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CGCE Tuition & Fees for Graduate & Continuing Education

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Program *Tuition Cost for one (1) 3-credit course *Tuition cost for two (2) 3-credit
courses in same semester
Undergraduate (0100-0300 level courses) rate $990 $1,980
Graduate (0400-0600 level courses) rate $1,116 $2,232
Masters of Social Work $1,425 $2,850
RN-to-BSN $1,110 $2,220
Audit (there is an additional $25 per class materials fee when you audit Art courses) $150 for undergraduate and
$150 for graduate course
($50 per credit)
$300 for six (6) undergraduate credits and
$300 for six (6) graduate credits
Tuition – per credit Rate
Undergraduate (0100-0300 level courses) $330/credit (Effective Fall 2020)
Graduate (0400-0600 level courses) $372/credit (Effective Fall 2020)
Masters of Social Work $475/credit (Effective Fall 2020)
RN-to-BSN Program $370/credit (Effective Fall 2018)
Audit $50/credit(undergraduate)

Student Teaching Fee: $250 per placement (Effective Fall 2017)

Psychology Practicum Fee: $100

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prices are subject to change without advance notice.

Note: On or about June 30, 2017, credit and debit card payments of educational expenses will be charged a 2.5% service fee. To avoid this fee, consider paying via e-check when making an online payment. To learn more about the fee, read the Credit Card Fee FAQ's.


Beginning Fall 2020:


(excludes PA program)
Withdraw and Refund Schedule for Fall and Spring (Full Term Courses):
Withdrawal Refund  Transcript Notation
Prior to the first day of the semester* 100% None
During the published Add/Drop period** 100% None
After published add/drop period No refund. W
Failure to Withdraw No refund. F

*There are no refunds on the $75 non-refundable registration fee.
**After the semester begins, there is no refund on the following fees: non-refundable registration fee, educational service fee, late payment fee, late registration fee, installment payment plan fee, student identification fee.

Course Withdraw and Refund Schedule for accelerated Fall/Spring and Summer Sessions: 
Withdrawal Refund Transcript Notation
Prior to the first day of the semester* 100% None
During the first five (5) business days of the semester 100% on tuition only. All
fees are non-refundable.
After the first five (5) business days of the semester No refund. W
Failure to Withdraw No refund F

*There are no refunds on the $75 non-refundable registration fee.

Course Withdraw and Refund Schedule for accelerated Winter Session:
Withdrawal Refund Transcript Notation
Prior to the first day of the semester* 100% None
After the semester begins No refund W
Failure to Withdraw No refund. F

*There are no refunds on the $75 non-refundable registration fee.

Refunds, if any, are based on the date and time of receipt of a student’s withdrawal, regardless of registration date or attendance. All students who wish to withdraw from a course or courses must do so in writing. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from courses or a “Failure to Withdraw” grade of “F” will result. Nonpayment or non-attendance is not a withdraw.

Students may drop a course without notation on their academic record during the published add/drop period. A withdrawal after the published add/drop period requires the student to obtain the signature of the faculty member, undergraduates require their advisor signature too. A “Course Withdrawal Form” is available online here and must be submitted within the published withdrawal dates as outlined in the academic calendar. Winter and Summer sessions do not have an Add/Drop period due to the accelerated format.

Choosing to withdraw is a serious matter which may adversely affect a student’s status, financial aid, veteran benefits, and degree progress. Students should consult with their course instructor, advisor, and/or respective office prior to dropping or withdrawing from a course.

Physician Assistant Program

A student wishing to withdraw voluntarily from the University must confer first with the PA Program Director. Refunds of tuition and instructional fees, if any, are made on the basis of the date and time of receipt of a student’s withdrawal. Non-payment does not result in withdrawal from the University. Students who officially withdraw from the University after the first day of the semester will receive a designation of ‘W’ on their transcript.

  • Withdrawals prior to the first day of the semester, students are responsible for $75 (Registration Fee).
  • Withdrawals during the first two weeks of the semester, 80% refund.**
  • Withdrawals during the third week of the semester, 60% refund.
  • Withdrawals during the fourth week of the semester, 40% refund.
  • Withdrawals during the fifth week of the semester, 20% refund.
  • Withdrawals after the fifth week of the semester, no refund.

**After the semester starts, but before the first class meeting, no refund on the $75 Registration Fee and the $75 Educational Service Fee.

In addition, there will be no refunds made on the following fees after the semester begins: Late Payment Fee, Delayed Payment Fee, Student Identification Fee. This policy is in accordance with the 1998 Financial Aid Reauthorization Act. It will be reviewed annually by the Vice President of Finance and the Board of Trustees. This policy also is subject to change without prior written notification.

Important Notice

  • Tuition waivers are calculated on $85 per undergraduate credit, $105 per graduate credit and $105 per graduate Social Work credit.
  • *Includes $85 per credit (UG) or $105 per credit (GR) tuition, $75 Registration Fee, $75 Educational Service Fee, and other instructional fees.
Application Fees  
Undergraduate $50
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification $50
Graduate $50

Program deposit (non-refundable)
Applies to Graduate Applied Behavior, Counseling,
and Social Work certification students
only. Effective Spring 2013

Transcript and Official Letter Request Fees  
Official Letter No cost
Transcript fee - normal processing $2/each
Transcript fee - 24 hour processing $5/each
Other Fees  
New Student I.D. Card (validated each semester) $10
Replacement I.D. Card $30
Lab Fee $10
Late registration fee $50
Late Withdrawal Fee
(see registration calendar in semester catalog)
Nursing Fee- 4-year BSN students only $897 each (Effective Fall 2020)
fall & spring semester
Health Insurance
(Coverage from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021)
*Price subject to change each academic year
$3,306 (full year)
Delayed Payment Fee (non-refundable) $100
Returned Check Fee $25
Commencement Fee (assessed semester of graduation) $75
Parking fee $60 for CGCE students in night classes.
$100 for CGCE students in day classes.