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Tuition Protection Agreement

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 change or withdraw from your enrollment agreement verbally or in writing at any time, subject to the limitations and conditions below. Students may contact the administrative offices should they have any concerns.

Upon successful enrollment, a copy of this agreement will be sent to you. Your verbal or written agreement of receipt indicates that you have read and understood this agreement and believe that you have the ability to benefit from this course. Full tuition payment is expected at the time of registration, however, a payment plan is also available.

A student may withdraw (limit four withdrawals per student) from Atlantic University courses at any time up through the ninth week in the 12-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 12-week semester after the official start date of the course, Refunds are processed accordingly as detailed below. Note: Students choosing a payment plan may owe money on the balance of the course tuition due and thus may 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 If the student is inactive in the classroom for more than two weeks, they may be Administratively Withdrawn (AW) from the course and the refund will be based on the student’s last day of activity.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
Weeks 10-12
No refund available

NOTE: Students choosing a semester payment plan may owe money on the balance of the course tuition due and thus not be eligible for a refund.

 

The following is an example of how the refund works for a 12-week class at the graduate rate. 

  1. If the student pays $1,080 tuition for the term and withdraws within the first 5 days after registration, then the full $1,080 tuition will be refunded.
  2. If the student withdraws after day 5 of week one, the $50.00 withdrawal fee is incurred and the student will receive a refund of $1030.00.
  3. If the student pays $1,080 tuition for the term and withdraws, depending upon the day the student notifies Atlantic University of their decision to withdraw, the student will receive the following (see chart below).

 

Graduate Rate  - $1080.00 for one 3 credit hour course

Withdrawal within 5 days of the course start date and receive 100% refund = $1080.00

$50.00 Withdrawal Fee is not incurred until 6 days after courses begin

$75.00 Resource Fee is non-refundable

*Amounts below are based on one 3 credit hour graduate-level course or $1080.00

Week Withdrawn

Tuition Refund Percentage

Refund Amount

 Less $50.00 Withdrawal Fee

 

Total Refund

 Week 1

100%

$1080.00

*Not incurred until day 6

$1030.00

Week 2 

multiply by 80%

$864.00

subtract $50.00

$814.00

Week 3 

multiply by 70%

$756.00

subtract $50.00

$706.00

Week 4

multiply by 60%

$648.00

subtract $50.00

$598.00

Week 5 

multiply by 50%

$540.00

subtract $50.00

$490.00

Week 6 

multiply by 40%   

$432.00

subtract $50.00

$382.00

Week 7

multiply by 30%   

$324.00

subtract $50.00

$274.00

Week 8 

multiply by 20%   

$216.00

subtract $50.00

$166.00

Week 9

multiply by 10%

$108.00

subtract $50.00

$58.00

Note: Students choosing a payment plan may owe money on the balance of the course tuition due and thus may not be eligible for a refund.

 

 

The following is an example of how the refund works for a 12-week class at the non-credit rate.

  1. If the student pays $750 tuition for the term and withdraws within the first 5 days after registration, then the full $750 tuition will be refunded.
  2. If the student withdraws after day 5 of week one, the $50.00 withdrawal fee is incurred and the student will receive a refund of $700.
  3. If the student pays $750 tuition for the term and withdraws, depending upon the day the student notifies Atlantic University of their decision to withdraw, the student will receive the following (see chart below).

 

Non-Credit Rate  - $750.00 one course

Withdrawal within 5 days of the course start date and receive 100% refund = $1080.00

$50.00 Withdrawal Fee is not incurred until 6 days after courses begin

$35.00 Resource Fee is non-refundable

Amounts below are based on one non-credit  level course or $750.00

Withdrawal Week

Refund Percentage

Refund Amount

Less $50.00 withdrawal Fee

 

Total refund

 

Week 1

100%

$750.00

*not incurred until day 6

$730.00

Week 2 

multiply by 80%

$600.00

subtract $50.00

$550.00

Week 3 

multiply by 70%

$525.00

subtract $50.00

$475.00

Week 4

multiply by 60%

$450.00

subtract $50.00

$400.00

Week 5 

multiply by 50%

$375.00

subtract $50.00

$325.00

Week 6 

multiply by 40%   

$300.00

subtract $50.00

$250.00

Week 7

multiply by 30%      

$225.00

subtract $50.00

$175.00

Week 8 

multiply by 20%      

$150.00

subtract $50.00

$100.00

Week 9

multiply by 10%

$75.00

subtract $50.00

$25.00

*Note: Students choosing a payment plan may owe money on the balance of the course tuition due and thus may not be eligible for a refund.

 

 

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 on tuition paid. After the first month, the $50.00 withdrawal fee is required for all CP withdrawals, and refunds are processed accordingly:

 

Culminating Project Refund

 

Withdrawal within 5 days of the course start date and receive 100% refund = $1080.00

$50.00 Withdrawal Fee is not incurred until 6 days after courses begin

$75.00 Resource Fee is non-refundable

 

If you withdraw after

Your Refund is:  

1st Month

75% of course tuition after a deduction of the $50.00 fee  

2nd Month

50% of course tuition after a deduction of the $50.00 fee  

3rd Month

25% of course tuition after a deduction of the $50.00 fee              

4th Month

No refund available

 

The following is an example of how the refund works for the Culminating Project class.

  1. If the student pays $1080 tuition for the term and withdraws within the 1st month of the course, then 75% or $810 tuition will be refunded.
  2. If the student withdraws after day 5 of week one, the $50.00 withdrawal fee is incurred and the student will receive a refund of $760.