FINANCIAL INFORMATION

TUITION AND FEES 2009-2010 Academic Year

Tuition For Master’s Level Courses
Administration of Human Services $515 per credit hour
Instructional Technology $515 per credit hour
Counseling Psychology $530 per credit hour
Education $510 per credit hour
Holistic Spirituality $515 per credit hour

Tuition For Doctoral Level Courses
Psy.D. $787 per credit hour
Psy.D. Internship Courses $500 per credit hour

Fees
Application Fee - one time only - Master’s Level $ 55.00
Application Fee - one time only - Doctoral Level $80.00
Masters Level Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Practicum Fee for CCP $110.00 per course (in addition to tuition)
Practicum Fee for Montessori $215.00 per course
Workshop Non-Credit Course $200.00 per course
Montessori Supplies $45.00
Late Registration Fee – Master’s Level $105.00 per occurrence
Late Registration Fee – Doctoral Level $205.00 per occurrence
Change of Registration $35.00 per occurrence
Other Charges
Returned (NSF) Check Charge $30.00 per occurrence
Late Payment Charge 1.5% of balance per month
(Automatically charged to student account if term bill is not paid by the Payment Due Date)
Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) Enrollment Fee $65.00 per term
Late Payment Flan $20.00 each payment
Graduation Fee $235 one time only
(Charged in last term; does not include cap and gown)
Transcript Fee $6.00 per transcript for the first ordered
$2.00 each when ordered at the same time
Parking Permit $120.00 per year
*** Please note: Tuition and Fees are subject to change.
 

MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN

Students in the School of Graduate Studies can participate in the Monthly Payment Plan (MPP). This is a no-interest payment plan which enables students to pay term charges in three equal installments, rather than upfront. There is a $65 non-refundable enrollment fee each term. To enroll in the MPP, call 1.800.551.2773 (Weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).At the time of course registration, advise the registrar that you have applied for this option. Your first payment and the MPP 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. 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. See Return of Financial Aid Policy in the Financial Aid Section below. 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 more information on the Refund Policy, contact the Office of Student Accounts at 215.248.7116.
The following applies to Master’s Level students only. IT DOES NOT APPLY TO DOCTORAL STUDENTS.
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. Discount Verification Forms (available at the Office of Student Accounts) and attached verification letters must be submitted to the Office of Student Accounts on an annual basis. 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 Discount Verification Form and Verification Letter on file at the Office of Student Accounts. A copy of such verification will be sent to the Graduate Registrar.

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.

Graduates of Chestnut Hill College School of Graduate Studies – 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 Discount Verification 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.
Religious/Clergy in Full-Time Ministry – 40% Tuition Discount
This discount is available only to those students who are registering for courses in the Holistic Spirituality Program. The category of religious/clergy includes individuals who are currently ordained priests, rabbis or ministers in a recognized religious denomination and those who are currently members of a religious congregation or order. The discount may also apply to those individuals from a religious tradition that does not include a hierarchical clerical structure. These individuals must be engaged in full-time ministry. Full-time ministry is defined as a salaried or stipend position, which entails working at least forty-hours per week.
Religious/Clergy in Part-Time Ministry – 20% Tuition Discount
This discount is available only to those students who are registering for courses in the Holistic Spirituality program. The category of religious/clergy includes individuals who are currently ordained priests, rabbis or ministers in a recognized religious denomination and those who are currently members of a religious congregation or order. The discount may also apply to those individuals from a religious tradition that does not include a hierarchical clerical structure. These individuals must be engaged in part-time ministry. Part-time ministry is defined as a salaried or stipend position, which entails working at least twenty-hours per week.
 

FINANCIAL AID

St. Joseph Hall / 1st Floor 215.248.7182
The Office of Financial Aid can assist in the process of applying for financial aid. While Federal, State, Chestnut Hill College and other sources may help to pay tuition and fees, the responsibility for the remaining portion of the unpaid fees remains with the student.
Financial Aid Office Hours
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hours may vary during the summer term. Please call the Financial Aid Office to confirm hours.
To schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office, please call 215.248.7182 or e-mail finaid@chc.edu.
Sources of Financial Aid
The three main sources of financial aid are:
• Federal – Federal financial aid, also known as Federal Title IV Aid, is available to graduate students in the form of Stafford Loans. Students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be eligible for federal aid. Eligibility for federal aid programs is determined by the federal government and based on each student’s FAFSA.

