Key Access Institute, LLC (KAI) does not currently offer financial aid, grants, or personal student loans. You may contact our Tuition department for additional direction or guidance. KAI is not affiliated with any financial institution nor receives any monetary reimbursements from associated businesses. Payments vary per program and seminar.
For your convenience, we accept payment online via PayPal as well as from credit cards or checking accounts. Checks may also be mailed to Key Access Institute, LLC, Attn: Tuition Dept.
Program Application Fees & Tuition Payments
The application fee is $100 per application, per program. Seminars do not have an application fee. Applications will not be accepted or reviewed without the $100 application fee.
Surgical First Assistant Key Program students who are interested in making a one-time, full tuition payment, may do so by clicking here or using the "Pay Here" tab above. Enrolled Key Program students who have chosen to make monthly payments will receive invoices for tuition payments via email. From the emails, they may click on a link to make an online payment.
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Key Access Institute, LLC offers one scholarship per quarter for the Surgical First Assistant Key Program.
Surgical First Assistant Key Program Payments
Surgical First Assistant Prep Program Payments
Fundamental Operating Room Clinical Education
FORCE Premier Pricing
Continuing Education Program Payments
SFA Key Program Application Below
SFA Prep Program
Fundamental Operating Room Clinical Education
Continuing Education (CE) Seminars
Cancellation and Refund Policies for Seminars & Programs
Cancellation and Refund Policy (KAI Seminars)
If there are not enough participants registered one week before the seminar date, the seminar will be cancelled or rescheduled. Registered participants have the option of receiving a full refund, or applying that registration fee to the next scheduled date for that seminar. Should a registered participant need to cancel earlier than seven days of the seminar, they will receive a full refund.
Cancellation Policy (KAI Programs)
A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within 72 hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) after the enrollment contract is signed and a tour1 of the facilities and inspection of the equipment is made by the prospective student.
Any potential student who has not been provided the opportunity to tour the school facilities and inspect the equipment before signing an enrollment contract has an additional three days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, following a tour and inspection to cancel enrollment and request a full refund of any money paid to the school and release from all obligations. (Please complete the Detachable Notice of Cancellation Form.) The student shall sign and date an acknowledgement form certifying the completion of the tour.
Refund Policy (KAI Programs)
Refund computations will be based on scheduled course time of class attendance2 through the last date of attendance. Leaves of absence, suspensions, and school holidays will not be counted as part of the scheduled class attendance.
The effective date of termination for refund purposes will be the earliest of the following:
- The last day of attendance, if the student is terminated by the school;
- The date of receipt of written notice from the student; or
- Ten school days following the last date of attendance.
- If tuition and fees are collected in advance of entrance, and if after expiration of the 72 hour cancellation privilege the student does not enter school, not more than $100 in nonrefundable administrative fees shall be retained by the school for the entire residence program or synchronous distance education course.
- If a student enters a residence or synchronous distance education program and withdraws or is otherwise terminated, the school or college may retain not more than $100 in nonrefundable administrative fees for the entire program. The minimum refund of the remaining tuition and fees will be the pro rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of hours remaining in the portion of the course or program for which the student has been charged after the effective date of termination bears to the total number of hours in the portion of the course or program for which the student has been charged, except that a student may not collect a refund if the student has completed 75 percent or more of the total number of hours in the portion of the program for which the student has been charged on the effective date of termination.3
- Refunds for books, tools, or other supplies should be handled separately from refund of tuition and other academic fees. The student will not be required to purchase instructional supplies, books and tools until such time as these materials are required. Once these materials are purchased, no refund will be made.
- A student who withdraws for a reason unrelated to the student’s academic status after the 75 percent completion mark and requests a grade at the time of withdrawal shall be given a grade of “incomplete” and permitted to re-‐enroll in the course or program during the 12-‐month period following the date the student withdrew without payment of additional tuition for that portion of the course or program.
- A full refund of all tuition and fees is due and refundable in each of the following cases:
- An enrollee is not accepted by the school;
- If the course of instruction is discontinued by the school and this prevents the student from completing the course; or
- If the student's enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school, or representations by the owner or representatives of the school.
- The payment of refunds will be totally completed such that the refund instrument has been negotiated or credited into the proper account(s), within 60 days after the effective date of termination.
Refund Policy for Students called to Active Military Service (KAI Programs)
A student of the school or college who withdraws from the school or college as a result of the student being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the Texas National Guard may elect one of the following options for each program in which the student is enrolled:
- if tuition and fees are collected in advance of the withdrawal, a pro rata refund of any tuition, fees, or other charges paid by the student for the program and a cancellation of any unpaid tuition, fees, or other charges owed by the student for the portion of the program the student does not complete following withdrawal;
- a grade of incomplete with the designation "withdrawn-‐military" for the courses in the program, other than courses for which the student has previously received a grade on the student's transcript, and the right to re-‐enroll in the program, or a substantially equivalent program if that program is no longer available, not later than the first anniversary of the date the student is discharged from active military duty without payment of additional tuition, fees, or other charges for the program other than any previously unpaid balance of the original tuition, fees, and charges for books for the program; or
- the assignment of an appropriate final grade or credit for the courses in the program, but only if the instructor or instructors of the program determine that the student has:
- satisfactorily completed at least 90 percent of the required coursework for the program; and
- demonstrated sufficient mastery of the program material to receive credit for completing the program.
KAI will charge a processing fee of $50 for all returned checks. Refunds as a result of failing the program or a request to withdraw or suspend from the program will include a $100 processing fee.
1 Distance education, combination distance education-‐residence, and seminars are not required to provide the student a tour (this applies specifically to Key Access Institute, LLC’s Surgical First Assistant Key Program and Continuing Education (CE) Seminars. The Surgical First Assistant Prep Program and International Surgical Bootcamp Program do require a tour.
2 Attendance for the Surgical First Assistant Key Program is defined by when a student has last logged onto Blackboard to take a test and/or has last paid a tuition installment or monthly payment.
3 More simply, the refund is based on the precise number of hours the student has paid for, but not yet used, at the point of termination, up to the 75% completion mark, after which no refund is due. Form PS-1040 provides the precise calculation. It can be found in the Admissions Office and in the Enrollment Agreement.