Tuition & Fees



Summer 2014-Spring 2015


Tuition for Master's-Level Courses  


Administration of Human Services 

$600.00 per credit 

Clinical and Counseling Psychology (CCP) 

$670.00 per credit  


$610.00 per credit 

Instructional Technology  

$605.00 per credit 


Tuition for All Doctoral Program Courses 


M.S./Psy.D. Program  

$975.00  per credit 

Psy.D. Internship Courses 

(Applies to PSYG 950,951,952,960,961,962) 

$500.00 per credit  




New Student Application Fee-One time Only Master’s Level  


Application Fee - One Time Only Doctoral Level  


Graduation Fee (Charged in last term) - for all SGS students who enrolled prior to Summer 2013   $250.00 one time only  
Enrollment Fee - for all new SGS students $200.00 one time only

Late Registration Fee – Master’s Level  
Late Registration Fee -  Doctoral Level

$125.00 per occurrence 
$225.00 per occurrence

Change of Registration Fee 

$45.00 per occurrence  

Practicum Fee (CCP Program) 

$135.00 per course (in addition to tuition) 

Montessori Supplies 

$55.00 per course (in addition to tuition) 

Montessori Workshop Non-Credit Course  

$200/$400/$600 depending on number of hours: 12/24/36 


Other Charges 


Returned Check Charge 

$35.00 per occurrence 

Deferred Payment Plan Enrollment Fee  

$75.00 per term 

Late Deferred Payment Charge  

1.5 % of balance per month  

Parking Permit 

$135.00 per school year (Fall-Summer) plus processing fee of $5.95. Pro-rated for terms unattended. Must purchase online at  


Please note: Tuition and Fees are subject to change.   



Students in the School of Graduate Studies can participate in the Deferred Payment Plan. This is a no-interest payment plan which enables students to pay term charges in three equal installments, rather than upfront. There is a $75 non-refundable enrollment fee each term. At the time of course registration, advise the registrar that you have applied for this option. Your first payment and the enrollment fee are due.  


Refund Policy 

 Students who officially withdraw from all classes at the College (see Withdrawal Procedures in Academic Section) are eligible for refunds of tuition according to the schedule below. Fees and other charges are non-refundable after the first day of classes. Doctoral students are not eligible for tuition refunds.  See Parking Permit section for information on returning parking permit for a partial refund. Students who withdraw from the College may also be required to return a portion of the Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) they received.  For purposes of calculating refunds, the calendar week begins as of the first scheduled class time of each term, regardless of the individual student’s individual course start date. For specific dates please refer to the SGS Academic Calendar For more information on the Refund Policy, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 215.248.7116.  


 Prior to the first day of session  100% refund
Within the first calendar week  80% refund
Within the second calendar week  60% refund
Within the third calendar week 40% refund
Weeks thereafter No Refund

Tuition Discounts

The following discounts apply to master’s level degree programs or certificate programs currently offered in the School of Graduate Studies. ONLY ONE DISCOUNT CAN BE APPLIED TO A STUDENT’S TUITION. Tuition Discount Forms (available Here) and attached verification letters must be submitted to the Graduate Registrar on an annual basis, every academic year (fall through summer). Verification letters should be on official company letterhead, signed by the supervisor and specify the position held by the student and whether the student is working in a full or part-time position. No discounts will be given without a current, signed and completed Tuition Discount Form and verification letter on file in the School of Graduate Studies.  


Full Time Teachers – 10% Tuition Discount 

Full-time teachers refer to those who are currently employed and actively engaged in teaching in an elementary, middle, junior high or high school. This category includes full-time teachers, substitute teachers, teacher’s aides, paraprofessionals, and teaching assistants. This category excludes administrators in the educational system such as superintendents, principals, or assistant principals. 


Early Childhood Educators – 10% Tuition Discount  

Early childhood educators refer to those professionals who are currently employed by a day care center. Those in a supervisory category, such as an administrative director or program director, are eligible for this discount. This category also includes individuals who work directly with children in a recognized early childhood setting such as day care teachers and teaching assistants. 


Chestnut Hill College School of Graduate Studies Alumni – 10% Tuition Discount 

Individuals who have received a master’s degree from Chestnut Hill College and wish to pursue either a second master’s degree or a post-master’s certificate of advanced study are eligible for this discount. This category also includes individuals who are taking additional master’s level graduate courses for enrichment. The Chestnut Hill College Graduate Office must verify the first master’s degree on the Tuition Discount Form. No verification letter is necessary for this discount. 


