Students choosing to withdraw from the MS-TCVM program must notify the Chi Institute in any manner of their intent to withdraw. If the student withdraws before the end of the one week drop/add period the student will be refunded all tuition for that semester.
The drop/add period ends one week (seven days) after the start of class. Any supplies or equipment, such as charts, needles and other educational supplies purchased from Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine that are unused may be returned to the institution within 30 days of purchase for that semester and funds will be returned. If the student withdraws after the one week drop/add period, no refund will be issued.
The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine permits its students to purchase textbooks directly from the publisher with the commensurate discount. The decision, therefore, as to whether a student can obtain refunds for books is dependent on arrangements made at the time of purchase between the student and publisher or book vendor.
Tuition refunds will be made within thirty (30) days from the date that the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine determines that the student has withdrawn. A student will receive a total refund of tuition and fees, less non-refundable fees, if the student cancels his or her enrollment before beginning the semester, or withdraws from a course prior to the end of the one week drop/add period. Furthermore, tuition and fees will also be refunded in full for the current term under the following circumstances:
- Courses or programs are canceled by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine;
- The student is called to military duty;
- The documented death of the student or member of his or her immediate family (parent, child, spouse or sibling);
- Illness of the student of such severity or duration, as documented in writing by a physician, where completion of the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged is precluded;
Exceptional circumstances with approval of the Dean of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine or official designee.
Note: All monies will be refunded if the school does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within five (5) business days after signing the enrollment agreement and making initial payment.
A sample refund calculation can be found below: Course tuition is based on the number of credit hours multiplied by the cost per credit hour ($375) plus any applicable lab fees. If a student registers for MS0310 Food Therapy (1.5 Credit hours), tuition would be $562.50 ($375 x 1.5) plus $737.50 in lab fees totaling $1,300 due for the semester. If the student withdraws from the course, after paying tuition and prior to the end of the drop/add period, the student would be due a refund. In all cases where a student is due a refund the following calculation is performed: [(credit hour x cost per credit hour) +applicable lab fees] = refund amount. Based on the provided calculations, the student would be refunded a total of $1300 and the institution would retain $0.