Each student registering at the college is charged tuition at a rate that covers approximately 70% of the cost of his/her educational program. The balance of the cost must be met by income received from gifts and endowments from trustees, alumni, faculty, churches, and other friends of the college who help to underwrite the education that Westminster provides. The Board of Trustees of Westminster College reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.
|Program||Cost Per Hour|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice||$1,232|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Anesthesia||$1,402|
|Master of Accountancy||$1,087|
|Master of Arts in Community Leadership||$765|
|Master of Arts in Teaching||$765|
|Master of Business Administration||$1,523|
|Master of Business Administration in Technology Commercialization||$1,523|
|Master of Education||$765|
|Master of Public Health||$1,137|
|Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling||$895|
|Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia||$1,402|
|Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner||$1,242|
|Master of Strategic Communication||$881|
|Project-Based Master of Business Administration (low-residency with online components)||$1,523|
Programs with Fixed Pricing
Master of Accountancy
Students enrolling in the MAcc program during the 2022-2023 academic year will pay $1,087 per credit hour. A total of 30 credit hours are required to complete the program. Tuition includes all programs costs including books and access to all program functions. The tuition price will remain fixed for five years, as long as the student progresses satisfactorily (i.e., by taking no more than one semester off).
Master of Business Administration
Students enrolling in the MBA, PMBA, and MBATC programs during the 2022-2023 academic year will pay $1,523 per credit hour. A total of 39 credit hours is required to complete the program. Tuition includes all programs costs including books, access to all program functions, and a required international trip. The tuition price will remain fixed for five years, as long as the student progresses satisfactorily (i.e., by taking no more than one semester off).
Master of Strategic Communication
Students enrolling in the MSC program during the 2022-2023 academic year will pay $881 per credit hour. A total of 40 credit hours are required to complete the program. Tuition includes all programs costs including books and access to all program functions. The tuition price will remain fixed for five years, as long as the student progresses satisfactorily (i.e., by taking no more than one semester off).
A $13 per credit hour fee is charged during fall and spring semesters only. The graduate fee covers the following items: student activity fee, technology fee, and student publication fee.
Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center Membership Fee
Full-time graduate students (7 or more hours) $13.50/Month The membership fee for part-time graduate students is optional and would be paid directly to the Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness and Athletic Center.
|Program||Cost Per Credit|
|Alumni Audit||$100 plus $50 technology fee (plus any additional course fees)|
|Master of Accountancy||$543.50|
|Master of Arts in Community Leadership||$382.50|
|Master of Business Administration||$761.50|
|Master of Education||$382.50|
|Master of Public Health||$568.50|
The technology fee will apply to classes being audited, but no student activity fees or publication fees are assessed. Only students accepted to Masters degree programs may audit graduate classes. Some programs require students to be a graduate of the program in order to alumni audit a class. Please see Academic Policies and Procedures for more information on alumni audits, or contact the Alumni Office for details. Alumni audits of ceramics courses require a $250 materials fee.
Payment of Tuition and Fees
Tuition, fees, and room and board charges are due in full, on the first day of the month the given semester begins. Students registering late must pay in full when they register. Students unable to pay in full must make other arrangements with the Student Account Services Office by the second week of the semester. The college reserves the right to grant or deny financing for any student based on his or her credit worthiness. In addition, the college reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student who fails to comply with all terms of his or her financial obligation with the college. Additional information on this policy is available in the Student Account Services Office. Statements of credits, certificates of graduation, or transcripts are issued only to students who are current in their obligations with the college. All outstanding charges are due and payable at the time students leave the college.
Late Withdrawal for Unusual or Extenuating Circumstances
Students sometimes face unusual or extenuating circumstances that prevent them from finishing a course or semester or otherwise complying with institutional deadlines. A Review Committee meets monthly to examine petitions made by students regarding retroactive record changes (e.g., medical withdrawal) and/or full or partial charges of tuition and fees. A student's petition, which includes a detailed letter and appropriate documentation of the unusual or extenuating circumstances, can be submitted to the Registrar's Office (Bamberger Hall, Upper Floor or email@example.com). A form and specific instructions are available on the Registrar’s Office website.
All petitions must be submitted within six weeks after the end of the semester in question. Absent serious extenuating circumstances, requests submitted beyond six weeks after the end of the semester will not be considered. Because tuition insurance is recommended, petitions for removal of tuition charges are rarely approved even if the committee decides to approve a change to the academic record. If a petition for refund is granted, changes will be made retroactive only to the last date of attendance, and tuition charges will be adjusted according to Westminster College's posted refund schedule found on the Student Account Services webpage. Reevaluation by the student's physician or counselor may be required prior to re-enrollment.
Following these guidelines, the Review Committee will either approve or deny all petitions. A student who thinks there has been unfair bias or encountered a procedural error made by this committee may appeal it in writing within ten calendar days to an Appeals Committee chaired by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The decision reached by this committee is final.
NOTE: The Review Committee cannot change rules regarding the amount of federal financial aid that must be returned when a student does not fulfill program requirements. Students are encouraged to read "Withdrawing and Its Effect on Financial Aid" section in the academic catalog and call or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine specific implications for anticipated registration changes. In many cases, if a student withdraws from classes both the federal and institutional financial aid award may be adjusted and all unpaid tuition resulting from the cancellation will become due immediately.
All students will be automatically enrolled in a tuition insurance program through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., and charged 1.1% of their tuition and fees (including room and board) unless they choose to waive this coverage.
Many Westminster students encounter unexpected physical or mental health challenges each year. This coverage provides students and their families needed protection for their educational investment. Westminster students with tuition insurance are eligible for a 75% refund should they face injury, sickness, or mental health issues that result in withdrawing from all of their fall or spring courses. Students and families who do not want tuition insurance will need to complete a waiver each year to opt out of this coverage.
Westminster strongly encourages families to participate in tuition insurance to prevent the stresses of an all-too-common scenario: a student will experience an unexpected physical or mental tragedy, withdraw from courses, and be obligated to pay tuition. Tuition insurance allows the student to focus on their recovery and return to their studies.
Health and Accident Insurance
Students are encouraged to carry health and accident insurance. Many plans carry students on their parents' coverage if they are 26 years of age or younger. Westminster’s website has a list of many plans, as there are different options and rates available to students. Cost may vary somewhat due to the student's age. Please contact the Office of Student Life for more information. All international students and student athletes attending Westminster College are required to carry insurance coverage. Students admitted to the nursing program are required to provide evidence of health insurance coverage. All students traveling on a college trip (May Term, Retreats, Conferences, Study Abroad, etc.) must also show proof of insurance.
In addition, the following website link provides useful information regarding insurance options for college students. Topics covered include the industry as a whole, the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and healthcare for the uninsured: Understanding Health Insurance for College Students
The following list provides some resources to review health insurance options that may be available to you.