Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Office of Graduate and Continuing Education724-805-2933
Saint Vincent College has set its continuing education tuition rate with the working adult in mind. The following tuition and fees are effective through Summer 2013.
Without bachelor's degree: Per credit = $892.00 Full time flat rate (semester 12-18 credits) = $14,271.00 With bachelor's degree: Per credit (11 credits or less) = $446.00 Flat rate tuition/semester (12-18 credits) = $7,135.50 Pre-College students: Per credit (11 credits or less) = $446.00 *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:
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.
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.
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
100% refund prior to the course start date95% refund within the first 15 calendar days of the course start date40% refund between 16-30 calendar days of the course start dateNo refund after the 31st calendar day of the course start date