Frequently Asked Questions


 

Below, you'll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Anna Maria College and our online programs.

Is financial aid available?
What are some benefits of earning my degree online?
Is Anna Maria College accredited?
How can I request more information?
What career experience does the AMC faculty bring?
How do online courses work?

Are Anna Maria College's online programs available anywhere?
Do I have to be online at a certain time each day or week?
Are all of the programs fully online?
What types of support are available to me?
How do I get started?
When are bills due?
Can I use any type of check for an electronic check payment?
How can I receive a receipt for my payment?
Should I make a payment even if I did not receive a tuition bill?
How do I access my online account?
I do not know my username and password?
Does Anna Maria College have a payment plan?
What is the last day to withdraw without penalty?
If I anticipate a credit balance on my account due to Financial Aid, what are my options?
How can I receive my credit balance?
If the pending or disbursed financial aid on my statement does not match my award letter, what should I do?
What is "Pending Financial Aid" noted on my bill?
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Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Our staff will help you receive all of the assistance to which you may be entitled, and an Admission Advisor will be happy to take you through the application process and answer your questions.

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What are some benefits of earning my degree online?

Earning a degree from Anna Maria College online offers increased flexibility and convenience. The online format allows you to access your courses at any time of the day or night, allowing you to study and complete assignments around your personal and professional schedule. In addition, you may be able to complete the program more quickly than in a traditional part-time, campus-based program.

The geographical diversity of the online student body also offers many benefits. The different perspectives from your fellow students living in other parts of the country or even the world contribute to a rich learning experience.

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Is Anna Maria College accredited?

Yes, Anna Maria College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., the official accrediting agency for institutions in the six New England states.

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How can I request more information?

Please fill out our Information Request Form and we will call you to answer your questions. To speak to an Admissions Advisor right away, call us at 1.877.265.3201.

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What career experience does the AMC faculty bring?

Anna Maria College is committed to teaching excellence. Our full-time and adjunct faculty members have practical career experience and are committed to increased and ongoing interaction focused on teaching and learning. Several of our faculty members have been appointed to advisory boards and task forces in their selected fields.

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How do online courses work?

In online courses, students attend class by accessing the virtual classroom through an online learning system. Just like in a traditional course, students complete and turn in assignments—which might include readings, writing a paper, or completing a special project—according to a class schedule. Students are required to communicate regularly with the instructor and participate in discussions with classmates in the online forums.

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Are Anna Maria College’s online programs available anywhere?

Anna Maria College offers the program within the United States and internationally. However, due to state regulations, Anna Maria College’s online programs are no longer accepting applications from residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Wisconsin.

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Do I have to be online at a certain time each day or week?

No, but you are required to turn in assignments according to the schedule set by the instructor and to log in to the online classroom several times per week. You can choose the day of the week and the time of day or night you want to log on to the Internet to work on an assignment, but you must complete your assignments and turn them in (through the online system) by the deadline. Some classes may have several due dates each week; others may require work only once per week.

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Are all of the programs fully online?

All of our degree programs offered through AMC Online are entirely online. You won't have to travel to campus. Our online students earn the same respected degree as students who attend on campus.

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What types of support are available to me?

We know that earning a degree online can seem daunting. We offer several types of support to our students to help them every step of the way, including:

  • 24/7 tech support
  • academic help from faculty members
  • general help from Student Services
  • Program Managers to assist with your application and ease your transition into the course


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How do I get started?

Call us toll-free at 877-265-3201 to speak with an Admissions Advisor or fill out our Information Request Form and we'll call you

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When are bills due?

If payment is being made with the assistance of Financial Aid, all documents must be submitted to the financial aid office as soon as possible with loans secured by the Friday prior to your first week of classes.  If no payment or payment plan is in place by the first day of class, students will be dropped from the class.

Tuition payment options:
1. Pay using a check or money order by mail to:

  Anna Maria College
  50 Sunset Lane
  Office of Business Affairs
  Box R
  Paxton, MA  01612-1198

2. Pay online at https://webamc.annamaria.edu in a number of ways:
a) By making an ACH payment- electronic check. Please have your bank account and routing numbers available when making your online payment.

b) By using Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards.  Credit cards are for online use only as we do not accept credit card payments in the Business Office.

3. By using our deferred payment plan by making monthly payments through Tuition Management System (TMS) at www.afford.com

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Can I use any type of check for an electronic check payment?

No.  Only checks from a regular checking or savings account are accepted.  Checks issued from credit card companies, money market accounts, home equity or other lines of credit cannot be processed as an electronic check payment.  These checks, however, can be mailed or paid in person to the College. If mailing, please ensure that the student ID is included.

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How can I receive a receipt for my payment?

a) For mailed payments - mark the check box for receipt on the statement sent to the Business Office with your payment.

b) For online payment – after entering payment information you will be prompted for an email address where a receipt will be sent.

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Should I make a payment even if I did not receive a tuition bill?

Yes.  You are responsible for the balance of your tuition account even if you did not receive a bill. You may also view and print your tuition bills and make payments online 24 hours a day.

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How do I access my online account?

To access your online account go to https://webamc.annamaria.edu.

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I do not know my username and password?

Complete and submit the assistance form at https://webamc.annamaria.edu.

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Does Anna Maria College have a payment plan?

Yes, you may pay monthly through Tuition Management System (TMS) interest-free monthly payment plan.  The TMS plan allows you to pay all or part of your educational expenses in monthly installments.  You may use the TMS plan to pay your balance after financial aid or in conjunction with a loan.  For more information, log onto the TMS website at www.afford.com\annamaria.

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What is the last day to withdraw without penalty?

The last day to withdraw and receive a full refund of payment is five (5) business days from the start of the class, i.e. by 5 p.m. (EST) Friday.  All refunds are subject to a $40 administrative charge.

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If I anticipate a credit balance on my account due to Financial Aid, what are my options?

Refunds are processed and sent automatically. If you have any questions, contact Jessica Sabourin at jsabourin@annamaria.edu or 508-849-3425.

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How can I receive my credit balance?

Once all the funds are received and posted to your account, your credit balance will be available within two weeks.
a) You may opt to receive your refund through direct deposit.  This can be set up through our online billing at https://webamc.annamaria.edu

b) or by way of a check.
 
Please contact the Bursar’s Office if you do not receive your refund after two weeks of being available.  

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If the pending or disbursed financial aid on my statement does not match my award letter, what should I do?

Contact the Financial Aid Office at 508-849-3366.

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What is “Pending Financial Aid” noted on my bill?

Items under the heading of Pending Financial Aid are monies that the College has not yet received.  Most of these items require action by the student before the funds will be disbursed to the billing statement.  They include the Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, Plus Loan, State Scholarships, Pell Grant, MEFA Loan, and other loans and outside scholarships.  As payments are received from loans and scholarships, credits are applied to the tuition statement.   If you have questions about your pending financial aid, call the financial aid office at 508-849-3366.

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