Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Springfield College Catalog 
2020-2021 Springfield College Catalog

Tuition and Fees - On-Line and Regional Campus Students



Tuition and Fees

Summer (May) 2019 term through Spring (January) 2020 term

Bachelor of Science in Human Services   $5,832
Full-Time Status:   12 semester hours
Per Credit Hour:   $486.00

Master of Science in Human Services and
Master of Business Administration           $5,940
Full-time Status:   9 semester hours
Per Credit Hour:   $660.00


Commencement fee $50
Human Services training assessment fee $200
Late payment fee (monthly)(see non-payment policy) $75
Payment Plan fee (per semester) $25
Portfolio fee (charged to students enrolled in Human Services and Portfolio Development courses $500
Returned check charge $35
Stop payment/reissue $35
Transcript fee (official) $7

Expenses Excluded from Tuition/Fee Schedule


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 $500-$800 per term. (Note that students may make their own arrangements for the purchase of textbooks and are under no obligation to purchase text books through the College).




Payment Options


Springfield College offers 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 online in PrideNET.  If paying with an ACH checking or savings account, no fee will be added.  If using a credit or debit card, a fee is assessed.
  • Students may also mail a check or money order to the Business office, keeping in mind it may take 10 to 14 days for the payment to be received and posted.
  • The College offers a Monthly Payment Plan which extends tuition payments over a four-month period. There is a $25 enrollment 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 Monthly 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 Monthly Payment Plan.
  2. If the student’s awarded financial aid does not cover the entire semester charges, he/she must either pay the tuition balance in full 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 Monthly Payment Plan option for the full amount of the tuition charges, pending notification of financial aid. The student can later adjust the payment amounts when the student receives the financial aid award letter. Please be aware that it is the student’s responsibility to contact the financial aid office or campus to arrange adjustments.

For information regarding veteran payments, click here .

Non-Payment Policy


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.  If the account remains past due, the College has the right to place the account with an outside collection agency.  If such action is taken, the student and/or the party who is responsible for the payment of the student account shall be jointly responsible for paying any and all collection agency fees which may be based on a percent at a maximum of fifty (50) percent of the delinquent student account, in addition to all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees.  The account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus. The student is required to make full payment of all accounts prior to the deadline for commencement (date established by the Registrar). Once a student registers for classes and/or receives any service at Springfield College, they are responsible for all tuition, fees, and other associated costs assessed as a result of that registration and/or receipt of services.  The College will also require upfront payment for any future registration. 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


Tuition Refund Policy



Tuition for 15-week terms will be refunded as follows (12-week summer terms will be prorated).

Withdrawal Date Refund Percentage

Before classes begin

(during Add/Drop Period)

100 percent

During the first week of classes

(during Add/Drop Period)

100 percent

During the second week of classes

(during Add/Drop Period)

100 percent
During the third week of classes 60 percent
During the fourth week of classes 40 percent
During the fifth week of classes 20 percent
After the fifth week of classes 0 percent
  • Fees are refundable if a student withdraws from all courses prior to the start of classes.
  • Fees are nonrefundable, except for the Portfolio fee and the Licensing review fee after the start of classes.
  • Financial aid received is refunded to granting agencies based on the date of withdrawal, subject to funding source regulations and College policy.
  • No refunds will be made to students suspended, dismissed or expelled during the term. This also includes students who leave prior to the completion of a judicial hearing.

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

The tuition refund policy for students enrolled at the Milwaukee, Wis. campus will follow the tuition refund policy required by the Wisconsin State Department of Safety and Professional Services, Chapter SPS 408 as shown below:

Withdrawal Week

Refund Percentage

Prior to start


Week 1


Week 2


Week 3


Week 4


Week 5


Week 6


Week 7


Week 8


Week 9 or later



Refunds shall be paid within 40 days after the effective date of termination.  Students who withdraw from the school within 3 days of having enrolled, are entitled to a 100% refund within 10 days. If the refund is due to federal funds, the refund will occur within 14 days per federal regulations

Florida Rule 6E-1.0032(12), F.A.C.: Students partial refund policy follows state regulations and applies equally to all students regardless of their status at separation

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

Federal Financial Aid Refund Policy


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


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, due to excess aid or overpayment, 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.  Refunds that are less than $25, and not the result of excess federal funds, will only be refunded after graduation or separation from the College.

Per the College policy, students are required to set up an electronic refund (eRefund) account to have their refund direct deposited into the bank account they set up.

Students should set up their eRefund account in their PrideNET account:

Click the ‘My Profile’ tab, ‘My Students Financial Portal’ on the left side of the page; ‘Student eBill/Payment Plan’; ‘View Semester eBill’; ‘Setup eRefund’ located below account summary.  This will bring you to the CashNet portal.  Click on ‘click here to enroll in eRefund’, then follow the steps. Be sure you enter the correct bank account and routing number.

Students who receive eRefunds will have their funds available to use in approximately 3 business days.  If a student fails to set up their eRefund account, a paper check will be mailed to the student’s home address on file and can take several weeks to receive.