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Tuition per credit for the 2023-2024 Academic Year:

STUDENT TYPE TUITION AMOUNT
Master’s Student $1,200 per credit
Bachelor’s Student $620 per credit

Annual Tuition for a full time schedule* for the 2023-2024 Academic Year:

STUDENT TYPE TUITION AMOUNT
Master’s Student $21,600 / Year
Bachelor’s Student $18,600 / Year

Tuition per credit for the 2024-2025 Academic Year:

STUDENT TYPE TUITION AMOUNT
Master’s Student $1,235 per credit
Bachelor’s Student $635 per credit
Online Master’s Student $800 per credit

Annual Tuition for a full time schedule* for the 2024-2025 Academic Year:

STUDENT TYPE TUITION AMOUNT
Master’s Student $22,230 / Year
Bachelor’s Student $19,050 / Year
Online Master’s Student $14,400 / Year
*A full time master’s schedule is 3 courses per semester and a full time bachelor’s schedule is 5 courses per semester.

BAY ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY FEES

DESCRIPTION FEES (2023-2024) FEES (2024-2025)
Application/Admissions Fees (non-refundable)    
Application fee $45 $45
Deferral fee $45 $45

Deposits (non-refundable)    
Admission Confirmation Deposit $200 $200
Tuition Deposit $1,500 $1,500
Tuition Deposit – Class A* $6,650 $6,650
Tuition Deposit for Master’s Online Classes $2,475 $2,475
Tuition Deposit for Bachelor’s Online Classes $1,344 $1,344

Mandatory Fees    
Student Activities and Services Fee $125 $135
Technology Fee $135 $165

Mandatory One-Time Fees    
Student ID Card $18 $20

As-applicable Fees    
Late Registration Fee $25 (per credit) $25 (per credit)
Late Payment Fee $25 (per credit) $25 (per credit)
International Postage and Shipping $130 $130
Domestic Postage and Shipping $65 $65
English Proficiency Test Fee $45 $45
Airport Pick-Up $150 $150
Transcript Fee $10 (per transcript) $20 (per transcript)
Student ID Replacement $18 $20
Returned Check Fee $35 $35
Cancellation Fee* $100 $100
Graduation Fee $150 $200
Diploma Processing Fee $150 $150
Diploma Replacement Fee $100 $200
Administrative Services Fee** $1,500 $2,000
Transfer Out Administrative Fee $2,000 $2,000
*International students may be required to pay a non-refundable $6650.00 tuition deposit (Class A), which will be applied to tuition**Only students who receive full tuition assistance or scholarships of any kind defined in the tuition assistance and scholarship section are required to pay.

MENTORA ESL FEES

DESCRIPTION FEES FEES (Starting July 1st)
Application/Admissions Fees (non-refundable)    
Document Processing Fee $125 $125
Tuition and Mandatory Fees (per session – including books, course materials, and student services fees) $640 $640

Mandatory One-Time Fees    
Student ID Card $18 $20

As-applicable Fees    
Late Payment Fee $40 $80
International Postage and Shipping $130 $130
Domestic Postage and Shipping $65 $65
English Proficiency Test Fee $45 $45
Airport Pick-Up $150 $150
Time-off/Vacation $320 $320
Certificate Fee (Mentora ESL) $100 $100
Transcript Fee $10 (per transcript) $20 (per transcript)
Student ID Replacement $18 $20
Returned Check Fee $35 $35
Program Specific Administrative Fee (BESL) $1,260 $1,350

BOOKS

BAU professors make every effort to keep the cost of books down by using books, textbooks, and articles that are available through BAU’s online library and providing students with links to readings through itslearning (BAU’s LMS), whenever possible. Nonetheless, the cost range of textbooks for per semester can reach or exceed $200.

It is the responsibility of students to be prepared for class which means they must have all required course materials and texts no later than Week 1 Day 7. Due to copyright laws, sections of the text, other than materials authorized by the publisher such as PowerPoints, problem solutions, etc., cannot be scanned and posted to the classroom or emailed by either the faculty or students.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES FOR DEGREE PROGRAMS

If a student elects to withdraw from specific course(s) or withdraw completely from the University, the following refund schedule will be used to determine
any outstanding financial obligation for which the student may be responsible.

