How much is tuition?
The Qasid Institute strives to provide the greatest personal and educational value through various discounts, work|study arrangements, and a limited number of scholarship and financial aid awards. At first glance, Qasid may appear considerably less expensive than most European and North American university-based Arabic programs, while also being among the more costly of Mideast-based institutes. The underlying reasons for the latter observation are two-fold: first, maintaining higher quality (teachers, curriculum, administration) requires a higher operating budget than regional norms, and second, rather than “nickel & diming” students (such as touting a low tuition price, but then charging extra for numerous essential services), Qasid instead offers a comprehensive tuition package, which includes the following:
- Student registration;
- Modern Standard Arabic and|or Classical Arabic courses;
- All instructional materials for MSA Levels 4 and 5, and Classical Arabic Levels 1 to 5
(Textbooks for MSA Levels 1 to 3 are not included in the tuition because those texts are not regularly available in Jordan and will cost less in your home country);
- Complimentary airport welcome and Qasid shuttle service from the airport to the student’s place of accommodation, and return ride to the airport from their residence for their flight home from Jordan;
- Orientation outing to heritage sites in scenic Northern Jordan;
- Facilitating travel visa extensions from a 30-day visitor pass to a 3-month visa (US, Canadian, and European passport holders), and then renewals up to six months;
- Complimentary use of our wireless, Wi-Fi internet network and terminals. Students are invited to bring their own wireless-enabled laptop.
Introduced initially herein then, are Qasid’s base tuition rates for its core academic programs, and a range of options for receiving discounts, both of which are in effect for the 2014 winter quarter onward. Because these amounts were updated on 2013 Jul 24, all students who applied before this date will be held to the previous rates. The current fees for onsite Private Tutoring are presented after the discount tables, followed by information on how deposits, payments, and refunds are handled. The tuition for Supplementary Courses, Advanced Course Modules, is generally between 150 and 200 Jordanian dinars per course, although the actual costs for these offerings and for Diplomat|Corporate|Group Study packages do vary. So it is best to contact Qasid Admissions for the most current information. Admissions may also be sought for further information on work|study and scholarship or financial aid opportunities.
This section outlines the present tuition rates for Qasid’s Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic core programs. And since students come to Qasid to improve their language skills (rather than their acumen in math), we’ve simplified the many discount permutations into three categories relative to whether you are applying alone or along with others.
Starting at a base rate of $2645 per term, within each category are two pricing tables meant to provide incentives for success through ongoing studies at a personal pace. The first table addresses the need for flexibility in fitting your Arabic studies around other obligations in life, showing discounts for continuing with Qasid even if the time for consecutive courses is not available at the moment. For those able to make a longer commitment, however, the secondary tables then show additional discounts relating to successive terms that are paid collectively in advance. Note that in either case though, when there is a hiatus taken between terms the cost for subsequent terms will be determined by the related tuition rate currently in effect on the date that Qasid receives your re-enrollment email request or online application.
All amounts are presented in US dollars, and the discount percentages are only intended as convenient approximations for your reference. Actual invoice amounts for each term will be based upon the dollar figures listed in the relative, Cost per term column. Also, pay careful attention to the deposit, payment deadline, and refund policies below as they relate to the eligibility for tuition discounts.
For individuals applying independently, the options are quite straight forward. The more you study, the more you save.
|One student paying for one term at a time|
|One student prepaying for multiple terms|
|Two to three students paying for one term at a time (Amounts shown per student)|
|Two to three students prepaying for multiple terms (Amounts shown per student)|
|Four to eight students paying for one term at a time (Amounts shown per student)|
|Four to eight students prepaying for multiple terms (Amounts shown per student)|
Wiring Information for Sending US Dollars
|Name of Beneficiary||The Jordanian American Language AcademyQueen Rania StreetSports City, Amman 11196Jordan|
|Account number||0125 257949 9 510|
|Name of Bank||Arab Bank PLCUniversity Street BranchP.O. Box 963200Postal Code 11196Amman, Jordan|
|Swift Code | BIC||ARABJOAX100|
|IBAN||JO77 ARAB 1250 0000 0012 5257 9495 10|
|Reference Section||Please put something to the effect of: “Tuition deposit from [Student name]” or “Tuition total from [Student name]”|
|Correspondent Bank Name||Credit Suisse Bank|
|Correspondent Bank Address||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Swift Code | BIC||CRESCHZZ80A (Note that the second to last character is the digit ‘0’ and NOT the letter ‘O’.)|
Please know that these tables supply far more information than what most banks need for outgoing wire transfers. It is shared, however, for the sake of completeness. By far the most important numbers are:
- The two Swift codes (both for the Arab Bank and correspondent bank), and
- Qasid’s account number
Rest assured that your bank should be able to perform this transaction, regardless of which country the transfer is initiated from. If your bank has any difficulties understanding the information we’ve provided, as always, please email Admissions for assistance.
