Jul 15, 2024  
2018-2019 Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies 
2018-2019 Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees




Tuition and Fees

Summer (May) 2018 term through Spring (January) 2019 term

Bachelor of Science in Human Services   $5,664
Full-Time Status:   12 semester hourse
Per Credit Hour:   $472.00

Master of Science in Human Services and
Master of Business Administration           $5,760
Full-time Status:   9 semester hours
Per Credit Hour:   $640.00


Commencement fee $50
Health insurance (Massachusetts campus only, per year) U/G $2,800
Grad $3,280
Human services training assessment fee $200
Late payment fee (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 $300-$500 per term.

Health Insurance - Massachusetts Campuses Only


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.

Payment Options


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 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 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 financial aid office or campus to arrange adjustments.

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. 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


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 first week of classes

(during Add/Drop Period)

100 percent

During second week of classes

(during Add/Drop Period)

100 percent
During third week of classes 60 percent
During fourth week of classes 40 percent
During 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.

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


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, 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.

Students are encouraged to set up an electronic refund (eRefund) account to have their refund direct deposited into the bankaccount they set up.

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

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

Students whoreceive eRefunds will have their funds available to use in approximately 3 business days.  Refund checks are mailed to the student’s home address on file and can take several weeks to receive.