Course/Program Tuition & Fees

Course/Program Tuition & Fees:

AC/C TECH’s “Course/Program Tuition & Fees” includes the following areas:

Tuition & Fees

Students have an option of pursuing Courses Only, Technical Certificate Programs, or the AAS Degree. Below is a complete listing of all costs, which is the same for all participants.

  • Admission Fee                                  $0.00
  • Tuition/Course                             $250.00
  • EPA Technician Certification      $200.00
  • Workshops                                      $75.00
Technical Certificate Programs Tuition/Workshops Books Tools/Supplies Uniforms Total Cost
HVAC Maintenance $1,500.00 $163.75    $439.07 $160.00 $2,262.82
Plumbing Maintenance    $500.00 $254.83    $603.55 $160.00 $1,518.38
Electrical Wiring Maintenance    $575.00 $198.95    $293.95 $160.00 $1,227.90
Interior/Exterior Maintenance $1,075.00   $69.90 $1,114.95 $160.00 $2,419.85
Appliance Repair $1,250.00 $174.75    $682.14 $160.00 $2,266.89
Swimming Pool & Spa Maintenance $1,000.00   $59.95    $439.07 $160.00 $1,659.02
Introduction to Apartment Maintenance $2,000.00 $163.75    $439.07 $160.00 $2,762.82
AAS Degree Program Tuition/Workshops Books Tools/Supplies Uniforms Total Cost
Required Technical Courses $4,900.00 $862.18 $3,133.66 $800.00 $9,695.84
Technical Elective Courses $1,000.00 $59.95 $0.00 $0.00 $1,059.95
Totals $5,900.00 $922.13 $3,133.66 $800.00 $10,755.79
General Education Coursework TBD TBD TBD N/A TBD

Students are responsible for acquiring books, tools, and supplies. Please reference our website (individual programs) to obtain an itemized listing. The fees are based on pricing from Menards; however, the items can be obtained from any source. Acquiring uniforms is optional.

Students enrolled in the AAS Degree are required to complete 15 semester credits of “General Education Coursework” from any recognized accredited institution. Examples of general education courses include natural and physical sciences (mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, etc.); social and behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, history, geography, economics, etc.); humanities and fine arts (English, written and oral communication, literature, foreign language, etc.). AC/C TECH does not control tuition and fees at other institutions, and therefore, those expenses must be determined by the student. However, we recommend Ivy Tech Community College because they offer easy online enrollment, online training, and fair tuition fees at $149 per semester credit. Ivy Tech also offers payment plans for budgeting. Students can take advantage of those options by paying a $30 non-refundable setup fee, and their credit card processing fee is 2.85%. When calculated, 15 semester credits of general education coursework through Ivy Tech cost just $2,235.00. When added to our technical course fees, the student’s total cost is $12,990.79 to earn the AAS Degree. The only remaining cost is associated with obtaining books for the general education courses.

There are no other fees… AC/C TECH does not offer discounts, nor waivers.

AC/C TECH reserves the right to increase tuition and fees without notice.

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Financial Assistance

Currently, there are four options students may pursue to obtain financial assistance:

Option #1: Employer Assistance
As part of AC/C TECH’s mission, students are recruited according to job demands of employers. Once recruited, the student will be assigned to work at the employer’s apartment community and will be allowed to complete lab and OJT (On-Job-Training) assignments. That is how students can obtain a fulltime job, attend training, earn credentials, and build a lifelong career in residential and apartment maintenance technology without going into debt. Simply stated, the employer pays the tuition and fees.

Below are rates for employer-based onsite training programs:

  • 1-day Training Sessions ………………. $2,300.00
  • 2½ day Training Sessions ..……..…… $4,200.00

Property Management Firms can purchase unlimited access to our training platform by Subscriber License Agreement. The base rate is $0.70 per apartment unit. For example, a 300-unit apartment community would pay 300 x $0.70 = $210 per month, or $2,520 per year. The minimum term is 1-year. This subscription allows their entire maintenance staff to pursue training. In general, most property management firms hire 1 technician for every 90 apartment units. Under this scenario, 3 or 4 individuals can pursue our training and there is no cost to the student because the employer is responsible for making the payments.

OPTION #2: Sponsor Assistance
AC/C TECH provides training for public school districts, public libraries, workforce development groups, community development organizations, governmental agencies, and the like. This is another path students may pursue to obtain a fulltime job, attend training, earn credentials, and build a lifelong career without going into debt. It’s worth mentioning that AC/C TECH has no authority to regulate the mechanism under which the sponsors funding is governed and administered, we only provide the training. In general, the qualification guidelines are based on income, and most of our students qualify because their annual income is below poverty level.

OPTION #3: Payment Plans
AC/C TECH offers a payment plan for every course/program. The payment plan is not a loan, and therefore, the student has no debt, no interest, no finance charge, and there is no credit check. Based on the enrollment, a down payment is due before starting lessons and the amount is listed in the Enrollment Agreement. The balance is paid off by making $50.00 weekly payments and the payments do not extend into the next cohort training program. However, there is a late fee penalty of $5.00 per occurrence. Again, payments are due weekly starting the first week of classes. Payments can be made directly from the student’s bank account or by a credit/debit card. Credit/Debit card payments are subject to a 3.49% service fee.

OPTION #4: Standard Promissory Note
AC/C TECH offers a Standard Promissory Note for students wanting to pursue our training fulltime and defer repayments until graduation. To qualify for future enrollments under our promissory note, the student is required to comply with our Attendance and SAP Policy.

Attendance Policy
Students must login their online account and complete assignments that count toward scores. It does not refer to physical presents or simply logging into their account. Our attendance policy is also based on starting lessons within the 1st 15 days of course schedules and maintaining an 80% participation rate through course completion. Anyone who procrastinates longer than 15 days will be automatically withdrawn from the course.

