Each student is graded on individual achievement. The numerical grading scale:
|4.0||A||95 - 100||Superior|
|3.7||A-||90 - 94||Excellent|
|3.3||B+||87 - 89||Very Good|
|3.0||B||84 - 86||Good|
|2.7||B-||80 - 83||Fair|
(C+ & C-Report to Academic Dean)
Seven years is the maximum allowance for completion of the Doctoral and Master programs. Four years is the maximum allowance for completion of the BA program, two years for the AA program and one year for the Diploma program.
Students may appeal for an extension to the Program Director for consideration of a maximum allowance extension under extenuating circumstances. Extension of these completion dates is up to the sole discretion of HIS University.
Every two years HIS University offers all Doctoral and Master program courses. Every 4 years HIS offers the Bachelor of Arts program courses, every 2 years the Associate of Arts program courses and every year, the Diploma program course cycle. Dissertations and Practicums are not included in these course cycles as the student may determine their own schedule for these within the guidelines of the maximum allowance for completion of their respective degree programs.
Plagiarism is both unacceptable and inexcusable. The Academic Affairs Committee will determine the appropriate action for any such offense.
Students have the right to cancel the Enrollment Agreement and obtain a refund. If written notice of cancellation is made prior to or on the first day of instruction, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later, the institution shall refund all HIS charges, less the deposit or Application Fee not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) and less any other deduction for non-refundable fees. Cancellation shall occur when the student gives dated, written notice of cancellation at the address of HIS University shown on the cover of this Enrollment Agreement.
The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective as of the postmark date, properly addressed with postage prepaid and need not take any particular form. The student should request and keep Proof of Delivery from the post office until their refund is received. Refunds are paid within 45 days from receipt of written notice. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of monies not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
The student may withdraw from a course(s) after instruction has started and receive a pro-rated refund for the unused portion of the tuition paid and other refundable charges if you have completed 60% or less of the instruction. The refund is based on tuition paid and costs derived from the current HIS Catalog. The refund is calculated as outlined by the California State Educational Code. Tuition paid by a third party is refunded to that party. If HIS University cancels or discontinues a course(s) or educational program, the school will make a full refund of all charges unless a course or comparable program is substituted. If the student has received federal student aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of money not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. Refunds will be paid within 45 days of written Notification of Withdrawal. A pro rata refund according to the State Education Code shall be no less than the total amount owed by the student for the portion of the educational course(s) provided subtracted from the 13 amount paid by the student. The amount owed equals the daily charge for each course [total institutional charge, divided by the number of days in the course], multiplied by the number of days a student was scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal. If the student has completed more than 60% of the period of attendance for which the student was charged, the tuition and fees are considered earned and the student will receive no refund.
The student has the ability to cancel without financial obligation other than non-refundable fees, not to exceed $250, no later than the first class of the semester. The students who choose to cancel enrollment should notify the school’s administrative officer by written notice via mail. The remaining tuition, (tuition charges remaining after subtracting the non-refundable fees already retained) will be refunded based on the course completion ratio and the tuition percentage listed below.
Students who withdraw during the:
13 Week Course Receive 15 Week Course Receive
1st week 100% 1st week 100%
2nd, 3rd, and 4th weeks 75% 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th weeks 75%
5th, 6th, and 7th weeks 50% 6th, 7th, and 8th weeks 50%
8th week 25% 9th week 25%
The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the Legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution from losing money if he/she prepaid tuition and suffered a financial loss as a result of the school’s closing, failing to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusing to pay a court judgment.
You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational 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:
It is important that copies are kept of the enrollment agreement, receipts, or any other information that documents the monies paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, 400 R Street, Suite 5000, Sacramento, CA95814-6200, (916)445-3427.