Refunds & Calculations
University Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellation Prior to the Commencement of Classes: A student will be entitled to a full refund if the student cancels their enrollment within five days of signing the University Enrollment Agreement or within the first seven days of the term.
Cancellation After the Commencement of Classes: The first day of class through Sunday of week one 11:59 p.m. MST is considered the trial period for all new, reentry, and graduate reenrolled students. If a new, reentry, or graduate reenrolled student attends after the first day of courses but withdraws before Monday of week two at 12:00 a.m. MST, the student will be unregistered from their courses and will be entitled to a refund of all tuition and applicable fees.
Withdrawal from the University in the first seven weeks of the term: (12-week / 13-week terms) shall follow the refund table as outlined below. For 26- and 40-week term enrollments see Table 2. Special re-entry enrollments will not be eligible for a refund as the re-entry fee is not refundable unless mitigating and uncontrollable circumstances contribute to withdrawal.
Table 1 – Refund Percentage Schedule
|Cancellation Date||Refunded % of Tuition|
|Week 2||80% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started when sequential order is set|
|Week 3||70% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started when sequential order is set|
|Week 4||60% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started when sequential order is set|
|Week 5||50% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started when sequential order is set|
|Week 6||40% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started when sequential order is set|
|No refund after Week 6||Except for the value of any course not yet started where a sequential order is set. In such a case 100% of the value of the remaining courses will be calculated as a refund.|
Bottega University follows a Flexible Time Scheduled Refund Policy, as outlined by its accrediting agency the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), for students who enroll in the 26-week term option for the Full Stack Certificate program. The 26- and 40-week Full Stack Development Certificate refund policy follows the Course Completion Percentage Schedule in conjunction with the course completion schedule as follows when withdrawing from or canceling enrollment.
Bottega uses the following table to further support a student’s satisfactory progression within the Full Stack Development Program, as defined by the enrollment option. Bottega’s Full Stack Development program is defined as a set of 700+ integrated lessons leading to 18 credits and further articulated as six (6) transferable courses that translate into the full program of study.
|Program Percentage & Course Completion Schedule|
|FS999 – Full Stack Development||18||100%|
|CS100 – Coding Foundations||(3)||End of (EO) Week (Wk) 2|
|CS277 – Introduction to Python||(3)||EO Wk 6|
|CS301 Front End Foundations – Java Script||(3)||EO Wk 10|
|CS382 – Database Foundations||(3)||EO Wk 14|
|CS384 – Advanced Python||(3)||EO Wk 18|
|CS497 – Adv. Web Development – React||(3)||EO Wk 22|
|Capstone Project and Final Exam||(0)||EO Wk 26|
If withdrawing from the University’s 26- or 40-week Full Stack Development Program for courses started, but not yet completed, see Table 2. Completed courses are not eligible for a refund.
Table 2 – Refund Percentage Schedule for 26- and 40-week Full Stack Development Program
|Cancellation Date||Refunded % of Tuition|
|Week 1 (withdrawal during add/drop)||100%|
|Week 2||93% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started where sequential order is set.|
|Week 6||80% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started where sequential order is set.|
|Week 10||70% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started where sequential order is set.|
|Week 14||60% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started where sequential order is set.|
|Week 18||50% of any course started, 100% of courses not yet started where sequential order is set.|
|No refund after Week 18||Except for the value of any course not yet started where a sequential order is set. In such a case 100% of the value of the remaining courses will be calculated as a refund.|
|Courses completed are not eligible for a tuition refund.|
Refunds, if applicable, will be made by the Accounting Department within 30 days of the student’s withdrawal. The withdrawal becomes official when the student receives final written notification and a final statement from the University. Before the university will release any transcripts, any balance due must be paid in full by the student. If the student has any questions about the status of their refund or about the statement balance, please contact the Accounting Department.
- Tamika began class in the bachelor’s program and paid $947 for her term tuition, which includes the $50 technology fee. She was scheduled for three courses. Three days later, she withdrew from the program, during the “five-day cooling off period,” and received a full refund equaling $947.
- Vincent signed his student enrollment agreement for the bachelor’s program and paid his $947 tuition and fees, signing up for two courses. In the second week, he withdrew from his program through an email sent to the Registrar. His technology fee of $50 was not refundable. He was refunded 80% of the $897 ($947 – $50 technology fee) he paid, equaling a total of $717.60.
- Lacy began class in the bachelor’s program and paid $947 for her term tuition and technology fee. She was scheduled for three courses. In the third week, she formally withdrew from two of the three courses. Her technology fee of $50 was not refundable. She was refunded $897 divided by three (# of courses scheduled in the term) x 2 (courses withdrawing) x 70% (percentage for that week of withdrawal). Lacy received a tuition refund of $418.60.
- Terrance began class in the master’s program and paid his tuition of $1,547 for the term, $1,497 plus $50 in technology fees. He was scheduled for two courses. In the 8th week, he formally withdrew from one of his courses. His technology fee of $50 was not refundable, and he failed to receive any refund because the withdrawal from the course was after the 42nd day of the term.
- Dannie began class in the 13-Week Full stack Program, they completed 25% of Coding Foundations prior to starting their official enrollment and finished Coding Foundations with his class at the end of the first week. Their program tuition, $12,000, includes all associated program tuition and fees equal to the program’s 18 credits. In the 5th week, Dannie withdrew from the program. When Dannie withdrew, the class had started learning programming in python and programming for databases. The class had not yet begun learning in three program areas for advanced programming, advanced database design and programming in React for mobile design. Dannie was eligible for the equivalent of full refunds from the three course areas not yet started and 70% of any coursework started though not yet finished at the time of the withdrawal based on the above schedule. Each course module is valued at $2,000 for refund purposes (6 modules worth 3 credits each divided into the $12,000 tuition). Dannie’s total tuition costs would be 100% of coding foundation, and 70% of programming in python and introduction to database design. Dannie would be eligible for a full refund of the final three modules which had not yet begun. Of the $12,000 tuition, Dannie would receive a refund of $8,800.
California: The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program. “It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school.” Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.
To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid-the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120-day period before the program was discontinued.
3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure
4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so
5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancelation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans. To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF. A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of non-collection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law. However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.”
The Accounting Director issues the refund payment within 30 days of the request for the withdrawal. Once officially withdrawn, a student must re-enroll and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the new enrollment agreement, including any new tuition rate and all applicable fees, and any changes in the program of study.