Building authentic faith and training Christian leaders around the world through aﬀordable, accessible higher education utilizing distance learning.
To offer academic programs that provide students with opportunities for personal, spiritual, and professional development
To portray biblical scripture in a positive manner
To offer programs of academic excellence at a post-secondary level of instruction
To build and maintain educational programs and services that are global in scope and suitable for global instruction
To offer an open system for seekers without barriers to exploration
To operate in keeping with the values found in the gospel of Jesus Christ
To protect the students’ security
To provide programs that students can afford
To provide accessible programs for students
To encourage student progress through a supportive system of individual contacts by caring and dedicated staff and volunteers
To conduct the business of the institution in the most efficient means
NationsUniversity offers degrees in biblical and related studies only. In recognizing the value of a broad liberal arts education by featuring a liberal arts core, the institution reflects a disposition that humans also need spiritual nourishment. Consequently, it focuses on religious themes. And as surely as the study of religious themes encompasses a wide range of belief systems that are impacted by anthropological, social, economic, political, psychological, scientific, and philosophical thought, the principles of the institution have chosen to give primary attention to the biblical text. Supplemental studies such as cultural backgrounds, church history, and comparative religions are included, but only in consideration of the canonical Hebrew and Greek scriptures.
The institution is set for leading students to consider the merits and vitality of the Christian way of life. It fosters the believe that a fair and critical investigation of scripture within its historical context and in view of human knowledge will lead to a wholesome worldview and lifestyle. At least, the institution wishes to offer its students this possibility.
The institution is committed to fulfill its mission through quality distance education programs. The mission calls for a solid educational foundation. Building faith is not an emotional experience; it is an educational endeavor, built upon knowledge and understanding. Developing Christian leaders is likewise a calculated enterprise, constructed on knowledge and sound principles. For a proper foundation to be laid, a serious, high level, and objective presentation of the Christian faith and its rationale is essential. Therefore, the institution is committed to engage each student in a rigorous confrontation with the biblical text, hermeneutical techniques, alternative worldviews, historic interpretations, and spirituality.
NationsUniversity strives for fairness in its treatment of religious topics and honesty in presentation. Although coming from a Christian perspective, it does not knowingly misrepresent other orientations. The Bible is treated as an authoritative work, bearing the marks of inspiration rather than myth. Its message is taken seriously and interpreted contextually. Historical interpretations are of interest, but they do not govern the interpretive process.
The Bible is understood to reveal the intent of God relative to human redemption. God’s activity focused on a promise to Abraham, the witness of Israel, and the incarnation of Jesus Christ. In the process of establishing his spiritual kingdom, God sent his Son, born of a virgin, to teach, die on a cross, be resurrected, and ascend into heaven. The Holy Spirit was sent to guide the apostles in proclaiming redemption and to assist believers in their spiritual journey. In Christ, God unites all believers into one body, the church. The members of that body become his instruments to proclaim the gospel and live in a manner that declares the glory of God. At the conclusion of the human journey, all will be judged and assigned to a proper habitat according to the just will of the Creator.
NationsUniversity grew out of a vision to provide educational opportunities for people for whom religious studies were inaccessible and unaffordable. The target audience included persons from developing countries, countries that are closed to overt Christian teaching, and the incarcerated. The founders of the institution were determined to find a way to make a difference in the lives of these people and set out to create a means to deliver quality education in these settings.
The concept that evolved into NationsUniversity had its beginning on July 4, 1995, with Richard Ady and Mac Lynn. Ady had spent his adult years in local and foreign church work. Out of these experiences he had developed the World English Institute and had been involved in teaching in several countries. Lynn had spent nearly 30 years in higher education in both teaching and administration. More recently, he had become interested in taking educational opportunities he had enjoyed to those who had been less privileged. As these two college classmates, co-workers, and longtime friends reflected on their interests in worldwide religious education, a simple plan was conceived. The plan was to enlist volunteers who would travel throughout the world at their own expense to conduct seminars and short courses in religious studies.
