Payment Options

PAYMENT METHODS

Services may be paid in full at time of enrollment, or by installment with a down payment at time of enrollment. Payments on account, as well as any additional fees (e.g. alternate exams), may be paid in cash (US dollars only, paid in person), credit/debit/check card, checks and money orders payable to Andrews University.

Mail Checks

Office of Student Financial Services
Andrews University
4150 Administration Drive
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0750, USA

We reserve the right to verify availability of funds for any check received. A fee of $35 will be charged for any check returned by the bank. All services, including access to the online system, may be suspended until the account is made current or paid off by money order.

Pay by Phone

If you cannot pay online, you may call 269-471-3326 to make payments.

Third-Party Billing

Andrews University is able to bill Seventh-day Adventist and other organizations offering educational subsidies to their employees, in accordance with the policy of the employing organization. Authorization from the organization's financial officer (e.g. treasurer, business manager) must accompany the registration. Payment in full is due within 30 days from billing. The monthly payment plan is not available to organizations.

If the sponsoring organization requires proof of completion or other evidence of enrollment, it is the student's responsibility to pay and claim the subsidy once they complete the course.

Payment of a student's account is the sole responsibility of the student or parent/guardian if student is under the age of 18. When an Adventist school has a contract for services with GIA, the school is responsible for their contract.

Monthly Payment Plan

Parents/legal guardians with students enrolling for accredited services may pay tuition on a monthly plan. The monthly payment plan is not available to sponsoring organizations. All fees (see Cost: Tuition and Fees) are due at time of service, cannot be included in the monthly payment plan, and are nonrefundable.

Payment Due Date

Initial payment is due by the date specified on the enrollment statement. Thereafter payments are due on the first of each month. Exams, grades, report cards and transcripts are held if payment is not received by the due date, the account becomes past due, and exams will not be issued.

Credit Approval

The monthly payment plan is subject to prior credit approval, which may be based on information obtained from a credit reporting agency. Andrews University reserves the right to deny credit on the basis of one's credit history.

Monthly Payment Plan Agreement

The person responsible for the student's finances must be 18 years of age or older. By completing and signing the agreement on the Finance Form (FORM3), the financer and the student (if older than 18) agree to abide by the stated terms. The amount financed cannot exceed the amount due for tuition. In case of an error or miscalculation, GIA reserves the right to adjust without notice the amount financed, provided the amount in question does not exceed $50.

Monthly Payments Applied to Multiple Courses

When enrolled in multiple courses (Grades 7-12), subjects (Grades 1-6), or modules (Kindergarten), the monthly payment amount is automatically applied proportionately to each course being financed. To complete a course ahead of its payment schedule (number of months chosen for the payment plan), the course must be paid off two weeks in advance of requesting the final exam, and the account as a whole must be current. If a final exam is needed right away, payment must be made by credit card or money order.

Finance Charge Disclosure

Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is 0%.

Maximum Number of Payments

Up to eight monthly payments of no less than $25 may be made on any enrollment.

Delinquent Accounts

Accounts that are 30 days past due will be considered delinquent. When an account is delinquent, all services, including access to the online system, will be suspended until the account is made current or paid off. GIA or its assignee may, without notice (unless such notice is required by law), require immediate payment in full of the remaining balance. A late payment fee of $20 per month will be charged until the account is made current, paid off or written off for nonpayment.

If a student's account has a bad debt, the bad debt must be paid by cashier's check, money order, or cash if in person. GIA may report delinquent accounts to a credit bureau. All costs of collection will be added to delinquent accounts.

Security Interest on Refunds

GIA holds a seurity interest in any refund that may be due from GIA if there is an outstanding balance. Any monies sent to GIA will first be applied to past due amounts.

Services Suspended

Items held for accounts in which services have been suspended, whether because of finances or academics, will not be returned until the hold has been removed. This includes period tests, submissions, exam requests, exams, grade reports, transcripts, etc. After th elast day for withdrawal (18 months from enrollment), any items held will be shredded and discarded.

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