Thomas Francis University is a metaphysics school that offers online metaphysics and spiritual Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD Doctoral degrees, parapsychology degrees, life coaching degrees and certifications, spiritual counseling degrees and certifications, metaphysics certificate courses, metaphysics classes, life-skills courses, paranormal investigator certification, relationship courses, leadership training, hypnosis degrees, hypnosis certification, Reiki classes, Tarot classes, and more. Affordable tuition plans available. All metaphysical distance-learning, online courses, and metaphysics degree programs are self-paced.
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July 1, 2021
By submitting an
enrollment application for the Thomas Francis University (TFU) Degree Program,
you understand, acknowledge, and agree to the following terms and conditions. These
terms are designed to ensure that both students and staff are treated fairly
raise the awareness and vibrational level of humanity and to change lives
positively by teaching grounded metaphysical concepts and practical life-skills
that allow people to get past the things that hold them back thus empowering
them to live happier, more enriched, and more enlightened lives with a view to
self-completeness and self-actualization.
become widely recognized as the preeminent educational institution for those
seeking a grounded and realistic approach to understanding consciousness,
existence, and the human condition. Our vision is a world in which
self-acceptance, self-responsibility, respect for free will, and
self-completeness lead to an increased awareness and knowledge of the human
condition and human potential thereby producing and promoting peaceful
coexistence among all peoples. We envision TFU concepts and principles
inspiring students to make a positive difference in their own lives as well as in
the lives of those within their sphere of influence thus spreading positive
change throughout the planet.
We believe in empowering students and staff with mutual respect, tolerance, and
equality in the spirit of Do no harm; Do right. There is no place in our organization
for racism or intolerance. We believe in showing honor and fairness to students
and staff in every way. We also believe that students are capable
of accomplishing anything they set their minds to, and we will do our absolute
best in helping students to accomplish their educational goals and objectives.
International Church of Metaphysical Humanism, Inc. (ICMH) operates Thomas
Francis University, a school that teaches practical life-skills and higher
metaphysical concepts related to consciousness and existence. The authority to
confer religiously-based degrees by a bona-fide
religious institution is protected by the U.S. Constitution.
2. TFU offers
non-secular, religiously-based bachelor’s, master’s,
and doctoral degrees conferred by the International Church of Metaphysical
Humanism, Inc. These degrees are intended for personal and spiritual growth,
metaphysical ministry, and metaphysically-related
vocations. ICMH/TFU degrees cannot be used in place of a traditional, secular
degree. It is up to any particular employer to decide
whether a TFU degree is compatible with their employment requirements.
3. TFU is not
federally or regionally accredited by any department of the U.S. Government. It
is privately accredited by the International Metaphysical Practitioners
Association (IMPA), an organizational program of the International Church of
Metaphysical Humanism, Inc. IMPA maintains strict educational standards.
4. TFU courses
do not provide “academic credit,” as defined by the U.S. Internal Revenue
Service (IRS). Therefore, TFU is not required (or eligible) to send out IRS
Form 1098-T to students for any tuition paid.
5. All courses
are self-study and self-paced. Students may begin at any time after enrollment.
6. There is no
deadline as to when students must complete the TFU Degree Program, but there
are tuition considerations as outlined in the Tuition section below.
7. Students are
expected to make regular progress in completing degree program courses. It is
appreciated when students notify TFU Administration of any extenuating
circumstances that prevents them from making regular progress. There are no
contracts requiring students to complete any specific number of courses in any
particular time frame.
8. Students are
enrolled in respective and paid courses for the duration of their TFU studies.
Once students have graduated with their Doctoral degree, they are unenrolled
from their courses. Students are encouraged to save the study material for
9. Due to the
proprietary nature of the TFU Curriculum, TFU does not give grade credits for
life experience or transfer credits for courses or degrees obtained outside of
TFU / ICMH Schools.
enrollment, students will have access to the TFU School Portal and will
register a username and password. Sharing of one’s username and password is
degrees and courses require ministerial ordination from a bona-fide religious
institution. These degrees are Spiritual Counseling, Life Coaching, Hypnosis,
and Holistic Healing. Specific courses are A60/61, A120, G300/310/320, and
G330/331/332. The ordaining institution may be the International Church of
Metaphysical Humanism (TFU’ parent), the Universal Life Church, or another
bona-fide religious institution.
12. Students may
earn a second doctoral degree by taking any required courses applicable to said
degree. Additional fees apply.
Francis University does not teach traditional college remedial courses related
to reading, writing, math, etc. TFU teaches a proprietary curriculum of
practical life skills and spiritual philosophy designed to empower and
encourage the student, and to provide valuable skills that will help the
student to be more successful in all aspects of life. TFU’s curriculum is based
on the core teachings of the International Church of Metaphysical Humanism,
Inc. TFU is not a Christianized metaphysics school; however, students are free
to believe whatever they wish without judgment.
courses are conducted 100% online. No study materials are available through the
graduate with a bachelor’s degree, five predetermined courses must be
satisfactorily completed. Four or more courses must be satisfactorily completed
for a master’s degree depending on the specific degree, and a written Doctoral
Thesis must be completed for a Doctoral degree. See each individual degree
program for specific course requirements.
4. All TFU
Degree Program courses must be completed one-at-a-time in the order they are
numbered except for the Metaphysical Science degree and the Spiritual
Philosophy degree. Students will be simultaneously enrolled in all courses they
have paid for but must still compete them in the correct order.
