Tuition Refund Policy

Three-day cancellation

Students who provide written notice of cancellation within three days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and federal and state holidays) of paying tuition, the Technology Fee, and/or the Payment Processing fee are entitled to a refund of all monies paid. Refunds will be provided within 30 days of receiving notice of cancellation.

General refund policy

The following tuition refund policy applies to all students except those who reside in Indiana, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, and Wisconsin. Residents of those states should refer to the state-specific refund schedule below.

Students are monitored during the first week of each course for signs of activity such as downloading readings, posting to discussion boards, submitting assignments, and completing quizzes and tests. Students who do not demonstrate activity in their courses during the first week are administratively withdrawn, effective on the 5th day of the course. Students who are administratively withdrawn from the course for non-participation will receive a 100% tuition refund. This refund does not include the non-refundable Payment Processing and Technology fees. Refunds will be issued within 15 business days.

Participation in courses is the responsibility of the student. If a student remains enrolled in a course after the Drop Date (Friday of the first week of the course), he/she will remain enrolled in the course through the end of the term. Students are financially and academically responsible for their enrollment in courses if they are active beyond the first week.

Withdrawal from program or single course

A student must submit a Change of Status Form in order to withdraw from the program or from a single course. The form must be received by the Drop Date – the first Friday of the course – in order to receive a full refund of tuition paid. A student is liable to pay for each course taken or not dropped by the Drop Date at the individual course cost. If the student has paid for the entire program up front, the program cost less this liability will be refunded to the student.

State-specific refund policies

Some states where ACE has authorization to operate require a separate tuition refund policy for their residents. These are described below.

Indiana residents

Residents of Indiana will receive a full refund of all tuition paid if the student cancels prior to the first day of the first week of the term or if the student accepted was unqualified and the College did not secure a disclaimer or if the College procured the student’s enrollment as the result of false representations in the written materials used by the College or in oral representations made by or on behalf of the College. The College will issue full refunds within 10 business days of cancellation.

A student who withdraws or is administratively withdrawn after the three-business-day cancellation period shall be entitled to a pro rata refund, as calculated below, less any amounts owed by the student for the current enrollment period, less the one-time application fee.

# Days in Term

% of Courses Completed

% Refund

0-5

0  - 10%

90%

6-9

11% - 25%

75%

10 – 18

26% - 50%

50%

19 – 27

51% - 60%

40%

28+

61%=

0

The College will issue pro-rated refunds within 31 days of the effective date of withdrawal. A written note of withdrawal is not required.

Georgia residents

The following refund policy applies to students residing in Georgia:

# Days in Term

% of Courses Completed

% Refund

0-5

0  - 10%

100%

6-9

11% - 25%

75%

10 – 18

26% - 50%

50%

19+

51%

0

If a student who has paid the total program tuition in full wishes to withdraw from the College for any reason, the student may do so and is liable to pay for each course taken at the individual course cost (one-twelfth of the program cost). The program cost less this liability will be refunded to the student when tuition has been paid in advance. The cost to exit the program will not exceed the cost of the program. A student’s request to withdraw from the College must be documented in writing.

Louisiana residents

The following refund policy applies to students residing in Louisiana. If Louisiana students withdraw within the number of days shown (in Term), they will receive the percentage of tuition refund listed below.

# Days in Term

% Refund

0

100%

1-10

75%

11 – 24

50%

25+

0

Maryland residents

The following refund policy applies to students residing in Maryland. If Maryland students withdraw within the number of days shown, they will receive the percentage of tuition refund listed.

A refund due to a Maryland student shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 60 days from the date of withdrawal or termination.

Proportion of Total Course, Program or Term Completed

% Refund

Less than 10%

90%

10% up to but not including 20%

80%

20% up to but not including 30%

60%

30% up to but not including 40%

40%

40% up to but not including 60%

40%

More than 60%

40%

Wisconsin residents

American College of Education complies fully with the refund policy for Wisconsin residents as mandated by Wisconsin law. The student will receive a full refund of all money paid if the student cancels within the three-business-day cancellation period. The school will issue refunds within 10 business days of cancellation.

A student who withdraws or is dismissed after the three-business-day cancellation period, but before completing 60% of the units of instruction in the current enrollment period, shall be entitled to a pro rata refund, as calculated below, less any amounts owed by the student for the current enrollment period, less the one-time application fee of $50.00.

From Day

To Day

Refund Amount

% of Course Completion

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7

100%

20%

8

10

70%

28.57%

11

14

60%

40%

15

17

50%

48.57%

18

21

40%

60%

The College will issue refunds within 40 days of the effective date of termination. A written note of withdrawal is not required. The student is considered withdrawn from the school if the student fails to attend classes or submit lessons without providing an explanation to the College regarding the inactivity for the 1st week of class. No refund is required for any student who withdraws or is dismissed after completing 60% of the potential units of instruction in the current enrollment period unless a student withdraws due to mitigating circumstances, which are those that directly prohibit pursuit of a program and which are beyond the student's control.