Everyone is highly concerned about the potential cancellation of a program. Many factors impact this decision--most of which are outside the control of CCSA or its member schools. With that in mind, CCSA has modified the refund policy and will always monitor the situation for potential impacts on a program proceeding as planned. CCSA will offer students the option to defer their enrollment to the next program cycle and will work with students on payment and course selection.
CCSA's "No Risk Refund" for Future Programs
CCSA follows our standard refund policy. However, due to the concerns about potential ineligibility (due to illness) or travel restrictions by colleges and universities we are offering a No Risk Refund . Students may cancel for any reason prior to the program date listed below, and receive a FULL refund.
|No Risk Refund Dates by Program|
|Summer 2021||May 21, 2021|
|Winter 2021/2022||September 24, 2021|
After the No Risk Refund date the standard penalty for withdrawal policy will be in effect. With that in mind, CCSA will do all we can to mitigate the financial risks and negative impacts to students after this deadline.
|Standard Penalty for Withdrawal|
|The application fee is non-refundable.|
|After First Payment Deadline||25% of the total program fees are owed to CCSA|
|After Final Payment Deadline||50% of the total program fees are owed to CCSA|
|14 Days Prior to Program Start Date||100% of the total program fees are owed to CCSA|
|Penalty For Changes:|
|Flight Changes - $200 + Airline change fee|
|Housing Changes - $200|
|Optional Excursion Changes - $200|
|Late Applications (non-credit only) - $200|
|Course Selection - $50|
|Early Arrival/Late Departure - $100 + On-site direct costs|
CCSA reserves the right to withdraw any of its programs due to war, political unrest, terrorism, natural disaster, low enrollment, unforeseen circumstances, CDC Guidelines, or a travel warning issued by the US State Department.
Participants who withdraw or who are involuntarily removed shall remain obligated to pay the balance determined by the Penalty for Withdraw schedule above. Applicants whose participation is involuntarily canceled by CCSA due to the applicant’s failure to remain in good standing or complete required preconditions for participation (such as holding a valid passport, meeting health requirements, meeting travel requirements, completing visa requirements, or other factors that prohibit participation) shall remain obligated to pay the balance determined by the Penalty for Withdraw schedule above.
If CCSA cancels a course, the applicant will automatically be moved to their alternate course choice and sent a notification. If both the primary and alternate courses are canceled, and an applicant does not elect to participate in another course, the full amount paid to date will be refunded if the student confirms the withdrawal within 48 hours after the change. After this time, CCSA follows the Penalty for Withdrawal schedule above.