Tuition & Fees

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION  

TUITION AND FEES
Summer 2014-Spring 2015
 

   

Tuition for Master's-Level Courses  

   

Administration of Human Services 

$600.00 per credit 

Clinical and Counseling Psychology (CCP) 

$670.00 per credit  

Education 

$610.00 per credit 

Holistic Spirituality  

$560.00 per credit 

Instructional Technology  

$605.00 per credit 

Montessori Non-Credit Course $200/$400/$600 depending on number of hours 

 

Tuition for All Doctoral Program Courses 

 

M.S./Psy.D. Program  

$975.00  per credit 

Psy.D. Internship Courses 

(Applies to PSYG 950,951,952,960,961,962) 

$500.00 per credit  

   

Fees  

 

New Student Application Fee-One time Only Master’s Level  

$55.00 

Application Fee - One Time Only Doctoral Level  

$100.00 

Late Registration Fee – Master’s Level  
Late Registration Fee -  Doctoral Level

$125.00 per occurrence 
$225.00 per occurrence

Change of Registration Fee 

$45.00 per occurrence  

Practicum Fee (CCP Program) 

$135.00 per course (in addition to tuition) 

Montessori Supplies 

$55.00 per course (in addition to tuition) 

Montessori Workshop Non-Credit Course  

$200/$400/$600 depending on number of hours: 12/24/36 

   

Other Charges 

 

Returned Check Charge 

$35.00 per occurrence 

Deferred Payment Plan Enrollment Fee  

$75.00 per term 

Late Deferred Payment Charge  

1.5 % of balance per month  

Late Deferred Payment Fee 

$20.00 each payment 

Graduation Fee (Charged in last term) - for all SHS students who enrolled prior to Summer 2013
Enrollment Fee - for all SGS students beginning Summer 2013 
 

$250.00 one time only  

Transcript  Fee 

$5.00 per transcript 

Parking Permit 

$135.00 per school year (Fall-Summer) plus processing fee of $5.95. Pro-rated for terms unattended. 

 

Please note: Tuition and Fees are subject to change.   

 

DEFFERED PAYMENT PLAN 

Students in the School of Graduate Studies can participate in the Deferred Payment Plan . This is a no-interest payment plan which enables students to pay term charges in three equal installments, rather than upfront. There is a $65 non-refundable enrollment fee each term..  At the time of course registration, advise the registrar that you have applied for this option. Your first payment and the enrollment fee are due.  

 

Refund Policy 

Students who officially withdraw from all classes at the College (see Withdrawal Procedures in Academic Section) are eligible for refunds of tuition according to the schedule below. Fees and other charges are non-refundable after the first day of classes.  See Parking Permit section for information on returning parking permit for a partial refund. Students who withdraw from the College may also be required to return a portion of the Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) they received. See Return of Financial Aid Policy in the Financial Aid Section below. For purposes of calculating refunds, the calendar week begins as of the first scheduled class time of each term, regardless of the individual student’s individual course start date. For more information on the Refund Policy, contact the Office of Student Accounts at 215.248.7116. 

 

The following applies to Master’s Level students only. IT DOES NOT APPLY TO DOCTORAL STUDENTS. 

Prior to the first day of session              100% refund 

Within the first calendar week                80% refund 

Within the second calendar week          60% refund 

Within the third calendar week               40% refund 

Weeks thereafter                                     No refund 

 

Tuition Discounts

The following discounts apply to master’s level degree programs or certificate programs currently offered in the School of Graduate Studies. ONLY ONE DISCOUNT CAN BE APPLIED TO A STUDENT’S TUITION. Tuition Discount Forms (available on the website) and attached verification letters must be submitted to the Graduate Registrar on an annual basis, every academic year (fall thru summer). Verification letters should be on official company letterhead, signed by the supervisor and specify the position held by the student and whether the student is working in a full or part-time position. No discounts will be given without a current, signed and completed Tuition Discount Form and verification letter on file in the School of Graduate Studies.  

 

Full Time Teachers – 10% Tuition Discount 

Full-time teachers refer to those who are currently employed and actively engaged in teaching in an elementary, middle, junior high or high school. This category includes full-time teachers, substitute teachers, teacher’s aides, paraprofessionals, and teaching assistants. This category excludes administrators in the educational system such as superintendents, principals, or assistant principals. 

