Hi, I have been accepted at Saba starting at the 2015 May Semester. I need to fully pay for the first semester's tuition before March 15th in order to secure my seat. I also applied to Irish med schools through the Atlantic Bridge Program, and offers/rejections only come out in late March and early April.
So here's my question: I really want to go study in Ireland, but I don't want to lose my chance at studying at Saba in case I don't get into any Irish school. What should I do in this case? Should I make my payment to Saba, and if I am later accepted in Ireland, request for a tuition refund? As I understand from the Saba Student Consumer Information PDF, a refund should be possible, since
''Tuition and fees shall be refunded in full, less an administrative fee of $100, and the $750 acceptance deposit, if notice of withdrawal is received prior to the first day of class''
However, the document also states:
''In order to be eligible for a tuition refund, students must obtain a financial clearance letter from the Administrative Office at Saba University and a formal withdrawal form must be completed and authorized by the Dean.''
I am guessing that only applies to students who were already studying at Saba. For a prospective student such as myself, does it mean I cannot request for a tuition refund, even is the request was made before the first day of class? Can somebody who experienced this sort of things before tell me if I can request for a tuition refund via e-mail?
I am very sorry for the long text, I really want to make sure whether I would be paying 100$ or 12000$ to secure my place at Saba until I hear back from Irish schools. Thank you all for your time and help!