TUITION AND FEES

A prospective student should thoughtfully assess his/her individual financial readiness to pursue a course of study at AAMI. It is the responsibility of each student to be prepared for his/her financial obligation whether it is from private resources or financial aid. If a student intends to use financial aid as a means of payment of tuition, all applications and awards must be in place by the beginning of each semester.

Students whose accounts are in arrears will not be permitted to register for subsequent semesters, be granted a diploma or degree, or be issued a transcript of academic record.

All tuition and fees are payable in advance at the beginning of each semester.


TUITION

Effective January 2018 tuition will be $510 per credit hour for campus and online courses.

Tuition for Eligible Military Personnel (Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans)

AAMI offers a range of program options designed to meet the needs of eligible military personnel (Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard and Veterans). Tuition levels vary according to the program chosen. Please contact the Admissions Office to determine which of the academic programs and tuition levels are appropriate for you.


FEES

Fee Type Amount Notes 
Application fee$50.00non refundable fee must accompany application
Audit fee$100.00(per course)
Embalming Clinical Fee$565.00
assessed concurrent with PHT 412
Graduation fee$175.00
Late tuition payment fee$75.00
Matriculation fee$160.00non refundable fee payable within 2 weeks of notification that application is accepted
Registration fee (per semester)$25.00 non refundable fee payable with tuition
Reinstatement fee$35.00non refundable fee must accompany application
Returned check fee$30.00
Transcript fee$5.00

AAMI RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE SCHEDULE OF TUITION AND FEES. THERE ALSO MAY BE INSTANCES WHEN STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE COURSE REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING CLINICAL EMBALMING, AT AN ALTERNATIVE SITE OR SITES (e.g., one or more funeral homes). IF A STUDENT COMPLETES EMBALMING, OR OTHER COURSEWORK, AT AN ALTERNATIVE SITE, ALL AAMI POLICIES, PROCEDURES, TUITION AND FEES ARE APPLICABLE.

AAMI reserves the right to cancel classes with low enrollment.
Textbooks required for the courses may be purchased online through the AAMI website. Estimated cost for student budget purposes is $1,000.


FEES REQUIRED BY OTHER AGENCIES (Subject to change)

NY State Department of Health Registration Fee     $50.00
{NOTE: Registered Student Trainee: The New York State Department of Health MANDATES that regardless of the state in which you wish to practice, you must register with its Department as a student trainee so that you may participate in Clinical Embalming. A money order must be made payable to the New York State Department of Health in the amount of $50.00. (This fee is subject to change). All campus and online students MUST complete this process within 10 days of the start of your first semester. Failure to comply with this requirement WILL result in your suspension from all classes.

International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards Fee (www.theconferenceonline.org)
Practice NBE Exam   (PNBE)                $120.00

(National Board Examination)                 $570.00    


INSTITUTIONAL REFUND POLICY

Tuition is computed with the assumption that a student will remain throughout the entire program. No part of the tuition can be refunded for withdrawal or dismissal without approval by the AAMI administration and settlement of all current financial obligations.

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REFUNDING OF CREDIT BALANCES

A credit balance occurs whenever a student has funds credited to their account which exceeds the total amount of a student’s direct charges. Refunds are not automatically generated except in cases where Federal Title IV aid exceeds tuition and fees.
Regulations stipulate that a student’s unpaid charges on their bill must be satisfied before a refund can be processed.
Federal Regulations also require that American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service document that a student begin and attend regular classes in order to be eligible for a refund of a credit balance.


APPLICATION OF PAYMENTS

All payments that are applied to a student account are applied by priority based on the type of payment that is received. Most scholarships are tuition specific and therefore will be applied to the student’s tuition charges before any educational loans including but not limited to Stafford, PLUS & Alternative loans.


CREDIT BALANCE FROM PLUS LOANS

Regulations require that any excess PLUS loan funds be returned to the parent, if the PLUS loan funds created the credit balance. Student Financial Services determines which funds create a credit balance on a student’s account. In the case where the PLUS loan is the only loan on file or exceeds the total aid for a student any resulting credit balance will be refunded to the parent who took out the loan. If a parent wishes to have the funds proceeds from a PLUS loan to be given directly to the student the parent must authorize the Office of Student Accounts in writing to transfer the proceeds of a PLUS loan directly to the student. In cases where the student’s non tuition specific financial aid exceeds the amount of a parent PLUS loan all resulting credit balances will be refunded to the student.


CREDIT BALANCE FROM EDUCATIONAL LOANS

All payments that are applied to a student account are applied by priority based on the type of payment that is received. Most scholarships and grants aid are tuition specific therefore will be applied to the student’s tuition charges before any educational loans including but not limited to Stafford, PLUS & Alternative loans.


COST OF ATTENDANCE (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS) 2019-2020

The preliminary budget shown approximates your cost of education for the academic year and includes an amount for tuition and fees, including school-based fees (depending on your course load); an allowance for room and board (which varies according to where you live); a standard amount for books, supplies, and personal expenses; and a transportation allowance.

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