Financial Policies and Expenses

Estimated Graduate Expenses 2018–2019

Tuition - CHD, MAED & MBA (per semester hour) $705
Tuition - MSN & DNP (per semester hour) $685
Tuition - MA in Theology (per semester hour) $352
Auditing - CHD, MAED & MBA (per semester hour) $353
Auditing - MSN & DNP (per semester hour) $343
Auditing - MA in Theology(per semester hour) $176
Graduation Fee $125
Parking Fee 1 $50
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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. (This discount does not apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Arts in Theology or Endorsement 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

A 50% discount* is 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. (*This discount does not apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Arts in Theology or Endorsement programs.)

Financial Assistance

FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS 

Assistance is available to degree-seeking 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 Walsh application for financial aid and the 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 department. 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 late fees 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 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 federal financial aid. Both qualitative and quantitative standards are applied when determining SAP. Walsh University reviews SAP at the end of each spring semester. Students who fail to meet SAP are sent written notification which includes Walsh University’s SAP policy as well as appeal information.

ACCEPTABLE PASSING RATE

Each student must earn a passing grade in at least 67% of all courses attempted at Walsh University. "F" (Failed)  and "W" (Withdrawn) 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. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of Financial Aid once an incomplete grade has been changed to a valid grade. Transfer hours accepted by Walsh University and repeated coursework are considered in this ratio.

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 for academic standing purposes. Freshmen must have a cumulative GPA of at least 1.75.  Sophomores/juniors/seniors must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 in order to maintain federal SAP. Determination of GPA requirements (1.75 vs. 2.0) for entering transfer students will be based on the number of transfer credits they carry with them from their prior institution(s), but the approved transfer coursework will have no effect upon the cumulative grade point average. Only one grade for a repeated course will be reflected in the calculation of the student’s GPA. (For federal aid purposes, a student is allowed to repeat a course only once if a passing grade is achieved). The minimum cumulative GPA for graduate students is 3.0 and the calculation also follows the transfer and repeated coursework stipulations cited above.

TIME LIMITS

Students cannot exceed 187 attempted hours (150% of graduation requirements) and continue to receive financial aid toward their undergraduate degree. Transfer hours are included in the 187 attempted hours. (Please note: State Aid is only available for a maximum of five full-time years, regardless of whether or not the student has reached the 187 credit hour limit.) Time limits are applicable even during periods where students did not receive Title IV aid and include courses taken during the summer. Transfer hours and repeated coursework also count when calculating acceptable time frame limits. Graduate students are not held to the same 150% calculation based on their specific graduation requirements. The 150% maximum time frame allowance for completion of the program is intended to be long enough to allow for changes in major, loss of credit due to transfer, withdrawn coursework, minor, double majors, etc.; therefore, an extension of the maximum time frame granted for those reasons is unlikely. Students seeking a second degree are limited to the federal Direct Loan program and will be monitored for time limits as well.

APPEALS

Students who have lost their eligibility for federal financial aid due to not maintaining SAP will be notified in writing and have a right to appeal. All appeals must include substantive reasons for failure to comply with the SAP Policy, and all extenuating circumstances should be supported by documentation whenever possible. Documentation should not only indicate the mitigating circumstance(s) that caused a student to have academic difficulty, but also indicate that the circumstance which caused the situation has been rectified so that the student 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, students are granted a probationary period in which to rectify the reason why he/she did not meet SAP. 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 the original appeal. If the student does not adhere to the criteria outlined in the Action Plan, the probationary period will not be extended.

REGAINING FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY

Students can regain full eligibility for federal financial aid by successfully completing coursework while in Suspension status that will raise their cumulative GPA to meet or exceed the minimum required for their total attempted hours, and raise their overall Cumulative Completion Rate for all coursework attempted to the 67% undergraduate or graduate level. Students who are ineligible to receive federal financial aid may use one or more of the following payment options while attempting to regain eligibility: student’s own resources, Walsh University’s Payment Plan, and/or Alternative/Private Educational Loans.

(PLEASE NOTE: Since Walsh University does not offer remedial courses, that category of coursework is not addressed in this SAP Policy.)