuing Education reserves the right to change without notice program policies and fees.

4) If Continuing Education cancels a course, 100 percent of tuition and program fees received will be refunded.

5) Refunds are made to the credit card or by check only to the payer of record and may take 4-5 weeks to process.


Distance Learning - Web-Based and CD-ROM Courses

1) Distance Learning courses offered for credit by Continuing Education over an academic quarter: Withdrawal and refund policies follows the criteria described  above and here: 2012-2013 Student Registration Handbook.

2) Distance Learning courses provided in cooperation with a partnering organization, institution or company (e.g. Virtual Education Software, Inc., Ed2go): Refunds will be provided at the discretion of the course provider and according to its policies. Please review the refund policy of the course provider.


Cornerstone Program (College in the High School)

A limited number of uncontested (peremptory) withdrawals from individual courses will be permitted from the sixth day of the quarter through the end of the sixth week of instruction according to the schedule outlined on the Cornerstone Program website: http://www.cwu.edu/ce/withdrawal-cornerstone-course

There are no tuition refunds in cases of withdrawal from individual courses.

Withdrawals after the sixth week of instruction or when the allotted peremptory withdrawals have been used, will be granted only for reasons of hardship and then only upon written petition to and written approval by the Registrar. Please contact the Cornerstone Program Coordinator or review the website for complete withdrawal and refund policy information.