Jun 20, 2024  
The Elmira College Graduate and Professional Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year-Volume I 
The Elmira College Graduate and Professional Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year-Volume I

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Changes below are effective for the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms of the 2022-2023 academic year. Any increases go into effect each Summer Term and will be disclosed in registration information.

2023-2024 Tuition and Comprehensive Fees

Course tuition for MSED Programs (per credit): $600*
Course tuition for MS in General Management (per credit): $700
Audit tuition for MSED Program Course (per credit): $300*
Audit tuition for MS in General Management Course (per credit): $350

*Comprehensive fee for MSED Programs (per credit): $35

Other Charges

Directed/Independent Study Fee: $50
Late Payment Fee: $50
Returned Check Fee: $50
Replacement ID Card Fee: $25

Payment, as arranged with the Business Office, must be received in the Business Office within fourteen (14) days of the start of the term. No registration is permitted unless a financial account is clear.

Course fees are generally included in tuition charges. When additional charges are necessary, they will be announced prior to registration. Course fees are generally non-refundable.

Payment Options

Tuition is payable upon registration during any given term and must be received in the Elmira College Business Office within 14 days of the start of the term. By arrangement with the per term / annual payment plans available via Nelnet.  You will need to email Elmira College Business Office at businessoffice@elmira.edu  for a link in order to enroll.

Check with the Elmira College Business Office at businessoffice@elmira.edu for the schedule of payments for the Deferred Payment Plan.

Refund Schedule

Should a course be cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded. If the course is continued, a student is responsible for the full tuition. Tuition is charged until the date of official withdrawal, as indicated below.

Discontinuance of attendance or notice to the instructor does not constitute withdrawal. Application for withdrawal from a course or for change in class schedule must be made either through the Drop Course process in MyEC or through an official Drop-Add Form, which is available in both the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. Under no circumstances will fees be included as a refund.

In authorized withdrawal from a course or courses, tuition refunds are based on the entire amount of tuition charged, not on amount paid.

Traditional Courses

A traditional course is any in-person or blended three-credit course offered in six or more weeks.

During Orientation Week: -100% of basic charges refunded
First week of class: -90% of basic charges refunded
Second week of class: -75% of basic charges refunded
Third week of class: -50% of basic charges refunded
Fourth week of class: -25% of basic charges refunded
Fifth week of class and after: -0%, no refund

Non-Traditional Courses

A non-traditional course is any in-person or blended course that is less than 3.0 credits.

Withdrawal: Tuition Refund
Before First Session: 100% of tuition and fees
After First Session and Beyond: 0%, no refund given

For information related to tuition refunds in courses offered in an asynchronous online format, please contact the Office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies at graduate@elmira.edu.

Notes on Withdrawal

  1. The week of withdrawal is the week in which verbal or written communication is received by the Registrar’s Office (or a later date if the notice so stipulates). The first week of classes is the week in which the first day of class falls. The class week starts at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.
  2. The standard refund policy will apply to students who have been suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons.
  3. All loans received though Elmira College will be pro-rated based on the college refund schedule if the student withdraws during the academic year. Refunds for Federal Title IV financial aid are governed by federal law and a federal refund schedule. Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence from the College during an enrollment period should contact the Bursar in McGraw Hall, room 127, (607) 735-1762. The Bursar completes the Department of Education worksheet for Return of Title IV funds using the withdrawal or leave date to determine the amount of federal aid the student is eligible to receive based on the percentage of time enrolled in the term. All days during the term (except for scheduled breaks of five days or more) are counted. Federal aid is pro-rated on a daily basis until the student has completed 70% of the term (at which time, the student has earned 100% of Title IV funds).
  4. Elmira College will debit the student account for any Title IV program funds that the school was required to return. The refund policies for Title IV Funds and Elmira College are separate. Therefore, a student may still owe funds to Elmira College to cover unpaid institutional charges.
  5. Elmira College does not automatically issue refunds unless required under Title IV (federal aid exceeds allowable billing charges), or the student graduates or withdraws. If a student does not request a refund, the credit balance will remain on the student’s account to offset future charges. Questions concerning Title IV guidelines should be directed to the Office of the Bursar.