Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Process

Everyone is highly concerned about the potential cancellation of a program. Many factors impact this decision--most of which are outside the control of CCSA or its member schools. With that in mind, CCSA has modified the refund policy and will always monitor the situation for potential impacts on a program proceeding as planned. CCSA will offer students the option to defer their enrollment to the next program cycle and will work with students on payment and course selection.

No Risk

CCSA's "No Risk Refund Policy" for Summer 2021 Programs

CCSA follows our standard refund policy. However, due to the concerns about potential ineligibility (due to illness) or travel restrictions by colleges and universities we are offering a No Risk Refund Policy. Students may cancel for any reason prior to March 30, 2021, and receive a FULL refund.

After March 30, 2021 the standard penalty for withdrawal policy will be in effect. With that in mind, CCSA will do all we can to mitigate the financial risks and negative impacts to students after this deadline.

Standard Penalty for Withdrawal
The application fee is non-refundable.
After First Payment Deadline 25% of the total program fees are owed to CCSA
After Final Payment Deadline 50% of the total program fees are owed to CCSA
14 Days Prior to Program Start Date 100% of the total program fees are owed to CCSA

Fees that are considered in the calculation of the withdrawal penalty.

  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Program fee
  • Group flight ticket*
  • Additional class activities fees
  • Single room supplement
  • Second course fee **
  • Optional trip fees

* The group flight ticket is 100% non-refundable once ticketed.
** The second course fee is 100% non-refundable after the first payment deadline.


CCSA reserves the right to withdraw any of its programs due to war, political unrest, terrorism, natural disaster, low enrollment, unforeseen circumstances, or a travel warning issued by the US State Department.

Participants who withdraw or who are involuntarily removed shall remain obligated to pay the balance determined by the Penalty for Withdraw schedule above. Applicants whose participation is involuntarily canceled by CCSA due to the applicant’s failure to remain in good standing or complete required preconditions for participation (such as holding a valid passport, completing visa requirements, or other factors that prohibit participation) shall remain obligated to pay the balance determined by the Penalty for Withdraw schedule above.

If CCSA cancels a course, the applicant will automatically be moved to their alternate course choice and sent a notification. If both the primary and alternate courses are canceled, and an applicant does not elect to participate in another course, the full amount paid to date will be refunded if the student confirms the withdrawal within 48 hours after the change. After this time, CCSA follows the Penalty for Withdrawal schedule below.