As a private institution of higher learning, Westminster receives very limited financial support from public taxes. 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.
Graduate Tuition and Fees
|Master of Accountancy||$1000|
|Master of Arts in Community Leadership||$715|
|Master of Arts in Teaching||$695|
|Master of Education||$695|
|Master of Public Health||$1,040|
|Master of Science in Nursing||$1,092|
|Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia||$1,257|
|Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling||$757|
|Master of Strategic Communication||$850|
Master of Business Administration & Master of Business Administration in Technology Commercialization Program
Students enrolling in the MBA and MBATC programs during the 2017–2018 academic year will pay $1,400 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 three years, as long as he/she progresses satisfactorily (i.e., by taking no more than one semester off).
Competency-Based Master of Business Administration
The tuition charge per credit hour is $1,400.
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.
|Auditing Fees||Per Semester|
|Alumni Audit||$100 plus $50 technology fee (plus any additional course fees)|
|Master of Accountancy||$500|
|Master of Arts in Community Leadership||$358|
|Master of Arts in Teaching||$348|
|Master of Business Administration||$687|
|Master of Education||$348|
|Master of Public Health||$520|
|Master of Science in Nursing||$546|
|Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia||$629|
|Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling||$379|
|Master of Strategic Communication||$425|
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 given semester. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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:
The following list provides some resources to review health insurance options that may be available to you.