State Authorization of Distance Education

Johns Hopkins University has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements effective February 22, 2016. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Contact Information for State Agencies

Johns Hopkins University distance education students can contact the higher education agency in their state with questions, comments, or complaints.

State-specific Disclosures and Policies

The following state-specific disclosure and policy pertains to students who enroll in Johns Hopkins University distance education programs.


The student will receive a full refund of all money paid if the student:

  1. Cancels within the three-business-day cancellation period under EAB 6.04;
  2. Accepted was unqualified and the school did not secure a disclaimer under EAB 9.04;
  3. Enrollment was procured as the result of any misrepresentation in the written materials used by the school or in oral representations made by or on behalf of the school.

Refunds will be made within 10 business days of cancellation.

A student who withdraws or is dismissed after attending at least one class, but before completing 60% of the instruction in the current enrollment period, is entitled to a pro rata refund as follows:

At LeastBut Less ThanRefund of Tuition
60%NoNo Refund

As part of this policy, the school may retain a one-time application fee of no more than $100. The school will make every effort to refund prepaid amounts for books, supplies and other charges. A student will receive the refund within 40·days of termination date. If a student withdraws after completing 60% of .the instruction, and withdrawal is due to mitigating circumstances beyond the student's control, the school may refund a pro rata amount.

A written notice of withdrawal is not required.