During the next several months, short courses were indeed conducted in a few international locations. Eventually nearly two hundred volunteers were recruited to lend assistance in a variety of tasks. As an increasing number of people became aware of the activity, the request for degree programs began to be heard.
The institution was incorporated in Louisiana with a board of three (Ady, Lynn, and Darrell Frazier) and approved to grant degrees in religious studies by the Board of Regents of Louisiana in 1996. The name was registered with the U.S. government in 1998, and subsequently renewed through July 7, 2018. The institution was also granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization in the same year. NU’s corporate address is 3201 N. 7th St., West Monroe, LA 71291. All business is conducted through an office located at 650 Poydras St., Suite 1400, PMB 133, New Orleans, LA 70130.
As NationsUniversity grew in students and in academic strength, the governing board made the decision to move toward accreditation with a national commission approved by the U.S. Department of Education. In an eﬀort to bring the school into line with accreditation standards, the degree oﬀerings were streamlined, additional general education courses were added, stricter admissions standards were put into place, courses were upgraded, new student services were initiated, and foreign language courses were moved to a non-credit value.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) at its meeting held on June 26, 2015 awarded NationsUniversity an initial grant of accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation of the institution and its programs. Accreditation was renewed in June 2019.
NU makes use of rolling admissions and enrollment. As of December 1, 2021, active enrollment stood at 1606 students in 93 countries. Of the total enrollments, 424 were enrolled in the Certificate in Biblical Studies, 160 in the Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies, 186 in the Bachelor of Religious Studies, 115 in the Master of Theological Studies, and 50 in the Master of Divinity. The remaining students were not yet formally admitted into a specific program of study.
NationsUniversity is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana, U.S.A. to grant degrees in religious studies.
The University is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accreditting agency. NationsUniversity is also a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The contact information for DEAC is Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808 Washington, D.C. 20036, telephone (202) 234-5100, fax (202) 332-1386, website at www.deac.org or via email at email@example.com.
The school is a member of NC-SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and is legally entitled to oﬀer distance education to residents in most states of the U.S. In addition, NU is allowed to offer degrees in California through specific state exemptions. Membership in NC-SARA can be verified at www.nc-sara.org.
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
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In addition to state authorization through NC-SARA, the following state requires additional disclosures related to NationsUniversity’s religious exemptions.
ARKANSAS: NationsUniversity has received a Letter of Exemption from Certification issued by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to offer church-related training courses and degrees (Click for copy of letter).
Degrees and certificates awarded by NationsUniversity may or may not qualify recipients for licensure or certification in the United States or its territories. Students wishing to apply for licensure or certification in any state are responsible for contacting the appropriate federal or state agency to determine if the accredited academic award from NationsUniversity meets the educational requirements.
The institution is a member of
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
Christian Higher Education Foundation, Inc. (CHEF)
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Oﬃcer (SACRAO)
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
NationsUniversity is governed by an independent Board of Regents. The current Regents are listed below.
NationsUniversity functions as a distance learning institution. The school maintains no physical campus for students to attend classes and/or reside. Personnel may be reached at any time by email. The business phone sends an email when no one is available to answer.
John Baxter, President & C.E.O., Ed.D., Vanderbilt University
Mac Lynn, Chancellor, STD, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Herman Alexander, Vice Chancellor, D.Min., Harding School of Theology
David Srygley, Chief Academic Officer, D.Ed.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Major Division Administrators
Mac Lynn, Chancellor, STD, San Francisco Theological Seminary; D.Admin. (hon.), The International University
David Srygley, Chief Academic Officer, D.Ed.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Mike Bush, IT Director, B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; B.S.M.E., University of Tennessee
Tom Bussell, Director of Fiscal and Legal Affairs, B.A., Lipscomb University, C.P.A.
