Refund Policy

 

Upon acceptance, students are required to submit a $300 tuition deposit to secure a place in the program. All students must pay the tuition deposit, and deposit is not refundable in any situation. Students applying for Summer Programs must pay deposit before the Early Bird deadline to secure discount (Dec. 10 for EB I or March 1 for EB II). Although non-refundable, the tuition deposit will be deducted from the overall program fee at the time of invoicing. 
 

Payment in full is due by the deadline dates listed below:

Fall Term…………………………………………………………......August 20

Spring Term………………………………………………………...January 20

Summer Session, Chengdu or Shanghai……….May 1

Summer Internship…………………………………………….May 1

For students paying their program fee using financial aid and/or scholarships from their home institutions which will be disbursed to either them or G-MEO after the start date of the program, please refer to G-MEO’s Financial Aid Agreement Form for instructions. Email info@g-meo.com for the Financial Aid Agreement Form.

Grades and Transcript Holds

G-MEO will not issue grades, release transcripts, provide any documentation of attendance or completion of the program until the student’s account has been paid in full.

Program Withdrawal and Deferral Policy 

written notice¹ of withdrawal or deferral from a confirmed participant must be received by G-MEO in order for the refund policy to apply. Admitted students withdrawing their enrollment to G-MEO prior to the start of the term will receive a refund as follows:

For Semester (Fall/Spring)

Cancellation up to 3 months before program start date 100% refund excluding $300 deposit
Cancellation up to 2 months before program start date 50% refund excluding $300 deposit
Cancellation up to 1 month before program start date No refund

For Winter & Summer Online Program

Cancellation up to 4 weeks before program start date 100% refund excluding $300 deposit
Cancellation up to 2 weeks before program start date 50% refund excluding $300 deposit
Cancellation after 2 weeks before program start date No refund

For Summer (All Chengdu/Shanghai/Online Programs)

Cancellation before May 1 of program year 100% refund excluding $300 deposit
Cancellation between May 1 and May 20 of program year 50% refund excluding $300 deposit
Cancellation after May 20 of program year No refund

In cases where payment has not yet been received by G-MEO up to 1 week before program start date, the student is responsible for paying the $300 deposit. In cases where payment has not yet been received by G-MEO within 1 week before program start date, the student is responsible for paying 50% of the tuition plus $300 deposit.

Admitted students may defer participation to a future term within 12 months. Should a student have paid a tuition deposit prior to giving written notice of deferral, the deposit will be applied to a future term provided the deferral is arranged before the payment deadline dates. 

¹“Written notice” means notice given in accordance with any representation or words and letters in a perceivable form which includes mail and e-mail. WeChat or text message serves as a convenient way for the students to communicate with G-MEO staff, however, it is not considered a formal form of written notice.

Summer Program Add/Drop Policies

During the summer session, current students enrolled in two or three courses who drop a course(s) before the second day of class meetings as per G-MEO's summer add/drop policy will receive a 30% refund for the course dropped.

Example Calculation for Chengdu:

  • For a student taking 2 courses and dropping 1: (4,600-3,500)*.30 = $330
  • For a student taking 3 courses and dropping 1: (5,100-4,600)*.30 = $150

Example Calculation for Shanghai:

  • For a student taking 2 courses and dropping 1: (4,800-3,800)*.30 = $300
  • For a student taking 3 courses and dropping 1: (5,300-4,800)*.30 = $150

Students who fail to pay their student account in full will NOT receive their final transcript.

Summer Program Housing Policies

Housing fees for all Summer Programs will not be refunded. No housing changes may be made within 1 week of the program start date.

Students who fail to pay their student account in full will NOT receive their final transcript.