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The Bursar’s Office is located on the third floor of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine building – Office #324. Our official means of communication is via e-mail, through your student portal, so please check this often.

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Physical Address

7000 Chad Colley Blvd
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916-6024

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Mailing Address

PO Box 10366
Fort Smith, AR 72917-0366

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Phone

479-308-2218
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Tuition, fees, and student housing (if applicable) are billed in semester installments for each academic year and are due the Friday before each semester begins, unless otherwise noted. Students will be notified through ACHE email to review account information once charges are applied to their account. Students will access their detailed billing information through the Student Portal. Payments are due in full within 30 days of the billing date unless special arrangements have been made with the Office of the Bursar.

ACHE does not treat institutional waivers as a payment of tuition and fees. The student will only be assessed the actual charges they will be responsible for. Tuition, fees, and student housing (if applicable) must be paid with personal funds, scholarships, or other financial aid funds by the due date. The due date will be determined by the Office of the Bursar and is included in the billing notification email sent to the student each semester. Balances unpaid by the due date are subject to transcript hold and a late fee. The amount of the late fee will be $100 or 3.5% of the outstanding balance, whichever is greater.

Late payments or failure to make special arrangements with the Bursar to pay tuition by 5 p.m. on the payment due date may result in the student being removed from enrollment. Failure to meet obligations for tuition, fees, and other financial responsibilities in a timely manner may result in dismissal from ACHE. Payments may be paid with checks, payable to ACHE, or electronically via the Student Portal. A credit card processing fee will be incurred if paying electronically. If paying with a check, please include the
student’s name and student ID number and mail to:

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Office of the Bursar
PO Box 10366
Fort Smith, AR 72917-0366

We recommend that payments be mailed no later than seven (7) days prior to the due date. When mailing first class from the U.S. Post Office, they will provide you with a tracking number and guaranteed delivery date. Keep this receipt to avoid late fees if your payment is lost or delayed in the mail.

Students who apply for Direct Unsubsidized Loans and/or Direct PLUS Loans will not be subject to the late payment fee, if the following conditions are met by the deadline date:

  • Completed current-aid-year FAFSA with ACHE school code, 042568
  • Completed all outstanding requirements listed on your Financial Aid Checklist page in myPortal
  • Completed any additional requirements communicated to you
  • Completed master promissory note (MPN) for each loan
  • Completed entrance counseling for each loan; and
  • The student is eligible for the loan for which he/she applies

Students receiving scholarships that have not arrived by the beginning of the academic year must provide written confirmation from the sponsor that the funds are awarded. Any outstanding tuition, fees and student housing must be paid by scholarship before any refunds to students can be processed.

All students receiving VA educational benefits must follow all Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) admission procedures. Veterans and other persons eligible to receive VA educational benefits must be aware of current policies that apply. In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), ACHE adopts the following additional provisions for any students using Veterans Affairs Chapter 33 or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Chapter 31 benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA, ACHE will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment.
  • Access a late penalty to the student.
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Submit a Certificate of Eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of class
  • Submit a VA Certification Form to the ACHE SCO
  • Provide additional information necessary to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

RETURNED CHECKS

Any checks utilized to pay tuition, fees or student housing that are rejected or returned to ACHE because of insufficient funds will be assessed a returned check fee. The late fee payment will also be assessed. Thereafter, any payment due must be paid with cashier’s checks or money orders.