Randi Baxter, Director of Prison Services, M.A.S., Johns Hopkins University
Academic Program Directors
David Srygley, Chief Academic Officer, D.Ed.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Richard Youngblood, Dean of Faculty, D.Min. (Missiology and Church Growth), Harding School of Theology
Myles Calvin, Director of the Certificate Program, D.Min., American Christian College and Seminary
Molly Swindell, Director of the General Education Program, Ph.D., Tennessee State University
Herman Alexander, Director of the Master of Divinity Program, D.Min., Harding School of Theology
Mary Virginia Mabery, Registrar & Admissions Director, M.A.M., Abilene Christian University
Lindsey Sullivan, Registrar Assistant and Student Advisor, B.A., Abilene Christian University
David Srygley, Chief Academic Officer, D.Ed.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Gail Heiderich, Director of Advising, M.S., Clinical Counseling Psychology, Abilene Christian University
Trent Boyd, Advising, M.S.Ed., Cairn University
Glenn Beville, IT Administrator, B.A., Bible, Lipscomb University
Allen Thyssen, Chaplain, B.S.Ch.E., Louisiana Tech University
Jon-Roy Sloan, Director of Communications, Marketing, Development & Public Relations, M.A., University of Memphis
An advisor is assigned to each student to provide guidance and encouragement and answer student inquiries. A student advisor is trained to work appropriately with students from a myriad of cultural backgrounds and experiences. Visit the University’s website homepage to contact your advisor. This can be found under the Students Tab at the top of the homepage.
Faculty routinely interact with students at the point of assignment uploads. Otherwise, e-mail addresses are made available to students on a need basis by their advisors to insure proper referral and prompt response. Persons designated “faculty” at NU may be assigned to a variety of activities.
Herman Alexander, B.A. (Bible and Speech), Harding University; M.A. (Bible), Harding School of Theology; M.Div. (Divinity), Melbourne College of Divinity; D.Min. (Ministry), Harding School of Theology
L. Bert Alexander, B.A. (Communications), Freed-Hardeman University, M.S. (Biblical and Related Studies), M.Div. (Lipscomb University), D.Min. (Abilene Christian University)
Robert A. Baker, B.S. & M.S. (Electrical Engineering) Mississippi State University, M.Div. (Theology) Asbury Theological Seminary
Joel T. Banks, B.A., Abilene Christian University; M.A. (Spanish), University of Texas; B.R.S. (Religious Studies), NationsUniversity
John Baxter, B.A., (Psychology) David Lipscomb University; M.A.R., (Pastoral Counseling) Harding Graduate School of Religion; Ed.D., (Human Development Counseling) George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Randi Baxter, B.A., (Communications) Freed-Hardeman University; M.A.S., (Business) Johns Hopkins University
Michael Beck, M.B.M, (Marketing and Business Management) Damelin College, S.T, (Systematic Theology), United Church and Bible College, B.Th., (Theology), South African Theological Seminary, M.B.S, (Biblical Studies) Trinity School of Apologetics and Theology, M.T.S. (Theology) NationsUniversity, Ph.D. candidate at the South African Theological Seminary
Brad Blake, B.Sc. Bible (Missions), Freed-Hardeman University; M.Div. (Urban Ministry), Harding University Graduate School; D.Min. (Metropolitan Ministry), Harding University Graduate School; M.Ed. (Curriculum & Instruction – Emphasis in History), Tennessee State University; Ed.D. (Social Studies Education), University of Memphis; Ed.S. (Educational Leadership), University of Mississippi; Ph.D. K-12 Studies in Education, Capella University
Michael Blythe, B.R.S., M.T.S., NationsUniversity, additional study at Africa Nazarene University
Trent Boyd, B.Th. (Advanced Biblical Ministry), Covington Theological Seminary/New Brunswick Bible Institute; M.S.Ed. (Theological Education and Counseling), Cairn University
Gary Burke, B.A., (Bible), Oklahoma Christian College, M.A., (Biblical and Patristic Greek), Abilene Christian University, Ph.D., Religion (Christian Origins), University of Iowa
Marie Byers, B.A. (English), Lipscomb University; M.L.S. (Library Science), Peabody College
Myles Calvin, B.A. (Sociology), University of Saskatchewan; M.A. (Counseling), Webster University; M.R.S. (Religious Studies), M.Div. (Divinity), NationsUniversity; D.Min. (Counseling), American Christian College and Seminary
Paul Cates, B.A. (Bible), M.A. (New Testament), Abilene Christian University; M.Ed. (Rehabilitation Counseling), Ed.D. (Counselor Education), Auburn University; Post-graduate (Marriage and Family Therapy), Auburn University L.P.C., L.M.F.T., A.A.M.F.T.
