General Policies

Payment of Fees/ Promise to Pay

Students accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result of any registrations and/ or receipt of services.  Registration and/or receipt of services constitutes a contractual agreement (i.e., a financial obligation in the form of an educational loan as defined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code at 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(8)) in which AIC is providing educational services  and deferring some or all payment obligation for those services. Students agree to pay for all assessed tuition, fees and other associated costs by the published or assigned due date.

Students who drop or withdraw from some or all of the classes for which they are registered, will be responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the published tuition refund schedule as published on the portal on the Office of Student Accounts page. Students are responsible for reading the terms and conditions of the published tuition refund schedule. Failure to attend class or receive a bill does not absolve students of their financial responsibility as described above.



AIC uses electronic billing (e-bill) as its official billing method, and students are responsible for viewing and paying their student account e-bill by the scheduled due date. Failure to review the e-bill does not constitute a valid reason for not paying a bill on time. Administrative, clerical or technical billing errors do not absolve students of their financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees and other associated financial obligations assessed as a result of registrations at AIC. If a payment made to the student account is returned by the bank for any reason, students agree to repay the original amount of the payment plus a returned payment fee.


Financial Aid

Aid described as “estimated” on a Financial Aid Award or “awarded” on a Student Billing Statement does not represent actual or guaranteed payment, but is an estimate of the aid that may be received if all requirements stipulated by that aid program are met. The Financial Aid Award is contingent upon continued enrollment and attendance in each class for which the financial aid eligibility was calculated. If a student drops or withdraws from any class before completion, the financial aid eligibility may decrease and some or all of the financial aid awarded may be revoked.  If some or all of the financial aid is revoked due to a dropped, withdrawn or failed to attend class, students are responsible for repaying all revoked aid that was disbursed to the account that resulted in a credit balance that was refunded to them.


Awards, Scholarships, and Grants: All awards, scholarships and grants awarded by AIC will be credited to the student account and applied toward any outstanding balance. Receipt of an award, scholarship or grant is considered a financial resource according to federal Title IV financial aid regulations, and may therefore reduce eligibility for other federal and/or state financial aid (i.e., loans, grants, Federal Work Study) which, if already disbursed to the student account, must be reversed and returned to the aid source.


Delinquent Accounts/ Collections

Financial Hold: Failure to pay the student account bill or any monies due by the scheduled due date,  will result in the placement of a financial hold on the student account, preventing students from registering for future classes, requesting transcripts, receiving a diploma, and/or other official college documents.


Non Payment: Multiple returned payments and/or failure to comply with the terms of any payment plan or agreement signed with AIC may result in cancellation of classes and/or suspension of eligibility to register for future classes at AIC. In addition, students may be excluded from commencement exercises, college activities, athletic programs, removed from the residence halls, and have meal plans cancelled. No refunds will be given for services that are withheld due to overdue financial obligations. The college also reserves the right to withdraw a student from the college with all of the withdrawal policy regulations in effect.


Collection Fees: Failure to pay the student account bill or any monies due to AIC by the scheduled due date, and failure to make acceptable payment arrangements to bring the account current, may result in AIC referring the delinquent account to a collection agency/attorney. If AIC refers my student account balance to a third party for collection, whether an attorney or collection agency, the student will be responsible for any costs (including but not limited to collection fees) associated with attempting to collect the monies due and owing. A collection fee will be assessed and will be due and owing in full at the time of the referral to the third party. The collection fee will be calculated at the maximum amount permitted by applicable law but not to exceed {50 percent} of the amount outstanding. For purposes of this provision, the third party may be a debt collection company or an attorney. If a lawsuit is filed to recover an outstanding balance, the student will also be responsible for any costs associated with the lawsuit such as court costs or other applicable costs. Finally, the delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.



Method of Communication: AIC uses the AIC e-mail account as an official method of communication with students, and therefore students are responsible for reading the e-mails received from AIC on a timely basis.

Contact:  AIC and its agents and contractors may contact students at their current and any future cellular phone number(s), email address(es) or wireless device(s) regarding the delinquent student account(s)/loan(s), any other debt owed to AIC or to receive general information from AIC. AIC and its agents and contractors are authorized to use automated telephone dialing equipment, artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messages, and personal calls and emails, in their efforts to contact students. Students may withdraw their consent to call a cellular phone by submitting a Change of Address form to the Registrar’s Office or by completing the appropriate notification to its agents or contractors.

Updating Contact Information: Students are responsible for keeping their AIC records up to date with current physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers by following the procedure on the portal on the Office of the Registrar’s page. Upon leaving AIC for any reason, it is the student’s responsibility to provide AIC with updated contact information for purposes of continued communication regarding any amounts that remain due and owing to AIC.


Check Cashing


Students may cash checks up to $50. There is a limit of one check per every 2 business days and a valid AIC student ID must be presented. Checks will only be cashed between the hours of 10 am and 2:30 pm.


Methods of Payment

Students should make payment arrangements for their account (“Student Account”) by the posted payment due date for each term.


  1. Approved financial aid loans and grants
  2. Direct payment by check, electronic payments, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.
  3.  Enrolling in an authorized monthly payment plan through AIC’s authorized vendor
  4. International students must make full payment prior to arrival and are not eligible for participation in payment plans.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 effective August 1, 2019:

Educational institutions must allow students using veteran’s benefits (Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 beneficiaries) to attend a course of education or training during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance and ending on the earlier of the following dates:


  • The date on which the secretary provides payment for such course of education to the institution.
  • The date that is 90 days after the date on which the educational institution certifies for tuition and fees following receipt from the student such certificate of eligibility.


Educational institutions will not impose any penalty, including assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary under chapter 31 or 33 of this title.


Educational Institutions may require an individual to submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education for which the individual wishes to use the entitlement of educational assistance.