Affordable Tuition

Our online programs are some of the most affordable available. The online format enables us to provide high-quality, relevant instruction at a lower operating cost, and we pass the savings straight to our students. Just compare the value of American College of Education to some other common choices:

Tuition Policies

The following tuition refund policy applies to all students except those who reside in Indiana, Florida, 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 Students who do not demonstrate activity in their courses during the first week are administratively withdrawn and the effective day will be the 5th day of the course. Students who are administratively withdrawn from the course for non-participation will receive a 100% tuition refund.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 Application, and Payment Processing fees and Technology fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 business days.

Participation in courses is the responsibility of the student. If a student remains enrolled in a course after the Drop Date (Friday 11:59 p.m. PST 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.

If the student withdraws or is terminated from any program course or program and the College has received any monies for tuition or fees in excess of the student’s obligations, the College will refund such excess to the appropriate party(ies) to eliminate any outstanding balances for any student financial aid received by or with respect to the students account.

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, but before the first class, are entitled to a refund of all monies paid, excluding the nonrefundable application fee. Refunds will be provided within 30 days of receiving notice of cancellation.
Students must submit a Cancel/Withdrawl form (located in MyAce portal) in order to withdraw from their program or from a single course. The form must be received by the Drop Date–the first Friday 11:59 p.m. PST of the course–in order to receive a full refund of tuition paid. Technology fee refund eligibility will be dependent upon student usage and is not pro-rated unless required by applicable state law. Students, including those who have been dismissed are 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.

Some states where ACE has authorization to operate require a separate tuition refund policy for their residents. Students residing in the following states should refer to the current College Catalog:

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Indiana

  • Louisiana

  • Maryland

  • Wisconsin

American College of Education reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees at any time with prior notice to current students.

We’re Here to Help

We’re always available to support our students. Reach out to Student Services at or 1-800-280-0307 opt. 1 for assistance with managing your financial relationship with the college. Or chat with an enrollment counselor for any other questions.