AHUSC Financial Options
The financial options programs at American Heritage University of Southern California are designed to assist you and your family with financing the total cost of attending our institution. This includes, payment plans, partial scholarships and tuition benefits. Through a combination of any of these, we hope to assist you in bridging the gap between what your family can contribute and the total cost of attending American Heritage University.
At AHUSC we appreciate the unique financial needs that may impede the payment of college expenses.
Payment Plan I: One-Payment plan option is full payment at the beginning of the academic year. This does not incur a processing fee.
Payment Plan II: A Two-Payment Plan in which a 50% down payment is made at the beginning of the academic year, and the balance is paid on or before the middle of the academic year; there is no processing fee in this plan.
Payment Plan III: Students pay for the courses they register for two weeks before the start of each Term. This method of payment incurs a $25.00 annual processing fee.
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The university offers partial scholarships that are funded through endowments and special funds. Awards are based on one or more of the following: financial need, academic performance, and/or community involvement. These scholarships carry no cash awards. Only one scholarship per student, per quarter, is permitted. The two types of Partial Scholarships in this category are:
- General Endowment Partial Scholarships
- Institutional Partial Scholarship
Please call the Business Office to discuss how you may qualify for any of these scholarship programs.
The program is designed to attract and retain employees whose professional goals reflect and enhance the university’s mission. The University offers these tuition benefits:
- Tuition Assistance Programs for Faculty and Staff
The university offers full-time faculty, regular full-time staff and limited service employees the opportunity to pursue knowledge and to advance their personal and professional development by providing tuition assistance for credit courses at the University.
- Dependent Children Attending the University
This benefit has been designed to assist faculty and staff in meeting the cost of tuition for their dependent children.
AHUSC Business Office
The university’s Business Office is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, financial options programs, and tax and other regulatory compliance matters. These include the following functions:
- Handles the billing and collection of student tuition and fees, and other miscellaneous charges.
- Directs the timely and accurate payment of invoices for goods and services, and related duties.
- Responsible for paying the faculty and staff, withholding and filing the related taxes and maintaining the labor distribution.
- Supervises the University’s financial and tax reporting, and oversees the general ledger, endowment accounting, and accounting policies and procedures.
- Oversees the Financial Options Program
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Please, note the following policies regarding late payments and delinquent accounts:
- All accounts not paid in full in accordance with the chosen payment plan are subject to a late payment fee of $25. Fees not paid by the start date of the Term will generate a student’s withdrawal from all courses not paid for. Student’s registration in courses will be pushed forward to the following Term.
- All Accounts must be paid in full in order for students to enroll in succeeding terms or to receive copies of certificates, diplomas, and transcripts.
- American Heritage University reserves the right to recover all costs involved with the collection and/or litigation of delinquent accounts.
- If an account must be sent to collection or litigation due to nonpayment of the outstanding balance, the University reserves the right to demand payment in full of subsequent terms of enrollment, prior to beginning of each term to ensure enrollment.
- The University reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student if a balance due from a previous quarter remains unpaid at the start of a subsequent quarter.
In the event that one or more credit card processes have been denied unpaid for any reason, the University reserves the right to demand payment in the form of a certified check, money order or cash.
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Questions should be directed to the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-484-8689. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Payments are made via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). The student agrees to:
- Assume financial responsibility for any charges and/or fees as posted to his/her account.
- Choose the appropriate Payment Plan (see Financial Aid Section)
- Abide by the official University policies regarding withdrawal from the University.
- Assume the responsibility for understanding the University’s official policy concerning schedule changes and satisfactory academic progress which may result in additional charges or the loss of eligibility for certain types of financial aid. It is considered the student’s responsibility to understand how these changes can affect his/her financial situation with regard to financial aid eligibility.
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