American Leadership Institute and Seminary (ALIS) believes affordable academic programs are part of its commitment to servant leadership. Timely payment of tuition and fees are a necessary part of maintaining affordable programs.
Each student is required to pay all tuition and fees at the time the time of registration. Payments may be made by cash, check, or by MasterCard, Visa, or Discover card. Students should not send cash through the mail.
ALIS reserves the right to inform credit bureaus of past due accounts due to cancellation of payments or returned checks and ALIS reserves the right to authorize collection agencies to collect past due accounts.
Application of Payments
Scholarships and loans are used to pay the student’s obligations to ALIS. Any balance remaining from awarded scholarships by ALIS is not refundable to the student.
To assist students with their financial obligation, ALIS offers a monthly payment plan. The cost of enrolling in the payment plan is $50 and must be paid with the first monthly installment before the first day of classes. The remaining payments are due on the first of each month. Any student who fails to pay in accordance with the terms of the payment plan must pay the unpaid balance in full and will be ineligible for payment plans in the future. ALIS reserves the right to inform credit bureaus of past due accounts and to authorize collection agencies to collect past due accounts
Students may keep the money in their student account during the academic year to cover any educational costs at ALIS. If a balance remains on the account after tuition is paid, the funds will remain until the end of the fiscal year. At that time, the student’s account will be cleared and a check issued.
A student who withdraws before classes begin is entitled to a refund of all tuition paid minus a fee of $10.00 per course. Once course material has been shipped or a course has started, all tuition and fees are non-refundable!
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
A student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue enrollment. The Institution adheres to a strict academic policy in the area of good academic standing. A student in good standing may continue enrollment as along as the grade point average is 2.0 (C average) or higher.
Satisfactory academic progress is quantitative as well as qualitative. If a student repeatedly signs up for courses and drops half of them, the student fails to make satisfactory academic progress. Each degree program has time limitations to complete the degree. These limitations are indicated in the institution’s catalog and website.
Satisfactory academic progress is based upon the grade point average earned over the past two semesters. If the student’s grade point average for the last two completed semesters is below 2.00 (C Average), the student will be placed on probation, regardless if their overall grade point average is above the 2.00 minimum. Satisfactory Academic Progress is also determined by the number of courses completed in the last two semesters. If the student drops an excessive number of courses each semester, this is not considered academic progress. An excessive amount would be more than 50% for the last two semesters. (Example: If a student signs up for six classes in the last two semesters and drops four of the six classes, this is considered excessive.)