Financial Information

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Please click here to see our Tuition and fees. Tuition and fees are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees.

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Tuition Payments

All outstanding debts to Cogswell College must be paid in full before registration. Tuition may be paid in many ways, including, but not limited to, payment in full according to the tuition schedule and through financial aid. The Campus Service Center can provide a detailed explanation of payment methods and plans.

No student will be allowed to schedule or attend classes unless his/her tuition is paid in full, or unless arrangements for payment have been made with the Business Office. Tuition paid during late registration will include a late registration fee ($150).

Tuition payments may be made by mail with a certified or cashier's check, with a money order, MasterCard, Visa, or with a personal check. Checks are to be made payable to: Cogswell Polytechnical College. All payments should be sent to:

Business Office
Cogswell Polytechnical College
1175 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

The name of the student, the student's college ID, and the purpose for any amount paid must be included with the payment.

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Special Tuition Policy for Cogswell College Graduates

Cogswell College encourages Cogswell graduates to return as non-degree seeking students by allowing them to take one course each semester at one-half of the regular tuition charge and by waiving the admission application and the late registration fee. Cogswell College graduates taking courses under this program are allowed to register during the late registration period provided they obtain the approval of the instructor for the course being taken and the approval of the Dean of the College. Graduates must follow the regular registration process.

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Refund Policy

Students who drop classes, (but remain enrolled), during the designated add/drop period, will be entitled to a 100% refund of applicable tuition charges. After the last day of the add/drop period, students who remain enrolled but drop classes will not be eligible for a refund. Students who withdraw on or after the start of the semester will be subject to a pro-rata tuition charge. They will owe a percentage of their fees corresponding to the last date of recorded attendance in their class. A prorated refund from the first day of instruction, up to the 60th percent point in the academic period, will be applied to students who withdraw from Cogswell College. For example, the 60th percentile point will be equivalent to a 40% refund of tuition charges.

Fall and Spring Terms Summer Term
First / Second Week of Class100%First / Second Week of Class100%
Third Week of Class81%Third Week of Class80%
Fourth Week of Class75%Fourth Week of Class70%
Fifth Week of Class69%Fifth Week of Class60%
Sixth Week of Class63%Sixth Week of Class50%
Seventh Week of Class56%Seventh Week of Class40%
Eight Week of Class50%
Ninth Week of Class44%
Tenth Week of Class40%


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Title IV Financial Aid Refund Policy

In compliance with Federal regulations, the school will determine how much Federal student financial assistance the student has earned or not earned when a student withdraws from school.

The school will calculate the percentage and amount of awarded Federal student financial assistance that the student has earned if the student withdraws up through the 60 percent point of the term. If the student has completed more than 60 percent of the term, the student earns 100 percent of the Federal student financial assistance.

The amount earned will be based on the percentage of the term that was completed in the weeks up to and including the last date of attendance. To calculate the amount earned, the school will determine the percentage by dividing the number of weeks completed in the term up to and including the Last date of attendance by the total number of weeks in the term, not to exceed.

If the student received more than the amount of Federal student financial assistance earned, the difference will be returned to the Federal student financial assistance programs from which funds were received in the following order: Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Unsubsidized Direct Loan, Subsidized Stafford Loan, Subsidized Direct Loan, PLUS Loan, Pell Grant, ACG, SMART, SEOG. Funds will be returned to the aid source within 45 days of the date that the school determines that the student has withdrawn.

If more Federal student financial assistance has been earned than has been received, the student may be eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement. The school will notify the student of any post-withdrawal disbursement for which the student may be eligible and what steps need to be taken for the Federal financial assistance funds to be received.

If Federal student financial assistance funds need to be returned, the institution must return a portion or all of the unearned funds equal to the lesser of:

  • The institutional charges multiplied by the percentage of the unearned Federal student financial assistance funds; or
  • The entire amount of unearned funds.

If there are remaining unearned Federal financial aid funds to be returned, the student must return any loan funds that remain to be returned in accordance with the terms and conditions of the promissory note. If the remaining amount of funds to be returned include grant funds, the student must return any amount of the overpayment that is more than half of the grant funds received. The school will notify the student as to the amount owed and how and where it should be returned.

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Post Withdrawal Disbursement

Students who have earned more aid than had been disbursed at the time of withdrawal will be eligible for a Post Withdrawal Disbursement. The Financial Aid Office must notify the student within 30 days of the withdrawal date of the availability of Post-Withdrawal funds. The student will have 15 days to respond to the notice. It is at the discretion of the College to allow a Post-Withdrawal Disbursement for a student who fails to respond to the school within the 15-day period. Once the student accepts the Post-Withdrawal Disbursement, the College has 90 days from the withdrawal date to disburse those funds to the student's account.

Examples of return of funds calculations that may be made in accordance with federal regulations and College policy may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Students who withdraw from the College must initiate the process by completing an exit form. This form requires various departmental signatures and is available in the Registrar's Office. For students receiving financial aid, the Financial Aid Office will initiate the refund process. All other students must file a Credit Balance Refund Request form with the Business Office. Requests may take up to 14 days to process.

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