Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Where is AIM?
  • The AIM campus is in Legaspi Village at the Central Business District (CBD) of Makati City, the premier financial district of Metro Manila. Our address is 123 Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City. 

    Makati CBD is the location of most of the head offices of local and multinational companies, embassies and consulates, first-class shopping malls and five-star hotel chains.


  • 2. How do I get to AIM from the airport?
  • After you get cleared through Immigration and Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), please proceed to the Transport Counter outside the airport lobby to arrange for your transportation to AIM. The cost of transportation to AIM is approximately USD$10.00 per vehicle.
  • 3. Where do I stay during my program?
  • Students have a choice of places to stay.  AIM has a campus dormitory and the AIM Conference Center Manila. Only students are allowed to stay in the campus dormitory. Each dormitory room is made up of two sleeping quarters and a central study area. Each sleeping quarter can accommodate three occupants.The dormitory has a separate wing for female students. For more information, email coopddesk@aim.edu or call +632 892 4011 local 6801. 

    For students who intend to bring their families along for the duration of their studies, there are nearby apartments that they can rent.  Rental contracts are usually 12 months or longer.

    Most degree program students stay in the dormitory or in nearby apartments.  While this is not a requirement, it is recommended because studies, library and group work is usually done after school hours or towards the evening.

  • 4. How much are the dormitory fees?
  • Dormitory fees vary according to the following arrangements:
    • Those who opt for a 10-month contract and pay the dorm fees up front are charged P10,000 per month.  Extensions are computed based on this rate.
    • Those who wish to opt for monthly contracts may do so at the rate of P13,000 per month.

    Note that in addition, there is a breakage deposit that students are required to pay.  This is returned before they leave / check-out.

    For more information about the AIM Dormintory, email coopddesk@aim.edu or call +632 892-4011 local 6801 

  • 5. If I bring my family, can they stay at the dormitory?
  • The dormitory is strictly for students only. Those who intend to bring their families along may avail of apartments in the area. The staff at the dormitory desk can assist those who need to get in touch with apartment brokers.
  • 6. How are students matched up as roommates?
  • Students are matched according to their gender and time of arrival. Students may also request roommates depending on availability of rooms. 
  • 7. What are my transportation options?
  • There are several options available for travel around Metro Manila, including taxi, shuttle services, local buses, rail transit and car rental. The option you choose depends on travel distance, the number of people you travel with, the time of day you wish to travel and your budget. Most public transportation vehicles can pick up passengers on the street in various loading zones and AIM is just right across Ayala Center where there is a transport terminal and a train station.
  • 8. How is security on campus?
  • AIM is located in the Central Business District of Makati, the safest part of the Philippines. AIM is patrolled 24 hours a day, seven days a week. AIM security personnel and staff have a close working relationship with the Makati Police Department, the Armed Forces of the Philippines whose service branches include the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Airforce.
  • 9. What should I wear in campus?
  • Classroom attire is smart casual. Business suits and national costumes are reserved for special events. All rooms are air-conditioned and, at times, the caseroom and function rooms can become quite cold. A light sweater or jacket would come in handy.
  • 10. How do I log on to AIM wifi?
  • Instructions for connecting to the AIM campus-wide Wi-Fi internet are given during the program orientation by the Information and Technology (IT) staff of AIM. Wi-Fi access is available 24/7.
  • 11. Where do I eat my meals?
  • Students may eat in the cafeteria which serves Continental, Filipino and vegetarian food. It is open from 7am to 7:30pm from Monday to Friday and 7am to 12:00nn on Saturdays.

    There are two caterers serving Indian food at the student lounge. They serve lunch and dinner on weekdays. There is also a store within campus that is managed by AIM Student Association (S.A.). The SA store is open from 7:30am to 4:30pm serves breakfast and snacks. All meals inside the campus would cost USD$1 to 4. There is also a coffee shop and restaurant at the AIM Conference Center which is directly connected to the campus. A variety of dining options and specialty restaurants are available right outside AIM at the Greenbelt Mall and nearby convenience stores, some of them are open 24/7. 

  • 12. What is the cost of living in the AIM?
  • The costs below are intended as a guide for students studying full-time. Actual amounts will vary depending on individual situation and requirements.

    Dormitory fee: US$250 per month
    Food allowance: US$10 per day
    Personal allowance: US$100 per month
    School materials: US$50 per month

  • 13. What is there to do in Metro Manila and the Philippines?
  • Below are some recommended websites that contain information on fun things to do in the Philippines:

       Department of Tourism Philippines - http://www.visitmyphilippines.com/

      The Philippine Blog Awards (Best of Philippine Blogs) - http://www.philippineblogawards.com.ph/

       Click the City (Philippines Lifestyle and Entertainment Guide) - http://www.clickthecity.com/

       Spot.ph (Manila Urban Lifestyle Guide) - http://www.spot.ph/

  • 14. How can I get access to EBSCO Online Database?
  • Students, faculty and staff have automatic access to EBSCO, an online research database. Please contact aespino@aim.edu to get your user I.D. and password.
  • 15. Who are on AIM’s governing boards?
  • The AIM Board of Governors and Trustees comprises of eminent industrialists and renowned personalities in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

    To see the Board of Governors list, click here.

    To see the Board of Trustees list, click here.

  • 16. How do I donate to AIM?
  • You can give to AIM through online gifts, checks or wire transfers. For more information on how you can support AIM, please visit the Giving to AIM Page.
  • 17. Where can I report a problem I encountered in the website?
  • Please send an email to webmaster@aim.edu.

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