Students are required to pay for the full program at the time of registration. A financing program is available.
Registration fees are charged for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a student file. Registration fees must accompany the Application for Admissions. Applications received without the required fee will not be processed. A separate registration fee is required for each program. Registration Fees are Non-Refundable. Students who have completed one program and are applying to an additional program will be charged an additional registration fee.
Late Registration Fee
A late application fee of $50.00 applies when a student’s application materials, including official transcripts and letters of recommendation, are not received 30 days before residential classes start.
The California College of Natural Medicine reserves the right to make any changes in tuition, refund policies, fees, and expenses without notice, within statutory guidelines.
To assist CCNM students in paying their education, a student loan program is in place for payment of tuition. A $40.00 credit report fee is mandatory and is not refundable if your credit application is not approved.
For Continuing Education Trainings, any written contract or agreement signed by a prospective student shall not become operative until the student attends the first class or session of instruction.
Employer Assistance with Tuition
Many employers underwrite programs to assist employees with their education expenses. CCNM encourages students to seek educational assistance from their employer. The College will gladly prepare any reports or other information necessary to meet the requirements of such programs.
NO scholarships funds are available.
The cancellation period is considered up to and including the first day of the residential classes. The cancellation period for the online classes is up to the creation and advice of a password for each course. All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Dean, Theresa Dale, at CCNM’s mailing address.
Refund During Cancellation Period: The school shall refund 100% of the amount paid less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed $100.00, if notice is made before or on the first day of residential instruction. For online only classes, once a password has been issued, the class and/or lesson is accepted and NO refund will apply. The International College of Naturopathy’s web site is located at www.wellnesscenter.net.
Refund After Cancellation Period
If a student withdraws from their course after the cancellation period, the student is entitled to only a partial refund. The refund policy is pro rata to the 60 percent point of the course. The formula is as follows:
Total Amount Actually Paid for Lessons taken
minus the Registration Fee
= Adjusted Amount
(Includes all fees and instruction, but no equipment)
Adjusted Amount X Lessons not received but for which the student has paid
= Final Refund Amount
All refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation or withdrawal.
Cancellation Refund Example
A student enrolls in the Naturopathic Practitioner Program and pays total tuition including a $100 registration fee. The student cancels on the first day of class. The student’s refund would be total tuition minus the $100.00 registration fee. The $100.00 registration fee is non-refundable.
Withdrawal Refund Example
A student enrolls in the Naturopathic Practitioner Program and pays $8,300.00, including a $100 registration fee. The student withdraws after completing 75 percent of the course. The student would not receive a refund, because he or she has completed over 60 percent of the program. On the other hand, if the student has paid total tuition of $8,300.00 (including the $100.00 registration fee) completes 50% of the training and wants to withdraw from the training – they would receive a refund for the lessons that they did not take or receive a password for. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted to the school office in writing.
Student Tuition Recovery Fund
The Students Tuition Recovery Fund (“STRF”) was established by the Legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution from losing money if they prepaid tuition and suffer a financial loss as a result of the school closing, failing to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusing to pay a court judgment.
To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident and reside in California at the time the enrollment agreement is signed or when you receive lessons at a California mailing address from an approved institution offering correspondence instruction. Students who are temporarily residing in California for the sole purpose of pursuing an education, specifically those who hold student visas, are not considered California residents for this purpose.
To qualify for STRF reimbursement you must file a STRF application within one year of receiving notice from the Bureau that the school is closed. If you do not receive notice from the Bureau, you have four years from the date of closure to file a STRF application. If a judgment is obtained you must file a STRF application within two years of the final judgment. It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, financial aid papers, receipts or any other information that documents the moneys paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 Telephone: (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.
Students enrolled in the registered courses for Continuing Education Units and Short-Term Career Training are not eligible for recovery from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.
Theresa Dale, will be responsible for resolving any student complaints. If problems are not resolved by the Registrar, you may email Theresa Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, students who have questions or problems concerning this school should contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 Telephone: (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.