Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    May 24, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information

Tuition for 2016-17

Tuition and Payment Information (Effective August 2016 - July 2017)

The Graduate Program in Education or Counseling and Human Development
Tuition = $570 per semester hour

The Graduate Program in Business Administration
Tuition = $645 per semester hour

The Graduate Program in Organizational Leadership
Tuition = $595 per semester hour

The Graduate Program in Nursing*
Tuition = $668 per semester hour

*Contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences for total cost of MSN.

Registration Procedure

Registration for Graduate students will be processed in the Office of the Registrar. All current students are expected to register on the dates designated on the University Graduate calendar. A new student may not register for classes until officially admitted to a Malone Graduate Program. Completion of Financial Aid forms and company reimbursement policies, if applicable, must be on file or payment is required by the due date to complete the registration. Invoices are mailed to students approximately two weeks before the payment due date. Beginning Fall 2015, the Business Office will transition to eBills which will be accessible through Malone Xpress.

Payment Plans

All charges are due and payable at the time of registration (full payment) for each semester unless one of the following alternative payment plans is selected:

Monthly Payment Plan

Total tuition and fees will be divided into equal monthly payments within the term/semester enrolled. Equal monthly payments are due the tenth of each month during the term/semester. A service fee will be assessed per semester.

Business Reimbursement Plan

This plan allows the student to defer payment of tuition that is reimbursable by a student’s employer. To qualify, the student must provide a copy of the employer’s reimbursement policy and verification of eligibility. There is a participation fee each semester. Tuition costs that are not reimbursable by the company must be paid by the student using one of the payment plans listed. Company reimbursement payments are due within thirty days of the scheduled completion of each course. The student can be held responsible for payment if company reimbursement is delayed beyond thirty days of the scheduled completion of each course.

Method of Payment

Payments may be made with cash, check (payable to Malone University), Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. Payments may also be made on ePioneer via Malone Xpress.

Special Fees

Business Reimbursement Plan fee (per semester): $50.00

Monthly Payment Plan fee (per semester): $50.00

Graduation Fee: $135.00

Online Fee: $180.00 per course

Late Payment Plan Fee: $50.00

MBA Advance Registration Deposit Fee (to be applied against tuition/fees): $150.00

MSN Advance Registration Deposit Fee (to be applied against tuition/fees): $150.00

Long-term Grade Extension Fee: Equivalent to one credit hour of tuition.

Tuition Refund Deadline

For courses dropped in business, counselor education, education, and organizational leadership, the following percentage of the charge for each term, tuition only, will be credited to the student’s account:

First week 100%
Second week 66%
Third week 33%
After third week NO Refund

For courses dropped in the graduate program in nursing (MSN) the following percentage of the charge for each term, tuition only, will be credited to the student’s account:

First week 100%
Second week 75%
Third week 50%
Fourth week 25%
After fourth week NO Refund

Financial aid will be returned according to federal guidelines for students who withdraw. To be officially withdrawn from a graduate program, the student must complete and return a withdrawal form. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal. PLEASE NOTE: Dropping a course may affect a student’s financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office before dropping a course for information on possible changes.

Financial Aid

The Federal Stafford Loan (Unsubsidized) is available to students who need financial assistance.

To qualify for a student loan the graduate student must:

  1. Be degree-seeking or seeking teacher licensure for the classroom. Note: principal, counseling, and other administrative licensure students are eligible for private education loans only. For more private loan information, go to and click on Private Student Loans.
  2. Be enrolled for at least 5 semester hours (not including Graduate Workshop hours) for degree-seeking students and at least 6 semester hours for students seeking teacher licensure.
  3. Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a grant.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and submit to the Financial Aid Office a completed Malone Financial Aid Application along with a copy of your employer’s tuition reimbursement policy. The deadline for application is the first day of the month before the semester begins (April 1 for Summer, August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring).
  5. Holders of previous federal student loans must be enrolled for at least 5 semester hours to be eligible for deferment.


One fourth of tuition is payable at registration if financial aid documents are not received in a timely manner. Reimbursement will be made if the loan is fully disbursed and there is available credit.

Tuition and other charges are subject to change without notice. The University will not release transcripts, diplomas, or teaching licenses until all accounts are settled. All charges must be paid in full before graduation. All accounts must be paid in full before enrollment in another semester is permitted. Interest may be charged on any unpaid balance. Malone University reserves the right to use collection agencies and/or take appropriate legal action to collect any unpaid tuition and fees owed to the University. All associated collection costs will be the responsibility of the student.