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Tuition & Fees For All Full-Time, Part-Time, And Transfer Students:

Westcliff University enrolls students on a year-by-year basis for each year required to complete the program.

Degree Program Tuition
Domestic students
Bachelor Programs $290.00 per credit hour
Master Programs $500.00 per credit hour
Doctor Programs $550.00 per credit hour
F-1 International students
Bachelor Programs $415.00 per credit hour
Master Programs $550.00 per credit hour
Doctor Programs $600.00 per credit hour
Certificate Program Tuition
TESOL Certificate – Domestic students $2500
TESOL Certificate – F1 International Students $3300

Application Fee (non-refundable) $30.00 one time
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $25.00 per semester
Deferred Payment Plan Fee Up to $75.00
Degree Diploma Gold Embossed $100.00
Degree Diploma Frame $150.00
Degree Diploma Replacement $125.00
Certified Official Transcript $10.00
Returned Check Fee $35.00
Late Payment Fee $35.00
Student ID Card $10.00
Student ID Card Replacement $15.00
F-1 International Students Fee
I-20 Processing $100.00
I-20 Deferral Fee $100.00
Shipping $50.00
Foreign Transcript Evaluation fee $100.00
Foreign Transcript Translation fee $65.00 per page
Course by course evaluation (detailed) $185.00
EPT Exam (if needed) $50.00

Changes In Fee Schedule:

Tuition and fee charges are subject to change at the school’s discretion.
If there are any tuition or fee increases, the changes will become effective after the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full year of completed study.The student will be notified prior to any tuition changes.


Methods Of Payments:
Payments may be made by credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover), cash, money order, cashier’s check, or certified check.All payments can be paid in person on campus to the Westcliff University Registrar. Payments can also be made online through the Westcliff University registration website.Tuition and Registration fees for each semester must be paid in full prior to the 1st start date of the class, unless you have received approval from the Registrar to pay using one of Westcliff University’s payment plan options.

 

*Payment Plan Options and Policy Domestic Students:

Westcliff University offers three payment plans to assist students with their financial needs.As a student at Westcliff University, you are free to choose from any one of these options:Payment in Full: Tuition is due by the start date of the 1st course of the semester. Two Installments Deferred Payment Plan:This Westcliff University Deferred Payment Plan is available where deferrable charges, such as tuition and certain fees, are paid in two installments. The total fees for the semester are divided into two equal payments.The 1st payment is due prior to the 1st start date of the class, and the 2nd installment is due by midnight Saturday of the 8th week of the semester. There is a $25 fee for the two installment deferment plan.Three Installments Deferred Payment Plan: This Westcliff University Deferred Payment Plan is available where deferrable charges, such as tuition and certain fees, are paid in three installments. For three installments, the total fees for the semester are divided into three equal payments. The 1st payment is due prior to the 1st start date of the class, the 2nd installment is due by midnight Saturday of the 5th week of the semester, and the 3rd installment is due by midnight Saturday of the 10th week of the semester. There is a $50 fee for the three installment deferment plan.To request a deferment plan, please complete the Deferment plan form available online or through the Registrar’s office. The form must be submitted to the Registrar prior to the start date of the 1st class to receive approval.

 

*Payment Plan Options and Policy International Students:

Full Program Payment Option (1 payment prior to program start)

Students may elect to make a full payment for the entire program. Payment is due one week prior to the start of the program.

Per Semester Payment Plan (1 payment prior to each semester start)

Students may pay the semester tuition in full, along with applicable fees, four weeks prior to the beginning of a semester. Tuition is assessed in accordance with the student’s enrollment agreement.

 

Student Cancel, Drop, and Withdraw Policy:

Buyer’s Right To Cancel:You have the right to cancel your agreement for a program of instruction, without any penalty or obligations, through attendance at the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time; and you have the right to receive a pro rate refund if you have completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled hours in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance. A written notice must be submitted to the Registrar. Cancellation must be requested and approved. The student will receive a 100% full refund – (minus) the application, and registration fees.