Paul Chimhungwe, B.A. & M.A. (Ministry and Religion) Abilene Christian University, M.A. (Christian Theology) McMaster Divinity College, Ph.D. (Christian Theology) McMaster Divinity College
Gayle Crowe, B.A. (Bible), Abilene Christian University; M.A. (Old Testament), Wheaton Graduate School; S.T.B. (Sacred Theology), Harvard Divinity School; D.Min. (Ministry), Harding School of Theology
Johnny Davis, A.S. (Medical Lab Technology), N. P. Community College; B.A. (Social Science and Education); M.A. (Ministerial Leadership), M.S. (Human Services), M.Div. (Ministerial Leadership), D.Min. (Family Therapy), Amridge University
Peter Dubec, RNDr. (Physics of Plasma), Comenius University; M.R.S., NationsUniversity
Ken Dye, B.A. (Bible and Psychology), Abilene Christian University; M.A. (Religion), Eastern New Mexico University; Ed.D. (Family Sciences), Oklahoma State University
George Goldman II, B.A. (Biblical Languages), M.A. (Biblical Exegesis), Lipscomb University; M.Div. (Theology), Harding School of Theology; Ph.D. (New Testament), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ken Gunselmann, B.A. (Communication Arts), Oral Roberts University; M.S. (Education), Indiana University; M.S. (Library Science), University of North Texas
Gail Heiderich, B.S. (Bible/Missions) Abilene Christian University, M.S. (Clinical/Counseling Psychology) Abilene Christian University
Evertt W. Huffard, A.A., Lubbock Christian University, B.S. Harding University, M.A. & M.Th. (Missions and Ministry) Harding School of Theology, Ph.D. (Inter-Cultural Studies) Fuller Theological Seminary
Allen Wai Jang, B.A. (Religion); M.A. (Religion), Pepperdine University
Eric Kazenga, B.A. (Religion) York University; M.R.S., NationsUniversity
Jeffrey Kobman, B.A. (Elementary Education), Michigan State University, M.Ed. (School Administration), University of Virginia, Ph.D. (Curriculum and Instruction) Michigan State University. M.Div. (Theology) Nations University
Peter Taiti King’ori, B.R.S., M.R.S., NationsUniversity; M.A.R.S. Education,. Kenya Methodist University
Daniel Ki Nam Ko, B.A. (Bible), Beulah Heights Bible University, Th.B. (Theology, Point University), M.Div. (Divinity, J.C. Smith College) Th.M. (Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary) D.Min. (Ministry), San Francisco Theological Seminary
Mac Lynn, A.A. (Bible), Florida College; A.B., (Economics and Sociology) Morehead State University; M.A. (Old Testament), M.R.E. (Religious Education), M.Th. (Theology), Harding School of Theology; STM (Science of Theology), STD (Science of Theology), San Francisco Theological Seminary; D.Admin. (honorary), The International University
Mary Virginia Mabery, B.A. (International Trade and Spanish), Auburn University; M.M. (Missions), Abilene Christian University
Norman Mathers, B.A. (Religion, Culture and History) Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Th.M. (Bible Exposition) Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A. (Philosophy and Religion) California State University, Ph.D. (Theology/Church History) University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Steven H. Matthews, B.A. (Theology) Florida Baptist Theological College, Diplomas (Squadron Officer School & Air Command and Staff College) Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base), D.Min. (Leadership Education) Forge Theological Seminary, Torrington, Connecticut, Ph.D. (Biblical and Religious Studies) University of Pretoria, South Africa, D.Min. (Applied Theology) Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, M.B.A. (Business Administration) Liberty University, M.Div. Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, M.A. (Philosophy) Trinity Theological Seminary
David Moore, B.A. (Religious Education), Hardin-Simmons University; M.Div. (Divinity), D.Min. (Ministry), Ph.D. (Theology and Old Testament), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Stephen Muguro, A.A. (Computer science), University of the People, B.R.S., M.R.S., M.Div., (Theology), NationsUniversity, D.Min. (Ministry) Multnomah University
Robert Neinstadt, A.A. (Construction Drafting), San Joaquin Delta Junior College, B.S. (Professional Dev.) Amber University, Certificate, (Preaching Ministry), Preston Road School of Preaching, M.T.S. (Theology), NationsUniversity.
