Sep 19, 2018  
2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 15 
    
2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Total Cost of Attendance


Effective January 8, 2018

*Please note: In rare instances, students may be required to purchase a book for a course. These costs are not included in the information below. 

Certificate Programs Tuition and Fees

Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training
Certificate in Content Area Instruction
Certificate in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education
Certificate in Higher Education
Certificate in Teacher Leadership

Total Cost of Attendance $ 4,830.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 450.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   18   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 4,230.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00    

 

Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study                                                                                 

Total Cost of Attendance      

$

10,330.00

Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 306.00   Technology and Library $ 900.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   30   Application $ 100.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 9,180.00   Program Conferral $ 150.00        

 

Certificate in Transition To Teaching - Elementary Education Total Cost of Attendance $ 7,390.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 600.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   24   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ 1,000.00
Total Tuition $ 5,640.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

 

Certificate in Transition To Teaching - Secondary Education Total Cost of Attendance $ 5,830.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 450.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   18   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ 1,000.00
Total Tuition $ 4,230.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

 

Certificate in Teaching English Learners Total Cost of Attendance $ 4,310.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 400.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   16   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 3,760.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

 

Certificate in Virtual Instruction Total Cost of Attendance $ 5,870.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 550.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   22   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 5,170.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

Degree Programs Tuition and Fees

M.Ed. in Advanced Studies
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Educational Technology
M.Ed. in Elementary Education
M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education
M.Ed. in Higher Education

Total Cost of Attendance $ 8,990.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 850.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   34   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 7,990.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00    

 

M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration  Total Cost of Attendance $ 9,250.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 875.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   35   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 8,225.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

 

M.A. in Elementary Teaching
M.A. in Secondary Teaching
Total Cost of Attendance $ 9,900.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 850.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   34   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ 1,000.00
Total Tuition $ 7,990.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

 

M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology
M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education
M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners
M.Ed. in Literacy
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership
M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum

Total Cost of Attendance $ 8,210.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 775.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   31   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 7,285.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

 

M.Ed. in STEM Leadership* Total Cost of Attendance $ 6,650.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 625.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   25   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 5,875.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

NOTE * 6 credits taken through Accelerate Learning/National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) and 25 credits taken through ACE.

Ed.S. in Leadership                                                                                                            Total Cost of Attendance $ 11,674.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 306.00   Technology and Library $ 1,020.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   34   Application $ 100.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 11,322.00   Program Conferral $ 150.00        

 

Ed.D. in Leadership                                                                                           Total Cost of Attendance $ 22,954.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 306.00   Technology and Library $ 1,920.00   Dissertation/Reserach (6 courses) $ 200.00 each
Total Credits in Program   64   Application $ 100.00   Student Teaching   $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 19,584.00   Program Conferral $ 150.00        

 

Ed.D. in Leadership (Ed.S. or ABD to Ed.D. Leadership Pathway)              Total Cost of Attendance $ 13,882.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 306.00   Technology and Library $ 1,110.00  
  Dissertation/Reserach (6 courses)
$ 200.00
Total Credits in Program   37   Application $ 100.00   Student Teaching   $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 11,322.00   Program Conferral $ 150.00        

Dual Degree Programs Tuition and Fees

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for graduates of M.Ed. in Elementary Education
M.Ed. in Elementary Education for graduates of M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
Total Cost of Attendance $ 5,090.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 475.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   19   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 4,465.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

 

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership for graduates of M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for graduates of M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Total Cost of Attendance $ 4,310.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 400.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   16   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 3,760.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

 

M.Ed. in STEM Leadership for graduates of M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum
M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum for graduates of M.Ed. in STEM Leadership
Total Cost of Attendance $ 5,870.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 235.00   Technology and Library $ 550.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   22   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 5,170.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

Bachelor Degree Programs Tuition and Fees

Bachelor of Healthcare Administration Total Cost of Attendance $ 8,970.00
Tuition   Non-Refundable Fees   Additional Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour $ 215.00   Technology and Library $ 1,080.00   Capstone or Dissertation $ N/A
Total Credits in Program   36   Application $ 50.00   Student Teaching $ N/A
Total Tuition $ 7,740.00   Program Conferral $ 100.00        

Bridge Course Tuition

To assist with the transition from quarter credits to semester credits, bridge courses were designed and free of charge for any student who changed their program prior to March 1, 2013.

Any student who withdraws or is administratively withdrawn from the College on or after March 1, 2013 and re-enters will be charged the semester credit tuition and fees for any needed bridge courses even if the bridge courses are taken during 2013.

Any student who changes their program on or after March 1, 2013 will be charged the semester credit tuition and fees for any needed bridge courses even if the bridge courses are taken during 2013.

