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Payment Options and Refunds

ALCI Payment Options

You may pay ALCI fees and tuition by:

  • Cashier's check/money order and personal check made payable to "CSUSM"
  • For international credit card or wire payments, please use: FlyWire
  • For US credit card payments, go to: Application Fee and/or Tuition Payments

Special Notes:

  • Do not mail cash.
  • The ALCI charges a $100 fee for late payments.
  • $50 mailing fee may apply for additional packages.

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.  If you are requesting a refund due to Visa denial, 100% of the tuition will be refunded with proof of Visa denial.

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 University English Pathway (UEP) or Study @ CSU San Marcos programs, you will receive a 75% refund of tuition. If you withdraw during the second week of the 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.