 

Early Childhood Educators – 10% Tuition Discount  

Early childhood educators refer to those professionals who are currently employed by a day care center. Those in a supervisory category, such as an administrative director or program director, are eligible for this discount. This category also includes individuals who work directly with children in a recognized early childhood setting such as day care teachers and teaching assistants. 

  

Chestnut Hill College School of Graduate Studies Alumni – 10% Tuition Discount 

Individuals who have received a master’s degree from Chestnut Hill College and wish to pursue either a second master’s degree or a post-master’s certificate of advanced study are eligible for this discount. This category also includes individuals who are taking additional master’s level graduate courses for enrichment. The Chestnut Hill College Graduate Office must verify the first master’s degree on the Tuition Discount Form. No verification letter is necessary for this discount. 

  

Full-Time Church Affiliated Ministry – 20% Tuition Discount  

Individuals who are employed by a church (parish, congregation, synagogue, mosque) on a full-time basis are eligible for this discount. Full-time church affiliated ministry is defined as a salaried or stipend position that entails working at least forty hours per week. This includes parish associates, pastoral ministers, youth ministers, directors of religious education, parish/church nurses, etc. This category also includes those who are engaged in the full time ministry of spiritual direction and those individuals working in a retreat center, parish setting or spirituality center. Not available to doctoral students. 

  

Religious/Clergy in Full-Time Ministry – 40% Tuition Discount  

This discount is available only to those students who are registering for courses in the Holistic Spirituality Program. The category of religious/clergy includes individuals who are currently ordained priests, rabbis or ministers in a recognized religious denomination and those who are currently members of a religious congregation or order. The discount may also apply to those individuals from a religious tradition that does not include a hierarchical clerical structure. These individuals must be engaged in full-time ministry. Full-time ministry is defined as a salaried or stipend position, which entails working at least forty-hours per week. 

  

Religious/Clergy in Part-Time Ministry – 20% Tuition Discount  

This discount is available only to those students who are registering for courses in the Holistic Spirituality program. The category of religious/clergy includes individuals who are currently ordained priests, rabbis or ministers in a recognized religious denomination and those who are currently members of a religious congregation or order. The discount may also apply to those individuals from a religious tradition that does not include a hierarchical clerical structure. These individuals must be engaged in part-time ministry. Part-time ministry is defined as a salaried or stipend position, which entails working at least twenty-hours per week. 

 

FINANCIAL AID 

St. Joseph Hall / 1st Floor  215.248.7182 

 

The Office of Financial Aid can assist in the process of applying for financial aid and all graduate students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office to learn what programs are available and confirm student responsibilities. While Federal, State, and other sources may help to pay tuition and fees, the responsibility for the remaining portion of the unpaid fees remains with the student. Students must be accepted and register for six credits or more per term to be eligible. 

  

Financial Aid Office Hours

Monday             9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday            9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.                               

Wednesday       9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday           9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Friday                9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

 

Hours may vary during the summer term. Please call the Financial Aid Office to confirm hours. 

 

To schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office, please call 215.248.7182 or e-mail finaid@chc.edu. 

 

Sources of Financial Aid 

The three main sources of financial aid are: 

  • Federal – Federal financial aid, also known as Federal Title IV Aid, is available to graduate students in the form of Stafford Loans. Students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be eligible for federal aid. Eligibility for federal aid programs is determined by the federal government and based on each student’s FAFSA.
     
     
  • Private - Some private and local organizations have grants and scholarships available to students who apply for them. Check with your employer or with local organizations to see if you qualify for this aid.
     
     
  • College – The School of Graduate Studies offers a limited number of master’s level assistantships each year. Each assistantship requires approximately 100 hours of work per term in exchange for one, three-credit graduate course. To be eligible for master’s level assistantships, students must be accepted by the School of Graduate Studies into a degree or certificate program.  Additionally, students must have completed 6 credits and attain a GPA of 3.75 to be considered for placement.  Additionally, students must register for 6 credits per semester and complete the School of Graduate Studies Application for Master’s Level Assistantship, the School of Graduate Studies Confidentiality Agreement and a current resume is to be submitted.  The Application for Master’s Level Assistantship and the Confidentiality Agreement may be obtained on the website. 

