Public Disclosures


State Authorization


UoPeople is approved by the BPPE to offer programs leading to the award of Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business and Master of Education degrees.


UoPeople is licensed, authorized, exempted, or approved in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia.


Upon request, UoPeople will provide students or prospective students with proof of California State licensure and DEAC accreditation.



Description of Complaint Process


Individuals have the option to file a complaint with an outside agency. However, most states require to first attempt to resolve issues directly with the University. If you have an issue or concern about your experience with UoPeople, we encourage you to contact us directly at UoPeople Grievance Procedures can be found in the UoPeople Undergraduate Catalog and the UoPeople Graduate Catalog.


University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education and Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a national educational accreditation agency recognized by the Council for High Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The DEAC is located at 1601 18th Street, N.W., Suite 2, Washington, D.C. 2009, (202) 234-5100. Click here to view UoPeople’s DEAC Consumer Information Disclosure. Form Click here to view how to file an accreditation-related complaint with the DEAC.


A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling, toll free: (888) 370-7589, (916) 431- 6959, or by completing a compliant form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s Internet Web address:


If your issue cannot be resolved directly with UoPeople, or one of the above entities, you may file a complaint with the appropriate agency in your state of residence.  For information on how to file a complaint in your state, click here.



Historic Adverse Actions


There have been no adverse actions initiated against University of the People by any state entity or accrediting agency.


Refund Policies


The University’s Application Processing Fee is $60 USD and is non-refundable.


Applicants who withdrew their application before an admissions decision was made, may write a formal request to their Admissions Advisor asking for a refund.


Refunds for assessment fees are not necessary nor applicable under the payment structure of UoPeople. This is because students are never charged up front to pay for assessment fees. Rather, students are asked to pay course assessment fees after the 5th week of each term.  Students who withdraw or are administratively withdrawn during the first four weeks are not charged course assessment fees, and all students enrolled from Day 1 of the 5th week of the term are assigned a course grade.  Those who wish to earn credit for a course pay the course assessment fee and take the final exam.


Applicants residing in Georgia, USA may request a refund for all monies, including nonrefundable application fees if requested within three (3) business days after making a payment.


For additional information about UoPeople’s Refund Policy, click here.



Licensure & Certification


UoPeople offers no degree programs that lead to licensure or certification, and makes no claims that it does so.



Residency Change


You may update the University with your current address at any time.



Notice of New Adverse Actions


There have been no adverse actions initiated against University of the People by any state entity or accrediting agency.