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 Debora Chlad, Billing Coordinator. 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||December 5|
|Spring Semester||January 5|
|Summer Term||May 5|
Credit card payments can be made through IAU's secure payment portal. IAU accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Please note that IAU does not absorb credit card processing fees and therefore charges a convenience fee on any charges over $1,000. The exact fee varies based on the amount charged. Multiple credit card payments for the same student whose cumulative total exceeds $1,000 will also be assessed the fee.
Convenience Fee Charges:
- Up to $1,000 = no fee
- Over $1,000 = 2% of amount charged
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 email@example.com 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.
Private Student Loans - For those students who applied and received private student loans, please forward a copy of your loan approval letter to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Billing Coordinator, Debora Chlad.
ACM-IAU does not issue 1098-T forms. For students who pay ACM-IAU directly, they or their parents are recommended to seek professional tax advice as to whether such payments would be eligible given that the home campus applies the credits toward a degree. While ACM-IAU cannot provide any tax advice, the billing department can furnish a zero-balance account statement.