Clayton Parks, B.S. (Bible and Christian Ministry), Saint Louis Christian College, Master of Theology (Practical Theology), South African Theological Seminary, Ph.D. (Philosophy in Theology, Practical Theology), South African Theological Seminary
Bytha Regauld, B.R.S. (Religious Studies), M.T.S. (Theological Studies), NationsUniversity
Brian E. Riley, B.S. (Nursing) Hampton University, M.Th. (Theology) Liberty University, M.N. (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) Maryville University, Ph.D. (Leadership in Christian Ministry) Anderson University
Steven Rindahl, B.A., (History) Excelsior College, University State of NY, M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Th., (Anglican Studies) Cranmer Theological House, Houston TX, M.Th. (Preaching), University of Wales (Cardiff) with Spurgeon’s College, D.Min., University of Chester with Spurgeon’s College, London, Clinical Pastoral Education, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft Gordon, GA.
Jon-Roy Sloan, B.A. (History), Lipscomb University; Diploma (Leadership Common Core), United States Army Command and General Staff College; M.A. (History), University of Memphis
Jerry Smith, A.A. (Instructor Technology), Community College of the Air Force; B.S., B.S. (Occupations Education) Wayland Baptist University; M.A.T. (English), De La Salle University
David Srygley, B.A. (Sociology), Texas A&M University, M.P.A. (Public Administration), Texas A&M University, M.S. (Biblical and Related Studies), Abilene Christian University, D.Ed.Min. (Evangelism and Church Growth), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Richard Tristano, B.A., magna cum laude (History), Manhattan College; M. Phil., (History), Ph.D. (History), New York University.
Joseph Williams, B.S. (Chemistry), Loyola College; M.S. (Chemistry), Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (Chemistry), Syracuse University; M.R.S. (Religious Studies), NationsUniversity
Richard Youngblood, B.A. (Bible), Lipscomb University, M.Div. (Ministry), D.Min. (Missiology and Church Growth), Harding School of Theology
NationsUniversity is indebted to a signiﬁcant number of persons who have contributed their good will, counsel, and services over the years.
1. Application Fee. A one-time initial application fee of $25 shall apply to all new students.
2. Tuition Fee – The tuition of $450 per quarter shall apply to those students residing in the 35 countries identified in Section 3. The quarterly assessment covers tuition for one course or as many courses as the student desires to attempt in accordance with his or her academic plan of study during his or her academic quarter.
1. Quarterly Tuition. NationsUniversity uses a rolling enrollment, so it does not have semesters or quarters in the traditional sense. A student’s academic quarter is calculated from the date of application and new quarters of study must be purchased every three months to remain active and in good standing.
2. Initial Academic Quarter. The first quarterly tuition shall be invoiced upon acceptance into a degree program and shall be due immediately. The initial academic quarter begins from the date of application. The student may enroll in as many courses as he or she desires to attempt in accordance with his or her academic plan of study without additional tuition being assessed.
