Pennsylvania Real Estate Academy (PAREA): Tuition, Registrations, Refunds

When enrolling in our classes or courses, you agree to be bound by these policies:


Limits of liability

In all circumstances PAREA liability to issue refunds or apply credits for products, classes, or courses for any reason is limited solely to the original purchase amount or, if applicable, the unused portion of credit remaining, within 12 months of the original purchase date.


Class or course reservations

PAREA reserves the right at its discretion to limit class enrollments. A learner has not reserved a place in a class until registration is complete and the appropriate tuition is paid in full.


Class cancellation refund:

PAREA may find it necessary, at its discretion, to cancel classes or courses. If this should occur, students will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Should classes or courses be cancelled due to events, activities, conflicts, or circumstances beyond the control of PAREA, tuition and fees will be refunded, less a $5 per course refund fee. As an alternative, transfers to other course options of the same price will be honored for no fee provided the student contacts PAREA a minimum of 12 hours before the scheduled class.


Pre-licensure class payments, withdrawals, refunds:

Costs for materials and any shipping are non-refundable for all courses. Materials, shipping, and handling carry a value of $85 toward each broker course. Pre-license materials and shipping costs vary and costs are allocated at time of registration and noted on your student receipt.


Remaining tuition can be applied to another course or refunded, less the following fees under the following conditions: If a learner withdraws from any sales or broker licensing courses before the first class session, a $25 processing fee will be charged for each registered course. If a learner withdraws before the second class session, a $50 processing fee will be charged. No refund will be made after the beginning of the third class session.


Student materials for live-streamed courses are shipped to participants upon registration. Students in classroom courses can opt to pick up materials early in person, pay for shipping, or receive their books on the first day of class. Once materials have shipped, they are not refundable, even if you drop or transfer the class. Once materials are in your possession from pick up or hand-out in class, they are also non-refundable, even if you drop or transfer the class.


There is no refund on books or digital media in any form.


Payments in full are due upon registration for any continuing education or recertification class or course.


No refunds will be made for any continuing education or recertification classes that are scheduled and held. Students who expect they will not or cannot attend scheduled continuing education or recertification classes for any reason must notify PAREA at least 12 hours in advance by phone or e-mail. Failure to provide advance notification, or failure to complete a scheduled class or course in its entirety, may result in tuition forfeiture.


Students who have provided proper advance notification and miss a scheduled class may use their pre-paid credit balance to schedule and attend another PAREA class of the same monetary value, or of a higher value after paying all differences in costs. Credit is valid for one year from original purchase date. Credit is non-transferrable and must be used by the original registrant.


Participation in live-streamed continuing education or recertification classes or courses.

At registration, students participating in live-streamed classes or courses will be notified that they must have ability to either view materials digitally throughout the course, or to print a copy of materials for their use. Digital materials will be sent to registered participants via e-mail no fewer than 24 hours before the course start date and time. Many live-streamed classes provide digital PDF copies of materials. If you require printed materials to be sent for a class that provides only digital materials, you must be registered no fewer than 10 days before the course start date and time, and pay an additional fee for printing, shipping and handling. Prices vary based on course.


Student identifications, and documentation

To ensure PAREA complies with various regulatory requirements, students attending any classes or courses may be asked to provide, upon demand, photographic proof of identity such as a current driver’s license, state or military identification, or other similarly suitable documentation. They also may be required to complete and sign an enrollment agreement.


Returned check charges

There is a $35 charge for returned checks.


Other applicable policies

Other enrollment and refund limitations or exceptions may apply.