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Wade College recognizes that good financial planning is required on the part of parents and students to meet educational expenses over the course of the student’s enrollment. In support of this need, Wade College guarantees students that they will not encounter a tuition rate increase in any of the first four trimesters of their associate degree program, in any of the first four trimesters of their post-associate bachelor degree program, and in any of the first eight trimesters of their direct-entry bachelor degree program. This policy of no tuition rate increases after entry allows students to closely estimate educational costs during the financial planning process. Any student taking more than the normal time for degree completion will be charged the current tuition rate for each additional trimester of study. If a student withdraws and is later readmitted or takes an official leave of absence and returns after the leave of absence expires, the current tuition rate will be assessed for each remaining trimester in attendance.
To ease the burden of college costs, Wade College offers a variety of individual payment options for expenses not paid for by federal student financial aid, veteran benefits, scholarships, state programs, and/or institutional loans. Extended payment plans on estimated remaining balances allow students and their families to spread some costs over the student’s enrollment period, in monthly installments. Detailed information on a monthly payment plan is contained in the Wade College Student Financial Plan developed by the Financial Services Department. While the student is enrolled, the extended payment plans incur no interest charges. Payments are due by the payment deadline; late payments may be subject to penalties. Paying by installment will incur additional fees.
Tuition rates are assessed on a per credit-hour basis, except for college preparation courses which are assessed on a flat-rate tuition basis.
All necessary course materials, which may include, but not limited to, textbooks, e-books, course-specific software, consumable classroom supplies, and printing costs necessary to meet minimum course requirements, which include portfolio production, are included at no additional cost to the student. Tuition rates do not include: the costs of the application and graduation fees; costs for fees required for participating in optional extracurricular activities, such as student organizations and activities; or costs for laptops, desktops, sewing machines, drafting tables, furniture and fixtures, and other long-lived tangible assets.
The following tuition rates are effective July 1, 2021.
|Per Credit Hour (Associate Degree Programs)||$625.00|
|Per Credit Hour (Direct-Entry Baccalaureate Degree Programs)||$650.00|
|Per Credit Hour (Post-Associate Baccalaureate Degree Programs)||$680.00|
|College Preparation Course (includes textbooks)||$550.00|
Fees (Institutional Charges Not Included in Tuition)
|Application Fee (Associate Degree and Direct-Entry Baccalaureate Degree Programs)||$50.00|
|Application Fee (Post-Associate Baccalaureate Degree Programs)||$50.00|
|Portfolio Design and Presentation Course (if taken alone)||$550.00|
|Withdrawal Fee (assessed if student withdraws from the college)||$125.00|
Investing in a program of study at Wade College can provide a student with a lifetime of opportunities. The following provides the approximate costs for a student to attend and earn an associate and/or baccalaureate degree at Wade College (with no tuition rebates applied):
Associate Degree Program
|Total Credit Hours||60|
|Per Credit Hour Tuition Rate||$625.00|
|Tuition (assumes no transfer credit)||$37,500.00|
|Total Approximate Educational Costs without College Preparation Courses||$37,550.00|
Post-Associate Baccalaureate Degree Program
|Total Credit Hours||60|
|Per Credit Hour Tuition Rate||$680.00|
|Associate Degree Program Educational Costs||$37,550.00|
|Tuition (assumes no transfer credit)||$40,850.00|
|Total Approximate Educational Costs||$78,400.00|
Direct-Entry Baccalaureate Degree Program
|Total Credit Hours||120|
|Per Credit Hour Tuition Rate||$650.00|
|Tuition (assumes no transfer credit)||$75,950.00|
|Total Approximate Educational Costs without College Preparation Courses||$75,950.00|
*With the exception of tuition rates (see Guaranteed Tuition Rate above), all institutional charges are subject to change.
Students may retake a course by registering for the course and paying tuition for that course again. Tuition is charged for repeated courses at the applicable tuition rates; students applying for federal student financial aid to pay the educational costs of repeated courses will be subject to additional federal student financial aid regulations. Please contact the Financial Services Department for more information.
Matriculating students who are granted conditional acceptance into a post-associate baccalaureate degree program based upon an Admissions Appeal will be assessed the then current baccalaureate-level-per-credit-hour-tuition rate for any associate-level course(s) being repeated to meet the minimum cumulative grade point average admission requirement.
Full-time students not using federal student financial aid must use the trimester payment plan for the trimester cost of tuition and fees. Full payment of tuition and fees is due by the payment deadline (usually the student’s registration date). Please contact the Financial Services Department for the option to pay by installment. Paying by installment will incur additional fees.
Wade College is pleased to provide a Net Price Calculator as a guide for early financial planning for college. The online calculator will assist you with calculating your estimated educational cost and provide you with a preliminary estimate of federal student financial aid eligibility; please be advised that the calculator is for estimating purposes on, is reflective of 2018-2019 academic year, and shall not be binding on Wade College. Final eligibility for federal student financial aid is subject to you completing the FAFSA, meeting eligibility requirements, meeting priority deadlines, and the availability of funds. For more information on applying for federal student financial aid, please go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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