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  • Tuition and Fees

    Saint Vincent College has set its continuing education tuition rate with the working adult in mind. A high quality, convenient opportunity for professional advancement is provided. The following tuition and fees are effective through Summer 2015.

    Undergraduate Course Tuition 

    Without bachelor's degree: Per credit = $955.00
    Full time flat rate (semester 12-18 credits) = $15,270.00

    With bachelor's degree: Per credit (11 credits or less) = $477.50
    Flat rate tuition/semester (12-18 credits) = $7,635.00

    Pre-College students: Per credit (11 credits or less) = $477.50 

    *Students will also be responsible for a part-time technology fee and initial registration fee.

    Students who are 30 to 64 years of age may audit any course for one-half the regular tuition charge. For persons over 65, there will be no charge for auditing a course (other than the $5 registration fee).

    Other fees:  

    • Technology Fee (per semester): Less than 12 credits/semester $77.00
          12 credits or more/semester $200.00
    • Parking & Vehicle Registration Fee: $85.00     
    • Initial Registration Fee (charged upon first enrollment) $25.00
    • Late Registration $50.00 
    • Add/Drop class after 1st day of semester (per add/drop form) $18.00 
    • Transcript $ 5.00 
    • Fee for finalizing each incomplete "G" grade $35.00


    Employer Reimbursement Program

    Students with employers who will reimburse the cost of their courses may participate in our deferred billing program. For further information, please contact the Saint Vincent College
    Business Office at 724-805-2577.

    Financial Aid

    Federal Direct Loans  

    The Federal Direct Loan is a low-interest, fixed rate loan, and repayment does not begin until six months after graduation. *Subsidized loans are need-based with full interest subsidy during the in-school and grace periods. *Unsubsidized loans accrue interest while in school and during grace periods. Saint Vincent College recommends making payments on interest while in school whenever possible. Please go to www.studentloans.gov for further information.

    Federal Direct PLUS Loans  

    If your financial aid does not cover all of your costs, eligible parents can apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS. The benefits of a PLUS are a fixed interest rate and the option to defer payments. A parent can borrow up to an amount equal to the cost of attendance at Saint Vincent College, less any other financial aid received. The cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies and miscellaneous living expenses. Please go to www.studentloans.gov for further information.

    Alternative Loans  

    Additional private loans, generally referred to as "alternative loans," may also be available to students. Payment can usually be deferred until graduation, but interest accrues from the time the loan is disbursed.

    The list of lenders is available online through www.ELMSelect.com. This summary information is intended only as a guide for comparison purposes. Many other options exist for supplemental borrowing. We encourage all students to utilize the federal loans available which include the Federal Direct Student Loan and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan for parents. You are NOT required to use any of the loans or lenders listed on this guide. Please consider the lender and loan product that best meets your needs. More information and a list of private lenders can also be found at www.finaid.org. A list of Pennsylvania Credit unions who offer private loans can be found at www.pastudentchoice.org along with their requirements. Please refer to the lender for updated information before making your choice. Rates, Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice. 

    Financial Aid Process  

    1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov . You will file the FAFSA each year after January 1st based on your completed income tax returns. You will need to obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to sign the FAFSA by going to www.pin.ed.gov . Our school code is "003368".
    2. Review your FAFSA results – the Student Aid Report (SAR) – within 2 to 4 weeks after filing. Check the SAR for accuracy and make any necessary changes. The SAR will contain the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). We use this figure to determine your financial need.
    3. Complete an Entrance Counseling session, as required by the Department of Education, at www.studentloans.gov . Entrance Counseling ensures that you fully understand your rights and responsibilities as a student borrower to repay your loans.
    4. Complete and sign your Federal Direct Master Promissory Note electronically at www.studentloans.gov . The promissory note contains the terms and conditions of the loan.
    5. Receive an award packet outlining your financial aid eligibility. Remember, you may choose to keep the loan(s) – fully or in part – or decline it. Be aware that your financial aid can change throughout the year as a result of verification, or a change in number of credits – fulltime – halftime, or below halftime.
    6. Veterans are encouraged to visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website, http://www.gibill.va.gov/ to apply for benefits.

    Refund of Tuition

    100% refund prior to the course start date
    95% refund within the first 15 calendar days of the course start date
    40% refund between 16-30 calendar days of the course start date
    No refund after the 31st calendar day of the course start date