• Private - Some private and local organizations have grants and scholarships available to students who apply for them. Check with your employer or with local organizations to see if you qualify for this aid.

• College – The School of Graduate Studies offers a limited number of master’s level assistantships each year. Each assistantship requires approximately 100 hours of work per term in exchange for one, three-credit graduate course. To be eligible for master’s level assistantships, students must be accepted by the School of Graduate Studies into a degree or certificate program. Additionally, students must complete 6 credits and attain a GPA of 3.75 to be considered for placement. Additionally, students are to complete the School of Graduate Studies Application for Master’s Level Assistantship, the School of Graduate Studies Confidentiality Agreement and a current resume is to be submitted. The Application for Master’s Level Assistantship and the Confidentiality Agreement may be obtained by accessing www.chc.edu/forms.

For optimal consideration and placement in the Master’s Level Assistantship Program the following deadlines apply:
Term - Deadline for Application
Fall 2009 - June 16, 2009
Spring 2010 - October 10, 2009
Summer 2010 - February 13, 2010

Additional assistantship information may be obtained by calling the Graduate Office at 215.248.7171.

A limited number of doctoral assistantships are available each year. Responsibilities include office work or assisting faculty members. Teaching assistantships are also offered. Please contact Mary Steinmetz, M.A. for information at 215.248.7077, or e-mail profpsyc@chc.edu.

Return of Unearned Federal Financial Aid
A student who received Federal Title IV financial aid, as defined previously, and who withdraws from all classes at Chestnut Hill College, will be required to return some or all of the Federal Title IV funds. The amount of federal financial aid to be returned will be the largest amount as determined by using the Federal Refund Policy that is calculated by dividing the total Title IV funds by the student’s total aid package and applying this fraction to the Chestnut Hill College refund. The resulting amount is the amount of funds to be returned to the Title IV programs.

 
 

EMPLOYER ASSISTED TUITION DEFERRED PAYMENT PLAN

Students in the School of Graduate Studies may request to defer payment of that portion of their tuition reimbursable under their employer’s program until thirty days following the end of classes each term.
Students must provide a guarantee of payment in the form of a credit or debit card account to be charged if payment is not made by the deferred due date. To be eligible to participate in this plan, the student must complete and submit the application by the due date shown on the billing statement, along with proof of employment, and a copy of the employer’s education assistance plan.
Tuition amounts not covered under the employer education assistance plan are payable by the original due date. Final payment, in full, of the tuition must be received within thirty days of the end of each term. All applicable late fees and interest will be applied and/or collection actions will be taken if the tuition and fees are not paid in full and on time.

The student is personally obligated for any and all financial obligations made to the College, regardless of employment status or the length of time it will take their employer to process their reimbursement.

 

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 commencement ceremonies until they have made satisfactory arrangements 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 Accounts immediately to satisfy their remaining balance. A student may be placed on business hold at:
1. 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 Accounts approves financial arrangements for the term.

2. 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 Accounts.
 

CONSEQUENCES OF UNPAID BILLS

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.
 

PARKING

All students attending classes, workshops, seminars, and special sessions are required to purchase and display a valid parking permit while parking on the campus of Chestnut Hill College. All students parking on the Chestnut Hill College or Mount Saint Joseph Academy are required to purchase a parking permit regardless of the number of term hours they may be taking per term. Each parking permit runs from September 1 through August 31 of the following year. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space on campus, but it does permit students to park in authorized areas on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking Permit
Permit cost is $120 annually for the period of September 1 through August 31. Permits purchased after September will be prorated for the remainder of the year. Students may purchase a temporary permit, which expires seven days after the date of purchase. Each temporary permit costs $5.00. Permits are available at the Information Desk located in the foyer of Fournier Hall. Students provide a completed Vehicle Registration Form and show a validated ID card to obtain a permit. They will be provided with a parking brochure along with a permit sticker. Students are responsible to be aware of and comply with all parking policies and procedures as reflected in the parking brochure. Students are responsible for any and all fines that result from parking in an unauthorized area, as defined by the parking brochure, or from not displaying or obtaining a parking permit.