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Program Agreement


You may cancel this Financial & Enrollment Agreement either verbally or in writing. Please review the cancellation and drop/add policy detailing penalties and obligations of withdrawing or drop/adding a course.

Please do not sign this Financial & Enrollment Agreement before reading it in its entirety. You will be emailed a copy of your signed Financial & Enrollment Agreement. Please note that the provisions of any attached rider(s) signed by you are also a part of this agreement.


I have received and read a copy of Atlantic University’s current catalog (found online at, the provisions of which I accept. I have read and understand all provisions of this Financial & Enrollment Agreement, and I acknowledge that I will be given a copy of it for my records. I understand that my enrollment and Atlantic University’s obligations under this agreement (except for the cancellation and refund provisions) may be terminated by Atlantic University if I fail to comply with Atlantic University’s academic and/or financial requirements. I understand that Atlantic University also reserves the right to cancel my enrollment if Atlantic University determines (i) that I have demonstrated poor academic potential (as determined through evaluation of transcript records or any other academic evaluations deemed appropriate for the program of study), and/or (ii) that I do not meet all financial obligations related to course enrollment(s). I understand that my financial obligations to Atlantic University must be paid in full by the end of each semester before I can enroll in future courses or have a transcript issued. And I understand I must pay all tuition and the diploma fee before a diploma will be awarded.

This Financial & Enrollment Agreement and catalog, together with other published University policies and procedures, shall constitute the entire agreement between me and Atlantic University. I understand that this Financial & Enrollment Agreement remains in force as long as I am an active student. To maintain my active status I must enroll in at least two semesters per calendar year. If I am unable to enroll in two semesters per calendar year, I will need to contact the University. Failing to enroll in two semesters per calendar year will move me to an inactive status. If my status is changed to inactive and I wish to resume studies, I will have to reapply to the program.


The current tuition rate is $516.00 per credit/ $1548.00 per three-credit course. The student has the option to pay this entire amount upon registration for the course or to enroll in the Atlantic University semester payment plan. If the student chooses to enroll in the Atlantic University payment plan, they will make four payments of $387.00. The first payment will be taken at the time of enrollment. Three equal payments of $387.00 are paid in installments over the course of the semester and must be paid in full by the end of the semester. Payments are scheduled by/with the advisor. Please note that there are additional fees which are not included in the tuition price: the student is responsible for purchasing their own books, graduation fee, student membership to the A.R.E (optional), book binding (if choosing Culminating Project option), and other incidentals not mentioned. Your chosen payment plan will be honored with any tuition rate increases. If/when the per credit hour tuition increases you will be notified prior to the enrollment period.


Atlantic University is confident that the course(s) you have selected for study will be satisfactory. To assure you of this, we provide this cancellation and refund policy. You may cancel your enrollment agreement verbally and or in writing at any time, subject to the limitations and conditions below.

14-Week Semester Refund and Withdrawal Policy

A student may withdraw (limit four withdrawals per student) from Atlantic University courses at any time up through the ninth week in the 14-week semester following the official start date of a course. Students who withdraw within five days of enrolling in a course will receive a full refund. Following this five-day period through the first week of the 14-week semester after the official start date of the course, the $50.00 withdrawal fee is required and a full refund on tuition is paid. After the first week of the 14-week semester, the $50.00 withdrawal fee is required for all course withdrawals, and refunds are processed accordingly as detailed below. Note: Students choosing a deferred semester payment plan may owe money on the balance of the course tuition due and thus not be eligible for a refund. If the student is inactive in the classroom for more than two weeks, they may be Administratively Withdrawn (AW) from the course and the refund will be based on the student’s last day of activity.

If you withdraw during: Your refund is:
Week 2 80% of course tuition
Week 3 70% of course tuition
Week 4 60% of course tuition
Week 5 50% of course tuition
Week 6 40% of course tuition
Week 7 30% of course tuition
Week 8 20% of course tuition
Week 9 10% of course tuition
Week 10 No refund available

Culminating Project Refund Policy

If you withdraw within five days of enrolling in your Culminating Project (CP), you will receive a full refund. Following this five-day period through the first month after the official start date of the CP, the $50.00 withdrawal fee is required and you will receive a full refund of tuition paid. After the first month, the $50.00 withdrawal fee is required for all CP withdrawals, and refunds are processed accordingly:

If you withdraw during: Your refund is: 
1st month 75% of course tuition
2nd month 50% of course tuition
3rd month 25% of course tuition
4th month No refund available

A student may drop a course and add a different course with no penalty before the first day of the semester. The $50.00 administrative fee will be applied for subsequent drop/adds and/or drop/adds during the first week of the semester after the official start date of the course. After the first week, the student will need to withdraw. These actions must be confirmed verbally or in writing to the Atlantic University administrative offices.


Handling of student issues
Unresolved students issues should be brought to the attention of the Vice President of Academic Affairs via phone, email, or postal mail: 800-428-1512,, 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Questions or concerns that are not satisfactorily resolved by the University may be brought to the attention of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), 1601 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009; Phone (202) 234-5100 web: or the Commonwealth of Virginia, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 North Fourteenth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219; Phone: (804) 225-2600; web:

Transferability of credits
The degree program of Atlantic University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Whether academic credit will be accepted for transfer to other schools is solely determined by those institutions on a case-by-case basis.

Policies and procedures
The student is on a continuing semester-by-semester enrollment basis and agrees to comply with all published University policies and procedures. The University reserves the right to add to, delete, or modify its policies and procedures.

Student withdrawal
The student may voluntarily withdraw from school by notifying the administrative office verbally or in writing. The refund policies outlined in this Agreement shall apply in the event that the student withdraws, is suspended, or is dismissed from school for academic reasons.

The University reserves the right to revise course content, course titles, and the sequencing of courses, subject to applicable regulatory approval.

Atlantic University does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities, or with respect to admissions or employment.

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