SAP Policy
Students must achieve SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) standards in their program of study which includes maintaining a cumulative score of 70%, completing 67% of all courses attempted, and completing the graduation requirements within 150% of the standard program length. For example, the AAS Degree program cannot exceed 5 years. At first glance, 5 years may appear longer than expected, but we had to consider four important factors: [1] it takes 60.4 semester credits to earn our AAS Degree, [2] each course is designed to have 45 clock hours of IDL activities, [3] students are assigned one course monthly until graduating from the program, and [4] no courses are assigned during the months of June, July, and August because administrators from the apartment industry prefer 100% participation towards restoring vacated apartments during summer months. Therefore, the shortest time a student can earn our AAS Degree is 30 months (60.4 credits / 2 credits per month = 30 months). When multiplied by 150% to obtain the maximum number of months, the answer is 45 months (30 months x 1.5 = 45 months). Since we don’t offer courses 3 months per year, the maximum timeline would be 5 years (45 months / 9 months per year = 5 years).

As additional information, the Promissory Note” discloses that students can pay the balance via a deferred lump sum payment, or installments. If installments are desired, the student will have an option of making payments on a weekly basis, or monthly basis, or based on their employer’s pay cycle. Students are not charged a financing fee for paying in a deferred lump sum or in installments. However, when payments are not made pursuant to the scheduled timeline, AC/C TECH applies a late fee for each occurrence:

  • $10 per occurrence if student is paying weekly.
  • $40 per occurrence if student is paying monthly.
  • $25 per occurrence if student is paying based on their employer’s pay period.

AC/C TECH accepts personal checks, money orders, and charge card payments to satisfy tuition and fees.

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Payment Collection Policy

It is AC/C TECH’s intent to conduct all collection practices according to sound and ethical business practices. It assures that it does so through regular review of its collection principles against higher education and consumer norms, and by conducting its collection practices consistently and fairly via set procedures.

AC/C TECH assures that its collection process is ethical by providing appropriate communication in various events:

  • If the student’s credit card information is no longer active or payment has been declined, AC/C TECH will contact the cardholder immediately to update information.
  • For accounts in arrears over 30 days, AC/C TECH will contact their employer or family members to inquire about the individual and to attempt to resolve the concern. The employer or family member may be contacted by telephone, email, or letter.
  • For accounts in arrears over 60 days, AC/C TECH will suspend the student from all training programs until the account is paid up to date or until payment arrangements have been satisfied by the school.
  • Only after an account has been in arrears over 90 days would AC/C TECH refer the matter to legal counsel for collection and possibly refer the debt to a third-party collection agency.

AC/C TECH’s collection practices consider the rights and interests of both the student and our institution. The “Standard Promissory Note” clearly states the rights and obligations of both parties and payment and collection process enumerated respects those rights. Students are provided a quality education with flexible payment options, and AC/C TECH retains the right to receive payment for its training and student services in a timely manner, and to seek restitution when payment becomes uncollectable.

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Cancellation Policy

Students may cancel an enrollment anytime and for any reason and by any method. Prospective students who have not visited AC/C TECH or the Property Management Firm where OJT will be conducted, prior to enrollment, will have the opportunity to cancel (without penalty) following a tour of the facilities.

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Refund Policy

A student is entitled to a full refund if one or more of the following criteria are met:

  1. The student cancels the enrollment agreement or enrollment application within six (6) business days after signing.
  2. The student does not meet the postsecondary educational institution's minimum admission requirements.
  3. The student's enrollment was procured because of a misrepresentation in written materials utilized by AC/C TECH.
  4. If the student has not visited AC/C TECH prior to the enrollment, and upon touring the facilities or attending the regularly scheduled orientation/classes, the student withdraws from the program within three (3) days.

AC/C TECH will pay a refund to students in the amount calculated under this policy, or as otherwise approved by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education. The student's obligation at the time of cancellation will be calculated as follows:
(A) Within six (6) days following the signing of the contract, no obligation and all monies paid, if any, to be fully refunded. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .00) = $250.00
(B) After six (6) days, but before beginning of training, a registration fee of 20% of the total tuition not to exceed $100.00. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .00) = $250.00 * AC/C TECH does not have Registration Fees
(C) After beginning of training, the registration fee, plus 10% of the total tuition until student completes 10% of the assignment. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .10) = $225.00
(D) After completing 10% of the assignments, but prior to completing 25% of the assignments, the registration fee plus 25% of the total tuition. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .25) = $187.50
(E) After completing 25% of the assignments but prior to completing 50% of the assignments, the registration fee plus 50% of the total tuition. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .50) = $125.00
(F) After completing 50% of assignments, but prior to completing 75% of the assignments, the registration fee plus 75% of total tuition. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x .75) = $62.50
(G) After completing 75% of assignments, the student is responsible for total tuition. Example Refund: $250 – ($250 x 1.00) = $0.00
(H) The entire course (all lessons and testing) must be completed within 30 days. If a student does not cancel by the end of such time, he is responsible for his total tuition.
(I) The institution will make a proper refund, within thirty-one (31) days of the student's request for cancellation.
(J) If the student has paid tuition extending beyond twelve (12) months all such charges shall be refunded.

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Account Receivables

All tuition and fee payments are computerized and retained indefinitely. We record and maintain the following data: Student ID, Student Name, Address, Phone Number, Program or Course Name, Cost of Program/Course, Amount Paid, Date Paid, Method of Payment, and Balance Due. A copy of the Accounts Receivable Record will be deposited into the students’ account, where they can view it anytime.

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