Full-Time Church Affiliated Ministry – 20% Tuition Discount  

Individuals who are employed by a church (parish, congregation, synagogue, mosque) on a full-time basis are eligible for this discount. Full-time church affiliated ministry is defined as a salaried or stipend position that entails working at least forty hours per week. This includes parish associates, pastoral ministers, youth ministers, directors of religious education, parish/church nurses, etc. This category also includes those who are engaged in the full time ministry of spiritual direction and those individuals working in a retreat center, parish setting or spirituality center. Not available to doctoral students. 


Book Vouchers

Book vouchers are available to students who are expected to have a credit on their account after receiving Financial Aid. A Voucher can be issued for any amount up to the total excess of Financial Aid for the semester.  You may call, stop by the Office of Student Financial Services or login to your account on to find out if you have a credit, and then proceed to Office of Student Financial Services to obtain a Voucher.  At this time, a Student Financial Services Representative will issue you a formal book voucher and you will be permitted to pick up your books from the Chestnut Hill College Bookstore located on the ground floor of St. Josephs Hall.   


Financial Aid Refund

If you are due a refund from excess financial aid, refund checks are mailed out within 14 days after the aid is transferred to your account. Your financial aid is transferred onto your account approximately 7 days after the start of each semester. It is the policy of the College that refund checks are mailed to student's home addresses on file. Please visit the Registrar's Office to fill out a change of address form or submit your correct address in writing to the Registrar's office at They are located on the third floor of St. Joseph's Hall. 


Term Financial Aid Disbursement Dates Anticipated Financial Aid Refund Dates
Spring 2015  

Jan 12, 2015

Jan 26, 2015

Summer 2015

May 4, 2015

May 18, 2015


Business Hold

Students with delinquent accounts are placed on business hold and are prevented from registering for future classes, receiving course grades, receiving copies of official or unofficial transcripts, or participating in graduation ceremonies until they have made payment to satisfy their accounts. A student may be dismissed from the College for continued delinquency of financial obligations. Students on business hold should contact the Office of Student Financial Services immediately to satisfy their remaining balance. A student may be placed on business hold at: 


Beginning of Term – for failure to make payment in full or to make satisfactory arrangements to pay the term’s bill. Students in this category cannot attend classes until the Office of Student Financial Services approves financial arrangements for the term. 


During Term – for defaulted or late payment on terms arranged at the beginning of the term. Students in this category cannot register for the following term, receive grades or transcripts and may be prevented from taking tests, attending classes or graduating. Students should contact the Office of Student Accounts immediately if they have not met their financial obligations as agreed upon prior to the beginning of the term. 


Students will be removed from business hold when their bill is fully paid or addressed in a satisfactory manner, as agreed upon as approved by the Office of Student Financial Services. 





The College reserves the right to withhold registration materials, transcripts, diplomas, and all other information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees, or any other amounts due the College. This includes unpaid parking or library fines. A student may be dismissed from the College for continued delinquency of financial obligations. Unpaid bills will be turned over to a collection agency. Collection costs and/or other finance charges must be paid by the student, in addition to the unpaid amount, before the College will release grades or transcripts. 



Application Fee: Master level and Doctoral applications both have associated fees. For fee rates refer to chart above.  Payment methods are cash or check made payable to Chestnut Hill College, money order or credit card. 


Late Registration fees are charged to currently matriculated students who have taken a graduate- or doctoral-level course at CHC and who register for courses two weeks prior to the start of the current semester. 


Change of Registration Fee is charged to students who alter their registration after first submission.  To change a registration, please contact the Graduate Registrar (215.248.7018). 


Practicum Fees are charged in some programs and are in addition to tuition. See chart above for current rate and applicable programs. 


Returned Check Fee is imposed by college as a result of notification from the student’s financial institution that there are insufficient funds for the transaction.  The fee is $35.00 per occurrence. 


The Deferred Payment Plan is a payment plan which allows students to pay tuition during the semester in two or three payments.  A fee is charged to students who request this payment plan. 


Late Monthly Payment Plan Charge is assessed to students who are not current on their deferred payments at the completion of a given semester. 


Graduation Fee is assessed to students upon successful completion of their Application to Request Graduation and is applied to their account. 


Parking Permits are required for all students and faculty members. Each academic year (fall through summer) permits are available for purchase. Additional information is available by emailing 


All of the above mentioned fees must be satisfied prior to graduation. All student accounts must be clear prior to receiving any official documents  (transcripts and or diplomas) from Chestnut Hill College. Failure to clear up any outstanding balances will result in a Business Hold. Refer to the Business Hold-above. 


PLEASE NOTE:  Tuition and Fees are subject to change.  


Have Further Questions?

Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 215-248-7182 or email representative.