 

For optimal consideration and placement in the Master’s Level Assistantship Program the following deadlines apply:
 
 

Term:                                                                  Deadline for Application: 

Fall                                                                      July 1 

Spring                                                                 November 1 

Summer                                                              April 1 

 

Additional assistantship information may be obtained by calling the Graduate Office at 215.248.7171. 

 

A limited number of doctoral assistantships are available each year.  Responsibilities include office work or assisting faculty members.  Teaching assistantships are also offered.  Please contact Eileen Webb, for information at 215.248.7077, or e-mail profpsyc@chc.edu.  

 

Return of Unearned Federal Financial Aid

A student who received Federal Title IV financial aid, as defined previously, and who withdraws from all classes at Chestnut Hill College, will be required to return some or all of the Federal Title IV funds. The amount of federal financial aid to be returned will be the largest amount as determined by using the Federal Refund Policy that is calculated by dividing the total Title IV funds by the student’s total aid package and applying this fraction to the Chestnut Hill College refund. The resulting amount is the amount of funds to be returned to the Title IV programs.  

Please contact the Student Accounts office (215.248.7116) with any questions. 
 

Business Hold

Students with delinquent accounts are placed on business hold and are prevented from registering for future classes, receiving course grades, receiving copies of official or unofficial transcripts, or participating in commencement ceremonies until they have made satisfactory arrangements to satisfy their accounts. A student may be dismissed from the College for continued delinquency of financial obligations. Students on business hold should contact the Office of Student Accounts immediately to satisfy their remaining balance. A student may be placed on business hold at: 

   

Beginning of Term – for failure to make payment in full or to make satisfactory arrangements to pay the term’s bill. Students in this category cannot attend classes until the Office of Student Accounts approves financial arrangements for the term. 

 

During Term – for defaulted or late payment on terms arranged at the beginning of the term. Students in this category cannot register for the following term, receive grades or transcripts and may be prevented from taking tests, attending classes or graduating. Students should contact the Office of Student Accounts immediately if they have not met their financial obligations as agreed upon prior to the beginning of the term. 

 

Students will be removed from business hold when their bill is fully paid or addressed in a satisfactory manner, as agreed upon as approved by the Office of Student Accounts. 

 

CONSEQUENCES OF UNPAID BILLS 

The College reserves the right to withhold registration materials, transcripts, diplomas, and all other information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees, or any other amounts due the College. This includes unpaid parking or library fines. A student may be dismissed from the College for continued delinquency of financial obligations. Unpaid bills will be turned over to a collection agency. Collection costs and/or other finance charges must be paid by the student, in addition to the unpaid amount, before the College will release grades or transcripts. 

 

EXPLANATION OF FEES  

Application Fee: Master level and Doctoral applications both have associated fees. For fee rates refer to chart above.  Payment methods are cash or check made payable to Chestnut Hill College, money order or credit card. 

  

Late Registration fees are charged to currently matriculated students who have taken a graduate- or doctoral-level course at CHC and who register for courses two weeks prior to the start of the current semester. 

  

Change of Registration Fee is charged to students who alter their registration after first submission.  To change a registration, please contact the Graduate Registrar (215.248.7018). 

  

Practicum Fees are charged in some programs and are in addition to tuition. See chart above for current rate and applicable programs. 

  

Returned Check Fee is imposed by college as a result of notification from the student’s financial institution that there are insufficient funds for the transaction.  The fee is $35.00 per occurrence. 

  

The Deferred Payment Plan is a payment plan which allows students to pay tuition during the semester in two or three payments.  A fee is charged to students who request this payment plan. 

  

Late Monthly Payment Plan Charge is assessed to students who are not current on their deferred payments at the completion of a given semester. 

  

Graduation Fee is assessed to students upon successful completion of their Application to Request Graduation and is applied to their account. 

  

Transcript Fee is due at the time of requesting an official transcript from the Chestnut Hill College Registrar. Payment is in the form of cash, check, money order or credit card. 

  

Parking Permits are required for all students and faculty members. Each academic year (fall thru summer) permits are available for purchase. Additional information is available by emailing parking@chc.edu. 

 

All of the above mentioned fees must be satisfied prior to commencement. All student accounts must be clear prior to receiving any official documents  (transcripts and or diplomas) from Chestnut Hill College. Failure to clear up any outstanding balances will result in a Business Hold. Refer to the Business Hold-above. 

  

PLEASE NOTE:  Tuition and Fees are subject to change.