Business Office

Contact Information

The Bursar’s Office is located on the third floor of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine building – Office #324. Our official means of communication is via e-mail, please check this often.


Physical Address

7000 Chad Colley Blvd
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916-6024


Mailing Address

PO Box 10366
Fort Smith, AR 72917-0366




Tuition, fees, and student housing (if applicable) are billed in semester installments for each academic year and are due the Friday before each semester begins, unless otherwise noted. Students will be notified through ACHE email to review account information once charges are applied to their account. Students will access their detailed billing information through TouchNet. Payments are due in full within 30 days of the billing date.

ACHE does not treat institutional waivers as a payment of tuition and fees. The student will only be assessed the actual charges they will be responsible for.

Tuition, fees, and student housing (if applicable) must be paid with personal funds, scholarships, or other financial aid funds by the due date. ACHE does not offer payment plans. Balances unpaid by the due date are subject to transcript hold and a late fee. Late fees cannot be paid for with Title IV funding.

Late fees will apply as follows:

DO $500

MPH/MSB $250

OT $250

PT $250

Late payments or failure to make special arrangements with the Bursar to pay tuition by 5:00 pm on the payment due date may result in the student being removed from enrollment. Failure to meet obligations for tuition, fees, and other financial responsibilities in a timely manner may result in dismissal from ACHE.

Payments may be made electronically via TouchNet. There is no fee paying with an electronic check. A credit card processing fee will be incurred if paying with a debit or credit card. If paying with a physical check, please include the student’s name and student ID number and mail to:

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Office of the Bursar
PO Box 10366
Fort Smith, AR 72917-0366

We recommend that payments be mailed no later than seven (7) days prior to the due date. When mailing first class from the U.S. Post Office, they will provide you with a tracking number and guaranteed delivery date. Keep this receipt to avoid late fees if your payment is lost or delayed in the mail.

Students who apply for Direct Unsubsidized Loans and/or Direct PLUS Loans will not be subject to the late payment fee, if the following conditions are met by the deadline date:

  • Completed current-aid-year FAFSA with ACHE school code, 042568
  • Completed all outstanding requirements listed on your Financial Aid Checklist page in myPortal
  • Completed any additional requirements communicated to you by Financial Aid
  • Completed master promissory note (MPN) for each loan
  • Completed entrance counseling for each loan; and
  • The student is eligible for the loan for which he/she applies

Students receiving scholarships that have not arrived by the tuition due date must provide written confirmation from the sponsor that the funds are awarded. Any outstanding tuition, fees and student housing must be paid by scholarship before any refunds to students can be processed.

All students receiving VA education benefits must follow all Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) admission procedures. Veterans and other persons eligible to receive VA education benefits must be aware of current policies that apply. In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), ACHE adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA, ACHE will not

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment.
  • Assess a late penalty to the student.
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Submit a Certificate of Eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of class
  • Submit a Veterans Education Benefits Certification Request Form to the ACHE VA Certifying Official
  • Provide additional information necessary to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

Students leaving ACHE mid-semester may be subject to returned funds, including Veterans benefit funds.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Any payment method utilized to pay tuition, fees or student housing that are rejected or returned to ACHE because of insufficient funds or invalid account will be assessed a returned payment fee. The late fee may also be assessed.