Dec 05, 2023  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013 
Graduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]




  Tuition-graduate education $325 per credit ($975 for 3-credit course)
  Audit fee-graduate education $100 per credit
  Tuition-M.M.Ed. $600 per credit ($1,200 for 2-credit course)
  Audit fee-M.M.Ed. $300 per credit
  Application fee $50
  General administrative fee $50 per term
  Late registration $50 (per course)
  Graduation fee $25

Explanation of Tuition and Fees

Graduate Education Tuition. Tuition for the graduate education programs is based on a per credit fee of $325: $975 per 3-credit course.

Teachers who provide documentation of full-time employment in a Christian school are eligible to receive a grant in the amount of $50 per credit to be applied to graduate tuition.

Graduate Music Tuition. $2,550 for 6 credits; or $3,825 for 9 credits. Tuition for the M.M.Ed. program is based on a per credit fee of $600.

General Administrative. A general administrative fee of $50 will be assessed each term to cover such items as College ID cards, an email account, library access, Health Center access and Lane Student Center usage. This fee does not include access to the Bennett Athletic and Recreation Center.

Graduate students who wish to utilize the Bennett Center must sign up for a graduate student membership directly with the Bennett Center manager. Graduate student membership rates are established annually by the Bennett Center. The student should contact the Bennett Center manager for rate and membership information.

Billing. Students who have registered for courses will be billed directly by Student Financial Services at the beginning of each session. Payment due dates are generally within 30 days of the start of the semester. Payment plans and loans are available through SFS.

Health Insurance (M.Ed.). A health and accident insurance fee will be assessed each student enrolled for 9 credits or more unless a waiver with proof of equivalent coverage has been provided prior to the start of classes. The rate is subject to change annually.

Vehicle Registration. Every vehicle operated on campus by a graduate student must be registered with the Department of Public Safety. Parking passes are free and are issued for the academic year.

Application for Program Acceptance. A one-time program application fee of $50 is due at the time of the formal application and is nonrefundable. The fee will not credited to the cost of registration.

Rush Fee. Returning students who register within five business days of the start of a course will be charged a rush fee of $25 per course. Registration is required to attend a class and receive credit.

Graduation. A graduation fee of $25 will be charged at the time of application for graduation. This fee will be applied toward regalia, including the master’s hood and diploma as well as all commencement activities.

Financial Aid

Student loans are available for those who qualify. Student loans can be used to cover the cost of tuition and fees, supplies, and living expenses. Please contact the Student Financial Services Office or visit

Federal Stafford Loans. Graduate students who register for at least 5 credits in a term and are matriculated into the program may apply for a Federal Stafford Loan through the government’s Direct Loan Program. Payments and interest may be deferred during school enrollment. Loan amounts depend on the number of credits for which a student is registered. An annual limit of $20,500 applies.

Private Student Loans. Private student loans are available for students who do not wish to or are not eligible to borrow a Stafford Loan. To see Gordon’s preferred lender list and compare loan products, click on the Gordon College ELM portal at Loan limits vary by lender.

Payment Plans. Most graduate education courses qualify for a payment plan. The plan allows a bill to be extended over the length of the term. For instance, if a $975 course is registered in January, the student can sign up for a six-month payment plan to pay the amount from January until June, splitting the balance into six monthly payments of $162.50/month. Payment plan forms are automatically sent along with student bills. It is up to each student to opt into the plan and return the form to Student Financial Services.