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    Springfield College
   
 
  Aug 20, 2017
 
 
    
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2017-2018 School of Professional and Continuing Studies

Tuition and Fees


 

 

 

Undergraduate Program Tuition

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(Summer 2017 term through Spring 2018 term)

Tuition charges are subject to change, effective every Summer Term.

Bachelor of Science in Human Services
     Full-Time Status (12 semester hours)
     Per Credit Hour
 
$5,520
$460

 

Undergraduate Program Fees

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Non-Refundable

Application Fee (Bachelor’s Degree Program)

$ 25

Health Insurance(MA campuses only, per year), est.
* to be adjusted annually by insurer

$ 2555 *

Late Payment Fee (see non-payment policy)

$ 75

Payment Plan Fee (per semester)

$ 25

Returned Check Charge

$ 35

Stop payment / reissue fee

$ 35

Transcript Fee

$ 6

Graduation Fee

$ 50

Late Registration Fee

$ 25

Replacement ID Fee

$ 35

Parking Fee (Springfield Students only)

$ 25

 Recreation Fee PCS or part-time students

  $ 80

 Human Services Training Assessment Fee 

  $ 200**

Refundable

Portfolio Fee

$ 500**

** Required only for students who receive credits through experiential learning

Graduate Programs Tuition

(Summer 2017 Term through Spring 2018 Term)

Tuition charges are subject to change, effective every May Term.

Master of Science in Human Services, Master of Business Administration
     Full-Time Status (9 semester hours)  $5,616
     Per Credit Hour                                $624

Graduate Programs Fees

Application Fee
(Master of Science and Master of Business Administration Programs) 
*** waived for BS Graduates

$ 40***

Health Insurance(MA campuses only, per year), est.
* to be adjusted annually by insurer

$ 2995 *

Late Payment Fee (see non-payment policy)

$ 75

Payment Plan Fee (per semester)

$ 25

Returned Check Charge

$ 35

Stop payment / reissue fee

$ 35

Transcript Fee

$ 6

Graduation Fee

$ 50

Late Registration Fee

$ 25

Replacement ID Fee

$ 35

Parking Fee (Springfield Students only)

$ 25

Recreation Fee PCS or Part time students

  $ 80

 

Expenses Excluded from Tuition/Fee Schedule

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Students must pay the cost of preparing their research reports, including such expenses as paper, typing, mailings, and other special expenses that might be involved in some required projects. The cost of books and supplies are approximately $300-$500 per term.

Health Insurance - Massachusetts Campuses Only

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that health insurance coverage be provided to all students attending Massachusetts colleges and universities who are registered. If a UG student is registered for nine or more semester hours and a graduate student is registered for 7 or more semester hours, he/she will be automatically enrolled in the Springfield College Health Insurance Plan for an estimated $2,555 for an undergraduate student and $2,995 for a graduate per year. If the student already has health insurance coverage, he/she will be required to complete a Springfield College Health Insurance waiver form. Go to www.springfield.edu, select Directory, Business Office, Health Insurance, and Click here. The waiver form must be completed by September 15 for students for the charge to be credited.  Students registered in Spring and Summer will have their premium probated.

                                                                                                              

Student Tuition Recovery Fee - California Campus Only

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  1. You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
  • You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies: You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program,
    or
  • Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party
  • You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies: 1.You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or 2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party
  1. The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.  You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
  • The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  • The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  • The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  • There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  • An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.
  1. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, www.bppe.ca.gov, (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897
  2. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site (www.bppe.ca.gov).

Payment Options

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Springfield College offers two payment options for students to pay their tuition:

  • Students may pay tuition charges, less any applicable financial aid, in full at the time of registration by cash, personal check, or money order.
  • The College offers a Partial Payment Plan which extends tuition payments over a four-month period. There is a $25 fee per term to utilize the plan. The plan is as follows:
Summer Term   Fall Term   Spring Term
25% at Registration
25% May 1
25% June 1
25% July 1
  25% at Registration
25% Sept. 1
25% Oct. 1
25% Nov. 1
  25% at Registration
25% Jan. 1
25% Feb. 1
25% Mar. 1

Students within the following categories are required to sign up for the Partial Payment Plan:

  1. If a student does not expect to receive financial aid and cannot pay the tuition charges in full at the time of registration, but can make payments on the above applicable dates, he/she must sign up for the Partial Payment Plan.
  2. If a student has received a financial aid decision letter, the letter must be presented to the staff person handling registration. If the student’s awarded financial aid does not cover the entire semester charges, he/she must either pay the tuition balance or sign up for the Partial Payment Plan.
  3. If a student has NOT met the published admissions and financial aid deadlines, and consequently has not received a financial aid decision letter by the time registration begins, the student must sign up for the Partial Payment Plan option for the full amount of the tuition charges, pending notification of financial aid. The amount of the payments can be adjusted later, when the student receives the financial aid award letter. Please be aware that it is the student’s responsibility to contact the campus to arrange adjustments.

