Cancellation & Tuition Refund Policy
Cancellation of Enrollment Agreement
WUST is required to comply with both SCHEV and ACCSC standards on Cancellation and Refund policy.
Ref 1: SCHEV Standards 8VAC40-31-160 N (1-12)
Ref 2: ACCSC Substantive Standards Section I (D)(2)(a-c), (3)(a-e), Standards of Accreditation
In instances where state or third-party requirements and accrediting requirements conflict, the more stringent requirement shall apply.
A Student’s Right to Cancel
Ref 1: SCHEV Standards 8VAC40-31-160 N (1-12):
The school shall provide a minimum of three business days, excluding weekends and holidays, by which the student applicant must cancel to receive a refund of all money paid less a nonrefundable fee not to exceed $100. The actual date by which the student applicant must cancel shall be specified in the agreement.
The school shall disclose that following the cancellation period, a student applicant may cancel his enrollment agreement, at any time before the first class day of the session for which the agreement was made. When cancellation is requested under these circumstances, the school will refund all tuition paid by the student, less a maximum tuition fee of 15% of the stated costs of the course or program or $100, whichever is less.
Ref 2: ACCSC Substantive Standards Section 1 (D)(2)(a-c), (3)(a-e), Standards of Accreditation:
An applicant has the right to cancel the Enrollment Agreement without financial penalty within three business days, excluding weekends and holidays, of signing the agreement prior to the first class day of the session for which the agreement was made. All monies paid by the applicant will be refunded to the student within a 45-day period following their cancellation notice.
An applicant who cancels within three business days of signing the Enrollment Agreement is entitled to receive a refund of all monies paid by the applicant, even if the cancellation notice is given after the first class day of the session for which the agreement was made.
If an applicant has not visited the school prior to enrollment, the applicant may still request cancellation by written notice without financial penalty within three business days following either the regularly scheduled orientation procedures or following a tour of the school facilities and inspection of equipment where training and services are provided. When cancellation is requested in these circumstances, the applicant is entitled to receive a refund of all monies paid by the applicant.
Following the cancellation period of three business days, an applicant may still cancel the Enrollment Agreement at any time prior to the first class day of the session for which the agreement was made.
Any cancellation requested after the first class day of the session that does not adhere to the cancellation policy as described above will be considered a withdrawal from the university, and will follow the university’s refund policy as stated in the Withdrawal from the University section of the Academic Catalog.
Withdrawal from the University
Any student who withdraws from WUST during the Add/Drop period (Week 1) is entitled to a full tuition fee refund for the session. Written notice of withdrawal is not required for refund payment. In the event of a withdrawal, WUST will refund the tuition fee in the same manner as it was received by the university (credit card payment, bank wire transaction, or check). Please note that the university will only issue refunds to the organization or individual from which the original payment was received. Bank transaction fees and postage fees are non-refundable.
Any student who withdraws from WUST after the end of the Add/Drop period is entitled to a partial tuition fee refund as follows:
*Expenses incurred by the student for instructional supplies, tools, library, service charges, and all other charges that have been represented to the student as separate from the tuition fee in the Enrollment Agreement and School Catalog, or other documents, prior to enrolment in the program are not to be considered in tuition refund computations.