Additional Fees

Students should be prepared to meet additional costs of their degree program. These can include travel, accommodations, food, textbooks, learning guides, course readers, conference call charges, dissertation editors, computer software and hardware, courses at other institutions, commercial database searches, professional meetings, conferences, and workshops.  Learning consultants or other editors are the sole responsibility of the students using their services.

  • The graduation fee is a mandatory fee invoiced once the student has officially completed his/her final coursework.  The regalia fee is invoiced to those students who will be attending the graduation ceremony.  All fees must be paid in full before degrees can be conferred.
  • The deadline to deliver the required documents to the Registrar is 30 days after the start date of the semester following committee approval of the student’s dissertation, project, or thesis.  Failure to complete any graduation requirement by the deadline will result in the assessment of $1,000 per semester until all requirements are complete.  Students who are unable to complete course or thesis requirements by the last day of the current semester will be charged tuition in the following semester per the published fee schedule and subject to the stated refund policies.
  • If a student notifies the Registrar’s Office that they will not be attending the RC more than 30 days before the start of the RC, they are entitled to a full reversal of the RC fee. Within 30 days of the start of the RC, the RC fee will be reversed and the RC late cancellation fee of $225 will be invoiced.  Once the RC has begun, the RC fee must be paid in full.
  • The returned check fee is $30. If a student’s check is returned more than once, any and all subsequent payments must be made by cashier’s check, money order, or credit card. Payment of tuition by wire transfer is also available for a fee of $25 from the United States or $50 internationally.