Business Office

Contact Information

Our office is located on the third floor of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine building in the Administration Office. Our official means of communication is via e-mail, through your student portal, so please check this often.

Physical Address

7000 Chad Colley Blvd
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916-6024

Mailing Address

PO Box 10366
Fort Smith, AR 72917-0366

Phone

479-308-2281

Tuition, Fees and Deposits

Tuition and fees are billed in two installments for each academic year and are due the Friday before each semester begins. 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 Controller.

Tuition and fees must be paid with financial aid funds, personal monies and/or scholarships by the due date. The due date will be determined by the Office of the Controller and is included in the billing notification email sent to the student each fall and spring. 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 Controller to pay tuition by 5 p.m. on the Friday before classes begin may result in the student being removed from class and/or clinical rotations. Failure to meet obligations for tuition, fees, and other financial responsibilities in a timely manner may result in dismissal from ACHE.

Tuition may be paid with checks, payable to ACHE, or electronically via the Student Portal. 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 Controller
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 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 and fees must be paid by scholarship before any refunds to students can be processed.

Returned Checks

Any checks utilized to pay tuition or any fees that are rejected or returned to ACHE because of insufficient funds will be assessed a returned check fee of $35.00, which is subject to change. The late fee payment will also be assessed. Thereafter, payments due (tuition and late fees), plus the returned check fees, must be paid with cashier’s checks or money orders.