Learn more about tuition costs and payment terms at ACPHS. Our experts in student accounts are here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the tuition payment policy not answered here, please contact Craig Lankenau, Director of Student Accounts, at 518-694-7245 or Craig.Lankenau@acphs.edu.
TUITION CHARGES – Tuition and fees will be billed to a student’s account at least 21 days prior to the start of each new semester or academic session. Late registrants will be billed upon notification of course registration from the Registrar’s Office.
METHOD OF BILLING - Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will mail a statement to the billing address on file. All students will have 24 hour access to view an electronic version of their bill in the student portal (mycampus.acphs.edu).
BILLING UPDATES - The student portal should be accessed to view any changes in charges and/or credits that may have occurred after the paper billing statement has been received.
BILLING ERRORS – Administrative, clerical or technical billing errors do not absolve a student from their financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition and fees associated with their registration at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
PAYMENT OF TUITION/FEES – It is the responsibility of the student to pay all tuition and fees assessed as a result of registration at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Payment in full will be due by the date indicated on the billing statement. Students will be permitted to attend classes and utilize College facilities only after they have settled their financial obligation to the College. The Student Accounts Office will defer charges up to the amount of the student’s approved financial aid awards and/or confirmed college payment plan enrollment. All charges in excess of the deferred amount must be paid in full by the due date.
FINANCIAL HOLD – If a student fails to pay their account balance that is due to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences by the due date, a financial hold will be placed on the student’s account, preventing future registration as well as transcripts and diplomas.
LATE PAYMENT/NON PAYMENT – Any balance not paid or covered by financial aid and/or payment plan by the due date listed on the billing statement, will be assessed a monthly late fee of $100. This includes students with late receipt of financial aid awards and students whose accounts are paid by a third party. Failure to comply for 30 days after the bill due date will result in student suspension, cancellation of course registration, denial of access to all campus facilities (computer accounts, library, residence halls, meal plan, fitness center, etc.) and the inability to register for courses for the subsequent term. A financial hold will remain on the student’s account until all prior semester charges have been paid in full. Students who have an unpaid balance on their account will not be permitted to register or attend any future semester/session until the account status is current and paid in full.
NON-SUFFICIENT FUNDS – Any check used to pay tuition and fees that is returned for non-sufficient funds (NSF) may result in the cancellation of the current term registration. A $25 NSF fee will be charged to the student’s account. In addition, a financial hold will be placed on his/her account.
OUT OF SCHOOL BALANCES – If, within 180 days after the last date of attendance payment in full is not received, the account will be turned over to a collection agency. In addition, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will request that the bad debt be listed on a national credit rating report. A financial hold will remain on the account until the debt has been satisfied.
FINANCIAL AID – The financial aid described as “pending” on the billing statement does not represent an actual or guaranteed payment, but is an estimate of the aid that a student may receive if all of the required paperwork has been completed and approved. Any change to “pending” financial aid remains the full responsibility of the student and any resulting balance must be paid in full by the student.