Student Accounts

Office of the Bursar, A Division of the Corporate Controller’s Office

Tuition and Fees

2018/2019 tuition and fees

Student account balances must be paid by the due dates listed below:

August 31 for Fall term

January 31 for Spring term

A bursar hold* will be placed on any student account that has a balance as of the dates below:

December 1 for Fall term

May 1 for Spring term

Tuition Payments

Online payments may be submitted via the ACOM Self-Service portal. Note: There is a fee to pay online with a debit or credit card. There is no fee to pay with an electronic check using the bank routing and account number.

Paper checks may be submitted in person to the Bursar’s Office located within the Student Services/Institutional Effectiveness Suite on the 3rd floor. A locked mail slot is located on the Bursar’s door for your convenience. Checks may also be submitted by mail to the address below.

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
ATTN: Bursar — Pam Deal
445 Health Sciences Blvd.
Dothan, AL 36303

Tuition Payment Plan

Students who wish to pay their tuition in 4 installments for fall and spring terms should contact the Bursar’s Office to opt into the payment plan.

Fall Tuition Payment Plan

Payment 1  —  August 31  — 25% due

Payment 2  —  September 30  —  25% due

Payment 3  —  October 31  —  25% due

Payment 4  —  November 30  —  25% due

Spring Tuition Payment Plan

Payment 1  —  January 31  — 25% due

Payment 2  —  February 28  —  25% due

Payment 3  —  March 31  —  25% due

Payment 4  —  April 30  —  25% due

Late Payment Fee

If a student’s balance is not paid in full by the due date, a late fee of $50.00 may be assessed.

Bursar Hold

A Bursar Hold may be placed on the account of a student who owes a past due balance. The hold will prevent the student from registering for the next term, receiving transcripts, viewing grades, or receiving a diploma. Once a past due balance has been paid in full, the hold will be removed.

Returned Checks

Check and ACH payments are periodically returned by the bank for a variety of reasons.  When this occurs, the payee must repay the debt along with a penalty, and the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine must take steps to minimize the risk of repeated returned payments.

There will be a $25.00 fee assessed for any returned check.  A bursar hold will be placed onto the student account until the returned check and returned check fee have been paid by the designated due date.

Tuition Refund Policy

A student who cancels, withdraws for personal or medical reasons, is suspended, or is dismissed will receive a refund of tuition charged for the term based on the following schedule:

*Medical documentation may be submitted for consideration.

**Calculation will be based on the first date of enrollment for the term.

Withdrawal Percentage Refunded

During first week of term — 100%

During second week of term — 75%

During third week of term — 50%

After third week of term — 0%

Veterans Tuition Refund Policy

Students receiving Veterans Education Benefits who fail to complete the program, withdraw or
are dismissed for any reason prior to the completion of the program, will be charged for tuition,
fees and other charges on a pro rata basis. Charges for the completed portion of the program shall
not exceed the approximate pro rata portion of the total charges for tuition, fees and other
charges for the full length of the program.

Forms

Direct Depost Form

Refunds and/or reimbursements are issued through an Electronic Funds Transfer (Direct Deposit) to the student’s designated bank account.  An EFT is the fast way for you to receive a refund and/or reimbursement.

To sign up, complete the direct deposit form and submit it to the Bursar’s office.  Any time you make changes to your bank or account information, an updated form will need to be completed.  Please note “updated bank account” on the form.

1098-T

Please share the 1098-T information and your payment records with your tax advisor to determine your eligibility for education tax credits.  Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine does not provide tax service.

IRS regulations state that each student who wishes to receive their 1098-T electronically must also provide his/her consent electronically.  To do so, go to www.tsc1098t.com and follow the instructions below.

  • Go to www.tsc1098t.com
  • Enter the site ID:  11217
  • User Name:  ACOM Student ID
  • Password:  Last 4 digits of SSN

For security reasons, you will be prompted to change your password.  Enter your old password (last 4 digits of SSN) and then enter a new password.  The new password must be 7 characters and contain at least one numeric character.

