When is payment due?
For all ASA programs, full payment or verification of financial aid is due by the Forms & Payment Deadline listed on our Dates, Prices & Deadlines page.
After you’re accepted, you’ll receive a Billing Statement from ASA, which will show your balance due and payment due date(s).
If you plan to pay for the program using financial aid (thereby deferring payment until your financial aid is disbursed), ASA must receive ASA’s Financial Aid Verification Form (FAV), completed by your home institution’s Financial Aid Office. This will tell us how much financial aid you are going to receive.
Any portion of the program fees not covered by financial aid must be paid to ASA by the Forms & Payment Deadline.
If verification of financial aid cannot be provided by the Forms & Payment Deadline, we require a non-refundable $1,000 down payment in order to secure your space.
It will take your school’s Financial Aid Office at least 2 weeks to complete the FAV form, so be sure to contact them several weeks in advance of the Forms & Payment Deadline. For full details on how to use your financial aid to study abroad and what steps you need to take, please visit our Financial Aid page.
All students must pay a $1,000 non-refundable Down Payment within 2 weeks of being accepted to the ASA Sorrento program. Once paid, your Down Payment will be deducted from your balance due. Because we cannot enroll you in classes and housing until we receive your Down Payment, we recommend paying it as soon as possible after you’re accepted for the best possible housing and course selection, but no later than 2 weeks after being accepted. Please note, Down Payments cannot be deferred with financial aid and are non-refundable.
In addition to the published program price, students must pay a $250 Damage Deposit to ASA at least 30 days prior to departure. Damage Deposits are refundable after the end of the semester. Please note, Damage Deposits cannot be deferred with financial aid. A Damage Deposit is not required if you choose the host family option.
What are ASA’s payment options?
We accept the following payment methods:
- Personal check, cashier’s check or money order, made payable to Academic Studies Abroad and mailed to the address below.
- You can also pay your balance by e-check.
Refund Policy – ASA Programs in Sorrento
Students who withdraw from the program for any reason after the Forms & Payment Deadline but 30 days or more before the ASA program start date, will receive a full refund minus: Cancellation fee of $1,200, Down Payment, and any unrecoverable expenses.
Students who withdraw from the program for any reason 29 to 7 days before the ASA program start date will receive a full refund minus: Cancellation fee of $2,200, Down Payment, and any unrecoverable expenses.
For students who withdraw from the program for any reason 6 days or less before the ASA program start date, absolutely no refund is given.
Once the program has commenced, there are absolutely no refunds.
If the student has deferred payment or if payment/billing arrangements are made through his/her home institution, the student is still responsible for paying in full all cancellation fees and monies owed to ASA.
Fees are not transferable to other persons.
If you have any questions about payment, please contact us!
Academic Studies Abroad
16 Cohasset St.
Roslindale, MA 02131-3013
Tel: 888-845-4272 / 617-327-9388
Email: info (at) academicstudies.com