CCA Extension refund requests and course withdrawals must be made in writing. To obtain a refund of tuition a student must officially withdraw by written notice to the Office of Special Programs, delivered in person, by fax, or via mail or email.
Fax: 510.594.3771
Phone: 510.594.3710
Address: Office of Special Programs, California College of the Arts, 5212 Broadway, Oakland CA 94618
Email: specialprograms@cca.edu

Students who write in to withdraw from a class should call the Office of Special Programs to obtain a withdrawal confirmation number. This number confirms that their withdrawal request has been received and is in process.

Failure to attend class or notifying the instructor alone does not constitute official withdrawal.

Refund Schedule

Please allow four weeks to process all refund requests.

Tuition Refunds

Tuition Refunds are prorated as outlined below and are calculated from the day the written notice is received (date delivered in person, date faxed or emailed, postmark date when received).

A $20 cancellation fee is applied to each dropped course. Refunds, minus the $20 cancellation fee, are as follows:

Courses meeting for 1 or 2 sessions:

  • 100 percent refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee, four business days before first class
  • No refund thereafter

Courses meeting for 3 to 6 sessions:

  • 100 percent refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee, four business days before first class
  • 85 percent refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee, one business day before second class
  • No refund thereafter

Courses meeting for 7 or more sessions:

  • 100 percent refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee, four business days before first class
  • 85 percent refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee, one business day before second class
  • 75 percent refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee, one business day before third class
  • No refund thereafter

Lab fee / Materials Fee Refunds

If a student drops a course that requires a lab fee, the fee is 100 percent refundable four business days before the first class. No lab fee refunds may be received thereafter.

If a student drops a course that requires a materials fee, the fee is nonrefundable once the course begins.

Refunds for Canceled Courses

The college reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course or to change instructors. Courses may be canceled if the minimum enrollment is not met. The dean of special programs makes this determination.

To lessen the chance a course is canceled register as soon as possible. Decisions regarding course cancellations are usually made three to four days prior to the course start date.

If you are registered for a course that is canceled, you will be notified by phone or email. Students in canceled courses will receive a full refund of tuition and all applicable fees.