IMPORTANT: 2020 Catalog Policy Changes

Last Updated: 12/06/2019

Hello CiAM Students! As we approach the new year, there are a couple of changes that you should be aware of

The State of California recently passed a new law that goes into effect on January 1, 2020.  This law prohibits schools from holding student transcripts due to an outstanding financial balance with the school. In regards to this new Law, CIAM is making several changes to our School Catalog in the following categories: Add/Drop Period, Late Fees, Transcript Policy, Tuition Deadline, Drop for Nonpayment, Monthly Tuition Payment, Outstanding Financial Balances

Please review the following changes to our school catalog which will go into effect on 1/1/2020.

 

Add / Drop Period

During the Add/Drop period, students may add or drop individual courses. If a student drops all courses for a term and does not apply for an Leave of Absence (LOA), this will be considered an automatic student withdrawal. Dropped courses that occur within this period will not appear on students’ transcripts nor will these dropped courses be included in evaluating satisfactory academic progress (please see Satisfactory Academic Progress). Nonimmigrant students must be enrolled on a full-time status (2 courses/6 credits per term) and any course drop will affect Visa status in the U.S. Student must consult with the DSO before the drop. The student will receive a pro rata refund of tuition paid if notice of drop as been submitted before sixty (60%) percent or fewer scheduled days have passed (Please see Tuition Refund Policy). New students that have not been enrolled prior to the first class may be admitted during this period provided professor approval.

The Add/Drop period begins after the tuition deadline and ends seven (7) days after the term start for the Accelerated MBA and fourteen (14) days after the term start for the 2-Year MBA Program. Add/Drop deadline dates are shown on the Academic Year Calendars. Students who add courses during the Add/Drop period will receive an $50 late fee added to their Tuition Charge.

 

Transcript Policy

It is the student’s responsibility to clear all holds on his or her account before submitting a transcript request. Any hold, except an outstanding financial balance, will delay or prevent a request from being processed. If you have questions regarding any hold(s) on your record which would delay processing your transcript, please contact CiAM at 626-350-1500, or email [email protected].

 

Tuition Deadline

The tuition deadline is five (5) days before the start of term. Please see the academic year calendar for tuition deadline dates. WINTER 2020 TUITION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 6, 2020.

 

Drop for Nonpayment

Students who do not pay tuition by the tuition deadline will be dropped from all of their registered courses for the term.

During the add/drop period students who have been dropped for non-payment may re-register for courses, however a $50 late fee is applied to all tuition charges during the add/drop period. Students who then do not pay tuition fees and the late fee by the end of the add/drop deadline will be  dropped from all of their registered courses for the term.

 

Late Fees

If a student is late on making tuition payments, a flat $50.00 fee will be added to the tuition payment and the student will not be enrolled in any future courses until the tuition and fees are paid in full. During the start of term, students who do not make their payment by the tuition deadline are subject to the Drop for Nonpayment policy (see above).

Students who add courses during the Add/Drop period will receive an $50 late fee added to their Tuition Charge. See Add/Drop section (page 35) for add/drop details.

 

Monthly Tuition Payment

Students are required to follow their tuition payment plan that they signed when they first began the monthly payment schedule. However processing fees are subject to change. CiAM now charges a flat non-refundable $40 plan processing/administration fee with the first payment of the term, instead of a $10 processing fee each month. The accelerated monthly plan will have a flat non-refundable $20 plan processing/administration fee with the first payment of the term.

If a student is late on making monthly tuition payments, a flat $50.00 fee will be added to the tuition payment and the student will not be enrolled in any future courses until the tuition and fees are paid in full. Students who add courses during the Add/Drop period will receive an $50 late fee added to their Tuition Charge. See Add/Drop section (page 35) for add/drop details. During the start of term, students who do not make their payment by the 1st of that month deadline will receive a $50 late fee added to the tuition charge. Students who then do not pay the monthly tuition charge & the late fee by the term tuition deadline are subject to the Drop for Nonpayment policy (see above).

 

Outstanding Financial Balances

Students with outstanding financial balances on their account for any reason will receive a Lock on their account. This lock will prevent registration for classes, degree verifications, and the issuance of diplomas.

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