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Undergraduate Certificate Admissions

Tuition and Payment Options

Our Undergraduate Certificate programs offer an intensive online course for adult learners and college age students. For eligible students, affordable tuition and access to Federal Financial Aid, active military tuition assistance (TA), or GI Bill® benefits can help you pay for your education.

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Tuition and Fees

Effective July 1, 2020, tuition and standard fees for full-time students in an Undergraduate Certificate program are as follows:

Undergraduate Certificate
$200 registration fee*
$510 per credit tuition
$6,120 per semester tuition
$12,240 total program tuition

* Registration fees are nonrefundable after 5 days from the scheduled beginning of program orientation. Registration fees are required to process your enrollment in the program.

Per-credit tuition for part-time students is the same as for full-time students.

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The following general fees may be applicable to Undergraduate Certificate students.

Undergraduate Certificate Fees 
Registration fee$200
Late registration fee$50
Late tuition fee$250
Per exam proctoring fee - payable to ProctorU$22.50
Leave of absence fee$150
Course retake fee (on third attempt)$150
Program change fee$150
Program reenrollment fee$150
Transcript fee$10
Credit transfer evaluation fee$75
Payment of Tuition and Fees

Program Registration. Payment of the $200 registration fee is due within 5 business days upon receipt of acceptance offer. Failure to remit the registration fee may result in the withdrawal of acceptance into the program. The first tuition payment is due no later than 30 days after issuance of the acceptance letter. Students will not receive orientation materials or be allowed to participate in orientation events prior to payment of the tuition.

Continuing Students. For continuing students paying tuition by semester, payments are due on the following schedule:

  • November 1 for January semester
  • March 1 for April semester
  • July 1 for August semester

Payments not received within 30 days will be subject to a late tuition fee of $250. If payments are not received by start of semester, payment of a late registration fee will also be required. Course access will not be provided until accounts are up to date.

Academic Calendar

New classes start in January, April, and August—or you can take advantage of mid-term start options in February, June, and September.

See Academic Calendar

Program Materials

Students are responsible for ensuring they have the computer, Internet connection, and any required supplies or software programs for specific classes. Software discounts for Adobe Creative Cloud are available for enrolled students. Some program will require additional art supplies, such as a digital camera, video camera, or drawing/painting supplies.

Please check UnderGraduate Certificate program pages for specific requirements: Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Media, Illustration, Advertising Design, Digital Photography, Print Design, Advanced Web Design.

Welcome to the digital age where no textbooks are required. All coursework and materials required to complete vocational programs are provided in an online learning environment, including orientation materials, lectures, exercises, discussion forums, videos, and multimedia tools. Tuition includes a digital materials fee for updates to course or program content.

Financial Aid

Undergraduate Certificate programs are approved for Federal Financial Aid. Eligible students may be able to use Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, or Federal Direct PLUS Loans to support their education costs.

Other Funding Sources

Depending on your eligibility, you may be able to finance your Undergraduate Certificate in one of the following ways. Ask an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Tuition Assistance

Active U.S. military service members can fund their programs using Tuition Assistance (TA).

GI Bill

The GI Bill® provides education financial support to U.S. military veterans and their families.

Find out why our programs are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for affordability.

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