Non-Payment Policy

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For currently enrolled students, non-enrolled students, students who have been separated, dismissed, suspended, expelled, disciplined, withdrawn and/or have taken a leave of absence, the College will withhold all official transcripts, access to registration for courses, and the awarding of diplomas to any student whose account is not paid in full when due. A late charge of $75 will be assessed for each month that a payment is past due. The student and/or the party who is responsible for the payment of the student account shall be jointly liable to the College for all costs of collection and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred. The student is required to make full payment of all accounts prior to the deadline for commencement (date established by the Registrar). Non-enrolled students with a balance on their account will be placed in collections. Once students register for classes, they are responsible for the tuition incurred. Not attending classes does not constitute withdrawing or dropping a class. Any changes to a student’s course schedule require the approval of an academic advisor.

Refund Policies

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Tuition Refund Policy

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The refund policy for students provides that if a student’s written request to withdraw from courses is received by the 15th of the second month of each term, the student will receive a 100 percent tuition refund. If a student’s written request to withdraw from courses is received from the 16th day of the second month until the last day of the second month in each term, the student will receive a 50 percent tuition refund.

The deadlines for 100 percent credit are:

  • October 15 for the Fall term
  • February 15 for the Spring term
  • June 15 for the Summer term

The deadlines for 50 percent credit are:

  • October 31 for the Fall Term
  • February 28 for the Spring Term
  • June 30 for the Summer Term

Changes in a student’s enrollment may change his/her financial aid eligibility.

Wisconsin Admin code EAB 8.05, partial refund policy is followed for students at the Milwaukee campus.

For Course Withdrawal Policies please click on the link provided: Course Withdrawal Policy    

Federal Financial Aid Refund Policy

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When a student withdraws during a term, the amount of federal student financial aid that he/she has earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If the student received (or Springfield College or a parent received on behalf of the student) less assistance than the amount that the student earned, the student may be able to receive those additional funds. If the student received more assistance than they earned, the excess funds must be returned by the school and/or the student.

The amount of assistance that the student has earned is determined on a pro-rata basis. For example, if a student completed 30 percent of the period of enrollment, he/she would earn 30 percent of the assistance he/she was originally scheduled to receive. Once a student has completed more than 60 percent of the period of enrollment, the student earns all the assistance that he/she was scheduled to receive.

There are some financial aid funds that the student cannot earn once he/she withdraws because the student does not meet other eligibility requirements, even if a student was scheduled to receive them. The student will be notified of any changes in their eligibility after review by the Financial Aid Office.

Credit Balance Refund Policy

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The student has a right to a full refund of all charges less the amount of the Application Fee (see the Tuition and Fees Schedule) if he/she cancels the enrollment agreement prior to or on the first day of instruction. If a student has a credit balance on his/her account, a refund will be issued within 14 days, of the date that the credit balance occurs, unless the student authorizes the College, in writing, to hold the credit balance for a future term. On the Friday following the refund being generated, the refund check will be deposited in the student’s bank account or available for pick up at the Business Office, 263 Alden St, Springfield, MA.  Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for direct deposit.  Refunds that are not picked up by 2:00 p.m., will be automatically mailed to the billing address on the student account. The refund check will be made payable to the student unless the student requests in writing that the refund check be made payable to another party.

Credit Balance Refund - Southern California Campus Only

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The student may withdraw from a course after instruction has started and will receive a pro-rated refund for the portion of the tuition and other refundable charges if the student has completed 60 percent or less of instruction. (For example, if the student paid $3,000 tuition for a 90-hour course and completed 30 hours, he/she would receive a refund of $2,000 for the 60 hours not completed.)

If the College cancels or discontinues a course or educational program, the College will provide a full refund of all charges. Refunds will be credited to the student account within 30 days of the cancellation or withdrawal.