Cancellation & Refund Policy



Satisfaction Policy: If for any reason you choose to discontinue your studies, Viridis Graduate Institute has established this cancellation and refund policy for your protection. Viridis Graduate Institute's refund and cancellation policies conform to the requirements of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (R4-39-404), with the institution's accrediting body, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).                                                                                        


Five-Day Cancellation: An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within five (5) days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and federal and state holidays) of signing this enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. No later than 30 days of receiving the notice of cancellation, the school shall provide a 100% refund.

Other Cancellations: An applicant requesting cancellation more than five (5) days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to entering the school, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid, minus the online Application Fee of $100.00.             


Refund after the commencement of classes:

  1. Procedure for withdrawal/withdrawal date:
    1. A student choosing to withdraw from the school after the commencement of classes is to provide written notice to the Office of the Registrar ( The notice is to indicate the expected last date of attendance and be signed and dated by the student.
    2. For a student who is on authorized Leave of Absence, the withdraw date is the date the student was scheduled to return from the Leave and failed to do so.
    3. A student will be determined to be withdrawn from the institution if the student has not attended any class for three (3) weeks out of the ten (10) week program.
    4. All applicable refunds will be issued within 30 days of the determination of the withdrawal date.
  1. Tuition charges/refunds:
    1. Before the beginning of classes, the student is entitled to a refund of 100% of the tuition, minus the online Application Fee of $100.00.
    2. After the commencement of classes, the tuition refund, minus the online Application Fee of $100.00 will be determined as follows:

Sample Refund Calculation

In the first quarter, each course is 3 credits at $230 per credit = $690 per course. All refund examples below assume that the student has paid in full prior to beginning the quarter.

Length of Quarter Term

10 weeks

Percentage of Tuition Returned to the Student Minus the Application Fee AFTER


1st week

80% of $690 = $552


2nd week

60% of $690 = $414


3rd week

40% of $690 = $276


4th week

20% of $690 = $138


5-10th week

0% No Refund.


Enrollment cancellation may be conveyed to the Institute by email or post mail.


Mail: Viridis Graduate Institute, 3345 South Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282


Students will receive a refund within 30 days of notification of cancellation.

Holder in Due Course Statement:

Any holder of this consumer credit contract is subject to all claims and defenses which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or services obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds, hereof Recovery hereunder by the debtor shall not exceed amounts paid by the debtor (FTC Rule effective 5-14-76).

Viridis Graduate Institute Right to Cancel

Prior to the Scheduled Start Date, Viridis Graduate Institute may terminate this agreement if the student has failed to meet application and admissions requirements, including, but not limited to, paying required online application fee, submission of all previous college transcripts, proof of completion of relevant degrees, or making arrangements for tuition payment, and any specific pre-enrollment requirements that apply to the above program. Failure to complete the above will constitute grounds for an automatic termination of this agreement if not corrected within 30 days of the Scheduled Start Date. After the Scheduled Start Date, the Institute may terminate this agreement if the student fails to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress, if the student violates VGI's policies for academic authenticity or its code of conduct for student behavior, a lack of academic activity, failure to establish academic verification at the beginning of a new term, or failure to pay tuition.