Admissions

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fee Rates for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Description Amount
Tuition
($1,240 per undergraduate credit)
($1,653.33 per graduate credit)
$29,760 (full-time)
College Enrollment Fee
($400 per semester)
$800
Technology Access Fee
($700 per semester)
$1,400
Student Service Fee
($270 per semester)
$540
Total $32,500 (full-time)

The tuition and fee rates for the 2022-2023 academic year are expected to increase based on inflation, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

Part-time students pay the per-credit tuition rate plus all applicable fees.

Tuition covers:

  • Enrollment in any course applicable toward a student’s degree program.
  • For degree-seeking undergraduate students, a limit of 45 total credits per academic year (22.5 credits per semester).
  • For graduate students, a limit of 40 total credits per academic year (20 credits per semester).
  • For dance students, enrollment in the amount of private or class instruction required for the degree and the use of dance studios and necessary equipment.
  • For music students, enrollment in the amount of private or class instruction required for the degree, and the use of music practice rooms and necessary equipment.

A student who wishes to register for more than the total allowable credits per academic year is subject to a charge of the per-credit rate in the table above for each additional credit.

The College enrollment fee covers expenses associated with various administrative services, such as enrollment and degree certification, course drops and adds done before published deadlines, diplomas, official transcripts and their production, and maintenance of files. The technology access fee covers expenses associated with maintaining servers, Internet access, and supplies for the computer and audio/video laboratories. It also covers fees associated with access to various studios. The student service fee covers expenses associated with student activities and services on campus.

Cost of Attendance

For the convenience of financial planning for students and their parents, other expenses a student is expected to incur per year are estimated below.

Estimated Annual Living and Other Expenses for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Living on Campus Living at Home Living in Off-Campus Housing
Room and Board $7,580 $2,500 $10,850
Books and Academic Supplies $780 $780 $780
Artistic Supplies $1,540 $1,540 $1,540
Personal Expenses $2,900 $2,900 $2,900
Transportation Expense $1,140 $1,600 $1,600
Total $13,940 $9,320 $17,670

Estimated Total Annual Cost of Attendance for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Living on Campus Living at HomeLiving at Home Living in Off-Campus Housing
Cost of Attendance $46,440 $41,820 $50,170

The table above lists the estimated total annual cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, living expenses, and other costs. The actual total annual cost of attendance will vary depending on how many credits a student takes, and where and with whom a student lives, and whether the student has dependent or independent status. The costs listed are per year based on full-time studies for a student who lives near campus, where all figures are based on estimates.

Payment of the College Bill

All charges and credits from the College’s offices are aggregated in a student’s financial account and presented on the College bill.

The Office of Financial Services, which is responsible for managing the College’s billing, collecting, refunding, and cashiering functions, sends the College bill to students one month before the start of each semester. For accounts with a balance due, a second bill is sent one month after the start of the semester.

The tuition and fees are due and must be received by 5:00 p.m. the day before the new semester begins. They may be paid by mail or in person at the Office of Financial Services. Students receiving financial aid must apply the aid received to the unpaid balance at the time the financial aid is posted and no later than the due date.

Payment may be made by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, travelers’ check, cash, or electronic funds transfer or charged to a credit card for the exact amount due.

A monthly $30 late payment fee is applied for charges not paid by the deadline. A one-percent interest charge will be assessed monthly on all past due accounts.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who drop or withdraw from course(s) while in good standing may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition in accordance with the tuition refund schedules in Tables 3.5 and 3.6. Fees are generally not refundable. Students dismissed from the College for disciplinary reasons or who are administratively withdrawn from the College are not eligible for a tuition refund.

The student must submit a completed Course Registration Add/Drop Form to the Office of Admissions and Record and request a tuition refund from the Office of Financial Services. The amount of the refund will depend on the date of the student’s official cancellation of course(s). The amount refundable plus any overpayment of fees or financial aid awards in excess of fees is presented on the College bill. Refunds are processed routinely throughout the semester.

Tuition Refund Schedule for Partial Cancelation of Course(s) (while remaining enrolled in at least one course)

Course(s) canceled: Refundable tuition:
During the first two weeks of classes 100% tuition refund
During the third or fourth week of classes 55% tuition refund
After the fourth week of classes No tuition refund

Tuition and Fee Refund Schedule for Withdrawal from the CollegeTuition Refund Schedule for Complete Withdrawal from All Courses

Official withdrawal date: Refundable tuition and fees:
By the day before the semester begins 100% tuition and fees refund
During the first week of classes 100% tuition refund
During the second week of classes 70% tuition refund
During the third or fourth week of classes 55% tuition refund
After the fourth week of classes No refund

Tuition Refund Appeal

Under special circumstances, such as medical or military, the College may be able to make an exception and refund tuition based on an appeal. The student must submit a written statement explaining the reason for the withdrawal and prepare supporting documentation, such as medical, military activation orders, etc. The College will make a decision on the appeal within 2 to 3 weeks.