Financial Aid

The ability to pay for your education is an important consideration. Our Admissions Office can assist you in exploring alternative financing options. If you are a resident of the United States and want to apply for financial aid, please complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be obtained from the FAFSA website at Students may be eligible for a range of loans available specifically for graduate study and are encouraged to apply. Financial aid eligibility is renewed each year, and revisions or adjustments are made to ensure that aid is proportionate with each family’s financial circumstances.

To estimate your eligibility for federal student aid, access the FAFSA Forecaster.

Employer Tuition Assistance

Many organizations offer employee tuition assistance and, in some cases, cover 100 percent of tuition costs. Programs and policies vary among employers. Consult your human resources department to learn more about employer tuition assistance at your organization.

For more information, please contact an Enrollment Advisor.

Refund Policy

Students may add or drop courses prior to the first day of the term. Dropped courses are not recorded on a student’s academic record. A student may drop a course for any reason prior to the first day of the term (all terms begin on Sundays) without penalty.

Withdrawals are noted on the student’s academic record with the designation of “W”. Students are financially responsible for all courses with a “W” grade. Exception to this policy is by petition, only with the approval of the instructor, the Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, and the Program Director. Enrolled students who withdraw must do so in writing, stating the reason for withdrawal.

The refund of tuition is based on the week the student withdraws and notifies Student Services (both must be accomplished). For this purpose, Sunday is considered the first day of the applicable week.

  • Before the first day of the 1st week of class: 100%
  • As of the first day of the 1st week of class: 80%
  • As of the first day of the 2nd week of class: 50%
  • As of the first day of the 3rd week of class: No Refund

No adjustments to account balances will be made nor withdrawal disputes be considered after 30 days from the end of the term during which the student withdrew.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please call your Student Services Advisor at 1-866-532-1989.