5. All TFU
study material is copyrighted by the International Church of Metaphysical
Humanism, Inc. unless otherwise specified. Sharing course materials with others
is strictly prohibited and grounds for expulsion with no refunds possible.
tuition rates, plans, and forms of acceptable payment are available on each
respective degree program description page available on the TFU website at https://www.TFUniversity.org.
2. In order for an enrollment application to be processed,
tuition must be submitted immediately following the submission of the
application. Applications without a tuition payment will not be processed. If
the prospective student encounters any trouble submitting a tuition payment, he
or she should immediately contact TFU Administration either by telephone or by
email. An enrollment application should only be submitted with payment.
3. All tuition
plans include all necessary courses and all study material for earning a bachelor’s,
master’s, and doctoral degree. There are no hidden fees, or monthly or annual
fees before or after graduation. Additional courses may be taken either prior
to completing one’s master’s degree or after completing the Doctoral degree.
4. Students will
be enrolled in as many courses as their tuition payment allows at the time of
payment. In the case of students who pay their tuition in full, they will be
immediately enrolled in all their courses.
5. Students may
change their specialization (major) at any time, however, doing so may incur
additional tuition fees if additional courses are required. For example, if a
student pays his/her tuition in full for a particular specialization, but then
later changes that specialization to a new one, there may be additional courses
required for the new specialization that were not initially paid for. In such
cases, the student may elect to not complete any courses not required for the
new specialization. However, no refunds or transfers are available for the
6. Students may
change their tuition plan at any time by contacting TFU Administration.
7. Students who
choose automatic monthly payment plans must ensure that the funds will be
available on the payment date. If a particular monthly payment fails, it will
be reattempted after 3 to 5 days. Automatic tuition payments that fail two
consecutive times will have their tuition plans cancelled and will be switched
to the Pay-As-You-Go tuition plan.
8. Tuition rates
will not increase once the tuition has been paid. Otherwise, tuition rates
remain in effect for a period of five years from the date of enrollment.
Students who do not pay for their remaining courses within this time frame may
be subject to a tuition rate increase for the remaining courses.
credits are not available for courses or degrees obtained outside of ICMH
Schools. Please contact Admin for specifics.
10. Unfortunately, federal accreditation is unavailable to
metaphysical colleges and universities. Therefore, we are unable to accept any
form of tuition payment that requires federal accreditation including federal
student loans, grants, and VA benefits.
and staff genuinely want to see all students do well and succeed in their
studies as well as in their careers. Therefore, we pledge to assist students
with their studies in any way possible. This includes positive comments on work
performed as well as suggestions for improvement, as necessary.
also promise to respond to student emails promptly as well as grade completed
exams/assignments as fast as possible, but in no case shall more than 24 hours
pass without a response. (If you do not hear back from an instructor within 24
hours, it is likely something happened to the email or notice enroute. Please
reach out again via email or phone call.)
3. Students are expected to give their
best effort by studying carefully and thoroughly, apply what is learned, and follow
all instructions provided.
are also expected to reply to all instructor emails and instructions when requested
in a prompt and timely fashion.
5. Students are expected to follow the Shared
Values in the first section above as well as abide by all school policies,
terms, and conditions.
1. Students are
considered as enrolled in the TFU Degree Program regardless of whether they are
currently enrolled in any specific course until such time as the student
officially withdraws from the TFU Degree Program by email or is dismissed for
cause by TFU Administration.
2. Students may
take time off from their TFU studies if desired by simply informing TFU
Administration. No cancellation, suspension, or official withdrawal is
necessary. Students in good standing who officially withdraw may re-enroll in
the TFU Degree Program in the future and receive credit for any courses
completed. Any tuition paid for courses not completed will also be credited to
the student's account.
3. In extreme cases where student behavior and/or
performance is not in accord with the terms contained in this document,
disciplinary action may be taken by Admin which can include dismissal and
revocation of any earned degrees. Such actions are rare and not taken without
just cause. In
the event that action is
taken, tuition refunds will be handled in accordance with items 4 and 5 directly
4. Since TFU
courses and intellectual property are digital in nature, no tuition refunds can
be given for any course in which a student is or has been enrolled for any
reason including the Doctoral Thesis course. Application fees charged at
initial enrollment are non-refundable. Refunds for tuition credits from
approved courses taken at TFU sister schools are not available.
5. Refunds for
courses in which the student has not been enrolled will only be made to
students who officially withdraw from the TFU Degree Program. In such cases,
refunds will be issued within two weeks less a $50 processing fee and less any credit/debit
card merchant fees paid by TFU when the tuition was originally submitted. Once
a student requests withdrawal, he or she will be unenrolled from all courses
enrolled in the TFU Degree Program agree to receive and read email updates sent
by TFU Administration. Due to the importance of student body communication,
students are not allowed to opt out of TFU emails.
birthdays are remembered each year in the form of an email sent on their
birthday, and students agree to allow this email to be sent.
3. Students must maintain a working email address in
order to be enrolled in the TFU Degree Program and any included courses.
In the event that an email no longer works, the
student will be unenrolled from the TFU Degree Program as well as any courses
until such time that a working email address is received by TFU Administration.
contact information is not shared with anyone for any reason outside of ICMH
Church and school staff.
names are posted on the school website for graduations and honor roll. Any
student who does not want his/her name posted can request this from Admin.
1. These terms and conditions may be revised at any time,
and in such case, any revisions will be considered retroactively binding.
2. Specific instructions, grade and
graduation requirements, and other policies contained within courses and study
material are also deemed to be part of this document.