Tuition

Overview

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. 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.

Core Programs

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.

Single Applicant

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

Term

Cost per term

Discount

 Cost savings per term 

1st

$ 2645 Base rate

Not applicable

Not applicable

2nd

$ 2590

2%

$ 55

3rd

$ 2565

3%

$ 80

4th

$ 2540

4%

$ 105

5th

$ 2515

5%

$ 130

 

One student prepaying for multiple terms

 Number of terms

Cost per term

 Total cost for number of terms

Discount

 Cost savings of terms combined 

2

$ 2540

$ 5080

4%

$ 210

3

$ 2515

$ 7545

5%

$ 390

4

$ 2485

$ 9940

6%

$ 640

5

$ 2460

$ 12300

7%

$ 925

Applicant Duos and Trios (2 to 3 students)

To encourage individuals to bring friends or colleagues who share the common goal of learning Arabic, and to assist couples or families, Qasid offers reduced tuition for two or three applicants who apply together at the same time for the same term or terms.

Important note !

Co-applicants MUST identify themselves and each other on their respective applications, or they will NOT be eligible for the discounted rate. Also, see the Refunds and Tuition Adjustments section herein to learn about situations in which the number of co-applicants changes from an original, discount agreement.

Two to three students paying for one term at a time (Amounts shown per student)

 Term

Cost per term

Discount

 Cost savings per term

1st

$ 2515

5%

$ 130

2nd

$ 2515

5%

$ 130

3rd

$ 2485

6%

$ 160

4th

$ 2485

6%

$ 160

5th

$ 2485

6%

$ 160

 

Two to three students prepaying for multiple terms (Amounts shown per student)

 Number of terms

Cost per term

 Total cost for number of terms

Discount

 Cost savings of terms combined

2

$ 2485

$ 4970

6%

$ 320

3

$ 2460

$ 7380

7%

$ 555

4

$ 2435

$ 9740

8%

$ 840

5

$ 2405

$ 12025

9%

$ 1200

Applicant Ensembles (4 to 8 students)

In appreciation to those who informally bring multiple friends or colleagues together, Qasid extends a lower tuition to ensembles of four to eight individuals applying at the same time for the same term or terms.

It should be recognized that this offer is differentiated from groups formally coordinated by a university faculty or administrative representative, and from diplomatic, corporate, or NGO organizations looking for customized, multi-student programs. As mentioned in the Overview above, these arrangements should be made by contacting Qasid for alternative tuition pricing options, as these packages can offer additional benefits and services for their distinct patronage.

Important note !

As with duo and trio pricing, all applicant ensemble co-applicants MUST identify themselves and each other on their respective applications, or they will NOT be eligible for the discounted rate. Also, see theRefunds and Tuition Adjustments section herein to learn about situations in which the number of co-applicants changes from an original, discount agreement.

Four to eight students paying for one term at a time (Amounts shown per student)

 Term

Cost per term

Discount

 Cost savings per term 

1st

$ 2485

6%

$ 160

2nd

$ 2485

6%

$ 160

3rd

$ 2460

7%

$ 185

4th

$ 2460

7%

$ 185

5th

$ 2460

7%

$ 185

 

Four to eight students prepaying for multiple terms (Amounts shown per student)

 Number of terms

Cost per term

 Total cost for number of terms

Discount

 Cost savings of terms combined`

2

$ 2460

$ 4920

7%

$ 370

3

$ 2435

$ 7305

8%

$ 630

4

$ 2405

$ 9620

9%

$ 960

5

$ 2380

$ 11900

10%

$ 1325

Half Program Pricing

Due to the unique instructional design of the Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic programs, it is possible to offer portions of particular courses independently at reduced tuition rates. This option is possible exclusively for Modern Standard Arabic Levels 4 and 5, and Classical Arabic Levels 2 through 5. And it must be pre arranged prior to a student beginning an applicable course.

Students wishing to focus on half (1½  of the 3 daily hours) of the abovementioned courses (perhaps only the grammar segment of an MSA course, for example), may do so at a tuition rate equivalent to 65% of the relative, standard or discounted amount. A combination of one half of a course from each program would then return to the relative tuition of one full course. And for those amply motivated and disciplined who wish to take on one full program along with half of the other, may do so at a rate equal to 150% of the tuition for one program.

Private Tutoring

Personalized, one-on-one tutoring (or two-on-one for a student pair), either as its own class or as a complement to the core programs or other Qasid courses, is available throughout the year. Private tutoring classes must be specifically requested and spaces are very limited, so it is best to register in advance. Those who sign up for at least 1½ teaching hours per day for the entire term, and prepay a deposit equal to 25% of the total cost for the term, may consider their class confirmed. And for others, although we may not be able to confirm until the first week of the term itself, you should preregister for your space if you are interested. To learn the details of how to apply for this service, you may visit the Admissions menu on Qasid’s website to review the document titled Application Submission Instructions.

