Financial Policies and Expenses

Estimated Graduate Expenses 2016–2017

Application/Registration Fee 1$25
Tuition (per semester hour)$665
Auditing (per semester hour)$333
Graduation Fee$125
Parking Fee 2$50
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Payable once upon application for admission to graduate courses; non-refundable/non-waivable.

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No parking fees on Medina campus or for eLearning programs.

See the University’s general financial policies.

Additional fees may be applied to specific courses, required projects, and assessment tools. Please contact your program of study for any additional fees. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program’s estimated expenses differ from other Walsh University graduate programs. Please contact the Division of Physical Therapy at 330-490-7286 for information regarding program costs.

Walsh Alumni Tuition Discount

Graduates of Walsh University are eligible for a 25% tuition discount for courses in Master’s programs. To obtain this discount, the alumnus completes a request form at the time of registration in the Student Service Center. Please note: These discounts are not available to students whose employers provide them with 100% tuition reimbursement. The Alumni and Post Baccalaureate Discounts are intended to financially assist Walsh Graduates who choose to continue their education at Walsh. As a result, these discounts are not structured to extend to the student’s employer. If, however, the student is able to document that his/her employer does not reimburse based on the pre-discount rate initially assessed, Walsh University may reconsider its policy on a case-by-case basis.

Diocesan Tuition Discount

50% discount granted to full time employees of a Diocese.  Verification of full-time Diocesan employment is required for each semester a person applies for this discount.

Financial Assistance

FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS 

Assistance is available to graduate students primarily through federal student loans. This includes Federal Direct Stafford Loans as well as Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for these loans.

TEACH GRANT 

This federal grant is available to education majors who will teach in certain subject areas. The annual award is $4,000. This grant has the potential of turning into a loan if certain conditions are not met. Because of this, please log onto www.studentaid.ed.gov for more information.

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available for full-time students. Application is made to the program director. The maximum amount a graduate assistant may earn in one year is established by the University. Appointments are made either for the maximum sum or one-half the maximum. The graduate assistant on full stipend is responsible for 20 hours per week of service. The graduate assistant on half stipend is responsible for 10 hours of service per week. Please note that placement in a graduate assistantship may impact a student’s financial aid package, and as a result, it may be necessary to delay awarding of federal aid for students who have or will apply for graduate assistantships. If an assistantship is awarded after federal aid is awarded to the student, a revision in the initial aid package may be necessary.

Terms of Payment

Walsh University requires the following payment terms:

  1. All charges for tuition, fees, room and board are due no later than the first day of classes each semester, or
  2. Students electing the Walsh University Payment Plan, offered through Tuition Management Systems, must be enrolled in the program no later than the first day of classes each semester. An enrollment fee of $40 per semester is charged to participate in the program.  (Please contact the Student Service Center for information regarding the payment plan.), or walshafford.com.
  3. Students participating in the Employer Reimbursement Program must be enrolled in the program no later than the first day of classes each semester. For details see below.

Student account balances and details are available online within the secure area of the Cavalier Center (Student Account Information). Students are responsible for timely payments and those students that do not follow the required payment terms will be charged interest of 12% (1% per month) on any outstanding balance. Students enrolled in the tuition payment plan or the Employer Reimbursement Program are exempt from service charges if they adhere to the published payment schedule. Please contact the Student Service Center at 330-490-7367 with questions or have difficulty accessing the Cavalier Center.

Unpaid Balances

Students with outstanding balances may not register for classes, receive grades, participate in graduation ceremonies, or receive a diploma or transcript of credits.

Balances that remain outstanding for over 150 days will be turned over to a collection agency and collection costs of up to 40% will be added to the outstanding account balance.

Employer Reimbursement Program

A student whose employer offers an educational reimbursement benefit may elect to participate in the Walsh University Employer Reimbursement Program.

Students wishing to enroll in Walsh University’s Employer Reimbursement Program must complete the enrollment form available in the Student Service Center each academic year they wish to participate.

