Cost of Attendance
School of Applied Life Sciences (SALS), page 12, section C of the SALS Student Handbook
In cases of withdrawal, KGI reduces tuition, fees, fellowship awards and eligibility for student loans according to the schedule below. Date of withdrawal is defined as the date that the KGI Academic Affairs Office receives a signed statement of withdrawal from the student. Reductions of student loans are returned directly to the lenders of the funds. The following refund schedule complies with U.S. Department of Education requirements for calculating refunds of federal student loans in cases of withdrawal from an academic program.
Note that if students have already received checks from KGI for credit balances on student tuition accounts before withdrawal, the refund calculation may require students to reimburse KGI for all or part of the original credit balances.
|Date of Withdrawal||Refund Percentage|
|During Orientation||Full Refund|
|Up through 60% based on the completed number of days in the term.||Ratably with percentage of calendar days in term before withdrawal|
|Beyond 60% of the calendar days in the term||No refund|
School of Pharmacy (SoP): page 17, section F of the SoP Student Handbook
Total Withdrawal Refund Policy and Return of Title IV Funds
If a student withdraws, is administratively withdrawn or is expelled from the KGI SoP, the student is responsible for 100% of the tuition and fees for the entire term. If the student has received Federal Direct Unsubsidized or Graduate PLUS Loans, KGI must complete a Federal Return to Title IV (R2T4) calculation based on the federal formula. The R2T4 dictates the amount of Federal Title IV aid that must be returned to the federal government by the school and the student. The student is responsible for reimbursing KGI if federal funds must be returned based on the R2T4 calculation. If the student received financial assistance from outside sources, a portion of the refund may be required to be returned to the grant, scholarship, or loan source from which the assistance was received.
From Volume 5, Chapter 1 of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Handbook:
The Return of Title IV Funds (Return) regulations do not dictate an institutional refund policy. Instead, a school is required to determine the earned and unearned portions of Title IV aid as of the date the student or, in the case of a clock-hour program, was scheduled to be in attendance. Up through the 60% point in each payment period or period of enrollment, a pro rata schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal. After the 60% point in the payment period or period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds he or she was scheduled to receive during the period.
Procedure for Official Withdrawal
School of Applied Life Sciences (SALS), page 44 of the SALS Student Handbook
School of Pharmacy (SoP), page 77-78, section 3 of the SoP Student Handbook
The Dean of the KGI SoP reserves the right to terminate a student at any time in order to safeguard the School's standards of scholarship, professional and personal conduct, and orderly operation. Actions which threaten or endanger, in any way, the personal safety and/or well-being of self or other, or which disrupt or interfere with the orderly operation of the School are cause for immediate termination of the student. A student who is terminated may not be reinstated under any circumstances.
Attendance at the School is a privilege granted in consideration of specified levels of performance and of maintaining the established standards of scholarship and personal and professional conduct. The Dean of the KGI SoP reserves the right to require withdrawal at any time they deem necessary to safeguard the school's standards of scholarship, conduct, and orderly operation. The student concedes this right by the act of matriculation.
Application for voluntary withdrawal from the School must be made in writing to the ADSA in the SoP. Except in rare and special circumstances, the application will be accompanied by a personal interview with a member of the SoP's administrative team. Every effort should be made by the student to assure that no misunderstandings or errors occur in the withdrawal process. Following notification by the student and the personal interview, the ADSA will notify the Dean and will provide the student with the forms necessary to process the official withdrawal. A student, who leaves the School without notifying the Office for Student Services and completing the established withdrawal procedures within 30 days, will automatically be terminated from the Institute and will not be considered for re-admission at a later date. Withdrawal is not complete until the required forms are signed by the student, the ADSA, the Dean, the KGI Registrar, and the President of KGI. This form will be available in the Office for Student Services.
As stated in Academic Policies and Procedures above, students who have made unsatisfactory progress may be required to withdraw from the program "not in good academic standing". Students, who leave the School without completing the established withdrawal procedure within 30 days, will automatically be terminated from KGI and will not be considered for re-instatement at a later date.
