Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    May 24, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Financial Information


Tuition for 2023-24

Tuition and Payment Information (Effective August 2023 - July 2024)

The Graduate Program in Counseling and Human Development
Tuition = $725 per semester hour

The Graduate Program in Business Administration
Tuition = $725 per semester hour

The Graduate Program in Nursing*
Tuition = $725 per semester hour

*Contact the Department of Nursing 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. The Business Office provides eBills to students approximately 2 weeks before the payment due dates. They are 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.

Allowing Veterans to Attend or Participate in Courses Pending VA Payment

Background

Section 103 of Public Law (PL) 115-407, ‘Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018,’ amends Title 38 US Code 3679 by adding a new subsection (e) that requires disapproval of courses of education, beginning August 1, 2019, at any educational institution that does not have a policy in place that will allow an individual to attend or participate in a course of education, pending VA payment, providing the individual submits a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33.

Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), Malone University adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. Malone University will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class or show the COE is in process and the veteran meets initial eligibility through documentation;
  • Provide a written request to be certified to Malone University’s VA Certifying Official;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Method of Payment

Payments may be made with cash or 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

Comprehensive Fee (per semester): $390.00

Graduation Fee: $135.00

Late Payment Plan Fee: $50.00

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

Tevera Assessment Tool (Counseling and Education majors): $250

Nursing, M.S.N. Fees

  Per Semester Fees Amount
  Semester MSN Fee $375.00
  Graduate Comprehensive Fee $390.00
  Course Fees  
  MSN 560 Principles of Theory & Research $150.00
  MSN 570 Advanced Health Assessment $700.00
  MSNF 685 Internship I $250.00
  MSNA 685 Internship I $250.00
  MSNF 686 Internship II $1000.00
  MSNA 686 Internship II $1000.00
  MSNF 687 Internship III $1200.00
  MSNA 687 Internship III $1200.00

Any fee, including course fees and online technology fees, associated with graduate enrollment are non-refundable unless the course is dropped prior to the course start date.

Tuition Refund Deadline

For full-semester courses dropped, the following percentage of the charge for the courses, 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

For accelerated courses dropped, the following percentage of the charge for each term, tuition only, will be credited to the student’s account according to the following Tuition Refund Schedule:

100% refund if 15% or less of the term has elapsed
75% refund if > 15% but < 25% of the term has elapsed
50% refund if > 25% but < 35% of the term has elapsed
25% refund if > 35% but < 45% of the term has elapsed
NO Refund if > 45% of the term has elapsed

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 offer. Please contact the Financial Aid Office before dropping a course for information on possible changes.

Financial Aid

The Federal Direct 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 www.malone.edu/loans and click on “More Information” at the bottom of the page.
  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 www.studentaid.gov 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 for degree-seeking students and 6 hours for students seeking teacher licensure to be eligible for deferment.

Notes:

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 fees will be the responsibility of the student.