Cancellation and Refund Policy

Payment Methods and Refund Policy

The deadline for participants to withdraw from the 2021 Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program are as follows:

  • Withdrawal by 5/31/2021: full refund (minus administrative costs and transaction fees)
  • Withdrawal between 6/1/2021 and 6/14/2021: 75% of the costs refunded
  • Withdrawal between 6/15/2021 and 6/29/2021: 50% of the costs refunded
  • Withdrawal from 6/30/2021 onward: no refund

Gifts made to the university on behalf of sponsoring organizations are exempt from this and cannot be refunded. Find out more about specific payment methods and transaction fees below.

Fees and refunds of credit card payments

If you choose to pay via credit card, you may do so through our Aventri payment portal. The following fees may apply:

  • Credit card fee: 2.5-4.0% per transaction
  • Aventri fee: $1.95 per registration
  • CyberSource transaction fee: $0.11 per transaction

If you pay via credit card and you are eligible to receive a refund, you will receive a refund back to your credit card, again through the Aventri payment portal. There will be a 9% campus administrative fee deducted from the amount refunded, in addition to any transaction fees.

Fees and refunds of wire transfer payments

If you choose to pay via wire transfer, there will be a one-time $25 wire transfer fee added to your payment.

If you pay via wire transfer and you are eligible to receive a refund, you will receive a refund back to your bank account through a wire transfer. You will not be refunded the $25 wire transfer fee. There will also be a 9% campus administrative fee deducted from the amount refunded.

Fees and refunds of checks

If you choose to pay via mailing us a paper check and you are eligible to receive a refund, you will receive a refund check mailed to you. If we have not yet cashed the check on our end, we will attempt to prevent it from being cashed, meaning you may not have to receive a refund check. If we have already cashed the check or are unable to prevent it from being cashed, your refund check will have a 9% campus administrative fee deducted from the amount refunded.

Fees and refunds of gifts

If your sponsoring organization or workplace chooses to pay via a gift made to the university, we will not be able to return those funds in the event of withdrawal from the program.


Cancellation Policy

We are not anticipating the cancellation of the program, but UC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel the 2021 Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program in the event of any of the following:

  • extenuating circumstances (e.g. natural disasters, acts of terror, campus closure)
  • power outage/technical difficulties
  • cybersecurity breaches (i.e. issues related to hacking)
  • low enrollment

Additionally, please keep in mind that the exact instructor lineup may change at any time, and that the schedule may need to shift somewhat if instructors fall ill.

In the case of such a cancellation occurring before the program start date, all participants will receive a full refund of course fees (minus administrative costs and transaction fees). In the case of such a cancellation occurring partway through the program, all participants will receive a partial pro-rated refund of course fees (minus administrative costs and transaction fees).