Attendance Policy for Online Courses
Online students are subject to the following attendance policy. Student attendance in an online course is defined as active participation in the course. Participation in this course may take the form of posting to discussion forums, submitting assignments to drop boxes, or completing quizzes or exams. Students need to participate each week in some way to satisfy the attendance requirement. (Note: logging into the course does not qualify as participation and will not be counted as meeting the attendance requirement).
Students can be dropped seven calendar days after the start of the semester if they:
- Fail to meet the attendance requirement (as defined above) during the first week of class, OR
- Fail to contact the instructor in the event of a technical problem, OR
- Fail to contact the instructor during the first week of class regarding their inability to complete either #1 or # 2 above.
In addition, any student failing to meet the attendance requirement for more than two consecutive weeks may be sent a “stopped attending” letter. At midterm the Institute will administratively drop any student who has failed to meet the attendance requirement as set forth by the instructor. After midterm, students who stop participating in a class without officially dropping a class and who are not administratively dropped may receive a grade of “F” for the course. This may also have an impact on certain financial aid awards. It is ultimately the responsibility of the student to drop a course. Any student who can’t meet the attendance requirements for a given week should contact their instructor immediately.
Summary of the Requirements for the Return to Title IV Grant and Loan Assistance
From Volume 5, Chapter 1 of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Handbook:
The Return of Title IV Funds (Return) regulations do not dictate an institutional refund policy. Instead, a school is required to determine the earned and unearned portions of Title IV aid as of the date the student ceased attendance based on the amount of time the student spent in attendance or, in the case of a clock-hour program, was scheduled to be in attendance. Up through the 60% point in each payment period or period of enrollment, a pro rata schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal. After the 60% point in the payment period or period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds he or she was scheduled to receive during the period.
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Information for Students with Disabilities
Students with a disability may experience some unique challenges while pursuing a degree or certificate. The Office of Student Services is dedicated to helping all graduate students at Keck Graduate Institute with the resources they need to achieve academic and personal success.
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School of Pharmacy (SoP), page 20, section 2 of the SoP Student Handbook
All students required to provide proof of up-to-date immunization status for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and tuberculosis (TB) prior to registering for and attending classes. Students living in campus housing must also meet the meningitis requirement. A copy of immunizations must be submitted to the Student Health Services located in Tranquada Center situated 8th Street and College Way (909‐621‐8222) or through the KGI SOP Student Affairs Sakai site dropbox. A copy will be kept on file in the KGI SoP Sakai site to be accessed by the Office for Student Services and the Office for Experiential Education. Failure to submit your health and immunization records by the deadline will affect your access to the classroom.
The following immunizations are required:
- Tetanus (within last 10 years)
- Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus (if no DPT or DTAP, then TDAP is required)
- Hepatitis B Series
- Varicella (chickenpox) [if no history of having the disease]
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) - 2 doses
- PPD (Tuberculosis skin test) - within the previous 6 months
- Meningitis Vaccine or waiver - (on campus student)
Students entering a Pharmacy Practice Experience rotation may require additional immunizations and must be cleared by the Office for Experiential Education thirty (30) days prior to start of the experience.
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Most Americans know that July 4th is our nation's birthday. Far fewer Americans know that September 17th is the birthday of our government, the date in 1787 on which delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed and signed the U.S. Constitution.
The ideas on which America was founded--commitments to the rule of law, limited government and the ideals of liberty, equality and justice--are embodied in the Constitution, the oldest written constitution of any nation on Earth. Constitution Day is intended to celebrate not only the birthday of our government, but the ideas that make us Americans.
Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17. Check our event calendar for information in September for the next event or view information about our next Constitution Day Event.
On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that "We the People" enjoy today. In 2012, the National Constitution Center served as the national headquarters for the 225th anniversary of the Constitution's signing.
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