Admissions & Aid

All applicants to Olivet University should evidence strong a Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Student’s Right to Cancel

A student who cancels the enrollment agreement within seven days (until midnight of the seventh day excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) after signing the agreement will receive a refund of all monies paid except the non-refundable application fee. A student shall receive 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less the application fee not to exceed $250, if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. All requests for cancellation by the Student must be in writing, verified email, or hand-delivered to the Registrar, Olivet University, 36401 Tripp Flats Rd. Anza, CA 92539. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent. A withdrawal may be effectuated by the student’s written notice or by the student’s conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a student’s lack of attendance.

Refund Policy:

Students officially withdrawing or leaving Olivet University may receive a partial or full refund of tuition. Regardless, a $15 drop fee will be applied per course drop fee. All other fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be based on the total charge incurred by the student at the time of withdrawal or leave, not the amount the student has actually paid. Students must complete a Student Withdrawal Form or Leave of Absence Form and submit it to the Registrar’s office. The effective date is the date that the student files the form. Refunds will be made within 30 calendar days of the notification of an official withdrawal or leave of absence.

Every time a student withdraws, It will be necessary to fill out and maintain a refund form in the student file, even if no refund is issued.

Fall, Winter Spring and Summer quarter:

  • 1. 100 percent Refund – Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence before the 1st week
  • 2. Partial Refund* - Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence after the 1st week of the quarter and prior to the course completion of 60 percent
  • 3. No Refund - Withdrawal or granted the leave of absence after the course completion of 60 percent

*Partial Refund is based on the tuition billed for the quarter in which the student withdraws, according to the following formula: tuition / total program hours program hours x course completed hours in term = tuition earned by the school. For the purpose of this calculation, the total program hours equals the number of hours scheduled for the entire program.

Sample Student Refund Calculation

Student completed 2 weeks of the 10-week term or 20% of the term. Student due a refund for 80% of the remainder of the tuition bill less the drop fee of $15 per course calculated as follows:

  • 80% x $2,184 (total tuition paid) = $1,747
  • Drop fee of $15 per course x 2 courses = ($30)
  • Total refund due to student = $1,717


If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund.


Educational and related fees are generally non-dischargeable in bankruptcy and will survive after the bankruptcy has closed. Except in certain limited situations, this means that a student will still owe the debt to the university after the bankruptcy.

Presently, Olivet University does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, and has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.)

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