Once you have entered a new password,  you will be presented with the online consent form.  Read the online consent form for the requirements and specifications.  If you agree, click on “Consent.”  Once you consent, you will NOT be mailed a 1098-T and must return to the site after January 31 to view/print a copy of your Form 1098-T.  Your consent will apply to the current and subsequent years.  If you completed the registration in the past, you will not need to re-register.

Alumni Life Events

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Below is a list of required financial forms for ACOM’s SGA-sanctioned clubs, interest groups and organizations.

Pre-Approval Form

Travel Fund Application

Organization Checking Accounts Policy

Organization Budget Template

Media requests or questions? Contact an ACOM media representative.

ACOM’s Office of the Registrar provides forms related to student information that may be useful to current and prospective students. If you have a question about a form or do not see the form you need, please contact the Registrar at (334) 699-2266 or at register@acom.edu.

Replacement Diploma Form
Change of Name and Contact Information Request
Release for Letter of Recommendation
Request for Release of Information
Absence Notification and Approval Form
Club Officer Certification Form

Below is a list of other forms for ACOM’s SGA-sanctioned clubs, interest groups and organizations.

Student Service Activity or Event Form

Apparel and Item Approval Form

Club Information Form

ACOM Media Release Form

Guest Speaker Form

Accounts

Password Change/Reset
Email and OneDrive


Teaching and Learning

Event Request Form

Office of Information Systems Policies

Access Controls Security Policy
ACOM User ID Policy
Data Classification and Security Policy
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
Electronic Mail Policy
Information Security Plan
Information Technology Usage Policy
Internet and WWW Page Policy
IT Security Incident Reporting and Response Policy
Backup and Retention Policy
Media Sanitization and Disposal Policy
Operations and Management Security Policy
Physical and Environmental Security Policy
Security for Information, Computing, and Network Preferences
System Development and Maintenance Security Policy
Wireless Local Area Network Policy
Official Electronic Correspondence with Faculty, Staff, and Students
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing Policy
ACOM Printing Policy
ACOM Security Camera Policy

Submit a Problem or Question

The OIS Service Desk is available to help you with technology-related questions or problems. You can call, email, or just drop by.

Contact Information

support@acomedu.org

Chat Online

Password Change/Reset

(334) 699-2266 ext. 4141

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our Goal

The goal of the OIS Service Desk is to provide ACOM faculty, staff, and students with an effective primary point of contact for ACOM recommended software and computing resources. The OIS Service Desk will resolve the issue or distribute the call to the appropriate staff, technology group, or appropriate resource in order to best meet the needs of the client.
myACOM MyACOM: for students, faculty and staff to collaborate.
SeaMed SEAMed: Learning management site. View course material.
PaperCut PaperCut: Virtual printing management site add money to account and web print.
Email Email: Web access to your email and OneDrive.
DNA Citrix Desktop DNA Citrix Desktop: Access all network resources from any device.
iTunes U iTunes University: Public website.
SimulationIQ Simulation IQ: Clinical simulation portal.
SeaMed ACOM Self Service: Student portal used to pay fees and tuition.

 

Self Help Links

Password Reset
Office 365 & Email
myACOM Sharepoint site
Power Campus Self-Service
PaperCut Printing

Forms & Templates


Posters


Summer Research Opportunities

Policies

Principal Investigator (or Co-PI) and Project Director (or Co-PD)
Human Subjects Policy
Biosafety Policy
Limited Submission Policy
Lobbying Activity
Ethical Policies for Conducting Research


Forms & Applications

Faculty/Student Routing and Grant Acquisition Form
IBC Incident Report Form
IBC Modification Form
IBC Application


Templates

Budget Proposal Template
Consent Form Template
Project Biosafety Manual Template

Guides

Research Proposal/Research Protocol Guide
IRB for Human Subjects Use Submission Procedure
Decision Tree for IRB Submission
De-Identification Guide
Significant Sample Size Guide
Biosafety Manual


Applications & Checklists

Exempt Application Checklist
Expedited Application Checklist
Full Review Application


Key Personnel

Nicole Mitchell, MA, MLIS
Chair of ACOM Institutional Review Board
Associate Professor of Library and Information Sciences

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Projects Manager

Research Committee

The goal of ACOM’s Research Committee is to establish a premier research institute and maintain a comprehensive research program founded in bench, clinical, medical education, and translational research including community outreach programs that engage osteopathic students in research interests and opportunities.


