Los Angeles Pacific College

Financial Policies

  • Students must accept full responsibility for all tuition costs and related expenses.
  • We accept payments made in cash, check, money order, or via wire transfer. 
  • All tuition and fee payments must be made through:
  1. Cash advance payment
  2. An installment plan
  3. Participation in WIA, ETP, or other Customized Training Programs subsidized by any City, State, or Federal agency.
  • Students interested in the tuition installment plan should consult with the Student Services Director who will determine an appropriate payment plan on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual student’s financial situation.
  • Students with an outstanding balance to LAPC will be billed for the outstanding amount. In the case of a failure to meet any financial obligations, LAPC reserves the right to take appropriate legal action as deemed necessary.
  • A student who obtains a loan to pay for an educational program bears the full responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If a student has received federal student financial aid funds, he/she is entitled to a refund of the money not paid from federal financial aid funds.

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

  1. You are a student in an educational program who is either a California resident or enrolled in a residency program; and you have prepaid all or part of your tuition either by cash, or personal loans, and;
  2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:

  1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or;
  2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The State of California created the STRF to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1.  The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement you must file an STRF application within one year of receiving notice from the Bureau that the school is closed. If you do not receive notice from the Bureau, you have four years from the date of closure to file a STRF application. If a judgment is obtained you must file a STRF application within two years of the final judgment.

It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, financial aid papers, receipts or any other information that documents the monies paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE):

Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 980818, West Sacramento, CA  95798-0818

Physical Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, California, 95833

Telephone: (888) 370-7589

Fax: (916) 263-1897

  • Los Angeles Pacific College maintains a policy for the refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees and other charges in the event an eligible person fails to enter the course or withdraws at any time prior to completion.
    • Provided that the amount charged to the eligible person for tuition, fees and other charges for a portion of the course does not exceed the approximate pro rata portion of the total charges for tuition, fees and other charges that the length of the completed portion of the course bears to its total length.
  • No refund shall be made to students who are dismissed from the school due to disciplinary action.
  • A student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh business day* after enrollment, whichever is later. To cancel the enrollment agreement, the student may mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the Notice of Cancellation, or any other written notice to LAPC. Cancellation shall occur when the student gives written notice of cancellation to the school at the address specified in the agreement. The school shall refund any money paid by the student within 30 days after the Notice of Cancellation is received.
  • If the student received any equipment from the school, the student may return the equipment in good condition within thirty days of the date of the student’s Notice of Cancellation. If the student fails to return the equipment in good condition within the 30-day period, the school may subtract the documented equipment cost to the institution from the repayment. The student is liable for any amount by which the documented cost for the equipment exceeds the repayment amount calculated.
  • If an applicant is rejected for enrollment by the institution or if an international student is rejected by USCIS prior to the starting of instruction, a full refund of all monies paid will be made to the applicant and must make arrangements to pay any balance due.

* Business day means a day on which that student is scheduled to attend a class session.

† Equipment includes all textbooks, supplies, materials, implements, tools, machinery, computers, electronic devices, or any other goods related to the enrollment agreement for the course of study.

A student has the right to withdraw from a course of instruction at any time. If a student withdraws from the course of instruction after the period allowed for cancellation of the agreement, the school will remit a refund, less the $75 (certificate program), or $100 (degree program) registration fee, within 30 days following the student’s withdrawal. The student is obligated to pay only for educational services rendered and for unreturned equipment. If a student withdraws for California Educational Code, Section 94318.5(e) prior to completion of the course he/she is enrolled in, the refund shall be the amount the student paid for instruction multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of hours of instruction for which the student has not received but for which he/she has paid, and the denominator of which is the total number of hours for which he/she has paid.

If the student received any equipment from the school, the student may return the equipment in good condition within thirty days from the date of the student’s withdrawal. If the student fails to return the equipment in good condition within the 30-day period, the school may subtract the documented equipment cost to the institution from the refund. The student is liable for any amount by which the documented equipment cost to the institution exceeds the refund amount calculated and must make arrangements to pay any balance due.

  • LAPC will calculate a refund by a method known as pro rata and by a method specified in the California Education Code. The school must use the refund policy that provides for the greatest refund to the student.
  • LAPC shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed $250, if the Notice of Cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh class day after enrollment, whichever is later.

Assume that a student, upon enrollment in a 400-hour course, pays $2000 for tuition, $100 for registration, and $150 (fair market value) for equipment as specified in the enrollment agreement and withdraws after completing 100 hours without returning the equipment he/she obtained. The pro rata refund to the student would be $1518.75 based on the calculation stated below*. If the student returns the equipment in good condition within 30 days following his/her withdrawal, the school shall refund the charge for the equipment paid by the student.

 

* Exception to this policy applies to students eligible for and using VA benefits, in accordance with Title 38, U.S. Code: such individuals will not be charged a registration fee exceeding $10.00.

[$2100 – $75] x 300/400 – 0 = $1518.75
A – B x C / D – E = F
*Students using VA benefits:
[$2100 – $10] x 300/400 – 0 = $1567.50
A – B x C / D – E = F

 

A: total amount paid for instruction
B: registration fee (amount school may retain)
C: # of clock hours of instruction paid but not received
D: # of clock hours of instruction for which the student has paid
E: documented cost of returned equipment
F: actual refund amount

 

A student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the course when any of the following occurs:

(a) A student notifies the institution of his/her withdrawal or the actual date of withdrawal;
(b) The institution terminates a student’s enrollment;
(c) A student fails to attend classes for a 2-week period;
(d) A student fails to return from a leave of absence.

 

A student will be entitled to the corresponding amount of tuition refund if the student withdraws from any of the following courses after completing 10%, 25%, 50%, or 60% of the entire instruction. Refund will not be issued when completed coursework exceeds 60% of the entire instruction.

Program10%25%50%60%
Two-Year Degree Programs
Accounting, Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS)13,446.0011,205.00 7,470.005,976.00
Computer Graphic Design, Associate of Applied Science (AAS)13,446.0011,205.00 7,470.005,976.00
Web Software Technology, Associate of Applied Science (AAS)13,446.0011,205.00 7,470.005,976.00
Certificate Programs
Business General Program5,378.404,482.002,988.002,390.40
Computerized Accounting8,067.606,723.004,482.003,585.60
Computer Graphic Design5,378.404,482.002,988.002,390.40
Computer Information System5,378.404,482.002,988.002,390.40
Professional Computer Graphic Design8,067.606,723.004,482.003,585.60
Web Design5,378.404,482.002,988.002,390.40
Web Software Technology8,067.606,723.004,482.003,585.60
English as a Second Language 4,050.003,375.002,250.001,800.00