The current costs for private tutoring, given an actual “teaching-hour” of 50 minutes, are:

  • $40 USD per teaching-hour between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM for individuals during the winter, spring, and fall terms
  • $50 USD per teaching-hour before 8:00 AM and after 4:00 PM for individuals during the winter, spring, and fall terms, and any time of day during the summer term or in between terms.
  • $60 USD per teaching-hour for a pair of students during any term at any time of day.

Scholarships, standard discounts, and refunds do not apply to this tailored service. However, applicants may inquire about specialized Diplomat|Corporate|Group Study tutoring programs. These curricula are custom designed to provide optimal value and relavence to each individual or organization, and thus have rates that will vary from those listed here.

Deposits

After, and only after, your core program enrollment has been accepted, it is necessary to make an initial, non-refundable, tuition deposit of $350 USD. Students who sign up for at least 1½ teaching hours of private tutoring per day for an entire term are required to send a deposit of 25% of the total cost of all requested tutoring hours for the term. Each of these payments are due no later than 2 weeks after the enrollment acceptance email notice is sent. The only other deposit to be aware of is for the Ammiya, supplementary course. This amount is 25 JD and is required as a prerequisite to take the placement exam for that course. Contact Student Services for specific exam dates, as they differ from term to term.

Either the deposit itself OR the entire tuition amount may be paid up front. If you plan on sending the full tuition, please contact Admissions to receive a formal invoice. Simply inform them of how many terms you plan to attend and mention by name any other applicants with whom you are registering, so that we can apply the proper discount rate.

Important reminder !

Do NOT send any money prior to receiving official notification of your enrollment acceptance, because Qasid is not obligated to refund deposits.

Deposit and Tuition Deadlines

The advanced payment of deposits and tuition makes it possible for Qasid to accurately plan and deliver the best learning experience for each student. To understand the necessary timing of payments, and the consequences of being late, you may refer to the following policies:

Deposit due dates

To secure their admission, new students and those returning after a hiatus of any length between terms must remit their deposits within 2 weeks of the date on their enrollment acceptance notice. This includes deposits for core program tuition and for private tutoring.

Students presently attending Qasid on a one-term-at-a-time payment basis who wish to extend their enrollment can secure their reservation for the upcoming term by registering and remitting their deposits no later than four weeks prior to the last class day of their current term.

In accordance with our first-come first-served policy, Qasid reserves the right to give precedence to students who meet their deposit deadlines. Failure to do so could result in the student being put on an admissions waiting list, and possibly forfeiting their participation for that upcoming term. The enrollment of any course lacking a fully paid deposit by one week before the first day of Orientation will be automatically placed in this pending status.

Tuition due dates

Each course must be paid in full before the first class day of its respective term. And in order to receive a prepay discount for multiple terms, the total payment for ALL terms must be received in full on or before the fifth class day of the first term that is to be attended. Qasid reserves the right to prohibit a student from attending any course that is not paid in full.

If you anticipate being unable to pay your deposit and|or tuition on time, please notify Admissions as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements. We are not opposed to making special provisions in extenuating situations.

Payment Methods

Qasid currently accepts three forms of payment, including cash in US dollars or the equivalent in Jordanian dinars (the current exchange rate is approximately 1 USD to .708 JOD), wire transfer, or credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Please note no extra fees will be charged for the online credit card transactions and credit card payments made in person, at the Qasid campus in Amman. You may contact Qasid Admissions with any other questions about credit card payments, while the protocols for performing wire transfers are explained in full detail below.

Online Payment

You can pay directly online using VISA or Mastercard at the following link.

Wire Instructions

Perhaps the most common form of student payment is via electronic, or “wire”, transfer between banks. Please keep in mind that because your bank and any intermediate, corresponding bank will likely withhold a commission for their services, you will need to send a total amount equal to the actual deposit or tuition PLUS your estimated commission fees in order for us to receive the required funds in full. This transaction cost can typically be anywhere from $10 to $40 per bank, depending on the bank’s regulations, so contact your bank for more information. In the event that Qasid does not receive the full amount, the remaining balance will be included in a subsequent invoice. However, Qasid covers the fee that its own bank charges for receiving funds, which is variable but never exceeds $5 USD. So subsequent invoices for under paid deposits will only be issued if the amount that arrives is below $345.

In addition, once you have initiated the transfer, please email Qasid Admissions with a transaction, reference, or confirmation number along with name of the student(s) for whose enrollment the funds are intended. This will allow us to verify that the deposit or tuition has indeed reached us within the deadline. This email is especially important if the person under whose name the transfer is made differs from your own (or the student(s) on whose behalf the funds are being sent). We cannot guarantee that you will receive credit for the payment if we cannot validate for whom it has been made.

Provided here below then, are two tables with all the information you should need for wire transfers.

Wiring Information for Sending US Dollars

Qasid’s Bank 

 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 

 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.