Tuition cost for the Master of Education in Literacy program is established each year as a package price that includes educational materials needed for all courses, membership (or renewal) in the state reading organization (Illinois Reading Council), and all fees associated with the Judson University Literacy Conference.
Tuition for the 2012-2013 Cohort will be $16,935.00. The only other fee associated with the Master of Education in Literacy program is the application fee of $40.00.
The four options available for tuition payment are outlined below.
- Tuition may be paid in full with a single payment on or before the start of the program in the amount of $16,935.00
- Tuition may be divided into three billable terms (summer, fall, and spring) with $5,698.00 due two weeks before the start of each of the first three terms. A $159.00 fee for utilizing this payment option is included in the price structure.
- Tuition may be spread out over the course of the program through a tuition deferment plan (TDP) that can be set up with the Student Accounts office at Judson University. An initial payment of $1,585.00 (which includes the TDP fee of $160.00) is due before the beginning of the program on May 1st. A payment of $1,425.00 is then due the fifteenth of every month for 11 months beginning June 15th and ending with a final payment on April 15th. You may contact the Student Accounts office by calling 847/628-2053 to set up this plan.
- For those graduate students who receive tuition reimbursement, an Employer Tuition Reimbursement Plan (ETRP) may be customized based upon the specific parameters of their district’s tuition reimbursement program. An additional fee is required for this plan. Specifics may be discussed with the student account office by calling 847/628-2053.
*Students will be required to select one of the above forms of payment at the time of enrollment in the program. Options three and four require advance planning with the Student Accounts office.
- Refund - a credit entered on a student's account to reduce the amount of charges.
- Drop - refers to cancellation of registration for individual classes.
- Withdrawal - refers to cancellation of registration to all classes for a specific term.
Tuition Refund for Withdrawal
Students who withdraw from the University must file a withdrawal form with the Registrar's Office. Such formal notice will establish the withdrawal date. If a student withdraws without notification, Judson University will determine a withdrawal date. Refunds will be granted per the following schedules:
Tuition Refund for Dropping a Class
There is no refund for an individual class that is dropped within the program.
The Masters of Education in Literacy program covers a period of approximately 13 months or 56 weeks. Tuition refunds for withdrawal from the Masters of Education in Literacy program:
- Prior to the first class meeting of the program - 100% of the Program Cost
- Prior to the beginning of the fifth week of the program - 75% of the Program Cost
- Prior to the beginning of the eighteenth week of the program - 50% of the Program Cost
- Prior to the beginning of the thirtieth week of the program - 25% of the Program Cost
- Any subsequent withdrawals - $0
Tuition refunds will be calculated on the Program Cost charge only; there will be no per class or hourly rate refund. There will be no refund for an individual course that is dropped.