Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition 
    
    Oct 19, 2021  
Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cost: Tuition and Fees



Classes requiring payment of a lab or course fee will be designated in the registration materials.

Active duty members of the U. S. Armed Forces (and their dependents) residing in Colorado on a permanent change-of-station status and honorably-discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Contact the Admissions & Records Office for details.

Complete information regarding residency is available in the Admissions & Records Office, where students may obtain a Change of Residency Petition. The final petition must be submitted and approved prior to registration.

ALL TUITION AND FEE CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE AIMS JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES AS CIRCUMSTANCES MAY REQUIRE, WITHOUT NOTICE. SEE WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.

 


Tuition Type
Summer Semester 2014
Fall Semester 2014
Spring Semester 2015


Tuition Rate Per Credit Hour*
 

 

In-District**

In-State

Out-of-State

Standard Tuition
 

$67.36

$105.73

$425.25

Low Differential
includes Automotive, Fire Science,
and Communications Media
 


$118.45


$206.01


$591.15

Medium Differential
includes Surgical Technology
 


$123.60


$215.82


$620.55

High Differential
includes Aviation, Radiologic
Technology, and Nursing
 


$128.75


$226.72


$651.00

*Tuition rate by credit hour listed here does not include fees and other charges for services.
**In-District classification for tuition purposes is for students who are Colorado residents
(according to tuition classification law) and live in the Aims tax district.
Please visit the Aims web site at www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition for current tuition rates and fees.
 

All Tuition and Fee charges are subject to change by the Aims Junior College District
Board of Trustees as circumstances may require, without notice.

 

 

Tuition and Fee Payment Policy

By applying for admission, registering for classes or allowing charges to be added to their account, students represent to us that they have the intention and ability to pay, and they promise to pay for all charges placed on their account as well as any service charges or collection costs, if any, that may be due.
Payment policy is as follows:

First Payment Deadline:

Students need to have at least one of the following completed by the first payment deadline or all their classes will be dropped automatically at 10:00 p.m. that night of the First Payment Deadline:

  • Pay in Full
  • Sign up online for MyPaymentPlan
  • Be awarded Financial Aid
  • Submit private scholarship paperwork
  • Submit 3rd Party paperwork
  • Submit UNC/CSU Cooperative Agreement
  • Submit completed High School Concurrent Enrolled program paperwork
     

Students who have their course dropped for non payment will need to re-register for courses and complete one of the above in the same day or again be dropped from all courses. Required paperwork is to be submitted, during business hours, to the appropriate office by the Payment Deadline or at time of registration.

*Please note: If your required down payment and/or enrollment fee fails to process with MyPaymentPlan, your classes may be dropped and your contract will be terminated.

Same Day

Students registering after the First Payment Deadline for the semester need to complete at least one of the following same day of registration or all their classes will be dropped automatically at 10:00 p.m. that night through the Drop period for the semester.

  • Pay in Full
  • Sign up online for MyPaymentPlan
  • Be awarded Financial Aid
  • Submit private scholarship paperwork
  • Submit 3rd Party paperwork
  • Submit UNC/CSU Cooperative Agreement
  • Submit completed High School Concurrent Enrolled program paperwork
     

Students who have their courses dropped for non payment will need to re-register for courses and complete one of the above in the same day or again be dropped from all courses. Required paperwork is to be submitted, during business hours, to the appropriate office by the Deadlines or at time of registration.

*Please note: If your required down payment and/or enrollment fee fails to process with MyPaymentPlan, your classes may be dropped and your contract will be terminated.

Final Payment Deadline

All students must have paid their entire (100%) tuition and fee balance for the term by the Final payment deadline. Please check web site for current dates and deadlines. Students who have not paid 100% of their tuition & fees by final payment deadline will have a hold placed on their account, and be required to make full payment for those courses. In addition, the student will not be allowed to register for future courses or receive transcripts until the outstanding balance is paid in full. In addition, if the student is registered for a future semester and owes a balance for the current semester as of the Final Payment Deadline, then the student may be at risk of being dropped from all future courses and placed on Financial hold until the balance is paid in full.

It is the student’s responsibility to pick up his/her combined bill/schedule at the time of registration, add, drop, or withdrawal. Subsequent billing statements notices will be sent via e-mail to the student’s Aims e-mail address. Payment is due at the Cashier’s Office on or before due dates shown on the billing statement.

