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Student Rights - Bircham University

 

Bircham International University believes that the success of distance learning higher education relies on personalized adult degree programs and on the validity of a distance learning degree.

 

 

Complaints

Any questions or problems concerning Bircham International University distance learning higher education; which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the corresponding BIU office should be directed to BIU International Coordination office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Right to cancel

The student has the right to cancel registration at the distance learning university and receive the corresponding refund according to the Bircham International University refund policy. Cancellation is effective on the date a written notice of the cancellation is mailed. This distance education university shall make the refund within 30 days of cancellation. Bircham International University considers the program starting date the day that the student receives any study material. Study material may be one or a combination of the following: Academic Assignment Control form (AAC form) and all or part of the textbooks assigned in the AAC form. The cancellation notice must be sent in writing dated, and signed to the director of BIU at the Bircham University office address.

 

 

Institution's rights

Submitting forged documentation or including false information in the curriculum vitae will result in the immediate dismissal of the student and the loss of all registration as well as student and refund rights acquired. In the event a Bircham International University payment plan is not met for three months; all student and refund rights, courses, and payments will be lost. The distance learning degree will not be awarded until all tuition due is paid.

 

 

Licensure & academic transfer 

Bircham International University distance learning degrees do not guarantee licensure and acceptance of credits at other institutions. BIU distance learning university graduates may face restrictions in obtaining a teaching job or appointment at an accredited college or university and/or governmental positions that require a degree officially recognized by the Ministry of Education or accredited by the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Adult distance learning degrees and credits earned at Bircham University may not be transferable to another college or university. Acceptance is always the prerogative of the receiving institution, employer, and/or organization.

 

 

Bircham University refund policy:

 

 

Admission Fee: 

$200 is required for Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate programs. The admission fee is not refundable, but if the applicant is denied admission, BIU will refund the admission fee into these distance learning degree programs.

 

 

Tuition Fee is refundable according to the following refund policy:

 

Full Tuition Refund - 15 Days written notice:

  • A $100 Application fee will be deducted from the tuition fee paid.
  • The cost of the textbooks sent to the student will be deducted from the tuition fee paid (if applicable).
  • At this point, no academic progress has been made towards program completion.

            

Partial Tuition Refund - 15 to 90 days written notice:

  • A $100 Application fee will be deducted from the tuition fee paid.
  • The cost of the textbooks sent to the student will be deducted from the tuition fee paid (if applicable).
  • 20% of the total tuition for the degree program will be deducted from the tuition refund.
  • A $300 Evaluation Fee will be deducted for each academic work submitted by the student.
  • The student has the right to receive the results of the evaluation of any work submitted.
  • 10 to 30% average estimation of academic progress has been made towards program completion.

            

Partial Tuition Refund - 3 to 12 months written notice:

  • A $100 Application fee will be deducted from the tuition fee paid.
  • The cost of the textbooks sent to the student will be deducted from the tuition fee paid (if applicable).
  • 50% of the total tuition for the degree program will be deducted from the tuition refund.
  • A $300 Evaluation Fee will be deducted for each academic work submitted by the student.
  • The student has the right to receive the results of the evaluation of the work submitted.
  • 30 to 70% average estimation of academic progress has been made towards program completion.     

 

No Tuition refund is granted after 12 months from the date the student received study material or after completion and submission to the Delegation of all the required academic work (reports, projects, thesis) despite the time frame from the starting date.

 

 

Privacy policy

 

Bircham International University keeps a database with your personal data registered with the AEPD (Spain Data Protection Agency) according to the Article 5 of the Privacy Act Law 15/1999. Any change or deletion of this data should be communicated to your BIU Office. Bircham International University implements control measures to ensure the security and privacy of all its electronic correspondence.

 

 

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