American University follows the guidance provided by SARA regarding tuition refund policies. The SARA manual contains the following language regarding requirements for state participation in SARA:
“The state has eliminated, for purposes of SARA, fees, requirements for a refund policy unique to that state, requirements for a set curriculum for general education requirements, a mandatory number of hours for a degree or certificate, and other such requirements for out-of-state institutions that do not have physical presence in their borders and are participating in the interstate reciprocity agreement.” (Section 5.1.5)
Per guidance from SARA, American University applies the tuition refund policies of its home state to students located in other SARA states. For students located in non-SARA states, American University follows any relevant tuition refund policies of those states.
Students who are enrolled in the university's online degree programs should refer to their specific program academic calendar to determine the applicable tuition refund schedule.