Refund Policy

The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement without obligation and obtain a refund of refundable charges paid through attendance of the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

Cancellation shall occur when the student submits a written notice of cancellation to the University. The written notice of cancellation, if given by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with postage prepaid. The written notice of cancellation need not take a particular form and, however expressed, is effective if it indicates the student’s desire not to be bound by the enrollment agreement.

The written notice of cancellation shall be submitted by mail or in person to:

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Dharma Realm Buddhist University
4951 Bodhi Way
Ukiah, California, 95482

The University shall remit a refund as described below within 30 days following the student’s withdrawal.

When a student cancels the enrollment agreement prior to or on the first day of instruction, the University will refund 100 percent of the amount paid for tuition and other refundable fees. Fees for instructional materials purchased will be refunded provided that the materials are returned undamaged and unused.

When a student withdraws after the first day of instruction, refunds are calculated on a per diem basis starting the fi rst day of instruction through the date of withdrawal. Tuition is charged on a daily basis through the first 60 percent of the semester (nine weeks of instruction). After the first 60 percent of the semester, students are liable for the full amount of tuition that they were charged. A student on financial aid who is considering withdrawal is urged to consult the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.

A student may not be eligible for financial assistance for a semester in which he or she was previously enrolled. Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Dean of Students in cases of an involuntary withdrawal due to serious illness or other severe and mitigating circumstances.