Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

The following tuition and fees schedule is effective for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Tuition per Semester



Part-Time (per credit)


Audit (per course)



Application (non-refundable)


Registration (per academic year)


Student Activity Fee

$200 per semester (full-time)
$100 per semester (part-time)

Thesis Direction Fee

$1,925 per semester

Graduation and Diploma


ACH Online Transaction Fee

$3 per payment

Late Registration


Deferred Payment Plan


Returned Check Fee


Wire Transfer Fee


Tuition and Fees are subject to change at the end of an academic year.

Each enrolled student will be sent a bill via email by July 31 to request payment for fall term tuition and by December 20 for the spring term, by the Institute’s third-party accountant, John C. Walsh & Co., PC.

This bill will show scholarship awards granted by the Institute, but not federal financial aid or any outside grants the student plans to request for the upcoming term. Once the Institute receives federal funding for a particular student, the money will be applied to the student’s bill.

The first payment due date is at the end of the first week in August for the fall term, and at the end of the first week in January for the spring semester.

To request a bill or for questions about a bill, please contact John C. Walsh & Co. at [email protected] or 202-833-9000.

Payment of the student’s bill may be made electronically or by check or money order. Payment by electronic bank transfer (ACH) is available through U.S. banks and requires a $3 for each transaction made.

A student may also choose to make payment by check or money order sent to the following address:

John C. Walsh & Co., PC
1300 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400 E
Washington, DC 20005

Students may choose to pay their bills in monthly installments by paying a deferred payment fee and submitting payments by the first day of each subsequent billing period. All late payments are subject to a $50 fee, including late payments for the monthly plan.

Type of student                                                                                Billing Rate

Full-time students in coursework                                              Flat-rate tuition per semester

Part-time students (1 or 2 courses for credit)                       Payment by credit hour

Auditors only                                                                                       Audit rate per course

S.T.L., S.T.D., Ph.D. students in direction                                 Dissertation fee

In all cases, students enrolled at the Institute are required to pay mandatory student fees. These fees include but are not limited to application, registration, student activity, graduation, transcript (if applicable), and late payment or deferment fees. Such fees are not covered by Institute scholarship funds but may be paid by federal aid. All full-time students (including those in direction) pay a full-time student activity fee. All those in part-time or NDS status pay a part-time student activity fee.

If a student withdraws from one of the Institute’s degree programs by the end of the second week of the semester, he or she may obtain a 100% refund. From the third week until the middle of the semester (as indicated in the current academic calendar), a student may receive a 50% refund upon withdrawal from the program. The last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” is indicated on the current academic calendar; no refund is offered at this final opportunity for withdrawal.