Bridge Course Tuition Non-Refundable Technology and Library Fees Total Cost
1 semester credit $ 235    $ 20   $ 255
2 semester credits $ 470   $ 40   $ 510
3 semester credits $ 705   $ 60   $ 765

Other Tuition and Fees

  • NBCT Credit: $235 per credit
  • Licensure Preparation Courses (i.e. PDELFL, PDELTX, etc.): $235 Tuition, $20 Technology and Library Fee
  • Fees for Non-Required Courses: The following fees apply if the student may elect to take a support course that is not required:
    • ASMT5010 Reading Assessment for Texas students may have a $255 Course Support Fee (Not a required course)
    • ASMT6010 Benchmark: Research Competency Exam may have a $335 Course Support Fee (Not a required course)
    • ASMT6220 Benchmark: Crafting a Concept Paper may have a $335 Course Support Fee (Not a required course)

State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if 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.  

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120-day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in-excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.
  8. To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of non-collection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

Payment Due Date

Payments are due on the Friday before each term start. If payment has not been received by the end of day the Friday of the term start, the student will be administratively withdrawn. If students are administratively withdrawn and wish to be reinstated, they will be subject to the $100 reinstatement fee as explained below.

Reinstatement Fee

For new and continuing students who have been Administratively Withdrawn or cancelled (new students) for nonpayment or nonparticipation and wish to remain enrolled during the current term only, a $100.00 Reinstatement Fee will apply.

To remain enrolled for the current term, the student should contact Student Services at 1-800-280-0307, Option 1 on or before 9:00 p.m. on the Tuesday of the second week of the term to satisfy any outstanding balances due and to pay the $100.00 Reinstatement Fee.

Payment of the Reinstatement Fee will only be accepted by debit or credit card.

Important Financial Dates for the 2018 Academic Year

Payment Due Date:

Friday Prior to Week 1/Term Start

 

Course Start Date: Monday Week 1

First Day of Class

 

Drop Deadline: Friday, Week 1

Final Payment and Change of Status (Change of Start Date, Cancel, Withdraw w/ Refund Deadlines

 

Reinstatement Dates: Monday and Tuesday the week following Term Start

$100 Reinstatement Fee Assessed if Student Wishes to Remain Enrolled After Being Dropped

January 5, 2018   January 8, 2018   January 12, 2018   January 17, 2018 (extended to Wednesday due to holiday)
January 26, 2018   January 29, 2018*   February 2, 2018   February 6, 2018
February 16, 2018   February 19, 2018   February 23, 2018   February 27, 2018
April 6, 2018   April 9, 2018   April 13, 2018   April 17, 2018
May 18, 2018   May 21, 2018   May 25, 2018   May 30, 2018 (extended to Wednesday due to holiday)
June 8, 2018   June 11, 2018*   June 15, 2018   June 19, 2018
July 6, 2018   July 9, 2018   July 13, 2018   July 17, 2018
August 17, 2018   August 20, 2018   August 24, 2018   August 28, 2018
September 7, 2018   October 1, 2018   October 5, 2018   October 9, 2018
November 9, 2018   November 12, 2018   November 16, 2018   November 20, 2018

Tuition and Fee Payment

All tuition and fees are due the Friday prior to the first day of each course. Students from whom payment has not been received by Friday after the course has begun will be administratively withdrawn or canceled if a new student This includes students whose payments are partially covered by military benefits, employers, or a third-party lender. American College of Education reserves the right to report failure to pay tuition and fees to one or more national credit bureau organizations. Diplomas, official transcripts, or program completion verifications to state agencies will not be issued until all financial obligations are paid in full.

Payment Options

Each student must declare a payment method prior to beginning the first course. Students have the following payment options:

  • Payment in Full: Make one payment covering the entire program tuition and fees.
  • Payment in Installments: Pay program tuition and fees by course.
  • Monthly Payment Plan/Climb Achieve - Climb Achieve should be selected if you would like to make monthly payments over the length of the program. Total tuition and fees plus a $150 Origination Fee will be divided by the length of your selected program to determine the monthly amount due. The actual total cost or payment amounts will vary dependent on the program selected. All payments are due by the 15th of each month. May not be available in all 50 states. Students-at-Large are not eligible for the monthly payment plan.
  • School Partnership Agreement: Under a partnership agreement between American College and a participating school district, automatic payment through payroll deductions may be available. This option is only available for full-time employees.
  • Third-Party Loans: Some students may qualify for a private loan through a third-party lender. Funds received from the lender may be used to either make payment in full or in installments as described above.

Right to Modify Tuition
American College of Education reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees at any time with prior notice to current students. 

Three-day Cancellation
Students who provide written notice of cancellation within three business days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and federal and state holidays) of paying tuition, the technology fee, and/or the payment processing fee, but before the first class, are entitled to a refund of all monies paid, excluding the nonrefundable application fee. Refunds will be provided within 30 days of receiving notice of cancellation.