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Cost of Attendance

Non-Term Delivery Format Tuition & Fees (Online)

The following is a list of tuition and fees applicable to programs and/or courses offered in the online delivery format, effective April 1, 2014. Tuition rates and fees may change at any time without prior notice; however, students will not be charged retroactively for tuition and fee increases for coursework already completed or for coursework the students were in the process of completing. Indirect costs which are not billed directly by the University.

Graduate Certificate Program

Master's Level (5000 – 6000) Tuition (per credit) $824.00
Course Materials ++ (average per course) $200.00
Late Payment Fee $30.00
Transcript Fee $5.00
Insufficient Funds Fee $30.00

Students pursuing a graduate certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

Master of Arts Programs

Master's Level (5000 – 6000) Tuition (per credit) $824.00
Course Materials ++ (average per course) $200.00
Technology Services Fee* $750.00
Comprehensive Examination Fee (each attempt, selected Master's only) $300.00
Graduation Fee+ $250.00
Replacement/Duplicate Diploma Fee $45.00
Transcript Fee^ $5.00
Insufficient Funds Fee $30.00
Late Payment Fee $30.00

 

Doctoral Programs

Doctorate Level (7000 – 8000) Tuition (per credit)** $1,082.00
Textbooks (average per course) $200.00
Technology Services Fee* $950.00
Assessment/Materials Fee (Doctoral ORG 7101) $50.00
Graduation Fee+ $500.00
Dissertation Support Fee*** $500.00
In Residence Workshop Fee (per workshop; 3 workshops required)^^ $500.00
Replacement/Duplicate Diploma Fee $45.00
Transcript Fee $5.00
Insufficient Funds Fee $30.00
Late Payment Fee $30.00

++For courses where course digital materials are provided in lieu of textbooks, a $75.00 fee (CDM fee) is applied directly to the student’s account concurrent with the charge for tuition. Students are not charged the CDM fee for repeated coursework if previously charged.

*The Technology Services Fee is a non-refundable one-time fee, applied on the 2nd week of enrollment, post start date for degree seeking students to provide the student with initial configuration setup to University systems such as the online learning platform and other academic support systems.

+This fee is a requirement for all graduating students and pays for the final audit of the degree, one bound final dissertation, one official transcript, and the processing, printing, packaging and shipping of the diploma. It is the student's responsibility to pay this fee on or near the time the Petition to Graduate is submitted. The Graduation fee can be deducted from a student's financial aid disbursement if he or she has granted authorization on the Credit Authorization form. For students utilizing Military Educational Benefits, the graduation fee may be covered by the benefit payment.

^ Unofficial transcripts are available to students via the student portal at no cost. Transcripts (both unofficial and official) may not be viewed or released if a transcript hold is in place.

**Note: If two survey courses are taken, they will be charged at the master tuition per credit cost of $824.

***Note: The dissertation support fee is assessed per credit of Dissertation Extension. The fee covers continued administrative support throughout the dissertation process from the assigned dissertation committee. It is the student's responsibility to ensure payment of this fee when it is charged. Payment must be received before transcripts or diplomas can be released. This fee is fully refundable if a student does not attend beyond week one of a course. After this time, the fee becomes non-refundable.

^^Doctoral students in the School of Social, Human, and Educational Development have an In-Residence Workshop Requirement. The In-Residence Workshop Fee is a fee which is applied to the student's account at the time the Workshop is scheduled for attendance. The scheduling of the Workshops must be prompted by the student at the prescribed points in time throughout the program. Graduation requirements for this program include three In-Residence Workshops, with an optional fourth In-Residence Workshop should a student feel they need additional guidance in research application (additional $500 fee). The fee covers continued administrative support throughout the In-Residence Workshop process. This fee is fully refundable if the workshop is unattended or unscheduled before the scheduled date. After this time, the fee becomes non-refundable.

Indirect Costs

In addition to tuition and fees owed directly to University of the Rockies, you may incur other costs while you are pursuing your education, which will not be billed by the University. The indirect costs that are part of the cost of attendance include room and board, transportation, and personal expenses, as well as loan fees, if applicable. These indirect costs are based on estimates using moderate standards of living set forth by the College Board. Each student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is subtracted from standard costs of attendance to determine a student's financial need for purposes of packaging financial aid. An estimate of the allowance for these costs for an academic year is as follows:

  • Room and board: $9,495 per AY
  • Transportation (online Doctoral only): $1,009 per trip to campus to meet residency requirements
  • Personal: $4,833 per AY

If you have any exceptional expenses, such as dependent care or disability expenses, that would require modifications to the standard cost of attendance budget, please contact your Financial Services Advisor. Please be prepared to provide documentation when you make your request for a modification.

Your tuition and fees are due according to the terms and conditions of your selected Payment Option. An exception may be made if you have completed all required financial aid paperwork prior to the start of the term and your financial aid is significant enough to cover all current term charges. There will also be a limited exception for those students using tuition reimbursement, military tuition assistance or direct bill as their method of payment. For students taking advantage of their Veterans benefits, payment is deferred for the first 60 days of continuous enrollment in a degree program. You are responsible for the amount that financial aid does not cover and it must be paid in full on or before the first week of the each course.
Acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Cash
  • Personal check
  • Money order
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express)

You are encouraged to speak to your Student Advisor if you are unable to pay the balance owed. University of the Rockies will withhold transcripts, degree verifications, and grade reports until accounts are paid in full.

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