Dec 09, 2018  
ACE Catalog - Volume 18 
    
ACE Catalog - Volume 18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition Refund Policy


 

Three-Day Cancellation Policy

Students who provide written notice of cancellation within three days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and federal and state holidays) of paying tuition 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.*

*Florida Residents
The Florida Commission for Independent Education requires that if ACE does not accept an applicant or if an applicant cancels within three (3) business days after signing the enrollment agreement and making the initial payment, a full refund of all monies paid will be issued. Cancellation after the third (3rd) Business Day, but before the first class, results in a refund of all monies paid, with the exception of the registration fee (not to exceed $150.00).

General Refund Policy

The following tuition refund policy applies to all programs/courses and to all students except those who reside in Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, and Wisconsin.


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 Students who do not demonstrate activity in their courses during the first week are administratively withdrawn or cancelled; the effective day is the 5th day of the course. Students who are administratively withdrawn/cancelled from the course for non-participation will receive a 100% tuition refund.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. 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 Unregister Period ends (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.

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.

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. 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 upfront, the program cost, less this liability will be refunded to the student.

State-Specific Refund Policies

The following State-Specific tuition refund policies appliy to all programs/courses for students who reside in Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, and Wisconsin.

Indiana Residents
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education requires residents of Indiana 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 tuition refund, as calculated below, less any amounts owed by the student for the current enrollment period, less the onetime application fee. The College will issue pro-rated refunds within 31 days of the effective date of withdrawal. A written note of withdrawal is not required.

Five Week Course Policy     Ten Week Course Policy
# Days in Term Max % of Course Completed % of Tuition Refund     # Days in Term Max % of Course Completed % of Tuition Refund

   
0-5 10% 90%     0-10 10% 90%
6-9 25% 75%     11-18 25% 75%
10-18 50% 50%     19-36 50% 50%
19-27 60% 40%     37-54 60% 40%
28+ 61%+ 0%     55+ 61%+ 0%

Louisiana Residents
The Louisiana Board of Regents requires if Louisiana students withdraw within the number of days shown (in a term), they will receive a refund of the percentage of tuition and fees, excluding any nonrefundable application fees.

Five Week Course Policy     Ten Week Course Policy
# Days in Term Max % of Course Completed % of Tuition Refund     # Days in Term Max % of Course Completed % of Tuition Refund

   
0 0% 100%     0 0% 100%
1-10 29% 75%     1-20 29% 75%
11-24 69% 50%     21-48 69% 50%
25+ 70%+ 0%     49+ 70%+ 0%

Maryland Residents
The Maryland Higher Education Commission requires the following refund policy for residents of Maryland. A tuition refund due to a Maryland student is based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 60 days from the date of withdrawal or termination. The College will maintain documentation to verify that a refund has been made.

Five Week Course Policy     Ten Week Course Policy
# Days in Term Max % of Course Completed % of Tuition Refund     # Days in Term Max % of Course Completed % of Tuition Refund

   
0-3 9% 90%     0-6 9% 90%
4-6 19% 80%     7-12 19% 80%
7-10 29% 60%     13-20 29% 60%
11-13 39% 40%     21-26 39% 40%
14-20 59% 20%     27-40 59% 20%
21+ 60%+ 0%     41+ 60%+ 0%

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 of tuition and fees, as calculated below, less any amounts owed by the student for the current enrollment period, less the one-time application fee of $50.00 or $100, where applicable.

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.

Five Week Course Policy     Ten Week Course Policy
# Days in Term Max % of Course Completed % of Tuition Refund     # Days in Term Max % of Course Completed % of Tuition Refund

   
0-7 20% 100%     0-14 20% 100%
8-10 29% 70%     15-20 29% 70%
11-14 40% 60%     21-28 40% 60%
15-17 49% 50%     29-34 49% 50%
18-21 60% 40%     35-42 60% 40%
22-35 100% 0%     43-70 100% 0%