- Prospective students of Auburn Montgomery University (AUM) should read these terms and conditions carefully prior to submitting an application. By checking the “I agree” box on your signed application, you agree to be bound by these terms during your first academic year at AUM.
- Transfer Credits: Students applying to AUM with post-secondary college credits are subject to additional requirements. If you are applying to AUM with possible transfer credits from a post-secondary institution outside of the US, please see the requirements here: http://www.aum.edu/admissions/international-students/future-students/international-transfer-credits. If you are applying to AUM with possible transfer credits from a US post-secondary institution, please see the requirements here: http://www.aum.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/admission-requirements/domestic-transfer-test-credits. You acknowledge that AUM makes no representations and cannot guarantee that post-secondary college credits will be accepted.
- Admission: If you are admitted to AUM you will receive a written offer letter with details and instructions on accepting the offer, paying a deposit to reserve your enrollment, and arriving on campus.
- Tuition and fees payment: Following payment of the deposit, you must pay the remaining outstanding balance shown on the AUM invoice by the following posted payment deadline of the Program and semester in which you will enroll:
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You are responsible for paying the full invoice amount, including any banking or processing fees. AUM has the right to amend prices due to University actions, governmental actions, or other events beyond its control.
Tuition Cost includes 12 credit hours of courses. Students who elect a course load of more than 12 credits are responsible for any additional amounts when the program begins. Additional fees based on your selected class schedule, such as labs, books, and other fees, will also be due at the time your program begins payable directly to the University. The above fees and charges reflect Spring and Fall semesters only. The Summer semester is optional, and any charges you incur must be paid directly to the University. You are personally responsible for ensuring that all fees and charges, including any fees payable by sponsors, are paid in full. If you do not pay on time, you will have a hold on your account and will not be permitted to register for courses until payment has been received. Students should note that it is their responsibility to pay fees and charges on time whether or not an invoice, notice or statement is received.
- Failure to Pay: Failure to pay by your applicable posted payment deadline may lead to penalties, including late fees, inability to gain access to campus housing and use of a meal plan, and a hold on your account that will prevent you from enrolling in classes. Be aware that if you are unable to enroll due to nonpayment of tuition and fees you may lose immigration status, and you may be reported by AUM’s Designated School Official’s office to the SEVIS database maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”).
- Cancellation, Change, Curtailment or Withdrawal: You will only be eligible for a deposit refund if you submit documentation of visa denial with written notification to AUM prior to the move-in date. After the no refund dates listed below, all tuition and fees are nonrefundable.
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Cancellations made prior to your Program start date but after your arrival to the U.S. on an AUM-issued Form I-20 will be governed under the standard AUM student immigration policies.
- AUM International Visa-Denial Refund Exceptions- Virtual Start. If you begin your program virtually through AUM International, you acknowledge that completing your program on-campus will require you to obtain a valid U.S. study visa, and that AUM does not guarantee you will receive your visa. Moreover, you may not know if you are denied a visa until after completing all or a substantial portion of your virtual studies. If you are denied a visa after you have successfully completed the virtual portion of your program, AUM International will allow you to defer the start of your next consecutive term up to three semesters / quarters (approximately 12 months). If, during the three-semester / quarter deferral period, you are denied a U.S. visa two or more times, you may be eligible for a refund of 50% of your tuition paid, subject to meeting the following conditions: (1) you submit documentation to AUM International (your visa denial letter and proof of visa appointment) verifying at least two U.S. visa denials prior to the move-in date for your next term of study, and (2) you remain in good standing and achieve a GPA of 2.0 or higher during the virtual portion of your program. No refund is available if you are able to continue in your degree program online.
- AUM Visa-Denial Refund Exceptions- Live Start. If you begin your studies through AUM Live, you acknowledge that completion of your studies will require you to obtain a valid U.S. visa for study, and that AUM cannot guarantee you will receive your visa. Moreover, you may not know if you are denied a visa until after completing all or a substantial portion of your AUM Live program. If you are denied a visa after successfully completing any part of your AUM Live program, we will allow you to defer the start of your next consecutive term up to three semesters (approximately 12 months). If, during the three-semester deferral period, you are denied a U.S. visa two or more times, you may be eligible for a refund of 75% of your tuition paid, subject to meeting the following conditions: (1) you submit documentation to AUM International verifying at least two U.S. visa denials prior to the move-in date for your next term of study (your visa denial letter and proof of visa appointment), and (2) you achieve a GPA of [2.0] ) or higher during the Live portion of your program. No refund is available if you are able to continue in your degree program online.
- Airport Transfers: Requests for airport transfer service should be made at least 2 weeks in advance of arrival by visiting www.auminternational.org/flight . Airport transfers are available for your initial arrival on campus for flights arriving at MGM. AUM cannot guarantee a reservation for a request made less than 2 weeks in advance. Airport transfer fees are nonrefundable.
- Housing Accommodation and Meal Plan: A Housing reservation in approved AUM housing is optional, and you must indicate your choice on the AUM housing selection form. You must complete the housing selection form by the indicated date or you may be denied on-campus housing. AUM on-campus housing is given on a first-come-first-served basis, and AUM does not guarantee that you will receive a housing assignment, or that you will receive your first choice of housing selection. If you live in AUM housing, you will be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Occupancy that is attached to the housing selection form for the full duration of your occupancy. Payment for housing is due in full two weeks prior to the move-in date. Late housing payments or failure to pay housing costs may result in additional fees. You must purchase a meal plan. The cost of a meal plan is nonrefundable for the first semester of your Program.