3. Subsequent Academic Quarter(s). If a student continues his or her studies beyond the first quarter, he or she may purchase additional quarters of study at the current rate (e.g. $450) per quarter. The full quarterly tuition is due prior to the beginning of the subsequent quarter(s) of study. The student may continue his active studies and enroll in as many courses as he or she desires to attempt in accordance with his or her academic plan of study during this subsequent quarter without additional tuition being assessed.
3. Discounted Groups: The following identified groups are eligible for specific discounts on tuition.
a. Prison students. Students incarcerated in the U.S. are eligible for a 100% discount on tuition. All fees, both required and optional, are still due at the time they are incurred, including but not limited to application fees and graduation fees.
b. Students in impoverished countries. Students in impoverished countries. Students who reside outside of certain developed countries are eligible for a 100% discount on tuition, not including the application fee. If a territory belonging to one of the identified impoverished countries has an internationally recognized ID code that is different from its parent country, the tuition shall not apply. The Board of Regents will determine the maximum number of countries which will pay tuition based on a review of international financial information. This financial information will be obtained in the following manner:
i. The list of all countries with pertinent financial information will be obtained from the International Monetary Fund, United Nations, and/or other reliable data source.
ii. The list of countries will be sorted by Gross Domestic Product adjusted by the Purchasing Power Index, with the highest-grossing countries listed first.
iii. Countries with populations of less than 100,000 will be excluded from the list due to the unreliability of information when dealing with such a small sample.
iv. Territories of identified countries will be removed from the list as they will be included with the parent countries’ eligibility determination.
v. To control for and allow for economic volatility, countries that appear in a current list but which fall below the GDP-PPI threshold after recalculating a new list will remain on the new list if its GDP-PPI is within 5% of GDP-PPI of the lowest country or countries. The existing country or countries will replace the lowest country or countries on the recalculated list.
vi. The list of countries that must pay tuition shall be published for students and the general public in the university’s catalog and on the university’s website.
vii. Calculations for this discount shall be made no less than every three years.
|Brunei||France||Kuwait||Qatar||United Arab Emirates|
|Canada||German||Lithuania||Saudi Arabia||United Kingdom|
|Czech Republic||Iceland||Luxemburg||Singapore||United States|
c. Students associated with the University. Tuition discounts are available to the categories of students listed below:
1) Children and spouses of paid staff or board members shall receive a discount of 100% of the tuition rate in effect at the time of their enrollment.
2) Volunteer faculty members who are actively teaching at least three credit hours and performing satisfactorily on all evaluations shall receive a discount of 100% of the tuition rate in effect at the time of their enrollment.
d. Students discharged from prison. Students who have been enrolled while in prison shall, upon their release, receive a discount of 100% of the tuition rate in effect at the time of their release for a period of one year following release.
e. Existing students. Students who registered prior to January 1, 2019, when the tuition rate was either $240 or $360 per quarter, may continue at that rate until the end of their second consecutive Academic Year (a two-year “grand-fathered” provision). Upon the anniversary of the registration date in 2019 or 2020, the then prevailing rate will apply.
f. Determination of eligibility. For online students registering after January 1, 2018, eligibility for the discount is calculated automatically by the registration portal at the time of registration. For prison students, eligibility is determined by the prison services division upon receipt of all required registration documentation, including verification of location of prison, proof of adequate access to materials and technology, and acquisition of a proctor.
g. Appeal of Determination. Any student may contact their advisor if the discount was not applied, and he or she feels they meet the conditions stated above. All appeals will be addressed within 30 days by Student Services Division.
4. Failure to pay. Those enrolled in a certificate or degree program. Students who are pursuing a certificate or degree from NationsUniversity will have full access to all NU services, and after meeting all academic and financial requirements, will be awarded the appropriate degree. Students who are not current in their financial obligations shall not be allowed to:
1) Enter into a degree program,
2) Take comprehensive exams,
3) Receive academic awards, or
4) Be provided with transcripts.
