All tuition payment plans include the cost of books, a new laptop computer with pre-loaded programs appropriate for doctoral study, a three-year membership in the International Reading Association with a subscription to Reading Research Quarterly, a cohort trip to the IRA national convention (including registration, transportation, and hotel expenses), and the university technology fee.
The four options available for tuition payment are outlined below:
- Annual Payment: Payment of $13,000 due on January 2nd during each year of doctoral study. Total Cost: $39,000.
- Per Billable Term: Payments of $4,380 per term over nine terms, due two weeks before the start of each term. This option includes a $46.67 per term billing surcharge. Total Cost: $39,420.
- Tuition Deferment Payment (TDP): A plan may be set up to spread payments out on a monthly basis; payments are $1,134 per month for 35 months. This option includes an $19.71 per month deferment fee. Students must contact the Office of Student Accounts at 847/628-2053 prior to enrollment in order to set up a TDP. Total Cost: $39,690.
- Employer Tuition Reimbursement Plan (ETRP) – Students receiving employer tuition reimbursement may set up a customized ETRP with the Office of Student Accounts by calling 847-628-2053. An additional fee is required for this plan; details may be discussed with the Office of Student Accounts.
Financial Aid may be available for those who qualify. Please fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact the Financial Aid Office at (847) 628-2534 for assistance.