- Health Insurance: All international students studying at AUM are required to be covered by health insurance that meets the U.S. Government, Alabama, and AUM requirements. Not all services are covered, and the student is responsible for any outstanding balances for non-covered services.
- At the time of application, you are required to purchase coverage from AUM’s designated health plan as a condition of enrollment.
- You must have a completed a Student Health Center Mandatory Immunization Form documenting proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps and German Measles (Rubella) [MMR]; one Diphtheria/Tetanus booster within the past ten years; two doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine; series of Hepatitis B vaccine; polio vaccine (if under the age of 18) and the Meningoccocal vaccine. Mandatory Immunization Forms may be obtained here: http://www.aum.edu/sites/default/files/proof-of-immunization-form-_0.pdf
- You must have completed immunization documentation prior to class registration in order to enroll in any courses.
- The cost of health insurance is non-refundable.
- Academic Resources: All books and learning materials must be purchased upon arrival at AUM through the AUM bookstore or other recommended sources.
- Vacation, Holidays, and School Closures: You must adhere to the AUM Academic Calendar for holidays and vacations. Classes will not be held on designated school vacations and may be cancelled on public holidays. AUM will not make reimbursements for classes not offered due to holidays, vacations, or school closures due to emergencies.
- Absences: Failure to meet attendance requirements may lead to penalties, including loss of immigration status and deportation. You will not receive a refund if you lose immigration status due to class absences.
- Program of Study: Upon arrival on campus, you will be required to take an English language assessment test and math placement test. The results of the assessment test are used to determine placement in courses that are appropriate for your skill level, which may be different from your intended program. As a result, the length of study may be longer than originally anticipated, and involve additional costs including tuition and other fees. If you choose to withdraw from AUM because you do not wish to enroll in the courses that your assessment test results require, the refund terms contained in sections 7, 8, 9, 10, and 13 will apply to you.
- Internships and Externships. If you are accepted into an internship or externship option, such as CAP Premier, all opportunities will be awarded by a third-party organization at such organization’s sole discretion.
- Remedial Coursework Requirements. All students with a GPA or equivalent of 2.0-2.29 at the time of matriculation at AUM are required to take remedial math and English language courses. You may opt out of one or both of these courses only if you can provide an official SAT score of 480 or above for math (ACT 20 or above), and/or SAT 450 or above for English (ACT 18 or above).
- Academic or Conduct Rule and Policy Violations: you may be suspended or expelled if you violate any of AUM’s policies, rules, or regulations, which may result in the revocation of your immigration status. No refund will be given in cases of suspension or expulsion.
- F-1 Status: In order to maintain proper F-1 status, you must comply with all applicable Federal regulations related to study in the U.S., including pursuit of a full course of study. You will be in jeopardy of losing your immigration status if you fail to maintain the necessary academic standing. You may be reported to the SEVIS database of the DHS for any violation of your F-1 status by the Designated School Official. Your personally identifiable information, including course enrollment details and changes, and circumstances of any suspected breach by you of AUM’s policies may be shared with the DHS, AUM and accrediting agencies, designated authorities, your parents, and AUM’s designated facilitator, Shorelight Education LLC, its staff and agents.
- Photography, Filming and Sound Recording: Shorelight Education, LLC and AUM or its representatives, affiliates, successors and related companies may arrange to photograph or shoot video footage of students for purposes of advertising, public relations, and/or promotion in any medium throughout the world, including on social media sites and on the internet. If you do not wish to participate you must advise us in writing and state at the time of the photography or video shooting the wish not to participate. By accepting these terms and conditions you are indicating your consent to use these photographs or video footage without further consent or notifications unless you follow the above opt-out requirements.
- FERPA: In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the undersigned student hereby permits AUM and Shorelight Education, LLC to disclose personally identifiable information, including educational records, financial information and, attendance records to student’s parent(s), guardian(s), sponsor(s), sponsorship bodies, and recruiter(s) with information pertaining to their application, academic progress, results and attendance. These permissions will remain in effect during the undersigned student’s tenure at AUM unless the student submits a written revocation of this permission to AUM’s Office of the Registrar.
- Force Majeure. AUM and Shorelight LLC will not be liable in cases where Auburn University at Montgomery is unable to fulfill any services because of fire, natural disaster, disease or pandemic, national emergency, act of government, acts of war or terrorism, failure of suppliers or subcontractors, labor disputes or any other reasons which are beyond AUM’s control.
- Liability: The liability of the AUM, Shorelight Education, LLC, and their group companies, their directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents and partners with respect to losses arising from negligence (except where such liability cannot be excluded as a matter of law), breach of contract or otherwise will be limited in all circumstances to the full amount paid to AUM, Shorelight Education, LLC, or the relevant group company by the relevant student. Such companies and persons will in no circumstances have any liability for indirect or consequential losses or damages. Any dispute, claim or other matter arising will be subject to the jurisdiction and laws of the Alabama without regard to the choice of law rules. Any legal suit, action or proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based on any right or issues arising out of or related to these terms and conditions, shall be brought exclusively in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. By signing these terms and conditions, the student consents to and accepts the jurisdictions of such courts for the purpose of any such action or proceeding and agree to waive any objection to venue being laid therein.
- Legal Compliance. We have a legal obligation to comply with U.S. laws and regulations. We may use certain information you provided to us on your application to ensure our compliance with export and other regulations by screening you against lists prepared by federal government agencies, such as those prepared by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. You hereby consent to the transfer of your personally identifiable information to third-party screening services that we have retained solely to conduct such screenings.