Payments from financial aid will be automatically posted to the billing account.

A service charge of 1.75% of the unpaid balance will be added to the student’s account if not paid in full by the Final Payment due date by the Cashier’s office. Accounts that are reported to Aims by the MyPaymentPlan as a delinquent or inactive status will be placed on Financial hold at the time of the report from the MyPaymentPlan web site. Service charges are figured on the student’s account by applying the service charge rate to the balance that is owed at the payment due date. The annual percentage rate (APR) that corresponds to this service charge is 21%. In addition to its internal processes, please be advised that the college also uses external collection services to pursue unpaid amounts. The fee for such services will be added to outstanding balances.

Refer To the Website for Specific Due Dates and Up Dated Information

  1. Payments may be made in cash, Money Order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. E-check is available through the MyPaymentPlan. Cashier will accept personal, one-party checks in the amount of charges only. Temporary counter checks are no longer accepted by the College. A valid driver’s license is required. Every check returned to the College will be collected by CrediCheck. Checks will not be accepted from students who have written or submitted two or more returned checks to the College. In addition, checks declined by the Check Verification System, sponsored by Credit Check, will not be accepted as payment.
  2. PAYMENT PLAN OPTION: Students may also pay their tuition and fees through installments by signing up for a MyPaymentPlan. Payment plan information can be found at www.aims.edu.
    Final payment deadline……….Balance due ***ALL accounts with a balance after the Final payment deadline are assessed with a 1.75% service fee and are placed on Financial hold until account is paid in full. Students planning on registering for the next semester need to have all outstanding balances paid in full.***
  3. Self-Supporting/Continuing Education Classes: Tuition and fees for these classes are due upon registration.
  4. Students Sponsored by a Third Party Agency:
    1. A valid letter of sponsorship is required to be on file in Cashier’s office. The valid letter needs to be on file by the payment deadlines, as specified in our current publication, in order to prevent classes from being dropped.
    2. Students are required to make arrangements for agency billing with Cashier’s Office in accordance with payment deadlines.
    3. Students are responsible for any charges not covered by their Agency and are subject to late fees and refund guidelines.
    4. Third Party tuition authorizations are generally posted within 30-45 days AFTER the Add/Drop Deadline to the student account.
    5. Questions? Call Cashier’s Office, 970.339.6349 or e-mail cashier@aims.edu.
  5. Each student is responsible for payment of his/her own expenses. The College is not responsible for making payment arrangements with parents, guardians, international agencies, or other third parties.

Tuition and Fee Refunds

Upon course(s) registration to the college, the student agrees to be issued an Aims Campus Card (Prepaid Discover) and a corresponding account opened at the host banking institution on their behalf. All refunds will be issued electronically to the Aims Campus Card (Prepaid Discover) hosted by Heartland Payment Systems. Refunds will be issued to the card within 14 days of appearing on the student’s account, beginning after the first day of classes for any given term. Once the funds are loaded to the Campus card,  if the student has not activated the card on that 10th day of the funds loaded to the card, the funds will be returned to the college from Central National Bank immediately. The college will then issue a paper check to the student on the next available processing date. Any future refunds from that point forward will still be loaded to the card. Once a student activates the card, the student is responsible for all transactions and activities of the card including receiving refunds from the college.    

Please note: The campus card is a prepaid debit card and has no impact to the student’s personal financial matters and is not a credit card.   Students also can opt out of receiving refunds placed on the card by completing proper paperwork with the Cashier’s Office.
 

Financial Obligations of Students

The financial obligations of students to the college, such as payments for tuition, fees, and books, are due and payable on specific dates or at the time the obligations are incurred. Students will not be allowed to register, graduate, or receive transcripts of courses completed unless all financial obligations to the college have been met. See web site for updated information and specific due dates.

Lifetime Learning and American Opportunity Credit

The American Opportunity and Lifetime Credit, included in the Federal Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, promises to make education at community colleges even more affordable than it has been in the past.

The Lifetime Learning and the American Opportunity Credit is available for qualified tuition and related expenses paid after June 30, 1998.

For the tax credit, students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) in a degree, certificate or other program leading to recognized education credential.

The tax credit applies only to tuition and fees and all eligible educational expenses.

For detailed information on limits and eligibility, please consult your tax advisor or Publication 970 at www.irs.gov