Unless there is a prior billing arrangement with the student's host institution, ACM will send an invoice to the student via email. If payment is not received by the due date indicated on the student invoice, a $150 late fee will be applied to the student’s account. ACM will not allow students to register for classes if their accounts show outstanding balances not related to documented financial aid disbursements and reserves the right to prevent students from sitting for final exams if their invoices are not paid in full.
Questions regarding invoices and payments should be directed to Ms. Kristin Ouerfelli, Director of Administration, based in Aix-en-Provence, France. If your question is time-sensitive, you may also contact ACM’s U.S. Office with your inquiry.
Payment deadlines are as follows:
|Fall Semester||July 5|
|January Term||November 1|
|Spring Semester||December 5|
|Summer Term||May 5|
Credit card payments can be made through the secure payment portal of ACM's study abroad institute, IAU. ACM accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. A transaction fee of $150 will be assessed for payments exceeding $5,000. Multiple credit card payments for the same student whose cumulative total exceeds $5,000 will also be assessed the fee. Payments made on the portal should be clearly marked with the student's name in the description section.
Checks must be clearly marked with the student's name and ACM program listed in the memo section of the check. A $35 fee will be added to invoices if a check is returned due to insufficient funds. Please send checks by mail through the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx or DHL.
When paying by check, please mail to:
The American College of the Mediterranean
409 Camino del Rio South
San Diego CA 92108
For payments by ACH or wire transfer, please contact the U.S. Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 221-2051.
Students on Financial AidACM Scholarships & Financial Aid - Students who received scholarships and/or work-study awards through ACM will find these amounts applied on their final invoice.
Salle Mae Private Student Loans - For those students who applied and received private student loans through Sallie Mae, please forward a copy of your loan approval letter to email@example.com so that it may be noted on your ACM account.
ACM Institute Payment Plan
The American College of the Mediterranean offers the Institute Payment Plan (IPP) to students in the Fall and Spring terms as an alternative to paying your bill in full at the start of each term. The plan splits your Fall or Spring semester balance into convenient monthly payments, with no interest charged. There is a $30 non-refundable enrollment fee due each semester for enrollment in the Institute Payment Plan. Students may enroll until August 15th for the Fall semester and until January 15th for the Spring semester. More information can be found in the Institute Payment Plan Terms included in your financial aid award email. To enroll in the IPP, please contact ACM's Director of Administration, Ms. Kristin Ouerfelli.
Parents claiming students as dependents often wish to use tuition paid for ACM programs toward educational tax credits. ACM does not issue 1098-T forms. It is recommended that the student or their parents seek professional tax advice as to whether such payments would be eligible. While ACM cannot provide any tax advice, the Registrar can furnish a zero-balance account statement.