Financial Policies

When students register for courses, they incur charges on their account at AMCH. Students are responsible for payment of all charges on their account by the due date, even if another party is paying the account.

Students will not be admitted to the first day of class without evidence of being up to date with their payments.

Students experiencing financial problems in the payment of any tuition and fees are responsible for contacting the Business Office to make satisfactory arrangements.

Students are responsible for keeping AMCH informed of their current address and should submit address changes to the Registrar’s Office.

Any assessment or judgment against a student for damage to AMCH property, whether arising from a Student Conduct Code proceeding or a court action, shall be considered money due AMCH as if it were tuition. No transcripts or diplomas will be released to the student until the amount due the College has been paid.

 

Payment Policy     

All tuition and fees listed above are in U.S. currency. Students have the option to pay by cash, credit card or check. According to federal regulations, financial aid funds must be applied toward the direct cost of attendance expenses (tuition and fees) owed to the school before any refunds can be issues to the student.

AMCH maintains tuition, fee, and refund policies that are fair and uniformly administered. Tuition and fees for each term are payable in full at the beginning of each term. A late payment fee of $50 will be applied automatically to a student’s account by the business office unless the student has paid the tuition.

Students unable to pay their entire tuition must see the business office to make payment arrangements before the due date. A promissory note may be written to defer payment of tuition until the last day of the term. There is a $2,000 deferral limit per term (the student must pay the additional $2750 per term) and a $20 fee assessed for each deferral. The business office may deny or rescind a student’s eligibility for a promissory note if a student (1) misses the required payment due dates, (2) provides inaccurate or incomplete information, or (3) has a poor credit history. In no case is a student permitted to register for a term until all tuition and fees are paid in full from previous terms.

Credit for courses will not be given until tuition and fees have been paid in full. No transcripts or certificates will be issued to students with a balance on their accounts. Students with past due accounts, who pay in full with a personal check will have transcripts or diplomas issued to them two weeks after payment.

Any adjustments or modifications to the schedule of tuition charges are subject to the approval of the Chief Financial Officer.

 

Failure to Pay Tuition and Fees

Failure to pay tuition and fees in accordance with the student’s chosen financing agreement can result in refusal of admission to the first class, administrative withdrawal, no course credit, account holds, assessment of late fees, referral to collections and unfavorable credit reference. Failure to comply with terms of the chosen financial option may result in a student being defaulted to the Cash option. Further violation of these policies will jeopardize eligibility for deferment and re-entry into AMCH.

 

Cash Payment Option

Students who have selected the Cash Payment Option, or have been defaulted to Cash Payment Option, are required to pay all tuition and fees in full when they register for courses. At AMCH, checks, credit cards and cash are all considered as cash for purposes of this option. Students who have not paid tuition will not be allowed to attend the course.

 

Direct Bill Option

Students who request AMCH to bill employers or another agency directly for the cost of tuition must submit approved tuition vouchers or letters of credit to the Accounting Office prior to registering for courses. A late fee will be assessed and the student’s account may be placed on hold if the student’s direct billing paperwork is not received prior to registration. Each direct bill program has specific requirements that the student must meet. Students must contact their employer to determine if this option is available to them.

 

Military Payment Option

Students utilizing military tuition assistance must submit appropriate documentation and pay their portion of the tuition and fees prior to registration. A late fee will be assessed and the student’s account placed on hold if the student’s military assistance paperwork and /or payment is not received prior to registration. This program does not relieve students of their financial obligation to AMCH. Students retain full responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate tuition and fees are paid in a timely manner.

 

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

AMCH’s term is quarterly. Refunds of quarterly tuition are based on percentage of the term expired. Deposits are applied toward tuition. Students who wish to withdraw from the program, must provide formal written notice to the Registrar’s Office. The effective withdrawal date for a student shall be when any of the following occur: (1) the date the student notifies the college of withdrawal or the date of withdrawal, whichever is later; (2) the college terminates the students enrollment; or (3) the student fails to attend classes for a 30-day period. For any student who desires to withdraw from the school before the end of the quarter, the following tuition reimbursement applies;

  • 100% of tuition will be refunded up to the start of the class minus the $200 deposit, applied toward tuition;
  • If 10% or less of the quarter has expired, 90% of the tuition charges will be refunded, minus the $200 deposit, applied toward tuition.
  • If more than 10% but less than or equal to 20% of the quarter has expired, 80% of the tuition charges will be refunded, minus the $200 deposit, applied toward tuition.
  • If more than 20% but less than or equal to 30% of the quarter has expired, 70% of the tuition charges will be refunded, minus the $200 deposit, applied toward tuition.
  • If more than 30% but less than or equal to 40% of the quarter has expired, 60% of the tuition charges will be refunded, minus the $200 deposit, applied toward tuition.
  • If more than 40% but less than or equal to 50% of the quarter has expired, 50% of the tuition charges will be refunded, minus the $200 deposit, applied toward tuition.
  • If more than 50% of the time period has expired, there will be no tuition or deposit reimbursement.