Financial Information

Graduate and Professional Studies Programs

Updated Fall 2013

Tuition for Graduate and Professional Studies Programs, 2012-13

(Business Administration or Early Childhood Education major; RN to BSN degree program)
New Class (per hour)

Computer Information Systems – Mobile
(per hour)
M.Ed. Program
(per hour)
MSOT Program
New Class (per hour)
M.S. in Counseling
(per hour)       
MBA Program
New Class - Entire 32-hour program


(Business Administration or Early Childhood Education major; RN to BSN degree program)
Technology Access Fee

Computer Information Systems – Mobile
Technology Access Fee
M.Ed. Program*
Technology Access Fee
MSOT Program*
Technology Access Fee
M.S. in Counseling*
Technology Access Fee
*Part-time Technology Access Fee
(less than 6 hours)

The college reserves the right, beginning any semester or session, to change the charges for tuition and fees without written notice.

Technology Access Fee

The technology access fee is used to provide an extensive campus-wide computer network system consisting of fiber optic cabling, file servers, software, unlimited Internet availability, email, and direct access from each residence hall room and several on-campus fully equipped student computer labs. The Library website is accessible through the network;

and, through it, students can access the library catalog and an array of electronic information resources. Computer lab software includes the Microsoft Office products Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Logos (Bible-study software), and various other programs for use with specific classes. This fee enables students to access the system for obvious added academic benefits.

Computer labs are available to all students. Students who provide their own computers may access the computer network directly from their residence hall room. Suggested specific computer configurations are available from the information technology staff. The Milligan College Bookstore has computer and printer supplies available for purchase.


General Information

Tuition, fees, and all other costs for the semester are due and payable before the first day of class. Tuition, fees, and all other costs for summer school and intersession are due and payable on or before the first day of each term. Students enrolling in summer school and intersession must make specific payment arrangements with Student Financial Services before the first day of class. Students may cancel their registration without penalty before the first day of class. Students who do not cancel and who do not attend will be charged 10% of tuition.

Students receiving financial aid must pay the difference between the total cost for the semester and the financial aid commitment (excluding work-study) on or before the first day of class. Enrollment in the Milligan College Tuition Payment Plan for the balance due on your account after financial aid will meet this requirement.

All financial aid processes and payment of remaining balance must be completed before the first day of class. Financial aid processes include completion of the following steps:

  • On-line entrance interviews for loans
  • On-line signature of MPN’s (Master Promissory Notes)
  • Return Milligan College financial aid application (returning students only)
  • Award letters signed and returned to Student Financial Services Office (SFS)
  • All documentation required for verification returned to the SFS
  • Parents should complete the application for Plus loan and receive such approval before the first day of class
  • If you intend to cover a portion of your balance with an alternative loan, then you must submit a pre-approval for the loan before the first day of class
  • Notification to SFS of payment from other sources such as a prepaid tuition plan or VA benefits

This is not an exhaustive list of steps to complete; check with SFS to ensure you have completed all required steps.

A semester grade report, transcript, and/or diploma will not be issued to a student whose account is not settled by the end of a semester or term. In addition, a transcript will not be issued to individuals in default on their Federal Perkins Loans.

If a period of 90 days passes without any activity on an account with an unpaid balance, the college may refer the account to a collection agency. The student will be responsible for any attorney fees and/or costs associated with the collection of the unpaid balance. A delinquent account is also reported to major credit bureaus.

Monthly Tuition Payment Plan
Milligan College is pleased to offer a special payment plan for students who desire to pay educational expenses in monthly installments. This is an interest-free payment plan.  No student, other than those participating in the Payment Plan, will be permitted to attend classes before paying the balance of their account in full.

The Payment Plan permits families to spread their payments over a period of 9 to 10 months, with the last payment due near the end of the spring semester. The current cost of the plan is $65 per year. All students receive information about this plan with their billing statement prior to the beginning of each semester. Information is available on our website at and through the Milligan College Student Financial Services Office.

ADCP and MBA students can enroll in a payment plan for the duration of their program. The cost to enroll in the Payment Plan is $85.

Additionally, students on the Payment Plan are fully expected to maintain monthly payments as agreed. A $25 late payment fee will be charged to accounts for delinquent payments. The college reserves the right to require immediate payment in full for any student who fails to maintain their Payment Plan schedule. If payment is not made as required by the college, the student is subject to immediate dismissal.

