Financial Policies

Costs vary by program so we encourage you to visit the Program Fees page for the most up-to-date programs costs. For information on making payments to IAU and payment options, please visit our Payments Page.

Refunds

Refunds may be granted only if email notice of withdrawal, sent by student or sponsoring institution, is received by IAU’s Registrar according to the schedule below. J-Term students must submit the J-Term Cancellation Form in order to officially cancel enrollment.

J-Term students
  • November 1: full refund of all program fees paid (excluding the $750 enrollment deposit and a $250 cancellation fee)
  • November 2 through program start date: student will be responsible for the $1,500 enrollment deposit plus a $1,250 cancellation fee
  • As of program start date: no refunds
Fall/Spring semester in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 30 days or more prior to program start date**: full refund of all fees paid (excluding enrollment deposit)
  • Within 30 days of program start date: 75% of tuition and 75% of housing
  • As of program start date or after: no tuition or housing refunds
Fall/Spring semester in Barcelona, Spain
  • Enrollment deposit is non-refundable
  • Tuition fees (except for non-refundable deposit) will be refunded if the cancellation of enrollment is made before one month of the program start date
  • Withdrawals after the above deadlines will not be refunded
Summer term in Aix-en-Provence, France & Barcelona, Spain
  • 30 days or more prior to program start date**: full refund of all fees paid (excluding enrollment deposit)
  • Within 30 days of program start date: 75% of tuition and 75% of housing
  • As of program start date or after: no tuition or housing refunds

*The program start date for the J-Term will be the date students are advised to arrive in Europe.

**The program start date for the semester and summer programs is the orientation day, as listed on the calendars page.

Exceptions for illness, accident, or anything else out of the control of the student can be made. A written explanation along with supporting documentation must be sent to IAU's Dean of Admissions. The decision is final.

Deferrals

Accepted students may defer their enrollment for up to one year (from their original intended term of enrollment). Students who defer are not required to submit additional paperwork, but IAU reserves the right to contact the sending institution to confirm the student is still in good standing.  A $500 deposit over and above a deposit that the student may have already paid – applied to the student’s tuition – is required.