Application Refund
The application or readmission fee is nonrefundable after five (5) calendar days of signing the Enrollment Agreement. The cancellation time sequence begins with the date notification is received and recorded by the University.

Name Description Amount
Application Fee For students entering any degree program. $50
Readmission Fee For students who have been inactive for more than 12 months or who are entering another degree program. $40
Course Credit Review Fee For students requesting the awarding of academic credit for a prior educational experience. $150
Graduation Processing Fee Charged to all students before graduation. $100
Transcript Fee Charged for official copies of transcripts. Note: Fee waived for the first transcript request. $5
Financial Aid
Sarasota University does not participate in any national, state or local financial aid programs for students, including Title IV loans. However, students may obtain financial support from outside lenders or other agencies. In addition, students may contact the Director of Student Services (866-582-8448) to discuss their concerns regarding financial assistance. Obtaining financial support is the sole responsibility of the student as Sarasota University neither endorses nor recommends any particular means of obtaining financial aid.
Financial Obligations
Students are expected to be responsible consumers and prepared to meet, in a timely fashion, the financial obligations associated with attending the University. Degrees are granted and transcripts are released only after all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Refund Policy
Students may cancel their coursework in any manner (email preferred). When a student cancels enrollment within five (5) calendar days of signing the Enrollment Agreement, all monies paid will be refunded. Students who cancel the Enrollment Agreement after five (5) calendar days will be refunded only tuition according to the table below.

Note: Instructional weeks begin on Tuesdays and end on Mondays

Amount of Coursework Completed Tuition Refund
Drop/Add Period (through the end of the first week of classes) 100% of tuition
Through the end of the second week of classes 80% of tuition
Through the end of the third week of classes 60% of tuition
Through the end of the fourth week of classes 40% of tuition
Through the end of the fifth week of   classes 20% of tuition
After the end of the fifth week of         classes 0% of tuition

Sample Refund Calculation
Refund calculations are based on a course by course basis. Refunds are determined based on actual charges to student, less any applicable reductions or institutional scholarships.

Tuition Charged Week of Withdrawal Refundable Percentage of Tuition Amount of Tuition Sarasota University Retains Amount of Tuition Refunded to Student
$1,000 1 100% $0 $1,000
$1,000 2 80% $200 $800
$1,000 3 60% $400 $600
$1,000 4 40% $600 $400
$1,000 5 20% $800 $200
$1,000 After week 5 0% $1,000 $0
Textbook Costs
Although many of the instructional materials are available electronically at no cost to the student, the cost of textbooks is not covered in course tuition and is approximately $200 for a Master’s degree program. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks and any other instructional materials for each course.
Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $333.33 per credit hour ($1,000 per 3 credit course).

The University has the right to increase the cost of tuition, fees, and course materials. This increase may occur the first week of September each year. Any student who has paid all of their Program Charges, in full, prior to the start of their Program will not be subject to any increases provided they are on track to complete their Program of Study within 150% the normal time for a full-time student to complete all course requirements.