Be a Responsible Consumer – 3 Critical areas to check before selecting your College:
Student Fees – Textbooks – Actual Cost for Tuition
Know and understand ALL of the fees you will be required to pay during the duration; from the time you apply to the time you graduate and even beyond. Standard fees include application fee, administrative & processing fee, and graduation fee. These standard fees are charged by most all colleges, including USA-C; but then many colleges charge fees such as library fee, technology fee, lab fee, audit fee, transcript fee, ATI fee, placement testing fee, career services fee, resume fee, and the horrible parking fee which can be hundreds of dollars every semester. Know and understand ALL the fees required from you. Fees can add up and can be hundreds of dollars per semester and thousands of dollars added to your overall costs during the time it takes to get your degree. It is wise to make sure fees are minimal and responsible, and clearly spelled out.
Books are expensive and can add hundreds of dollars per semester and thousands of dollars during the time it takes to obtain the degree you are seeking at most colleges and universities. Books can be a huge cost every semester and are rarely covered by tuition. Make sure you know and understand this cost before selecting your college. At USA-C textbooks are included in the tuition.
Actual Cost for Tuition:
Tuition should be tuition as we all expect it to be, but unfortunately some colleges choose to include additional charges (and as already discussed a variety of fees). It is important for you, as the consumer to understand the costs associated with obtaining your degree.
As a Responsible Consumer you must determine “HOW to Pay for College:” USA-C will work with you to help figure out how to pay for college with little to no debt. It might be impossible given your specific financial situation, but we will help you explore every option available. There are grants and loans, some are private, and some are federal aid programs; and while USA-C does not rely on federal financial aid programs, we do have scholarships available and we help you explore many private sources of loans and grants. Regardless of which college you consider attending, be sure to talk with the appropriate advisor at the college to explore all options.
USA-C Disclosure Statement is also available in the Catalog posted on this website.
Click here to read disclosure statement:
The school’s name, address and location
USA Collegiate Online (“USA-C”) provides online academic programs for individuals wishing to better themselves through education and sports participation. The institution is located in the city of St George – Utah at 115 W 1470 S. Street.
The school’s facilities, faculty, training equipment and instructional programs:
The administrative office (referred to as “The Headquarters”) of the school measuring 2000 square feet and is occupied by the staff personnel who maintain the office and student records for all USA-C students. The institute has ample parking for faculty, staff and USA-C provides its instruction solely through distance education method for the following programs:
– Associate of Science in Business Management, Credit Hours: 64, Length: 16 months
– Associate of Science in Computer Science, Credit Hours: 64, Length: 16 months
– Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, Credit Hours: 64, Length: 16 months
USA-C Current Faculty Listing can be found on our website under the “About USA-C” heading and in the “USA-C Team” section. USA-C Faculty and Staff members are accomplished managers, technology leaders, professional educators, corporate executives, financial officers, healthcare human services professionals and leaders in other professional areas who possess advanced degrees.
To be admitted to the associate degree programs, students must meet the requirements and need to follow the
steps outlined below to provide evidence of such eligibility. An orientation course must be completed before an admitted student can enroll in the first course of the program. The basic admission requirements are the same for all programs.
Applicants may be admitted if they satisfy the following:
– They are a high school graduate, have certification of General Education Development (GED), or an acceptable equivalent, or have an Associate’s or higher degree from an institution accredited by an
agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
– Complete and submit the application.
Soon after receiving the application, the Admissions Department will contact the student to assist throughout the enrollment process. Essential documents, including transcripts, enrollment agreement, and payment method are required to be fulfilled by the applicant.
– Applications must be submitted online at: www.usacollegiateonline.com
– Applicants must complete an online interview before enrollment.
The $25.00 non-refundable application fee can be paid online via credit/debit card or e-check. It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain the supporting documents required for application.
Accurate information regarding relationship of any program to state licensure requirements
USA Collegiate Online (“USA-C”) is registered under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code). Registration under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether credits, degrees, or certificates from the institution will transfer to other institutions or meet employer’s training requirements. This may be done by calling the prospective school or employer. The institution is not accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Tuition, fees or other charges and expenses:
This represents the TOTAL COSTS for ALL programs.
Tuition – books included in tuition cost – $6,000.00
Application Fee – non-refundable – $25.00
Administrative Processing / Registration Fee – $150.00
Electronic Device – Laptop Fee – $600.00 (laptop and loaded software retained by student)
Graduation Fee – $75.00
Total Cost – $6,850.00
Financial assistance, cancellation, and tuition refund policies
The student shall have the right to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund before the first lesson and materials are received or the third business day after enrollment, whichever is later. Cancellation is effective on the date the written notice of cancellation is made by the student. The withdrawal date is determined with the student providing a written notification to the school. The institution shall make the refund as per the calculation consistent with the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code). Refunds shall be made within 30 days of determination that the student has canceled or withdrawn (regardless if the institution delivered the first lesson and materials before an effective cancellation notice was received).
In the event the institution does not accept the enrollment, a full refund of all monies will be made to the applicant. An applicant may cancel his/her enrollment by midnight within three (3) business days from the student signing of this enrollment agreement and all monies paid by an applicant (less non-refundable fees paid) will be refunded within three (3) business days after the student signed the enrollment agreement. An applicant subsequently requesting cancellation of enrollment prior to the class starting date shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid (less non-refundable fees paid). All monies due the applicant will be refunded within 30 days of the date of determination from the cancellation.
