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Anna Maria College Online Admissions FAQs

Do You Have Questions About the Admissions Process?

Choosing to embark on an online program is a big decision, and you have a lot to consider. We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help. Learn more about Anna Maria College’s accreditation, financial aid, and tuition. You’ll also find out what it’s like to take a 100% online program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ page to find answers to questions you may have about the online programs.

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 a Program Manager will be happy to take you through the application process and answer your questions. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.

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.

Yes, Anna Maria College is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Visit our Accreditation and Rankings page to see how else Anna Maria College and its programs are ranked and recognized.

For more information and to have a Program Manager contact you, fill out our form or call us at 877-265-3201.

Anna Maria College is committed to teaching excellence. Our full-time and adjunct faculty members have decades of 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. They are a live network of industry professionals with practical knowledge to share.

In online courses, students attend class by accessing the virtual classroom through our learning management system called Engage. 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.

Anna Maria College offers our programs within the United States and internationally. Anna Maria College was approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to participate in SARA, and became a SARA institution in 2021. At this time, only California is not a member state. If you reside in California and are interested in taking an online class at Anna Maria College, or for more information, visit our participation in SARA page.

No, the program is asynchronous, 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 Engage) by the deadline. Some classes may have several due dates each week; others may require work only once per week.

All of our degree programs offered through Anna Maria Online are 100 percent online with no on-site residency requirements. Online students earn the same respected degree as students who attend the on-ground campus programs.

We know that earning a degree online can seem daunting. We offer several types of support to our students to help them throughout their Anna Maria College experience all the way through to graduation, including:

  • Program Managers to assist with your application and ease your transition into the program
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Writing support through the Student Success Center
  • Academic advising from faculty
  • Guidance from your dedicated Student Services Coordinator to encourage your continuous enrollment

Call us toll-free at 877-265-3201 to speak with a Program Manager or fill out our information request form and we’ll call you.

If payment is being made with the assistance of Financial Aid, all documents must be submitted to the financial aid office with loans secured one week prior to your first day of classes.

All other forms of payment must be in place with payment made for classes one week prior to the beginning of classes. If no payment or payment plan is in place by the tuition deadline, students will be dropped from the class. More information on this can be found on our Tuition page.

There are three options to pay your tuition. Be sure to include your Student ID:

  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 in a number of ways:
    • By making an ACH payment – electronic check. Please have your bank account and routing numbers available when making your online payment
    • 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
    • In order to enroll, please note that if you are in an accelerated program, you must be enrolled in both sessions in order to utilize this plan

More information can be found on our Tuition page.

No, we only accept checks from a regular checking or savings account. 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 us. If mailing, please ensure that the student ID is included.

You can receive a receipt for payment by one of two ways:

  1. For mailed payments – mark the check box for receipt on the statement sent to the Business Office with your payment. The mailed payment should be sent to:
    Anna Maria College
    50 Sunset Lane
    Office of Business Affairs
    Box R
    Paxton, MA 01612-1198
  2. For online payment – after entering payment information you will be prompted for an email address where a receipt will be sent to your online account at

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.

To access your online account go to

We can help you recover your user name and password. Just complete and submit the assistance form by clicking on the Forgotten Password tab at

Yes, an interest-free monthly payment plan is offered for the fall semester and the spring semester with five payments due for each term. An enrollment fee of $50 is charged for each plan upon enrollment. To enroll or learn more please go to

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.

Refunds are processed and sent automatically. If you have any questions, contact the financial aid office at or 508-849-3366.

Once all the funds are received and posted to your account, your credit balance will be available within two weeks. You may opt to receive your refund through direct deposit. This can be set up through our online billing at Or, receive your credit balance via check.

Please contact the financial aid office at or 508-849-3366. if you do not receive your refund after two weeks of being available.

Contact the Financial Aid Office at 508-849-3366. Read more on the payment options and financial aid processes.

Have more questions? Feel free to contact a Program Manager at 877-265-3201 or fill out a request information form.

No, there aren’t specific scholarships available to online students. However, learn about financial aid options.

If you have a question that is not answered below, please call us at 877-265-3201 or fill out a request information form.

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