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Tuition Refund Policy Information

Refund Policy

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, the $50.00 withdrawal fee is required and a full refund on tuition is paid. After the first week of the 12-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 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If the student is inactive in the classroom for more than two weeks, they may be Administratively Withdrawn (AW) from the course and the refund will be based on the student’s last day of activity.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

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 withdrawal fee is required and you will receive a full refund of tuition paid. Note: Students choosing the payment plan may owe money on the balance of the course tuition due and thus may not be eligible for a refund. After the first month, the $50 withdrawal fee is required for all CP withdrawals, and refunds are processed accordingly: 

If you withdraw after: 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

Drop/Add

A student may drop a course and add a different course with no penalty before the first day of the semester. The $50 fee will be applied for subsequent drop-add and/or drop-add 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.