The Payment Plan is designed for the convenience of students and their parents. The college encourages students to set up their own plans directly through Self Service. (Please note that you must have a Milligan network login and password to use Self Service. If you do not yet have this information from Milligan and desire to set up a payment plan, contact the Student Accounts Coordinator and the plan can be set up on your behalf.) Choose Self Service from menu and enter your username and password. Once within the Self Service select the “Finances” tab. Next, select “Make A Payment.” You are now ready to select “Enroll in Installment Payment Plan”; proceed by entering charges and financial aid for the year; the system will generate an installment payment plan based on this information. You may also indicate your preference for auto-draft, if desired, and e-reminders for payments.

No payment plan enrollments will be permitted after the drop/add period ends!

Tuition Reimbursement
If you are receiving tuition reimbursement from your employer, we will be glad to work with you in developing a payment arrangement for the semester.  You must present a letter from your employer stating the company’s reimbursement policy and your eligibility for reimbursement. Contact Student Financial Services Office for more details.

Forms of Payment
Students may pay their student account using cash, money orders, personal checks, certified checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. The most convenient way to make a payment is to use the online payment feature on our website by going to your Self Service Account and selecting “Make a Payment.”

ADCP and MBA Refund Schedule

Students enrolled in these programs will be charged the pro rata share of tuition based on the number of courses completed. If a student withdraws from a course after attending the first class session, tuition will be charged on a pro rata basis through 40% of the term. No refunds of tuition after the 40% point of the course has passed. No refunds or adjustments to charges are granted to persons dismissed from a program for reasons related to academic performance or integrity.

Return of Title IV Funds (Federal Financial Aid)

In addition to the overall institutional refund policy requirements, the college is required to follow the regulations mandated by the Department of Education for any student who receives Title IV Federal Aid. The Return of Title IV Fund calculations are required when a student withdraws, either officially or unofficially.  Software provided by the Department of Education will be used to complete these calculations.  Steps in the Calculation for the Return of Title IV Funds:

Any federal funds that must be returned to federal programs as a result of the Return of Title IV calculations must be redistributed in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan
  2. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan
  3. Perkins Loan
  4. Direct PLUS (Graduate Student)
  5. Direct PLUS (Parent)
  6. Pell Grant
  7. FSEOG
  8. TEACH Grant

Federal work-study wages will not be considered returnable.

Please note: Students may owe money to the college as a result of the return of Title IV calculation and the subsequent return of federal financial aid funds.

The Student Financial Services Office is notified by the Registrar’s Office of all withdrawals from the college. The coordinator of financial aid will, within 45 days of the withdrawal date, complete the calculation and determine the result. The student will be notified of the refund calculation results by letter and also by receiving a revised copy of their student account statement. Unofficial withdrawals (students who leave without going through the withdrawal process) will also have the Return of Title IV Funds calculation performed and will receive notification if the student then owes money back to the college.

For more specific information regarding the Return of Title IV Funds calculations, contact the Student Financial Services Office.

Refund of Credit Balances

When a credit on a student account results from overpayment or from federal and state financial aid that exceeds direct charges, a refund will be issued to the student from the Student Financial Services Office. Student refunds will only be issued for amounts up to the actual credit balance on the student account. No refund will be authorized or issued in anticipation of financial aid that will be ultimately posted to the student account. No refunds will be made before the official drop/add period for a particular semester or session. If the credit refund was created by proceeds from a parent PLUS Loan, the refund will be mailed to the parent borrower. In cases involving federal financial aid, federal guidelines will prevail. Student refund checks are automatically mailed weekly to the student’s local address.

In addition, institutional scholarships and grant awards may not exceed student account charges; under no circumstances will a student receive a credit balance refund for institutional scholarships or grants.

Students may be required to pay back refunds if one of the following occurs:

Students withdrawing from school who have received federal financial aid and/or institutional scholarships will have their account adjusted using the appropriate refund schedule which could result in payments due back to the college.


Textbooks may be purchased at the Milligan College Bookstore. The Bookstore accepts checks, cash, money orders, Visa, Discover, American Express, and MasterCard. The cost of textbooks generally ranges from $500 to $700 per semester, depending upon the major.

Student Financial Services offers a program that allows students to charge their textbooks directly to their student account using the Textbook Voucher Option. Students may make this choice on the Statement Option Form enclosed with the Student Statement prior to each semester. Students MUST use financial aid in excess of charges to cover books, or elect to pay an additional amount to cover books. Please contact the Milligan College Bookstore or Student Financial Services Office for details.