Members

Christina Kennedy, PhD
Chair of ACOM Research Committee
Assistant Professor of Physiology

James D. Foster, PhD
Associate Dean of Anatomical Sciences, Molecular Medicine, Research & Graduate Studies

Audrey Vasauskas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology

Kim Schoeffel, DO
Professor of Pediatrics

Ronda Carter, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Krissy Wood
Coordinator of Willed Body Program and Research Lab

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Program Manager

Resources

Grant Basics Presentation
Budget FAQs


Templates

Sample Timeline
Budget Proposal Template

Training

CITI Program
CITI Registration Instructions


Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Policy
What are conflicts?

Register for an Admissions Tour!

Date and Time

Graduation is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp on Saturday, June 2, 2018, and is expected to conclude by 12:00 noon. The Dothan Civic Center will open at 9:00 a.m. to begin seating families and guests. Students, faculty and guest hooders are expected to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. for commencement line-up. All guest hooders are required to attend a rehearsal at the Dothan Civic Center at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Location

The Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Dothan Civic Center located at 126 North St. Andrews Street. There is ample parking throughout the downtown area within walking distance of the Dothan Civic Center.

Guest Speaker

The guest speaker for the commencement ceremony will be announced at a later date.

Tickets

The commencement ceremony is NOT a ticketed event. The Dothan Civic Center has ample space for any number of desired guests. Please be courteous and do not save seats prior to the ceremony in order to allow all guests the opportunity for seating.

Photography

GradImages® will be the photography vendor for the commencement ceremony. Families and guests are invited to take their own pictures during the ceremony in a designated area that does not interfere with the professional photographers and audience viewing. Individual pictures will be taken of each students hooding and bestowal of diploma. GradImages® will provide a web link to all students with information about purchasing ceremony photographs no later 72 hours following commencement.

Videography

Silver Digital Media will be the videography vendor for the commencement ceremony. Families and guests are invited to take their own video during the ceremony at their seats or in designated areas that does not interfere with the professional videographers and audience viewing. Students and families can pre-order copies of the ceremony DVD prior to commencement or the day of the event. Details about orders and other information to follow.

Hooder Eligibility

ACOM graduating students may select a guest hooder or faculty hooder to hood them during the ceremony. All guest hooders must hold a terminal degree in their field (i.e. DO, MD, PhD, etc.). All guest hooders will be reviewed by ACOM administration to determine eligibility for hooding. Guest Hooders are required to attend the Hooder rehearsal at the Dothan Civic Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. All hooders must wear regalia.

Rehearsal Schedule

ACOM will hold a Hooder Rehearsal on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. All guest hooders are required to attend this rehearsal in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. All hooders must bring their regalia to the rehearsal and ceremony. If you are a guest hooder and need to order regalia, please visit the following link: (Link Coming Soon!).

Hooder Event Logistics

All guest hooders will have a designated seating area on the main floor of the Dothan Civic Center near the graduating class. More details will be provided at the Hooder Rehearsal.

Order Regalia

ACOM has partnered with Oak Hall Cap & Gown to provide the finest regalia for commencement. ACOM negotiated the lowest rate possible for regalia rental. All guest hooders must rent or provide their own regalia in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. All regalia must be returned at the conclusion of commencement. The cost includes the rental of the gown, hood, tam and tassel. In order to avoid shipping costs, all regalia will be shipped directly to ACOM and made available for hooders to pick-up at the Hooder Rehearsal at the Dothan Civic Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (the morning of graduation). Guest hooders can rent regalia through the webpage setup by Oak Hall Cap & Gown: link to follow.

