May 20, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition & Fees

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

The tuition for 2017-2018 is $490 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 410-857-2209, 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  Students who have not fulfilled payment obligations will be automatically withdrawn from current courses and blocked from future registrations until payment obligations are met.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 2017-2018

Application Processing Fee $75
Tuition Per Credit $490
Common Ground Tuition  Per Credit (Three credit max per session; student may take max of two sessions) $150
Counseling Education Tuition Per Credit $550
Cohort Tuition Per Three Credit Course $1270
Counselor Education Cohort Tuition Per Three Credit Course $1650
Late Registration Fee $35
Late Payment Fee $50

Students have until the day of class to register.

Administrative Graduate Fee $75
Comprehensive Examination (due 15 days prior to exam) $150
HRD 550 Portfolio Assessment Fee $250
   Course CED 511 $200
   Course CED 552 $200
   Course CED 553 $200
   Course CED 554 $200
   Course CED 556 $200
   Course CED 557 $200
   Course CED 558 $200
   Course CED 558 (Montgomery County ONLY) $675
   Course DED 550 $100
   Course DED 552 $100
   Course DED 553 $100
   Course DED 554 $100
   Course EDU 597-01 $750
   Course EDU 598-01 $375
   Course EDU 599-01 $375
   Course EDU 600-01 $375
   Course EDU 601-01 $375
   Course SED 552 $750
   Course SED 553 $750
Course Fees  
   Course CED 511-01 (site supervisor stipend) $200
   Course DED 515 (printing cost for articles) $10
   Course DED 517 (printing cost for articles) $20
   Course DED 534 (guest speakers) $60
   Course CED 526 (testing materials) $50
   Course SOC 508 (field trip - designated sections ONLY) $20
Activity Fees  
   Course CUR 505 Lessoncast Materials Fee $100
   Course CUR 526 $50
   Course DED 517 $20
   Course DED 534 $60
   Course DED 541 $50
Student Teaching Fee $750
Transcript Fee $10


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:

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 a course.  At any point after the start of a course, the following refund policy will apply:

  • Up to 7% of class time gets an 80% refund.
  • Up to 13% class time gets a 60% refund.
  • Up to 20% class time gets a 40% refund.
  • Up to 27% class time gets a 20% refund.
  • After 27% of class meetings, no refund.

A concession will be made for students in online courses. Students enrolled in online courses will receive a 100% refund if they drop the course within in the first three days of the course.

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.


Bursar Restrictions


Tuition and fees are due prior to the first class to avoid the $50 late fee and Bursar restriction (hold).

The Bursar Hold prevents students from

  • Participating in preregistration of the upcoming term’s classes
  • Receiving their academic transcripts (must be paid in full)
  • Receiving a diploma (must be paid in full)

ACH payments take five banking days to clear. Credit card payments are cleared within 48 business hours.


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.