5. Installment payments. Tuition-paying students may elect to divide their quarterly tuition into three equal, monthly payments. To arrange payments, please contact the finance office at email@example.com.
6. Loans and Scholarships. In order to minimize administrative costs and keep tuition as low as possible, the University does not participate in, or accept funds from, any state or federal financial aid program, including loans, grants or scholarships. This paragraph does not, however, prohibit a church or other entity from paying a student’s tuition as may be agreed privately between the two parties.
If at any time a student decides to cancel his enrollment in NationsUniversity, the notice may be conveyed in any written manner. All such communications should be recorded and kept on file to substantiate the writing of any refund checks. Amounts to be refunded shall be as calculated below and paid within 30 days of receiving the request.
1. Application Fees − Application fees are non-refundable but shall be refunded if request is made within five days following registration.
2. Tuition After the five-day cooling-off period which begins upon signing the LOA, if the student cancels after completing at least one lesson assignment but less than 50 percent of course assignments in at least one course, the institution may retain the nonrefundable fee (registration fee) plus a percentage of any tuition assessment, which shall not exceed the following:
a. Up to and including 10 percent of a single-course equivalency: 10 percent of the refundable fee (fee charges remaining after subtracting the nonrefundable fee already retained).
b. Between 11 percent and 25 percent of a single-course equivalency: 25 percent of the refundable fee
c. Between 26 percent and 50 percent of a single-course equivalency: 50 percent of the refundable fee.
d. After the student completes more than half of a single-course equivalency, the institution shall be entitled to retain the entire course fee.
e. Based on NationsUniversity’s standardized grading plan, all courses contain five (5) graded elements. Therefore, a single-course equivalency is a total of five assignments from any number of courses. The curriculum benchmarks for 10%, 25%, and 50% completion are as follows.
1) Up to and including 10 percent: 1 graded assignment.
2) 11 percent to 25 percent: 2 graded assignments.
3) 26 percent to 50 percent: 3 graded assignments.
3. Records – When refunds are made, the date, check number, and amount of refund shall be entered in the student’s CMS file.
4. Public Notice on Website: The following information regarding refunds shall be posted on the NationsUniversity website.
All advance payments on the behalf of a student are refundable within the limits cited below. Refunds are payable by check only and will not be charged back to a credit card. All money due will be refunded within 30 days of the date of the request. Requests for refunds must be made in writing before the end of the academic quarter for which the refund is being requested. A full refund will be given in the event that one of the following occurs:
a. If the student is not conditionally or fully accepted into a degree program by the University;
b. It is determined by a state authority or accrediting agency that the enrollment of the student was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school or representations by the owners or representatives of the school; or
c. If a course of instruction is discontinued by the school and this, for a valid reason, prevents the student from completing the program.
Note: transcript fees are non-refundable.
1. A student is admitted to NU and pays the $25 application fee and his or her quarterly tuition of $450. The student enrolls in his or her first course of the quarter but withdraws after 10 days and the completion of one graded assignment. NU may retain the application fee of $25 and 10% of the tuition. The student is entitled to a refund of 90% of the quarterly tuition. The student will receive a check in the amount of $405 ($475 – ($25 + ($450 x 10%)) = $405)
2. A student is admitted to NU and pays the application fee of $25 and his or her quarterly tuition of $450. The student enrolls in two courses but withdraws after 25 days and the completion of one graded assignment in each. Because the student has completed two assignments, NU may retain 25% of the tuition, and the student is entitled to a refund of 75% of the quarterly tuition of $450. The student will receive a check in the amount of $337.50 ($475- ($25 + ($450 x 25%)) = $337.50)
3. A student is admitted to NU and pays the $25 application fee and his or her first quarter tuition of $450. The student then withdraws within five days of admission. Regardless of the number of assignments completed, the student is entitled to a full refund of all fees and tuition. The student will receive a check in the amount of $475.00 (($25 + $450 – 0%) = $475.00)
1. A student is admitted to NU and pays the $25 application fee. The student receives a 100% discount on his or her tuition so pays nothing. The student enrolls in his or her first course of the quarter but withdraws after 10 days and the completion of one graded assignment. NU may retain the application fee of $25 and 10% of the tuition. The student is entitled to a refund of 90% of the quarterly tuition. The student will receive a check in the amount of $0 ($25 – ($25 + ($0 x 10%)) = $0)
2. A student is admitted to NU and pays the application fee of $25. The student receives a 100% discount on his or her tuition so pays nothing. The student enrolls in two courses but withdraws after 25 days and the completion of one graded assignment in each. Because the student has completed two assignments, NU may retain 25% of the tuition, and the student is entitled to a refund of 75% of the quarterly tuition of $450. The student will receive a check in the amount of $0 ($25- ($25 + ($0 x 25%)) = $0).