General Information

Grad Gear

Signature Announcements is the vendor for ACOM Graduation Gear, including announcements/invitations, diploma frames and class rings. Students will order all graduation gear directly through Signature Announcements. Link coming soon!

Alumni Affairs

The Alumni Association will provide opportunities for you to stay engaged with the college after graduation and throughout your career. Students will learn more about the Alumni Association during the Exit Conference on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Click here for more information about ACOM’s Office of Alumni Affairs.

Accommodations

Dothan has a variety of hotel accommodations available for families and guests attending the graduation ceremony that are close to the event venue. Many hotels in the area honor an ACOM rate. Please see the list of hotels near the ACOM campus and Dothan Civic Center.

Dining

Dothan has a variety of chain restaurants and local eateries to satisfy all appetites. Many restaurants will take reservations. For a complete list of Dining options, click here.

Event Tickets

ACOM provides a select number of tickets to student family members and guests for events during the week. Commencement is not a ticketed event, and all families and guests are welcome to attend! Please check with your student for specific details about ticketed events.

Special Accommodations

ACOM is happy to accommodate special needs of families and guests during the ceremony. Please contact Sarah Senn, Director of Communications & Marketing, Division of Student Services at (334) 944-4017 or by email at ssenn@acom.edu to request special accommodations during the graduation ceremony.

Event Photography

GradImages® will be the photography vendor for the commencement ceremony. Families and guests are invited to take their own pictures during the ceremony in a designated area that does not interfere with the professional photographers and audience viewing. Individual pictures will be taken of each students hooding and bestowal of diploma. GradImages® will provide a web link to all students with information about purchasing ceremony photographs no later 72 hours following commencement.

Event Videography

Silver Digital Media will be the videography vendor for the commencement ceremony. Families and guests are invited to take their own video during the ceremony at their seats or in designated areas that does not interfere with the professional videographers and audience viewing. Students and families can pre-order copies of the ceremony DVD prior to commencement or the day of the event. Details about orders and other information to follow.

Agenda

Graduation week activities for the Class of 2018 will begin Thursday, May 31, 2018. Students are expected to arrive in Dothan on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in preparation for the mandatory exit conference on Thursday. The agenda listed below outlines the events and activities for the week. More information to follow.


Awards Gala

Thursday, May 31, 2018
6 p.m.
Dothan Civic Center

ACOM invites all Class of 2018 students and up to guests two (2) guests per student to attend the Graduation Gala on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00 p.m at the Dothan Civic Center. Join us for this celebration of student accomplishments! Dinner and music will be provided. A limited number of additional tickets will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis with a limit of two (2) additional tickets per student.

**Tickets Required**


Military Commissioning

Friday, June 1, 2018
12 noon
ACOM Campus, Team-Based Learning Center

ACOM will recognize and commission Class of 2018 military students in a special ceremony to be held on campus in the Team-Based Learning Center. This event is for military students only. Each military student may bring up to 10 guests. Lunch will be provided. The guest speaker for the event will be announced soon.

**Tickets Required**


Class Reception

Friday, June 1, 2018
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
ACOM Campus

Students, families and guests are invited to attend a celebratory class reception on the ACOM campus on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Guests can tour the campus and stop by the Gift Shop to purchase ACOM merchandise.

**Tickets Required**


Rehearsals

Student Rehearsal: Friday, June 1, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.
Hooder Rehearsal: Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.
Dothan Civic Center

ACOM will hold two graduation rehearsals at the Dothan Civic Center. Students are required to attend the rehearsal on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Guest Hooders are required to attend the Hooder Rehearsal on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.

**Rehearsals are mandatory**


Commencement

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10 a.m.
Dothan Civic Center

ACOM will hold the Class of 2018 Graduation at the Dothan Civic Center, scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp on Saturday, June 2, 2018, and is expected to conclude by 12:00 noon. The venue will open at 9:00 a.m. to begin seating families and guests. Students, faculty and guest hooders are expected to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. for commencement line-up.

**NO Tickets Required**

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