Graduate Program Tuition & Required Fees
For doctoral program financial information, you’ll find details on each of their pages:
Payments and Outstanding Accounts
Payment arrangements must be made at the beginning of each semester. Students can pay in full before the semester begins. Alternatively, there are three options for payment plans:
• Students may pay 25% down and divide the balance into 8 separate weekly payments.
• Student may pay 50% down and divide the balance into 4 separate weekly payments for weeks one through four.
• Students may pay 50% down and divide the balance into 4 separate weekly payments for weeks five through eight.
The Payment Plan fee will be charged for the use of a payment plan. Balances must be paid in full at the end of each term or you will not be allowed to register in the next term…no exceptions. Any student encountering an emergency financial problem should contact the administrative office.
Past Due & Late Tuition Policy
1. No student is allowed to begin the next session’s classes with a tuition balance. Students are allowed to register but not allowed to begin until past due tuition is caught up.
2. Grades are not issued unless all tuition balances are paid.
3. The seminary will be unable to issue any transcripts until all tuition balances are paid.
4. VA beneficiaries are not penalized in any way as a result of delayed VA payments.
Refund Policy for Online Courses
The most significant date for online courses is the day classes begin.
• If a student withdraws in writing before the first login day of online classes, the student is allowed a 100% refund of tuition.
• If a student withdraws in writing during the first week of online classes, the student will be entitled to a 90% refund of tuition.
• If a student withdraws in writing during the second week of online classes, the student is allowed a 40% refund of tuition.
• After the second week of online classes, no tuition refund will be given.
• Fees are NOT refundable.
Please contact the financial aid office if you would like to apply for student financial aid. The process for applying for financial aid begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on which the student must include the Family of Faith Christian University federal school code (036763). Students should then complete an online interview with the Virtual Financial Aid Office (VFAO) to complete the financial aid process. This ensures that our office is able to receive the student Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). Students are encouraged to complete their tax forms and FAFSA early in the calendar year. Additional documentation, such as income tax records, W2’s, and Social Security documents, are often required to process a student’s financial aid package. To receive and retain financial aid, students must meet all federal standards regarding documentation and Satisfactory Academic Progress. Details of these standards will be provided to all students receiving financial aid. Students may also contact other private lenders for information on graduate student loans.
Veteran’s Education Benefits
Students who desire to utilize their GI Bill® benefits should provide documentation of their approval for educational benefits as well as all transcripts of previous training. After being accepted to GATS and enrolling in courses, the financial aid office will certify your enrollment and assist you in any way possible. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site here.
Repayment of Federal Aid
If the tuition and fees were paid with financial aid monies and then a student withdraws from courses, all or a portion of the student’s refund must be returned to the student aid programs from which the money was awarded. This includes federal aid, state aid, VA benefits, and tribal monies. A student who receives a cash disbursement to assist with living expenses and then withdraws, drops out, or is expelled, may be required to repay money to the aid programs from which the money was awarded.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Any student who wishes to utilize an employer’s tuition reimbursement program must provide to the Financial Aid Office a copy of the employer’s Tuition Reimbursement Plan/Policy, and a letter from the employer stating when and how the tuition reimbursement payments will be made. If the employer’s plan calls for payment at the end of each course, the plan must be approved in advance. Normally, a student can access grades to notify the employer that a course has been completed. If the tuition reimbursement plan covers less than 100% of the tuition, the student will be required to pay the uncovered portion at the beginning of each term. The student will be responsible for the payment of any portion of the tuition in the event the employer does not pay the agreed upon tuition reimbursement.