Tuition, Fees and Refund Charge Policies

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are due on the first day of starting each program unless advance arrangements are made. Debts that are not paid in full within 60 days after the students last date of attendance are considered late, and will be subject to late charges of 18% per year (1.5% monthly) on the unpaid balance. If the tuition is not paid after 90 days from the due date, the account will be turned over to a collection agency. Advanced College has the right to refuse service to any student with an outstanding balance or one who has left matriculation with financial obligations unclear. The College has the right to withhold transcripts for nonpayment of tuition.


Tuition Fee (Certificate Programs)




Include: Tuition, Registration,

CPR, Uniform, STRF & Books &   Supplies and Fingerprinting ** & Background Checking**

Computerized   Office Skills



English   as a Second Language



Computerized   Accounting



Computer   Systems Repair and Microsoft Certified Professional



Computer   Networking



Medical   Billing/Medical Office Assistant



Medical   Assistant



Physical   Therapy Aide



Massage   Therapy



Vocational   Nursing




(40 hr Full, 20+ hr basic, 20+ hr   advanced didactic and 40 hr externship programs)


Nurse   Assistant



*A minimum of 180 hrs of homework/assignments required for certificate programs.*

** Only for Vocational Nursing



Tuition Fee (Associate Degree)


Degree Programs






Books & Laptop & Supplies

Cost of Program

Associate of Science in   Surgical Technology







Associate of Science in   Accounting



$ 18,900




Associate of Science in   Business Administration







Associate of Science in   Healthcare Management







Associate of Science in   Medical Assistant









Refundable Policy (Buyer’s Right to Cancel)

The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund according to the following refund policy. Student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. Cancellation Notice must be signed, dated and may be mailed or

delivered. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. If the cancellation notice is mailed to the school, it becomes effective as of the postmark, if properly addressed with proper postage. If the School has given the student equipment or books, the student must return the books or equipment within 30 days following the date of the Cancellation Notice. If the student fails to return the books or equipment within this 30 days period, the school may retain that portion of the consideration paid by the student that represents the documented cost of the books or equipment to the student.

Refund Policy (State)

The institution shall provide a pro rata refund of nonfederal student financial aid program moneys paid for institutional charges to students who have completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance. Institutions shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed seventy five dollars ($100.00), if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

Divide this figure by the number of scheduled hours in the program. The quotient is the hourly charge for the program. The amount owed by the student for purpose of calculating a refund is derived by multiplying the hours by the hourly charge for instruction, plus the registration fee less the amount received for tuition. It is the policy of the institution to pay the refund in the disclosed distribution policy found in the school catalog.


Tuition Refund Model:

Assume that a student, upon enrollment in a 600-hour program, pays $5,770.00 ($5,670 for tuition, $100.00 registration fee).

Student decides to withdraw after only 150 Clock Hours of instruction. He/she would receive a refund of $4,252.50. This is calculated by dividing the amount of clock hours left in the course for which he had paid (450 Clock Hours), by the amount of instruction he paid for, (600 Clock Hours) and multiplying that fraction times the amount of money paid for tuition ($5,670). This computes out to .75 times $5,670 for a refund of $4,252.50. Once a student has attended beyond midnight of the 5th business day, there is no refund of the registration fee of $100.00.

All refunds due will be paid by this institution within 45 days of the withdrawal date. A student may terminate enrollment by written notification such as CERTIFIED MAIL, or by filling out and delivering to the school the Notice of Cancellation form provided to all students. The effective date of cancellation is the last day the student was in physical attendance. For the purpose of determining the amount you owe for the time you attended, you shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the purpose of determining the amount you owe for the time you attended, you shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the course when any of the following occurs: a) You notify the school of your withdrawal or the actual date of withdrawal; b) The institution terminates your enrollment; c) You fail to attend classes for (14-consecutive days). In this case, the date of withdrawal shall be deemed to be the last date of recorded attendance. The College refund policy is as follows:


Amount paid in advance $5,770.00
Registration Fee $100.00
Clock hours paid but not used (600-150)
Refund of tuition $4,252.50
Actual refund $4,252.50



Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund(STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

1.You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash , guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and

2. Your total charges are not paid by a third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if either of the following applies:

1.You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or

2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you may have no separate agreement to repay the third party."

Effective January 1, 2010, the STRF requires that institutions collect from each newly enrolled student a fee" in the amount of $2.50 per thousand dollars of institutional charges paid, regardless of the portion that is prepaid.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

1) The school closed before the course of instruction was completed. 2) The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school. 3) The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs. 4) There was a material failure to comply with the Act or the Division within 30-days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30-days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau. 5) An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act." Questions regarding STRF can be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833,, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy

In addition to having institutional charges adjusted based on the institution’s Tuition Refund Policy, for a student who receives federal financial assistance under the Title IV student financial aid programs, the institution must determine the amount of Title IV funds a student has earned at the time of withdrawal using the Return of Title IV Funds Policy. This amount of Title IV assistance earned is based upon the amount of time the student attended and has no relationship to the institutional charges that the student has incurred. Up through the 60% point of the payment period, a pro-rate schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of his or her withdrawal. After 60% point, the student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds for the payment period.

The method used to determine the percentage of the period completed is determined according to the following formula:

Number of Days Completed in the Period - Total Number of Days in the Period =Percentage Completed

Scheduled breaks of at least five consecutive days are excluded from the total number of calendar days in the period (denominator) and the number of calendar of calendar days completed in the period (numerator). The calendar days on an approved leave of absence are also excluded from both the numerator and denominator in the calculation formula. Percentages are rounded to the third decimal place.

If a credit balance is due the student and the student withdraws from the institution, Advanced College will first complete the R2T4 calculation, if you are on the Title IV aid. Advanced College will then complete the institutional, state and accrediting agency refund calculations to determine what is owed to the institution. Credit balances will be used first to pay the balance owed to Advanced College as determined by the appropriate refund policy.

Application Instructions for International Students: 

In order to apply for a program at Advanced College, the student has to mail the following items to the school: 

  1. 1.A completed International Application form.
  2. 2.US $100.00 nonrefundable application fee (payable to Advanced College).
  3. 3.Official copies (in English) of all transcripts from all secondary schools, colleges, or universities that you have attended. Each copy must bear the original stamp or seal of the school and signature of a school official attesting that it is a true copy of the original document. Faxes or unofficial photocopies of academic records will not be accepted. Transcripts from Canadian or American school must be mailed directly to Advanced College. All submitted transcripts become the property of Advanced College.
  4. 4.$300 tuition deposit (refundable in case of cancellation)).
  5. 5.Proof of financial responsibility.

There are no other charges for issuing I-20 or any services for international student