Vocational Certificate Admissions

Tuition and Payment Options

Our Vocational Certificate programs offer affordable tuition and a range of ways to finance your education. The Professional Certificate provides a cutting-edge, self-paced online program that can cost less than community college. The Advanced Certificate enables you to add concentrations, customizing a program to your specific learning goals.

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Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees for Professional and Advanced Certificate programs are as follows:

Professional Certificate

Professional Certificate6 month track9 month track
Registration Fee$200$200
Total Cost$3,024$3,174
* Promotional tuition in effect until April 30th, 2019. (Full tuition for Professional Certificate = $6,560 / 6 months, $6,710 / 9 months.)

Advanced Certificate

Advanced Certificate
Tuition and Fees$3,974*
Registration Fee$200
Total Cost$4,174
* Promotional tuition in effect until April 30th, 2019. (Full tuition for Advanced Certificate is $7,710. )


Professional Certificate graduates may enroll in 3-month Concentration(s) to pursue an Advanced Certificate. Tuition is as follows:

Concentration Tuition$1,500*
* Promotional tuition in effect until April 30th, 2019. (Full tuition for Concentration is $2,000.)

General Fees Policy

Effective August 1st, 2018, a refundable $25 Certificate Fee will be due at enrollment to receive a certificate upon program completion. Students will be responsible for providing accurate address information.

All program tuition and fees are fixed and any enrollment benefits are offered for a limited time and available to all students during that time. All tuition includes a digital materials fee. Sessions College reserves the right to change its tuition and fees as necessary at any time.

Students can pay tuition in full or by payment plan. Program extensions are managed on by auto bill on a monthly basis until a program is completed or cancelled.

Program Extensions

Extension Fees

The Enrollment Agreement for a Sessions College certificate program provides a guarantee of service for the duration of the student’s program.

Professional Certificate program
- 6 month track
6 months (26 weeks)
Professional Certificate program
- 9 month track
9 months (39 weeks)
Advanced Certificate program concentration3 months (13 weeks)

After the expiration of the above time periods, the enrollment agreement is void. Students who reach their program end date and need more time can continue their enrollment for up to 6 additional months at a rate of $50/month, provided they have completed Level I of the Professional Certificate program.

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 program pages for information on specific requirements:
Graphic Design, Web Design, Multimedia Arts, Digital Arts, Marketing Design, Fine Arts.

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.

Tuition Assistance

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

Employer Assistance

More and more companies offer employer tuition assistance programs.

Sallie Mae Loans

Smart Option Student Loans save money, build your credit, and pay off students loan faster.

Workforce Investment Act

WIA provides Federal job training funds for adults, dislocated workers, and youth.

GI Bill

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

Payment Plans

Don’t want to pay your entire tuition up front? Sessions College offers a monthly payment plan for vocational certificate programs. Payment plans help you afford your education with a low up front payment and low monthly payments. Benefits of using a payment plan include:

  • Reasonable monthly payments
  • No credit check
  • No interest charged
  • Nominal administrative fee
  • Bi-weekly payments available


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