 

Student Drop Policy:

A student is considered to have dropped a course when the student drops the course(s) during the 1st week (7 calendar days from the start date of the class) that the course begins, with no intention of returning.
A student may drop a course that they have enrolled in at Westcliff University, within this time-frame, and receive a refund for all or part of the courses not taken.
The course is completely taken off the student’s transcript, with no record of ever registering for the course.
Your refund rights are described in the Refund Policy below. You will receive up to a 90% refund – (minus) the application and registration fees.
To drop your course(s), mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the Notice of Drop form, which includes a written statement requesting to drop and the reasons for it, to the University. You may also fax such notice to 1-888-409-7306 or e-mail it to registrar@westcliff.edu


Student Withdraw Policy:

A student is considered to have withdrawn from a course when the student drops the course(s) after the first week that the course begins.
When a student withdraws from a course, the student will receive a “W” on their transcript.
Your refund rights are described in the Refund Policy below. You will receive up to a 60% refund – (minus) the application and registration fees.
To withdraw from your course(s), mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the Notice of Withdraw form, which includes a written statement requesting cancellation and the reasons for it, to the University. You may also fax such notice to 1-888-409-7306 or e-mail it to registrar@westcliff.edu


Refund Policy:

The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. In addition, the student may cancel, withdraw, or drop a course after instruction has started and receive a pro rata refund for the unused portion of the tuition.

If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.

Below you will find some examples of the refund calculated for each program.

Refund Calculation Example:

Refund Calculation Example for 8 Week Course MBA/ MA TESOL TESOL
Certificate
Tuition and Registration for Single Course
Cost of tuition paid $1,500.00 $2,500.00
Non-refundable registration fee (w/cap of $200/program) $25.00 $0.00
Students withdrawing from course during: % of Tuition Fees Refunded Refund Amount Refund Amount
Week 1 (Days 1-7) 100% $1,500.00 $2,500.00
Week 2 (Days 8-14) 80% $1,200.00 $2,000.00
Week 3 (Days 15-21) 60% $900.00 $1,500.00
Week 4 (Days 22-28) 40% $600.00 $1,000.00
Week 5 (Days 29-35) 20% $300.00 $500.00
Week 6 or Later (Days 35+) 0% $0.00 $0.00

 

Refund Calculation Example for 8 Week Course MBA Capstone
Course
BBA
Tuition and Registration for Single Course
Cost of tuition paid $1,500.00 $870.00
Non-refundable registration fee (w/cap of $200/program) $25.00 $25.00
Students withdrawing from course during: % of Tuition Fees Refunded Refund Amount Refund Amount
Week 1 (Days 1-7) 100% $1,500.00 $870.00
Week 2 (Days 8-14) 80% $1,200.00 $696.00
Week 3 (Days 15-21) 60% $900.00 $522.00
Week 4 (Days 22-28) 40% $600.00 $348.00
Week 5 (Days 29-35) 20% $300.00 $174.00
Week 6 or Later (Days 35+) 0% $0.00 $0.00

 

 

Refund Calculation Example for 8 Week Course DBA
Course
Tuition and Registration for Single Course
Cost of tuition paid $1,650.00
Non-refundable registration fee (w/cap of $200/program) $25.00
Students withdrawing from course during: % of Tuition Fees Refunded Refund Amount
Week 1 (Days 1-7) 100% $1,650.00
Week 2 (Days 8-14) 80% $1,320.00
Week 3 (Days 15-21) 60% $990.00
Week 4 (Days 22-28) 40% $660.00
Week 5 (Days 29-35) 20% $330.00
Week 6 or Later (Days 35+) 0% $0.00

All refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation, drop or withdrawal.

 

If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. Westcliff’s institutional tuition refund policy is separate from federal regulations to return unearned aid. Receiving a tuition/fee refund from Westcliff University will have no impact on the amount the student must repay to the federal aid programs.

Financial aid recipients “earn” the aid they originally received by remaining in classes. The amount of federal assistance earned is based on a pro-rated system. Students who withdraw or do not complete all classes in which they were enrolled may be required to return some of the aid originally awarded.

Westcliff University is required to determine the percentage of the Title IV aid “earned” by the student and return “unearned” portion to the appropriate federal aid programs. The Univeristy is required to perform this calculation within 30 days of the date the school determines that a student has completely withdrawn. The University must return the funds within 45 days of the calculation. The calculation is completed by the Financial Aid Office.

The following explains the formula used to determine the percentage of unearned aid to be returned to the federal government:

  • The percent earned is equal to the number of calendar days completed up to the withdrawl date divided by the total number of calendar days in the payment period.
  • The payment period for most students is the full, 16-week fall and spring semesters or the full, 10-week summer semester. However, for students enrolled in modules (mini-sessions), the payment period only includes those days for the module in which the student is enrolled.
  • The percent unearned is equal to 100 percent less the percent earned.
  • Breaks of 5 days or longer are not included in the count of total days in the payment period.

Institutional scholarship funds are not subject to the Title IV refund policy.