Tuition & Fees
Fees, Charges and Expenses
The normal length of the semester is: 17 weeks
Masters Program: $9,000
Diploma Program: $5,400
Certificate Program: $2,700
Students with a delinquent account with past due balances will be placed on financial probation and will not be eligible for future registration privileges, diplomas, certificates, degrees, transcripts, and other academic information until the account is settled.
At the time of registration, a non-refundable deposit of $75 is required that will apply to the chart below. This may be paid by credit card at the time of registration or by check or money order made payable to the University of Silicon Andhra.
The following charges must be paid by the student. Those charges that are non-refundable are clearly identified as such.
TOTAL STUDENT CHARGES AND FEES:
|Application Fee||$25.00 This fee is Non-Refundable. (One time for New Students)|
|Registration Fee||$75.00 This fee is Non-Refundable for the program, (One time for NewStudents)|
|STRF Fee||Currently $ 0 of institutional charges. This fee is Non-Refundable. This fee is included in the tuition for each program when applicable.|
|Returned Checks Fee||$35.00 This fee is Non-Refundable.|
|Late Payment Fees/Payment Plan Fees||$25.00 (per payment) applicable only to those students on a payment plan, and if a payment is five or more days late. This fee is NonRefundable.|
|Wire Transfer Fee(international students only)||$40.00 Students will be responsible for wire transfer fee charges by a bank. This fee is Non-Refundable.|
|Textbooks, orMaterials Charges||A tuition charge does not cover learning materials and workbooks. It is the students’ responsibility to purchase these materials. The estimated cost range is $300-$900. There is no refund since students have to purchase on their own.|
TUITION AND TOTAL PROGRAM CHARGE:
In addition to the fees above, the total estimated tuition charges for the programs offered are as follows:
|Program||Tuition||Total Estimated Charges|
|Master of Arts in Carnatic Music||$9,000.00||$9,900.00|
|Diploma in Carnatic Music||$5,400.00||$6,000.00|
|Certificate in Carnatic Music||$2,700.00||$3,000.00|
|Master of Arts in Kuchipudi Dance||$9,000.00||$9,900.00|
|Diploma in Kuchipudi Dance||$5,400.00||$6,000.00|
|Certificate in Kuchipudi Dance||$2,700.00||$3,000.00|
You are responsible for these amounts. If you get a student loan, you are responsible for repaying the loan amount plus any interest, less the amount of any determined refund.
Student Tution Recovery Fund (STRF) Fees
You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
- You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
- Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:
- You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
- Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
- The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
- The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
- The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
- There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
- An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act. However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.
Student's Right to Cancel and Distance Educational Programs – Specific Provisions for Instruction not in Real Time
An institution offering a distance educational program where the instruction is not offered in real time shall transmit the first lesson and any materials to any student within seven days after the institution accepts the student for admission.
The student shall have the right to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund pursuant to California Code of Regulations Section 71750 before the first lesson and materials are received. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent. The institution shall make the refund pursuant to section 71750. If the institution sent the first lesson and materials before an effective cancellation notice was received, the institution shall make a refund within 45 days after the student’s return of the materials.
An institution shall transmit all of the lessons and other materials to the student if the student: A) has fully paid for the educational program; and B) after having received the first lesson and initial materials, requests in writing that all of the material be sent.
If an institution transmits the balance of the material as the student requests, the institution shall remain obligated to provide the other educational services it agreed to provide, such as responses to student inquiries, student and faculty interaction, and evaluation and comment on lessons submitted by the student, but shall not be obligated to pay any refund after all of the lessons and material are transmitted.
Cancellation shall occur when you give written notice of cancellation to the University of Silicon Andhra, to the attention of: Mr. Raju Chamarthi, CAO. If you cancel this Agreement, the school will refund any money that you paid, less any non-refundable charges. Refunds are made within forty-five days after your Notice of Cancellation is received.
The institutional refund policy for students who have completed 60 percent or less of the course of instruction, and who have not cancelled as explained above, shall be a pro- rata refund.
