Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services (SFS) provides advice to students about financing their education

SFS representatives provide personalized services, including but not limited to:

• Budgeting

• Recommendation on improving, repairing, or establishing credit

• One-on-one credit counseling

SFS does its utmost to help students obtain funding for a quality education. Students are encouraged to pursue outside grants and scholarships. Representatives are happy to speak with both current and prospective AICASA students.

For more information, please email an SFS representative at studentfinancialservices@aicasa.org  or call 1-877-666-9485.


TUITION BREAKDOWN

Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree
•    Tuition - $5,000 per semester

Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree 2 + 2 program
•    Tuition - $5,000 per semester

Basic Science Enhancement Program (BSEP) Non-Degree
•    Tuition Non-CARICOM students - $9,900 per semester
•    Tuition CARICOM* qualified students - $6,930 per semester
*CARICOM applicants must provide valid current passport, or a birth certificate & expired passport.  

Health Sciences Bridge Program
•    Tuition - $5,000 per semester

Non-degree Program
•    Tuition Non-CARICOM students - $9,900 per semester ($825 per  credit) 
•    Tuition CARICOM qualified students - $6,930 per semester ($580 per credit)
*CARICOM applicants must provide valid current passport, or a birth certificate & expired passport.  

Student Services Fee (All Programs, All semesters) - $75


STUDENT HOUSING (Per semester)

GROUP I DESCRIPTION RENTAL CHARGE
Single (Student has own bedroom) 2-bedroom Apt. $5,100
Single Suite (One occupant in apt.) 1-bedroom Apt. $5,700
Single Suite w/spouse 1-bedroom Apt. $6,300
GROUP II DESCRIPTION RENTAL CHARGE
Double (2 students share bedroom) 1-bedroom Apt. $2,700
Single (Student has own bedroom) 2-bedroom Apt. $4,500
Single Suite (One occupant in apt.) 1-bedroom Apt. $5,100
Single Suite w/spouse 1-bedroom Apt. $5,700
Single Studio (One occupant in apt.) Studio Apt. $5,100
GROUP III DESCRIPTION RENTAL CHARGE
Double (2 Students share bedroom) 1-bedroom Apt. $2,100
Single Suite (Student has own bedroom) 2-bedroom Apt. $3,900
Single Suite (One occupant in apt.) 1-bedroom Apt. $3,900

OTHER CHARGES (per semester)

Student Health Insurance (United Health Care) $860
Bus Service $450
Campus Parking Permit $150

ADDITIONAL INFO

Deposits

A $500 seat deposit is due no later than 14 days after receipt of your AICASA acceptance letter. A $750 housing deposit is due no later than 45 days prior to the start of classes. If your acceptance date falls within that 45 day window, BOTH deposits are due immediately. Please be aware that both deposits are applied to overall student charges. If a student is granted a deferral, both deposits will be moved to the appropriate semester of matriculation.  

Health Insurance

All AUA/AICASA students are required to have health insurance while actively enrolled.  AUA/AICASA provides students with a limited benefit injury and sickness plan administered by United Health Care (UHC).  Semi-annual premiums are $860.

Students are not required to purchase AUA/AICASA UHC health insurance, and may choose to opt out in favor of Outside Coverage. Outside Coverage is defined as a policy purchased separately, by the student, transacted directly with the student’s insurance carrier, not AUA/AICASA.

Students choosing to opt out of AUA/AICASA provided UHC health insurance in favor of Outside Coverage must now submit a Proof of Insurance Evaluation form (Download here) in order to be approved for an insurance waiver.  Scanned copies of insurance ID cards are NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE as proof of Outside Coverage. 

The NEW Proof of Insurance Evaluation form calls for students to affirm minimum benefits as specified on the form through their agent or directly with their insurance carrier (Official Certificates of insurance are acceptable – ask your agent/carrier). For the initial rollout of the NEW POLICY, Proof of Insurance Evaluation forms should be submitted by 8/31/2017. Subsequent due dates for submitting annual Proof of Insurance Evaluation form updates will be published via email and/or student portal alerts in advance of deadlines. 

IMPORTANT: STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE IN ANTIGUA (BAS1 THROUGH BAS5) WHO OPT OUT OF UNIVERSITY PROVIDED (UHC) ACCIDENT/SICKNESS COVERAGE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE REPATRIATION/MEDICAL EVACUATION COVERAGE THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY AND UHC.  ANNUAL PREMIUM - $148 - NO EXCEPTIONS AND NO PRO-RATING.

Housing & Housing Damages Deposit

New students are required to live in student housing for one semester and must pay a $1,000 Housing Damages Deposit (HDD). Both rent and HDD are due prior to the start of classes along with all other charges for tuition and fees per due dates specified on student tuition billing statements. The HDD will be held until the 1-semester housing obligation is met. At the end of the lease after the student has moved out and the apartment has been inspected and appropriate damages or replacement charges have been posted, the HDD will be credited back to the student’s account.

Refund Policy

All refunds will be made within thirty (30) days of the withdrawal date. Before any refund can be initiated, a withdrawal form (click here to download blank form) must be completed and submitted to the Associate Registrar in Antigua. If a withdrawal form is not completed, withdrawal will be calculated from the last day a student attended classes. Tuition will be refunded according to the following schedule:

1.      Prior to the first day of class, 100% of tuition will be refunded.

2.      Official withdrawal after the start of classes – Pro-rated credit adjustment for tuition based on the percent of time not attended after the official date of withdrawal.  There will be no tuition credits after 60% or more of the semester has passed. If any student withdraws during the first 59% of the semester, the refund will be prorated based on the withdrawal date. Only base tuition will be prorated; all other applicable fees are non-refundable.

Other Information

Estimated food and entertainment expenses per semester – $1,800

Required textbooks and clinical attire (lab jackets, scrubs and patient exam kits) may be purchased through the University bookstore, or from other sources.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change as deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee