Upon enrollment, students must accept full responsibility for all tuition costs and related expenses through direct
payment or through a financial aid plan. Student tuition obligation is determined by payment periods outlined in
the enrollment agreement. Payments are made with by an initial payment with monthly installments, by the units
per session or a separate financial aid plan. Students must make the initial payment obligation prior to the first
day of the program.
Students with an outstanding balance will be contacted by LAPC and billed for the outstanding amount which
may be subject to a late fee. In the event a student does not meet their financial obligation, LAPC reserves the
right to take appropriate legal action as deemed necessary, in addition to the execution of one or more of the
following: temporary suspension; withholding of grades, transcripts, credentials, career services, student
services, document requests; withdrawing recommendation for Optional Practical Training (OPT); and termination/dismissal.
LAPC only accepts payments made in cash, check, money order, via wire transfer or payment through WIA, ETP,
or other Customized Training Programs subsidized by any City, State, or Federal agency.
You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
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:
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:
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):
P.O. BOX 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, California, 95833
Telephone: (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897
* 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.
* 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.
A pro rata refund pursuant to section 94919(c) or 94920(d) or 94927 of the Code shall be no less than the total amount owed by the student for the portion of the educational program provided subtracted from the amount paid by the student, calculated as follows:
The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, divided by the number of days or hours in the program), multiplied by the number of days student attended, or was scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal.
The total charge for a period of attendance is the same as the total charges for the entire program.
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.
For a student who has been terminated, withdrawn or transferred, a copy of a Student File Closure Form, which includes calculations of any applicable refund amount, shall be included in the student file.
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.
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.