Cancellation & Tuition Refund Policy
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 standards Section I (D)(2)(a-c), and I (D)(3)(a-e) of Standards of Accreditation
In instances where state or third-party requirements and accrediting requirements conflict, the more stringent requirement shall apply
Cancellation of Enrollment Agreement
A student may cancel the Enrollment Agreement without any financial penalty prior to the end of the add/drop period. Later cancellations should follow the university’s refund policy. Any tuition payment will be refunded to the student within a 45-day period following his/her cancellation notice.
An applicant who has not visited the school prior to enrolment may cancel without penalty by requesting cancellation 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.
An applicant requesting cancellation within three days after signing an enrolment agreement and making an initial payment is entitled to a refund of all monies paid by the applicant.
An applicant requesting cancellation more than three days after signing an enrolment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to entering the school, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus a registration fee of 15% of the contract price of the program, but in no event may the school retain more than $150.
Withdrawal from the University
WUST utilizes add/drop period, therefore, per SCHEV policy, a student who withdraws during the add/drop period shall be entitled to 100% tuition refund.
To initiate the withdrawal process, although not required per ACCSC standards, we still recommend student submit Withdrawal Form in order to determine exact date of withdrawal. Students may download the form from our website or obtain a hard copy from the Registrar’s Office or the Office of Student Services.
Written notification of withdrawal is not required for refund payment. If a student stops attending and does not inform the school, the last day of attendance will be determined within 14 calendar days after the student stopped attending.
WUST utilizes add/drop period, therefore, per both SCHEV and ACCSC standards, a student who withdraws during the add/drop period shall be entitled to 100% tuition refund including all other administrative fees.
The bank transaction fee, however, will be deducted from this total. In general, the University will refund the tuition deposit 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 tuition refunds to the organization or person who made the original payment. The postage fee are not refundable.
WUST will issue refunds to students who have terminated their status as students within 45 days after receipt of a written request or the date the student last attended classes whichever is sooner. The following refund schedule is used to determine any refunds WUST owes to the student in case of dropping a class or withdrawing from the university.