Tuition & Payment Options
Tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year is $880 per quarter hour, and tuition for 2013-2014 is $915 per quarter hour (beginning fall 2013). The only other required fee is a technology fee of $4 per quarter hour. Tuition increases are normally announced in the early spring and are effective beginning in the fall quarter. Tuition for online students is the same as for students who attend class in person.
The University accepts cash, checks, and bank wires. You may pay your tuition bill with a credit card or an ACH transaction through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at www.afford.com. TMS charges a convenience fee for accepting credit card payments either online or by phone.
The University also accepts tuition payment plans. The plans allow for monthly payments spread over the academic year to assist in budgeting. Each plan has a nominal enrollment fee and there is no credit check requirement. The University has contracted solely with TMS for this service.
Employer Reimbursed Payment
The Employer Reimbursed Payment option is available to students whose employers require course completion prior to reimbursing the student for incurred tuition and fees. This option allows the student to defer the eligible portion of tuition and fees until after the conclusion of the academic term.
The Employer Reimbursement Payment Agreement must be completed once per year and whenever a change in an employer’s educational benefit policy or employee’s status occurs. The agreement must be signed by the employer and the student and submitted to the Bursar’s Office by the tuition payment due date.
A deferment fee of $45 will be assessed each academic term. Any fees and University billed charges not eligible for employer reimbursement must be paid by the payment due date as indicated on the tuition bill.
A student who officially withdraws from one or more courses during the first three weeks of the quarter may receive a full or partial tuition refund based on the refund schedule published with that quarter’s registration form. A student who drops one or more courses after the first three weeks of the quarter will not receive a tuition refund. Any refund due will be credited to the student’s University account, unless the student specifically requests a refund check. If the withdrawing student is on a deferred tuition payment plan, the refund will be applied to the deferred amount, and the student will be liable for any unpaid balance.
To withdraw officially, complete the form available in the Graduate Tax Program Office. Do not withdraw online. Not attending class does not consitute an official withdrawal.