A student enrolled in a correspondence institution may withdraw from enrollment following the Enrollment Agreement cooling-off period, prior to submission by the student of any lesson materials or prior to receipt of course materials, whichever comes first, and effective upon deposit of a written statement of withdrawal for delivery by mail or other means, and the institution shall be entitled to retain no more than the $25.00 non-refundable application fee. The refund policy for students who have started attending and withdraw during the Add/Drop period of the term, result in a refund of all monies paid, with the exception of the non-refundable application fee. The Add/Drop period is equal to one week.
A student may drop and/or add courses through the second week of a course and the tuition will be adjusted for that term. Withdrawal after the drop/add period ends results in a student not being entitled to any refund.
The institution shall pay or credit refunds within 30 days of the date of determination of a student’s cancellation or withdrawal. For purposes of determining a refund, a student shall be considered to have withdrawn from an educational program when he or she withdraws or is deemed withdrawn by the date of determination and in accordance with the withdrawal policy stated in the institution’s catalog.
If an institution has collected money from a student for transmittal on the student’s behalf to a third party for a bond, library usage, or fees for a license, application, or examination and the institution has not paid the money to the third party at the time of the student’s withdrawal or cancellation, the institution shall refund the money to the student within 30 days of the date of determination of the student’s withdrawal or cancellation.
This institution shall refund any credit balance on the student’s account within 30 days of the date of determination after the date of the student’s completion by means of completing all courses required in the student’s program of study, or by withdrawal from, the educational program in which the student was enrolled. The school does not participate in either State or Federal financial aid programs, nor does it provide financial aid directly to its students. A student enrolled in a unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid programs.
A description of the surety bond, certificate of deposit, or letter of credit posted with the Division USA Collegiate Online has a surety bond in the amount of $125,000.00 held and firmly bound to the Division of Consumer Protection, State of Utah. The Surety’s Name is Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America and the bond number is 107314409.
Length of programs
Associate of Science in Business Management, Credit Hours: 64, Length: 16 months, Modality: 100% online
Associate of Science in Computer Science, Credit Hours: 64, Length: 16 months, Modality: 100% online
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, Credit Hours: 64, Length: 16 months, Modality: 100% online.
Graduation requirements and to receive an Associate of Science degree, a student must satisfy the requirements related to semester credits, grade point average and courses.
• Earn a minimum of 64 semester credits by completing all the required courses.
• Maintain an institutional GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 system).
• Earn a minimum course grade of 2.0 (on a 4.0 system) for each course in the program.
USA-C confers degrees at the end of each 15-week course term (3 times each year). The conferral date is the date on which the student’s degree is officially conferred. Upon completion of all required courses, submission of the graduation application, and resolving of any outstanding financial obligations, students who have met all academic and administrative requirements will receive two official transcripts and their diploma. If the student has not completed the coursework and earned a grade at the end of the course, the instructor may issue one of the following grades:
(I) Incomplete- If the course has not been completed, the instructor may grant an I on a two-month extension of the term, at no additional tuition cost, when the student is making satisfactory progress and the instructor believes that an extension of time will permit satisfactory completion. At the end of this period, a final grade must be recorded.
(W) Withdraw- The student may withdraw from any course before the end of the term. A student who withdraws or is administratively withdrawn must retake the course and is responsible for a new tuition payment for that course of study.
Graduation and employment rates for the immediately preceding three years are currently unavailable for the institution as the institution’s first students enrolled in 2020. This information will be posted as soon as it is available.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
USA-C is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants to programs and to all applicants for employment. Therefore, no discrimination shall occur in any program or activity of this institution, including activities related to the solicitation of students or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, religious beliefs, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other classification that precludes a person from consideration as an individual. Any such acts are unacceptable and strictly prohibited.
Complaint Procedure Information
If you have a complaint, please contact the Dean of Education at **Email address or **Phone #.
Student Consumer Complaints
Students who have a complaint against USA Collegiate Online should first file a complaint with the institution. If USA-C does not resolve the complaint, students may file a complaint with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.
Utah Division of Consumer Protection: http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/complaints/index.html.
Tuition & Cost Disclaimer
USA Collegiate Online does not charge extra fees beyond the listed fees of application, admin & processing, graduation, and laptop fee (for a laptop which the student keeps upon completion of the program) or charge for books and supplies. USA-C provides students with a laptop computer with software that the student can use in school and keep upon graduation. To compare our tuition to the tuition of another institution, you would need to add up the other institution’s cost for tuition, books, fees, supplies, a tablet, a laptop, and software before making such comparison. We encourage you to make this careful comparison.
USA Collegiate (USA-C) provides the information on this website as a service to anyone seeking information about the College. While USA-C has made every effort to ensure the accuracy, validity, and timeliness of the information presented on this website, USA-C will not be held responsible for typographical or unintentional misinformation and makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of the website. Errors or omissions may be reported to the USA-C web development team via the USA-C Website Comments form.
Information contained in this website is subject to change at any time. USA-C reserves the right to add, amend, or repeal any and all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures at any time; and USA-C assumes no responsibility for program changes or publication errors beyond its control. If personal web pages for the faculty, staff, and students of USA-C are hosted on this website, USA-C is not responsible for the content in any individual’s personal website. Each individual owner of a personal website is responsible for the maintenance and content of those personal web pages. USA Collegiate (USA-C) accepts no responsibility for the views and opinions expressed on faculty, staff, and student web pages.
USA-C may provide links to websites and internet resources external to USA-C solely for informational and convenience purposes. The inclusion of these links on this website does not constitute an endorsement by, or an affiliation with, USA-C. USA Collegiate disclaims, to the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, any and all liability and responsibility for any claims or damage that may arise as a result of the use of any websites maintained by parties external to USA-C. USA-C reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse to include links to websites and internet resources external to the College, and/or to remove any such links at any time.
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