Withdrawal From the Program
Circumstances may change, unfortunately, prompting students to withdraw from an ACA program. If this occurs, before going abroad, students should immediately notify the ACA office and the following entities at their home campus:
(a) the Student Finance and Financial Aid Office,
(b) the ACA Coordinator, and
(c) the Admissions Office.
These notifications are the responsibility of the student. If any of the aforementioned offices are not properly notified, students will have to bear any resulting consequences.
To expedite the determination of any refund, before students departure from the host campus, the ACA office must receive the following information:
- An ACA withdrawal form indicating the date of withdrawal, reason, and any pertinent information.
- The balance on the student’s account. All refunds regarding personal accounts MUST be done by the host campus, not by ACA.
DEADLINES and REFUNDS
If the student requests cancellation of her/his ACA application before the start of the program, and before arriving at the host campus, there is a 100% refund of the ACA package price.
A student who withdraws from ACA after checking in at the host campus will receive a tuition/fees refund based on the date the completed withdrawal form is submitted to the ACA Program-Director. Each host campus will then calculate the charges for dormitory, cafeteria, books purchased and any cultural tour pre-paid reservations. These charges are NON-REFUNDABLE and will be automatically deducted from any eligible refund portion.
The deadlines for withdrawal and refunds during the SUMMER SESSION are the following:
Withdrawal during the first three days of summer classes = 100% refund of tuition cost
Withdrawal during the first six days of summer session = 75% refund of tuition cost
Withdrawal during the first ten days of summer session = 50% refund of tuition cost
Withdrawal after the first ten days of summer session = no refund
NON-REFUNDABLE – $25 ACA application fee + ACA insurance
The deadlines for withdrawal and refunds during the ACADEMIC YEAR SESSION are the following:
Withdrawal during the first four days of the term = 100% refund of tuition cost
Withdrawal during the second week of the term = 75% refund of tuition cost
Withdrawal during the fourth week of the term = 50% refund of tuition cost
Withdrawal after the fourth week of the term = no refund
NON-REFUNDABLE – $100 ACA application fee + ACA insurance
ALL REFUNDS (including tuition, room & board, unused tour fees and any remaining portion of the personal account deposit) are made by the international school directly to the student and must be received before the student’s departure. ACA is NOT responsible for refunds left uncollected by the student.