Refunds and Tuition Adjustments
Knowing that conditions occasionally arise that lead students to change their academic plans, Qasid allows tuition refunds under certain circumstances and within certain limits. The following policies have thus been established to balance this consideration with the need for the institute to cover its essential operating costs.
Please keep in mind that, unless otherwise noted, all students to whom a new tuition discount rate applies due to changes in their enrollment plans, will be respectively either refunded or invoiced for the difference between the original and currently most applicable new rates. And any refund or withdrawal scenario not described herein will be subject to review by Qasid Admissions on a case by case basis.
Core program withdrawals before the 1st day of class
For students paying one term at a time who withdraw from Qasid before the first day of a class for which they have already paid, a portion of that term’s tuition will be refunded equal to the paid amount minus their $350 deposit.
If a student withdraws from the initial term of a multi-term agreement before classes begin, and does not plan to continue under a new agreement, they will be refunded 100% of the paid amount for all terms, minus $350, covering the deposit for that first term. It may be possible to continue under a new agreement, subject to availability and the approval of Qasid Admissions.
For withdrawals before the first class day of the second or other subsequent term of a multi-term agreement, see the subsection below, titled Core program withdrawals from subsequent terms 4 weeks before the last class day.
The above mentioned rules apply to students studying either independently or as co-applicants in a multi-student discount agreement. If, however, due to co-applicant withdrawals, the minimum number of students in a multi-student agreement do not remain to begin the first term for which they were collectively enrolled, the original, multi-student discount is rendered void for all students of that agreement for that term. The remaining co-applicants’ tuition will then return to the currently most appropriate rate for that term, according to the number of co-applicants that remain and relative to the original payment type being one-term or multi-term if applicable.
Core program withdrawals between the 1st and 5th days of class
For students paying one term at a time who withdraw from Qasid between the first and fifth day of a class for which they have paid in full, up to 50% of that term’s tuition will be refunded, as determined by Qasid administration, minus the $350 deposit.
For students withdrawing in this period having prepaid a multi-term discount agreement, the same policy will apply to the current term, while all subsequent terms will be refunded in full.
These rules pertain to students studying independently or as co-applicants in a multi-student discount agreement. If within this time frame, however, due to co-applicant withdrawals, the minimum number of students in a multi-student agreement do not remain for a given term for which they were collectively enrolled, the original, multi-student discount for that term is still honored for the co-applicants who stay. Their tuition rate will be adjusted to the currently most appropriate rate for subsequent terms according to the number of co-applicants that remain as of the next term’s first class day, and relative to the original payment type being one-term or multi-term if applicable.
Also for either payment type or student quantity agreement, between the fifth class day and four weeks prior to the last day of class, no refund of that particular term’s tuition or deposit will be issued. But 100% of the tuition for all subsequent terms of a multi-term agreement will be returned. And the tuition adjustment rules for co-applicants outlined in this subsection will still apply.
Core program withdrawals from subsequent terms 4 weeks before the last class day
No later than four weeks prior to the last class day of their current term, and relative to their one-term or multi-term payment type, all continuing students are required to respectively either register and pay a deposit for, or confirm their anticipated attendance for, the upcoming term. As of this date forward, all continuing students are subject to the refund and tuition adjustment guidelines outlined above, with the exception of those in a multi-term agreement who confirm their continued attendance and then withdraw. In that instance, 100% of the tuition for all subsequent terms will be refunded, minus the $350 deposit associated with the upcoming term.
Withdrawals from Private Tutoring
For individual student tuition agreements, those who withdraw from private tutoring before their first class session, Qasid will refund 100% of the tuition, minus the 25% deposit if applicable. After this day, however, no private tutoring tuition or deposits will be refunded.
In the instance of a paired student agreement, if one student withdraws prior to the first day of class, the remaining student’s tuition will revert to the current, individual student rate. To facilitate this when the full tuition has already been paid, Qasid will refund the withdrawing student 50% of the total tuition, and invoice the remaining student the difference between the two rates for the term.
If one student withdraws on or after the first day of class, the withdrawing student will receive no tuition refund, and the remaining student will not be affected.
Withdrawals from Supplementary Courses and|or Advanced Course Modules
Regarding the Ammiya course, 100% of the tuition and deposit will be refunded if the minimum quota of 6 students is not reached during registration. For withdrawals any time before the first day of class, 100% of the tuition, minus the 25 JD deposit, is refundable. And if an enrolled student withdraws during the first or second day of class, then 50% of the tuition (which includes the deposit) will be refunded. Then, from the third day on, no refund will be issued.
Similarly, for all other Supplementary Courses and Advanced Course Modules, for any student who prepays and then withdraws before the first day of class, 100% of their tuition will be refunded. Qasid will also provide a full refund to all students if the minimum quota of 4 enrolled students is not reached during registration. No refunds are given once the first day of class has commenced.