You are obligated to pay only for educational services received and for unreturned equipment or materials. The refund shall be the amount you paid for instruction multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of hours of instruction which you have not received but for which you have paid, and the denominator of which is the total number of hours of instruction for which you have paid.
Any student who notifies the University of Silicon Andhra of cancellation or program withdrawal in writing has the right to cancel this enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first-class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later; less the nonrefundable fees identified above.
All students must provide written notification of withdrawal, cancellation or request for refund.
Students who have completed 60% or less of a course are entitled to a refund based on the refund formula below. After 60% of the course has been completed the course is non-refundable.
Refunds must be requested in writing to the University of Silicon Andhra, attention: Mr. Raju Chamarthi, CAO, and the refund will be calculated upon the receipt date or upon withdrawal of the student by the school as referenced above.
Any refund to a student will be refunded minus the non-refundable Registration fee of $75.00, and any other non-refundable fees, within 45 days of notification in writing or constructive withdrawal made by the school.
All course fees are due upon enrollment unless course tuition is paid as part of a payment plan.
Refunds are calculated as follows (and are only for students who have completed less than 60% of the total instruction hours): The institution’s refund policy for students who have completed 60% or less of the course of instruction shall be a pro rata refund calculated by hour of instruction minus the nonrefundable Registration fee, or any other non-refundable fees.
FORMULA: (1) deduct the non-refundable application/registration fee or any other non-refundable fee from the total tuition charge; (2) divide this figure by the number of hours in the program; (3) the quotient is the hourly charge for the program; (4) the amount owed by the student for the purposes of calculating a refund is derived by multiplying the total hours attended by the hourly charge for instruction calculated in , plus the amount of the application/registration or other non-refundable fee specified in ; and (5) the refund shall be any amount in excess of the figure derived from  that was paid by the student to the institution.
HYPOTHETICAL EXAMPLE: A student registers for a 36-hour course at a cost of $800. Upon the student notifying the school in writing of a withdrawal after attending 12 hours, a refund is calculated as follows: Total tuition of $800 minus $100 in non-refundable fees equals $700. $700 divided by 36 hours of instruction equals $19.44/hr. The student owes 12 hours completed x $19.44= $233.28 + $100 in non-refundable fees, totaling $333.28. The $800 tuition fee minus $333.28 = a refund of $466.72.
Federal or State Loans:
If a student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid programs funds. If the student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur:
- The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan.
- The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.
You have the right to withdraw from a course of instruction at any time before March 12th 2018. A notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to the address of the school shown on the first page of this Agreement. When a student officially withdraws from the course, any refund of tuition will be governed by the following policy calculated from the first official day of classes. Only non-refundable fees will be assessed or deducted from the amount to be refunded to the student. There will, however, be no refund for late payment of fees.
Please be advised that a constructive withdrawal of a student may also be made by the school. Such a withdrawal will be determined to have occurred, if in the estimation of the school and instructor, and in the absence of an approved leave of absence or other short-term absence, the student fails to participate in course assignments or other instruction for a period of 30 days.
If a student wishes to withdraw from the institution or a course of instruction, the student must contact the University of Silicon Andhra, attention: Mr. Raju Chamarthi, CAO, at 1521 California Circle, Milpitas, CA 95035. Refunds will be processed by the University of Silicon Andhra when a student has resolved all financial obligations against their school debts, and their student account reflects a credit balance.
Refunds are processed within 45 (forty-five) days after the student’s account reflects a credit balance.
NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION
The transferability of credits you earn at the University of Silicon Andhra is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the Master of Arts in Carnatic Music, Kuchipudi Dance, the diploma in Carnatic Music or Kuchipudi Dance, or Certificate in Carnatic Music or Kuchipudi Dance you earn in these programs is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the Master of Arts in Carnatic Music, Kuchipudi Dance, the diploma in Carnatic Music or Kuchipudi Dance, or Certificate in Carnatic Music or Kuchipudi Dance that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending the University of Silicon Andhra to determine if your Master of Arts in Carnatic Music or Kuchipudi Dance, the diploma in Carnatic Music or Kuchipudi Dance, or Certificate in Carnatic Music or Kuchipudi Dance will transfer.