Time of written notice of withdrawal Tuition refund*
Up until three business days prior to 1st day of the semester 100% of tuition paid
From within 3 business days of the start of the semester through 25% of the semester 50% of tuition paid
From 25% through 50% of the semester 25% of tuition paid
After 50% of the semester No refund
*Excludes all mandatory fees and deposits, which are non-refundable.
For assistance or information on applying, please contact our Admission team at [email protected]
Please check out the BAU Academic Catalog for more details and other related information.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES FOR MENTORA ESL PROGRAM

Student refunds are issued only by check directly to the person or organization that originally paid, or to a third party authorized by the payer. Notification of Cancellation and/or Refund Requests can be given in person or mailed to 1510 H Street, NW, Suite 150, Washington, DC 20005. Refund processing may take up to four (4) weeks after initial submission of the Refund Request Form. The school is not required to honor a refund request submitted ninety (90) days after payment is received.
In accordance with Title 5-A8119 of the D.C. Regulations governing Postsecondary Non- Degree Schools under OSSE, our Cancellation and Refund Policy is as follows:
a) Visa Denied
All fees and tuition paid excluding the one-time-only registration fee and courier fee are fully refundable if a student is denied their visa by the US Government after the receipt of an I-20. If a student wishes to reapply, Mentora can hold their payment. In the event that a student cannot submit a refund request within the ninety-day requirement upon visa denial, Mentora may, but is not obligated to, waive its refund policy.
 
b) Student Decides to Rescind Their Application 
Students have seventy-two (72) hours (three (3) business days, excluding weekends and holidays) of signing the Admission and Enrollment Agreement to request a refund. Everything paid, excluding the one-time-only registration fee, is fully refundable within seventy-two (72) hours.
 
c) Terminated 120
If a student’s 120 is terminated, no refunds will be issued.
 
d) Student Withdrawal from Class
If a student withdraws from a class before classes begin, the student will be liable for an administrative fee of $100.00 or 20% of the tuition, whichever is less, and the balance of the tuition will be refunded. After a scheduled session has begun, the student will be charged an administrative fee of $100 or 5% of the tuition, whichever is less, and the tuition will be refunded according to the schedule shown below. Registration fees, courier fees, and books are not refundable.
1st Week – 80% Refund
2nd Week – 50% Refund
3rd Week – No Refund
4th Week – No Refund
 
For assistance or information on applying, please contact our Mentora Admissions team at [email protected]

RECEIVE $1000 WHEN YOU REFER A NEW STUDENT TO BAU!
RECEIVE $150 WHEN YOU REFER A NEW STUDENT TO MENTORA!

  • The referred student must put the referrer’s full name in the “How did you hear about us?” section in their application form.
  • Once the student successfully registers and begins classes, the referrer must submit the Referral Form.
  • Referral fee payment will be made 45 days after the referred student successfully registers and begins classes.

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:

  • Students who have previously enrolled at BAU or Mentora may not be referred again.
  • Referred students must be enrolled in a course at BAU or Mentora, and must be in good standing with the bursar’s office at the time of issuing of referral fee payment.
  • Payment will be made in the form of credits applied towards the referrer’s tuition and fees.
  • If applicable, taxes will be withheld.

STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

DETAILS:

As a BAU Student Ambassador, students receive $1000 per newly referred student through the referral program, as well as additional Ambassador Perks, including:

  • Free BAU merchandise
  • Meet new people including fellow ambassadors, prospective students, BAU faculty and staff, and community members
  • Work and have fun with fellow BAU students during campus activities and events
  • Gain valuable job and life skills
  • Learning & training opportunities
  • Great resume builder
  • 5% additional tuition assistance each semester you are selected as an active ambassador!

HOW TO BECOME A BAU STUDENT AMBASSADOR:

  • Send an email application to  with the subject: Your Name – BAU Ambassador Application – Semester & Year.
  1. Please complete the BAU Ambassador Application Form
  2. Attach your class schedule for the upcoming semester, if available. You may print your schedule by accessing your OIS account
  • Selected applicants will be contacted to attend an interview. 5 ambassadors are selected each semester.
  • Selected BAU Ambassadors will be given training sessions to become BAU student representatives!
  • Share your experience with new students, and enjoy your Ambassador Perks!

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:

  • Ambassadors must be able to show an understanding of the application and enrollment process at BAU to guide prospective students through the process
  • Ambassadors must always represent Bay Atlantic University in a respectful and professional manner
  • Ambassadors are selected each semester. Selected students must be in good academic and financial standing at the time of selection
  • Plagiarism, AI writing assistance, or any willful dishonesty may be cause for immediate rejection of the application and any previous offer for the Ambassador Program will be rescinded
  • Incomplete applications will not be evaluated
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