Study Abroad Program - Oxford Refund Policy

Should an individual participant withdraw on or before Wednesday, December 18, 2013 s/he will receive a refund of all fees paid less the $100 processing fee, the $50 non-refundable application fee and any non-refundable deposits paid by the student or by AIFS on behalf of the student.

Should s/he withdraw after Wednesday, December 18, 2013, but on or before Friday, January 17, 2014 for any reason except medical covered by the Fees Refund and Medical Insurance Coverage, a refund of all fees paid would be made less the $400 deposit and the $50 non-refundable application fee plus any non-refundable deposits paid by the student or by AIFS on behalf of the student.

Students who must withdraw from the program because of a covered injury or illness will receive a refund of all fees paid less the $50 non-refundable application fee, a $100 processing fee and a $210 insurance premium.

Students withdrawing voluntarily for any reason after Friday, January 17, 2014 including withdrawals for medical reasons not protected under the Program Fee Refund and Medical Insurance Coverage, receive no refund.

Please note that students who are academically withdrawn by their home institutions after their applications have been processed by AIFS are subject to the standard refund policy.

Once the program has started, students withdrawing receive no refund unless AIFS suspends the program.

It is understood that the SADDLEBACK COLLEGE will not cancel the program if the necessary minimum number of participants have been enrolled Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

In the event of the U.S. State Department issuing a travel warning which advises U.S

citizens not to travel to OXFORD, or if they are already in OXFORD, to leave it, AIFS

will:

  • If the program has not started, either make suitable alternative arrangements or cancel the program and refund all fees paid.
  • If the program has started, suspend the program and fly the students home.  If students are returned home they will receive a pro-rata rebate of fees paid to AIFS for the proportion of the program not completed, less the $100 processing fee, the $210 insurance premium, the $50 non-refundable application fee and any costs incurred flying the student home.