The Christendom Graduate School maintains a reasonable and modest tuition charge to ensure that its programs remain accessible to students who wish to attend. Consequently, Christendom College does not offer graduate students financial assistance in the forms of scholarships, grants, or loans. We also schedule our classes in the evenings to allow students to work full- or part-time during the day to finance their education. The Graduate School also offers students an interest-free tuition payment plan whereby students may pay off their tuition in installments throughout the semester. Many students find that their parishes or employers are willing to help fund their studies, and students are encouraged to contact their pastors, principals, or employers to see if such reimbursement is possible.
To preserve its academic freedom, Christendom College does not accept federal aid or any government funding; this means we do not participate in the Title IV Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs (federal student loan program). From its very beginning, Christendom College made a prudential decision never to accept federal funding; as the only accredited Catholic higher education institution that is not dependant on federal student aid, Christendom is uniquely free to teach the Catholic Faith without government interference. The College’s decision has proven prophetic given the federal government’s expanding use of funding conditions to promote policy preferences. For more information on why Christendom College rejects federal funding, please visit christendom.edu/no-federal-funds.
Christendom students are eligible to receive Veterans Administration benefits such as Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Veterans qualifying for these benefits should contact the Business Officer of the Graduate School for information and for the necessary enrollment-verification forms.
PRIVATE STUDENT LOANS
Christendom graduate students may apply to private sources (such as banks) for student loans. These applications are handled directly by the student and are not processed by Christendom, although we are happy to provide documentation or information needed to verify enrollment. Two private lenders who often provide Christendom students with student loans are listed below:
- Sallie Mae – Smart Option Student Loan: www.salliemae.com (877-279-7172)
- PNC Bank – PNC Solution Loan: www.pnconcampus.com (800-762-1001)
Tuition is due by the end of the first week of the semester. If a student is unable to pay the entire tuition and fees at this time, he must fill out, sign, and return to the Business Office (by the end of the first week of the semester) the Tuition Payment Plan Contract, stipulating the manner in which the debt is to be paid so that the full amount will be paid by the end of the semester. Online students must either pay their tuition in full, or pay a deposit of at least $500 per course and sign the tuition payment contract, before being granted access to the online classroom. In the event of the student’s withdrawal before paying all installments, it is the student’s responsibility to pay the balance due, minus any applicable refund (see below). No grades or transcripts will be released, nor degrees awarded, until all tuition and fees are paid. Students with outstanding balances are not allowed to register for subsequent semesters. Registration fees are due with registration.
Tuition will be refunded to students who find it necessary to withdraw (or to change to audit status) after registration according to the following schedule. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF WITHDRAWAL IS THE DATE UPON WHICH WRITTEN NOTICE IS RECEIVED IN THE BUSINESS OFFICE. Students who withdraw from a course (or drop to audit status) and who have not yet paid the tuition are liable for the tuition amount minus any applicable refund amount. PLEASE NOTE that non-refundable fees, such as the registration fee and technology fees, will NOT be refunded.
FOR CLASSROOM AND LIVE ONLINE COURSES:
Before the second class: 100% of tuition
Before the third class: 75% of tuition
Before the fourth class: 50% of tuition
After the fourth class: No Refund
FOR PRE-RECORDED, ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE COURSES:
During the first week after receiving the access code: 100% of tuition
Within two weeks of receiving the access code: 75% of tuition
Within three weeks of receiving the access code: 50% of tuition
After the third week from receiving the access code: No refund
TUITION & FEESGraduate credit tuition: $360/credit – $345/credit for religious
Audit tuition: $130/credit - $95/credit for religious, seniors, catechists
(VCI courses are two credits; all others are three credits)
REGISTRATION FEE: $50 per student
(early registration - at least one month before the semester starts - $25)
TECHNOLOGY FEE: $100 per online course
ROOM & BOARD (summer program only):
$1550/six-week session - $550/two-week session
All Room & Board registrations must be received by June 1.
VITA CONSECRATA INSTITUTE TOTAL COST:
(summers only, includes, tuition, registration, room & board)
$955 per session/audit - $1955 per session/graduate credit
SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT FOR YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE:
Whole 4-week program: $1696/audit - $3496/graduate credit
VCI registrations must be received by June 1.