Refund Policy

Admission Inquiry

    Refund Policy

    Admission Inquiry

      Cancellation of Enrollment Agreement

      The student has five days after signing the enrollment agreement, prior to the beginning of the term, to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund of all monies paid. Student request of cancellation should be sent by email to their Enrollment Advisor. The documentation of student cancellation will be placed in the student’s record.

      Refund Policy

      Tuition refunds are paid when a student pre-pays a portion or all of the tuition for a course or program and then is withdrawn prior to the predetermined deadline. A student may withdraw from a course or program by notifying their Academic Advisor by email. The documentation of student withdrawal will be placed in the student’s record.

      Refunds are to be made within 30 days of the date of determination of withdrawal if the student does not officially withdraw. The refund policy is not linked to compliance with the University’s regulations or rules of conduct.

      Refunds may also be applied to the cost of future courses. The student is notified if a balance is due to the University. Application and registration fees are non-refundable.

      The effective date of any withdrawal is the date that the student notifies the University. If a student is dismissed or removed for attendance purposes, the effective date will be the last date of attendance plus three weeks for the attendance policy.

      If a student is cancelled or terminated, for whatever reason, the following apply:

      • Each student will be notified of acceptance/rejection in writing. In the event a student is rejected, all tuition, fees and other charges will be refunded. A student in any term who withdraws from the University must give written notice to the University. Date of withdrawal is the last day of recorded attendance.
      • The University will acknowledge in writing any notice of cancellation within 10 business days after the receipt of the request and will refund the amount due within 30 business days. Written notice of cancellation shall take place on the date the letter of cancellation is postmarked, emailed stamped, or in the cases where the notice is hand carried, it shall occur on the date the notice is delivered to the University. The University may use the last day of recorded attendance to determine the date of withdrawal for refund purposes.

      Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, if a student gives written notice of cancellation following written acceptance by the University and prior to the start of the period of instruction for which they have been charged (“Period of Instruction”), all tuition and fees paid will be refunded. All prepaid tuition is refundable.

      • If a student has been accepted by the University and gives written notice of cancellation or termination after the start of the Period of Instruction for which they have been charged but before completion of 60% of the Period of Instruction, the amount charged for tuition and awarded for institutional scholarships/grants for the completed portion of the Period of Instruction shall be prorated based on total tuition charges and institutional scholarships/grants awarded and the portion of the Period of Instruction completed. There is a $50 administrative fee assessed against each prorated refund. After the completion of 60% of the Period of Instruction, no refund of tuition or of institutional scholarships and grants will be made.

      ECCU is a semester credit awarding institution.

      REFUND DETERMINATION ON A PER-CLASS BASIS:

      Time Frame:
      Percent Return:
      Withdrawal prior to the 1st day of classes 100%
      Withdrawal after the completion of Week 1 80%
      Withdrawal after the completion of Week 2 60%
      Withdrawal after the completion of Week 3 40%
      Withdrawal after the completion of Week 4 20%
      Withdrawal after the completion of Week 5 0%

      Institutional charges to students are as follows (calculated in USD):

      Institutional Charge:
      Amount:
      Tuition – Undergraduate (3 semester credit Course) $1,395 (USD)
      Technology Fee $50 (only refundable prior to the 7-day cancellation period)
      One-time Application Fee $35 (USD) – non-refundable

      OR

      Tuition – Graduate (3 semester credit Course) $1,620 (USD)
      Technology Fee $50 (only refundable prior to the 7-day cancellation period)
      One-time Application Fee $65 (USD) – non-refundable

      Sample Refund Calculation:

      Undergraduate Student Sample Refund Calculation – A undergraduate student requests to withdraw after the first week and after the 7-day cancellation period from the time of enrollment. Using the information in the charts above, we can calculate as seen here in this example:

      Institutional Charge:
      Eligible Refund:
      Tuition – Undergraduate (3 semester credit Course) $1,395 (USD)
      Refund Percentage 80%
      Eligible Refund $1,395*80% = $1,116 (USD)

      Graduate Student Sample Refund Calculation – A graduate student requests to withdraw after the third week of classes. Using the information in the charts above, we can calculate as seen here in this example:

      Institutional Charge:
      Eligible Refund:
      Tuition – Undergraduate (3 semester credit Course) $1,620 (USD)
      Refund Percentage 40%
      Eligible Refund $1,620*40% = $648 (USD)

      All refunds are calculated in USD and are based on the amount of tuition paid. The University will refund 100% of any payment received for the overpayment or pre-payment of courses in future terms. ECCU is a semester credit awarding institution.