The form must be turned in to the Student Service Center to be enrolled in this program. The form should be submitted at the time of registration and are valid for one academic year. Students shall be subject to interest charges until the application is completed and submitted to the Student Service Center.

Participants in the program receive the following benefits:

  • Exemption from interest charges for that semester;
  • Eligibility to register for classes with an outstanding balance exceeding $1,000;
  • Permission to delay final payment until 30 days after the last day of that semester.

The student is responsible for notifying the University of any change in eligibility or employment status.

If a student fails to make final payment within thirty (30) days following the completion of the academic semester, or there is demonstrated abuse of the program, the University may elect to remove the student from the program, and potentially begin collection procedures as stated above.

As a courtesy, Walsh University will provide an account statement/registration schedule to the student to present to his/her employer. These statements will be sent one time at the end of each semester. Due to the popularity of this program, Walsh is unable to accommodate requests for “customized” statements.

Employer Reimbursement and Tuition Discounts

The alumni and post baccalaureate discounts are intended to financially assist Walsh graduates who choose to continue their education at Walsh. As a result, these discounts are not structured to extend to the student’s employer.  If, however, the student is able to document that his/her employer does not reimburse based on the pre-discount rate initially assessed, Walsh University may reconsider its policy on a case-by-case basis.

Checks Returned

Walsh assesses a $29 service charge to those individuals whose checks, made payable to Walsh University, are returned by the bank because of insufficient funds.

Walsh University Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Graduate Students

The Financial Aid Office at Walsh University is required under Federal and State regulations to monitor the academic progress of all financial aid recipients. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) can affect a student’s eligibility for financial aid.   Both qualitative and quantitative standards are applied when determining SAP.  This policy has four parts.  Each condition must be met to be eligible for financial aid. SAP will be monitored annually, normally at the end of the spring term. Students will be notified in writing if they do not meet SAP Guidelines.

Part I: Acceptable Passing Rate

Each student must earn a passing grade in at least 67% of all courses attempted at Walsh University.  A course is considered "attempted" if the student is enrolled in the course at the end of the "add-drop" period and does not withdraw.  "F" (Failed) grades will be counted as hours attempted but not passed.  "I" (Incomplete) coursework cannot be counted as a successful completion. An Incomplete grade that has been changed to a passing grade can be added to the number of hours completed for the term of the original registration. Repeated courses can be counted only once if the course was previously passed, otherwise no limit is considered. Transfer hours accepted by Walsh University are considered in this ratio.

Part II: Acceptable Grade Point Average (GPA)

The minimum GPA standards for financial aid eligibility must be equal to or higher than the standard set forth by Walsh University. Graduate students with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 are placed in an Academic Probationary Status by the University; however there is no automatic probationary period for financial aid eligibility. During this academic probationary period, the student may continue to be enrolled, however he/she will not be eligible for financial aid unless the student submits an appeal and it is approved by the Financial Aid Office.

Part III: Time Limits

Students who exceed 150% of attempted hours needed to complete their graduate degree objective will not be eligible for student financial aid.

Part IV: Other Provisions

Any student whose academic history shows a pattern of numerous withdrawals or repeated coursework may be regarded as ineligible for future financial aid.

If a student completes all coursework necessary for his/her degree but has not received a degree or certificate, the student cannot receive further financial aid.

Appeals

Students who have lost their eligibility for financial aid due to not achieving SAP have a right to appeal and can do so by contacting the Student Service Center.  All appeals must include substantive reasons for failure to comply with the SAP Policy, and all extenuating circumstances should be supported by documentation. Documentation should not only indicate the mitigating circumstance(s) that caused you to have academic difficulty, but also must clearly indicate that the circumstance that caused the situation has been rectified so that you will be successful in future terms. Prior to submitting the appeal to the Student Service Center, the student must contact the Director of Academic Achievement for assistance in completing certain sections of the appeal form.

If an appeal is approved, the student will be granted additional time to improve his/her grade point average and/or percentage of credit hours attempted versus completed. If it is apparent that the student cannot complete this within one term, an extension may be given to the student after review of the academic Action Plan included in their original appeal.