3. A student is admitted to NU and pays the $25 application fee. The student receives a 100% discount on his or her tuition so pays nothing. The student then withdraws within five days of admission. Regardless of the number of assignments completed, the student is entitled to a full refund of all fees. The student will receive a check in the amount of $25.00 (($25 – (0 x 0%)) = $25.00)
Requests for Hiatus from Studies
Tuition-paying students may request a hiatus at any time during their studies. When the written request for a hiatus is received prior to the first day of the student’s next academic quarter, no tuition shall be charged. If, however, the student fails to notify his or her advisor or the finance office prior to beginning the next academic quarter and continues to submit assignments, the student will accrue the tuition for the next quarter minus the amount of a refund had the student paid.
A student’s next academic quarter begins on August 10th. On August 22nd, prior to paying the current quarter’s tuition, the student notifies the finance office that they wish to take a hiatus. If the student has completed one assignment between August 10th and August 22nd, he or she must pay 10% of the delinquent tuition prior to beginning a new quarter of study.
Student owed $450 in tuition for current quarter.
Refund percentage allowed based on 1 graded assignment is 90%, or $405.
Student owes the remaining $45 due to the university which must be paid prior to reinitiating studies
Students Called to Active Military Service
A student of NationsUniversity who withdraws from the University as a result of being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or their State National Guard and is unable to continue his studies may, upon request, receive a full refund of tuition and fees paid.
Updated May 1, 2023
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NationsUniversity courses are available for study year-round. There are no semesters or quarters. Students may enroll in courses at any time. Although all administrators, staﬀ, and faculty are on duty 365 days a year, students should allow personnel ample time for response to any party. Assignments may be graded on a weekly or monthly schedule. Speciﬁc questions may demand some research time. Advisors and Faculty do not keep standard oﬃce hours, but they can be reached by e-mail at any time.
The regulations in this edition of the NU catalog are binding on all students who matriculate during the calendar year 2022 (January 1 – December 31). Students who were accepted in a prior year and who have maintained continuous Active status are subject to the requirements of the catalog in place at the time of their acceptance. Students who become Inactive or withdraw from the university are subject to the catalog in force upon their return. A statute of limitations of seven years is placed on the life an any given catalog. v01.01.23.
NationsUniversity places all courses online. These may be retrieved and downloaded through any electronic device that is capable of reaching the Internet. Adobe Reader Download and Text to Speech Software are accessible through the NU website.
NationsUniversity is providing without charge EBSCOhost e-book collection which supplies an online research service with 375 full-text databases, a collection of 600,000-plus e-books, journals, subject indexes, and an array of historical digital archives of necessary books needed for every course. These are available immediately to online students with the click of a mouse.
Translation Tools: NationsUniversity offers translation tools for every course. The Google Translation Tool is able to offer you an instant translation into 103 various languages by simply clicking on the “select language” option and pick your desired language. The Microsoft Translation Tool also offers a variety of translated languages to those who decided to use option. At present they offer their service in 53 various languages.
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