Jul 13, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate & Professional 
2014-2015 Graduate & Professional [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition & Fees

Modest increases in tuition and fees may be expected each year.

The tuition for 2014-2015 is $450 per credit hour.  A late registration fee of $35.00 will be charged to those graduate students completing their registration after the first day of class.

Tuition and fees must be paid in full before the first class session.  An additional charge (late payment penalty) of $50.00 per month will be added if payment is not received in the Bursar’s Office located in Elderdice Hall, 410-857-2208 or 410-857-2210, by the first class.  The proceeds of a Direct Loan are exempt from the late payment penalty provided a completed application is received in the Financial Aid Office located in Elderdice Hall, 410-857-2233, at least three weeks prior to the first day of class.  Checks should be made payable to McDaniel College.  Secure online payments can be made.

A McDaniel College Graduate Tuition Contract Payment Plan is available during the Fall and Spring semesters for student desiring monthly payment arrangements.  Applications can be obtained through My McDaniel or by contacting the Bursar’s Office.  Due to the brevity of the summer sessions, a payment plan is not offered.  Payment in full is required by the first class.

Financial obligations must be met in order for students to be permitted to enter class, enroll in a subsequent course, graduate, or request transcripts.  Students who have not fulfilled payment obligations will be automatically withdrawn from current courses and blocked from future registrations until payment obligations are met.  Additionally, the student is responsible for attorney’s fees and other costs necessary for the collection of any amount due.


Schedule of Graduate Expenses and Fees 2014-2015

Application processing fee $75
Tuition/credit hour $450
Counseling Education courses $525
Late registration $35
Late payment fee $50
    Students have until the day of class to register.    
Graduate Facilities Fee $75
Comprehensive Examination - Due 15 days prior to exam $150
HRD Portfolio Assessment $250
Deaf Education Internship $300-400
Student Teaching $750
Transcript $5


Financial Aid

Federal Direct Loans are available for graduate degree seeking students who are registered for at least six credits per semester.  Private educational loans are available for less than half time enrollment and certification programs.  Visit the Fast Choice site for participating lenders.

Graduate students from Maryland are encouraged to contact their Maryland state delegate and senator for available funding.  The state also offers various grant opportunities under the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program.

Please note:

To qualify for government student loans, students must be registered for at least 6-credits per semester.

To defer any type of education loan, students must be registered for at least 6-credits.

If a student is taking only one class at McDaniel and others at another college, the Electronic Enrollment Report (Clearinghouse) will not reflect the necessary status for loan deferment.

Release date of refund checks is determined by the start date of your second class.  If the second class does not start until midterm, your refund will be held.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for application information.  The phone number is 410-857-2235 and the fax number is 410-386-4608.  The email address is as follows: egeiman@mcdaniel.edu.

McDaniel College offers a limited number of graduate assistantships and other scholarships.  Assistantships are available in a variety of departments/offices on campus.  Graduate assistants receive tuition remission in return for their work (120 hours per course).  Contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies for more information.


Tuition Refund Policy

It is assumed a student will not withdraw from the College during a semester.  Failure to attend classes or to pay a billing statement does not constitute official withdrawal.  The effective date of withdrawal is the date of receipt in the Registrar’s Office of written notification from the student.

Tuition refunds are based on the amount of time that has elapsed since the start of class.  At any point after the start of class, the following refund policy will prevail:

Percent of

class time elapsed

Amount of tuition

to be refunded

7 percent 80 percent
13 percent 60 percent
20 percent 40 percent
27 percent 20 percent

After 27 percent of class time, there will be no refund of tuition.

Tuition Refund/Forfeiture Policy for ONLINE CLASSES
Weeks of Class Elapsed % Refunded (online classes only)
Week one-two 75%
Week three-four 50%
Week five-six 25%
Week seven-eight 0%


Should a credit balance be generated due to a reduction in tuition or other charges when a student withdraws, policies regarding refunds to federal aid programs will take precedence.  Any remaining credit balance will be mailed to the student within 2-3 weeks of the effective date of withdrawal.


Veterans Administration Benefits

Veterans or their dependents who are eligible for veteran’s’ educational benefits should contact the Registrar’s Office for information regarding V.A. certification.  Veterans Administration regulations require students receiving benefits to enroll in courses that lead to a degree or certificate and maintain satisfactory profess. 

Monthly allowances, paid directly by the Veterans Administration to the veteran, are based on the student’s total credit hours per semester.  Student tuition and fees are paid to McDaniel College by the student.