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per unit - 3 units per class
Graduate & Art Teaching Credential
* If you choose to study during Summer semester, please contact an Admissions Representative at 1-800-544-2787 (U.S. only), 1-415-274-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org for Summer tuition and costs.
If you are paying by Visa, MasterCard or Discover, you can pay online by logging in to Student Self Service.
Follow this path once you are logged into Self Service: My Educational Profile > Finances > Make a Payment/Installment Plan. Payments can be made 24 hours a day.
Payments must be received on or before the required due dates or your account will be subject to late fees, cancellation of the installment plan may occur, and your classes may be administratively dropped.
If you have any account related questions, please contact Accounts Receivable to speak to a representative at 1-415-618-6429.
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If you are paying by Check please make it payable to the Academy of Art University and send it to:
PO Box 742864 Los Angeles, CA 90074-2864
*Please indicate the student ID# on the check for identification purposes
Cash payments may be made at the Accounts Receivable Department on the 4th floor of the 150 Hayes St. building during normal business hours or deposited in our secure drop box.
Our installment plan is available to all students for our Fall and Spring semesters. The installment plan enables students to pay their tuition in four separate payments. Students may also use the installment plan for any portion of their tuition not covered by their awarded financial aid. Installment plan agreement contracts and information regarding the Academy's installment plan may be obtained from the Accounts Receivable office. The Accounts Receivable staff may assist the student with the completion of the required contract.
Students enrolled for Fall or Spring may submit an online application for our four-month installment plan contract. Go to Student Self Service and navigate to "My Educational Profile", click on "Finances" link to apply online for the installment plan. A payment plan fee of $50.00 is due with the first installment.
Interest-Free Four Month Installment Plan Deadlines
In addition to our four-month installment plan, we also offer a pre-payment option. This option allows students and parents to pay in advance for a future term's tuition and place the residual balance on our regular installment plan. This money management method allows both students and parents to budget and finance their educational costs in advance, and lessen the financial burden as each semester begins. If you are choosing to utilize the four-month installment plan in addition to pre-payments you have made, please advise your Accounts Receivable advisor at the time we assist you with the completion of the contract.
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