Downey Adult School – Career & Education Center (DAS) follows a fair and equitable refund policy for the refund of fees and other institutional charges as adopted by the school’s accrediting agency, the Commission on Occupational Education.
Refunds are given if the class is canceled. If the student requests a refund, it must be prior to the third class meeting, whether attended or not.
Student-initiated refunds will be assessed a fee of $50 for CTE programs and $10 for all other classes, once enrolled through the 3rd day of class. Students who withdraw from a program between the 3rd day and/or through 60% of the scheduled hours, per payment period*, which is half of most programs, will also be responsible for the prorated class fee for that period. Students who withdraw from a program having completed over 60% of any payment period, will be responsible for the full class fee for that period, no refund will be calculated. Students requesting a refund must complete a Refund Request Form from the front office. Access our Refund Request Form.
*Payment periods are half the number of hours in most programs, and programs with over 900 hours vary slightly; CSR payment periods are 450, 450, then 210 hours, and VN payment periods are 450, 450, 318, and 318 hours. (CSR is 1110, and VN is 1536 hours)
Once the form is completed by the student, it must be approved by Administration and processed. The refund check is then mailed to the student. The process may take up to 45 days.
No refunds on Community ED classes.
The full refund policy is available in the main office upon request and also by visiting our Fees page.