Continuing Education Division

Tuition, Fees, and Payment

Continuing Education

Student tuition and fees 2013-2014: $650 per 3-credit class

Student tuition and fees 2014-2015: $695 per 3-credit class

Payment in full is due on or before the first class meeting.

Enrollment is up to 9 credit hours/term
Enrollment in more than 9 credit hours/term - charged full-time tuition rate
There is a $35 non-refundable application fee.
A graduation fee upon completion of degree
Students are responsible for tuition, fees, and texts.


Graduate Studies

Student tuition and fees 2014-2015:

MBA student - $1,275/course
MS Ed. - $1,275/course
There is a $50 non-refundable application fee
A graduation fee upon completion of degree
Students are responsible for tuition, fees and texts
Full-time graduate study is defined as being enrolled in 18 credits per academic year (six credits over three terms). Students enrolled for three credits during a term are considered half-time. For questions related to enrollment status please contact the Registrar's Office or Student Financial Services.



All parking on Thomas College property is by permit only. Annual parking permits are available in the CED/Grad office for $5. Students with outstanding parking tickets will not be allowed to register for classes.

Students may audit a course on a space available basis. Students are charged 50% of regular tuition for any CED audits they take.

Textbook and Supplies
All textbooks and supplies are sold at the College bookstore on a cash, check or credit card basis.

Graduation Fee
All students, regardless of where classes are taken, are charged a graduation fee upon completion of their degree. For more information about the graduation fee please contact the registrar's office, 859-1108. 


Methods of Payment

Payment in full is due on or before the first class meeting. The College accepts any of the following forms of payment:

Cash: Cash payments will be accepted in person at the Student Financial Services Office during regular business hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F September-May and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F from June-August. Additional evening hours are set up during the first week of each term.

Checks: Personal checks, money orders, certified checks, cashier's checks or traveler's checks made payable to Thomas College will be accepted. The College will not accept third-party checks or checks that have been altered in any way. All checks are deposited on the day that they are received.

Credit Cards: MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express are accepted if the card's number, expiration date, cardholder's printed name, and signature are included on the registration form. On-line payment may be made using credit cards at

Payment is due in full on or before the first class meeting. Students who do not make satisfactory payment arrangements will be dropped from their course(s). Students who fail to meet their financial obligations will pay all expenses of collection, including attorney's fees and court costs. In addition, Thomas College may disclose said failure, along with other relevant information, to credit reporting agencies. In some instances students may be eligible to re-enroll in a course, provided they pay their outstanding balance in full prior to the mid-point of the semester. A $50 re-enrollment fee must also be paid. After the mid-point of the semester, students are not eligible for re-enrollment. Please contact the Student Financial Services Office for details.


Special Billings

Payment Plan

A payment plan is available by making arrangements through the Student Financial Services Office. There is a $10.00 deferment fee per class. Finance charges will be applied to past due balances.

Company Billings

Many area employers provide tuition assistance for eligible employees. Thomas College students may arrange to have their tuition billed directly to their employer if the employer has established a payment arrangement with the College. Students should contact their employer for additional information on this payment option. In all cases, students are ultimately held responsible for the payment of their student accounts.


Thomas College welcomes veterans and provides certification services to enable them to receive their veterans' benefits. The Registrar should be contacted for specific information regarding veterans' benefits.

Refund Policy

Students who intend to withdraw from a course must give written notification to the CED/Grad Office. Non-attendance of classes or notification to the instructor does not constitute official withdrawal. Students may drop classes with no financial penalty during the add/drop period. After the add/drop period, students are responsible for any and all charges.

Students receiving federal financial aid are subject to a different refund policy. Refunds will be made as of the effective date of withdrawal acknowledged by the CED/Grad Office. Please contact the Student Financial Services Office for additional information.


Financial Aid

Thomas College offers financial assistance to undergraduate students who have a demonstrated financial need. In all cases, an award supplements, but does not replace, the funds available to students from their own and their family's resources. Graduate students are considered for Federal Stafford Loans only.

Who is Eligible

CED students must apply for and be accepted into a degree program and must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours per term). Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time (3 credit hours per term). Other eligibility requirements as described in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must also be met. For graduate students who are completing their first three courses in order to be accepted into a degree program, all graduate application materials must be received prior to receiving aid, and conditional acceptance granted.

How and When to Apply

Students applying for any type of financial aid, including the Federal Stafford, must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application form may be obtained from the Thomas College Student Financial Services Office or on line at

Students should make every effort to complete and mail the FAFSA as soon as possible, listing Thomas College on the FAFSA to receive the results (code number 002052). The application will be calculated by a federal processor and the results sent to the College. Once the results are received by the College, the student will be sent a verification form with a request for additional information such as copies of recent tax returns and W-2 forms.

After the student's file is complete, he/she will be issued a financial aid award. Please note that this process can take up to four weeks to complete. In order to have forms processed in time for the first class, students must file early. Aid will be processed at any time up to one month prior to the end of classes. Please note, however, that late applicants may have to pay for courses with their own funds up front and later be reimbursed by financial aid received.

Questions about payment may be directed to Student Financial Services. or 207-859-1108

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