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Financial Services


Welcome to the Office of Financial Services and Bursar. The American College of Applied Science understands that higher education is a lifetime investment and an important one in your future and the future of your family, community, and organization. We strive to find the most affordable and convenient financial resources available to our students and prospective applicants. We strongly encourage you to explore the financial assistance programs available to ACAS students. Applying for financial assistance for your intended program of study does not obligate you in any manner nor does it incur any indebtedness. If you would like to speak directly with a financial assistance specialist, you may do so by calling 800-403-DEGREE (3347) option 4. Financial assistance lending is available only to U.S. students. International students should consult with their national educational lending organizations.

 

Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees below are stated in the current Academic Catalog and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, download a copy of the Academic Catalog from Request Information link on the main college Web site at or from the Admissions tab. You may also contact the Office of Financial Services via the contact us form or by phone at 800-403-3347, option 3 (International callers 011.1.386‐698‐4625).

Tuition Effective 10.01.07
Master Degree Level $375 credit hour
Bachelor Degree Level $375 credit hour
Associate Degree Level $375 credit hour
Professional Development Diploma Level (non-degree) $275 credit hour
Continuing Education $275 credit hour
Fees
Application Fee (non-refundable) $ 75
Graduation Fee $ 75
Registration/Technology Fee per Course $ 75
Late Registration Fee $ 50
Thesis Fee (Undergraduate) $350
Thesis Fee (Graduate) $850
Academic Residency Lab Fee $350

 

 

Registration Period

The registration period begins six (6), weeks prior to the first day of the upcoming semester and ends two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the upcoming semester. 

 

Registration/Technology Fee

There is a non-refundable US. $75 Registration/Technology Fee required for each course registration. Students should register for courses during the normal registration period to avoid paying late registration fees.

 

Late Registration Period

The Late Registration period begins after the close of the Open Registration Period or two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the upcoming semester and ends one week before the first day of the upcoming semester.

 

Late Registration Fee

There is an additional non-refundable U.S. $50 late registration processing fee for each course registration completed during the Late Registration Period. Students are encouraged to register for classes during the regular registration period to avoid additional fees.

 

Payment Deadlines and Policies

Students pay tuition for courses online via the student's ISIS My Page at the time of registration. If payment is to be made directly by the student, this is done using a debit or credit card. Students who intend to receive financial assistance but have not completed the loan application or renewal process must pay tuition by the scheduled due date. Students who anticipate difficulty adhering to these deadlines should contact the Office of Financial Services immediately.

 

Refund Policies

The school refunds tuition and fees according to the following policies and in accordance with applicable state regulations. Refunds are based on payment being made on a per course basis.

All monies will be refunded if the school does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within (3) three business days after signing/accepting the Enrollment Agreement and making the initial payment. Cancellation after the (3) third business day, but before the first day of class, will result in a refund of all monies paid, including the registration fee. The application fee and course Registration/Technology fees are non-refundable.

 

Tuition Paid Each Semester

A student withdrawing or being terminated after entering school and starts courses, but before the withdraw with refund period has ended, will receive a full refund of their tuition. Students withdrawing from a course after the refund period will not receive a refund.

 

Tuition Paid for an Entire Program

A student withdrawing or being terminated after entering school and starts courses, but before 40% of the program is completed, shall receive a prorated refund. This refund is based upon the number of clock hours completed to the number of total course clock hours and amount of monies paid. Cancellation after completing 40% of the program will result in no refund.

 

Termination Date

The termination date for refund computation purposes is the last date of actual attendance or submission of lessons by the student unless earlier written notice is received by the Office of the Registrar via a Student Action Request (SAR) electronic form available online in the Student Support Center on the Virtual Campus. Refunds will be made within 30 days of receipt of a SAR. A student may be administratively withdrawn and dismissed from the college, at the discretion of the Manager of Student Services, for non-payment of tuition or fees; or failure to comply to college policy, rules, procedures and/or agreements.

 
In the case of a Request for Refund, a student will be liable for:
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The non-refundable admissions application fee of $75.00
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The cost of any textbook(s) or course materials
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Accommodations & travel expenses (in the case of Academic Residencies)
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Fees for supplies and/or lab fees, e.g. Trainers Pack fee

 

Requests for Refunds

Requests for refunds must be made via submission of a Student Action Request (SAR)  electronic form found on the student ISIS MyPage.

Textbooks, technology equipment and course materials are the property of the student and cannot be returned as part of the refund.

 

Estimated Cost of Goods

Not included in Tuition: Textbooks: Approximately U.S. $10.00-$125 per course plus taxes and shipping/handling* Trainer's Pack: U.S. $75.00 (for dog training academic residency course only) Travel expenses: U.S. $200.00-$2000 (International) per airline round-trip** Accommodations: U.S. $45.00-$200.00 per day plus taxes***

*Used textbooks can often be purchased at a considerable savings at Amazon and Barnes & Nobel online

**Check with your airline carrier for up to date airfares

***Check with local accommodations for up to date room rates

 

Academic Residency

ACAS reserves the right to cancel any academic residency lab course for which five or less students register.  If ACAS cancels an Academic Residency Lab course, students will be refunded all tuition and fees paid including the course Registration/Technology fee.

 

Notification to Withdraw From an Academic Residency

Students who wish to withdraw from an academic residency within 21 days of the start of the course should send an email to the Office of the Registrar advising of the intention to drop and not attend the academic residency course, and the reason for this. If email is not available to the student, a letter many be sent to American College of Applied Science, Inc., P. O. Box 825, Crescent City, FL. 32112 to the attention of the Office of the Registrar, via registered mail return receipt requested. The Registrar will advise of any refund that is due based on the school refund policy using the date the email was sent or the postal mail postmark. If tuition was paid by credit or debit card, the original card will be credited. If tuition was paid by check, a check will be issued and mailed via postal mail to the student within 30 business days of receipt of notification. Students should include their full name, mailing address, billing address, course number, course name and any other information necessary to expedite requests in all correspondence regarding tuition refunds. Grades will be issued according to the grading policy.

 

Academic Residency Completion Policy

In the event a student is unable to complete a residency due to personal or family illness or other unforeseen hardship, the student may re-enroll in the next available residency without paying additional fees. The student is required to attend and complete the full residency in which he/she re-enrolled. The student must follow the Leave of Absence Policy as stated in this catalog.

 

Financial Assistance

ACAS offers student financial assistance through the following education lenders:

 
ACAS Institutional Loans (serviced by TFC Credit Corporation)
199 Jericho Turnpike
Floral Park, NY 11001
800-TFC-CRED (832-2733)

Students may contact the Office of Financial Services office for information on student loans or to obtain a loan application. Student loans are not available for non-U.S. residents.

 

Third Party Tuition Assistance

A third party may pay for a student’s tuition by submitting a voucher, purchase order, or letter of credit to the Financial Services office. The following information should be included:

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Student’s name.
ACAS
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Student’s identification number or Social Security number.
ACAS
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The term and course(s) being sponsored.
ACAS
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The amount of tuition the sponsor wishes to pay.
ACAS
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The sponsor billing address and contact person.

 

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