Payment Options

You may pay ALCI fees by:

  • Cashier's check, bank check or personal check made payable to "CSUSM."  Bank drafts and money orders must be drawn on a U.S. bank or a U.S. branch office of your bank.
  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard only).
  • For international wire payments, go to: Peer Transfer

Special Notes:

  • You will receive an invoice with your I-20.  The ALCI charges a $100 fee for late payments.
  • Do not mail cash.

ALCI Refund Policy

For all programs, application fees are non-refundable. Before the program start date, 100% of tuition will be refunded. There is a $250.00 cancellation charge. Requests for a refund must be submitted to the ALCI in writing.  Refunds will be mailed within three - four weeks of receipt of written request.

Students with conditional admission who start ALCI during either the fall or spring second entry start date are required to pre-pay tuition and fees for two semesters.  If students withdraw from the program before the start of the second semester, we will charge a $500 service fee.

If your tuition is paid through a travel agency or sponsor, check the refund policy of that travel agency or sponsor to see if you may receive a refund. In this case, you will not receive a refund from the ALCI or CSUSM.

After the program start date, if you withdraw during the first week of the Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP) program, you will receive a 75% refund of tuition. If you withdraw during the second week of the IAP program, you will receive a 50% refund of tuition. If you withdraw after the second week, you will not receive a refund.  The program start date is the first day of New Student Orientation for each semester.

For custom group programs, if you cancel or withdraw during the first day of classes, you will receive an 80% refund of tuition. If you cancel or withdraw after the first day, you will not receive a refund.