Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees



Graduate and Professional Program Tuition and Program-Specific Fees

 Master’s Programs Tuition and Fees

M.A. in Creative Writing $750 per credit hour
M.F.A. in Creative Writing $675 per credit hour
M.A. in Creative Writing $675 per credit hour
Application Fee $35
Acceptance Deposit $300 (one-time fee)
General University Fee Creative Writing $84 per credit hour
Thesis Reader Fee $500 (one-time fee)
Residency Fee – CW 501 , CW 510 , CW 516 , CW 616R   $200 (one-time fee)
M.B.A. $800 per credit hour
M.S. in Education* $554 per credit hour
M.S. In Bioengineering
M.S. in Engineering Management
M.S.E.E.
M.S.M.E.
$1,000 per credit hour
$1,000 per credit hour
$1,000 per credit hour
$1,000 per credit hour
M.S. (Mathematics, Mathematics Education)
M.S.N. (Nursing)
$1,000 per credit hour
$728 per credit hour

General Fees:

Application Fee $45 (one-time fee)
Online Graduate Admission $35 (one-time fee)
Online Non-Degree, Graduate Ed $35 (one-time fee)
Online International Graduate $65 (one-time fee)
Audit Fee One-half of tuition cost
Challenge Examination Fee $90 per credit hour
IEP - Intensive English Tuition $4,999 per semester
Engineering Lab Fee $115 per class
General Fee $86 per credit hour
Graduation Fee $170 (charged to all graduating students in their last semester)
Nursing Dissertation Binding Fee $48 per copy
Transcript Fee $15 per copy

Individual departments have the right to charge laboratory and breakage fees as appropriate.

Third-Party Billing and Deferred Payment forms are available on the Wilkes web site. These forms must be submitted each semester.

Note: The Bursar’s Office is prohibited from signing graduation clearance forms until any outstanding balance is paid in full. Graduates who have requested the deferred payment option must pay the final semester balances personally before clearance forms are signed (or have a written guarantee from their employer that the amount will be paid to Wilkes regardless of course completion or final grade). Those prospective graduates not complying with the above policy will not be cleared until actual payment is received from their employer.

Doctoral and Professional School (Pharmacy) Tuition and Fees

Education (Ed.D International Leadership)

Ed.D.* $863
(2023-2024 Academic Year)
Application Fee $45
International Residency Fee $550
US Residency Fee $250

Nursing (D.N.P.)

Tuition $1,024 per credit hour

Nursing (Ph.D.)

Tuition $1,024 per credit hour

Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Full-time Tuition (12-18 credits) $20,912 per semester
General University Fee $968 per semester

Professional fees: $600.00/semester for P1s, P2s, P3s and P4s.

Payment Options

Wilkes requires that all students obtain financial clearance no later than two weeks prior to the start of the semester by doing one of the following:

  1. Pay your bill in full
  2. Have a financial aid award that covers your balance
  3. Enroll in the online payment plan
  4. Have a third-party payor or an employer tuition deferment form submitted. 

Payments can be made in the following manners:

1. Cash, Credit Card or Check Payment can be made at the Bursar’s Office located in Miller Hall during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) or payments may be mailed to:

Wilkes University - Student Lockbox
P.O. Box 824696
Philadelphia, PA 19182-4696

2. Electronic Check and Credit Card Payments can also be made on the student portal. Enter your user name and password. Select “Student Services” and follow the remaining prompts. A password should be assigned by the time the bill is due; if, however, a password has not been issued, please call the Help Desk at 1-800-WILKES-U ext 4357. 

Wilkes University accepts credit or debit cards with MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express. 

Financial aid shown on the tuition bill will be applied to the account balance.

Promissory Notes for the Federal Perkins loan, Wilkes Nursing Loan, Rulison Evans Loan, and Blue and Gold Loan are to be signed electronically at USA Connect. You will be notified by e-mail when the Promissory Notes are available for signature.

Please Note: Students who fail to pay all indebtedness to the University shall not be permitted to receive any degree, certificate, transcript or grades

 

Participation in the Online Installment Payment Plan

Enrollment in the Installment Payment Plan should be completed immediately upon receipt of the University invoice. The current outstanding balance will be divided into three equal installments for the Summer Semester and five equal installments for the Fall and Spring Semesters, with the first payment due August 15th for the Fall semester. Students must enroll each semester.

Participation in the Employer Tuition Deferment Agreement

Deferred payments for employer reimbursement and third party payer arrangements will be permitted provided the student has made application and received approval for this plan at least two weeks before the first day of the semester. Applications for Deferred Employer Tuition Deferment are available on the Wilkes Web site. Graduating seniors are not eligible for the deferred payment option.

Enrollment in a Third Party Sponsored Tuition Coverage Plan

If the student is expecting to receive financial support from ROTC, Veterans Rehabilitation, The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, or other third party sponsored tuition plan, which is not already listed on the invoice, deduct the approved amount from the “Calculated Total Due.” Please indicate the source and the anticipated amount of coverage on a copy of the invoice when remitting payment for the adjusted balance.

Third-Party Billing and Deferred Payment forms are available on the Wilkes portal. These forms must be submitted each semester.

Note: The Bursar’s Office is prohibited from signing graduation clearance forms until any outstanding balance is paid in full. Graduates who have requested the deferred payment option must pay the final semester balances personally before clearance forms are signed (or have a written guarantee from their employer that the amount will be paid to Wilkes regardless of course completion or final grade). Those prospective graduates not complying with the above policy will not be cleared until actual payment is received from their employer.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018

The University complies with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (38 USC 3679(e)), and will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the VA under chapter 31 or 33 veteran educational assistance entitlement

All Covered Individuals (anyone who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits) are requested to provide a written request of use of these entitlements and will be permitted to attend or participate in the course of education beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website e-Benefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes). The Certificate of Eligibility or Statement of Benefits is required to be submitted no later than the first day of courses for which an individual wishes to use the individual’s entitlement to education assistance in order to provide proper and timely certification and disbursement of VA funding. Additionally, all covered individuals will be required to provide any and all additional information necessary to complete the proper certification of enrollment by the institution within 10 days of notice.

This policy does not prevent the University from requiring that the difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefit disbursement be satisfied.

‘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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Payment of Charges

Prior to the beginning of each semester, tuition bills listing all current semester charges and approved financial aid are available online to all registered students. All payments can be mailed directly to:
Wilkes University - Student Lockbox
P.O. Box 824696
Philadelphia, PA 19182-4696
Electronic check, Discover, Master Card, Visa and American Express payments can be made on the Wilkes University student portal with no fee.
Any questions concerning charges and payments should be directed to (570) 408-4960 or you can email billing@wilkes.edu. Payments can be made by check, credit card or cash in person at the Bursar’s Office located in Miller Hall at 32 W South Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Students who fail to pay all indebtedness to the University shall not be permitted to receive any degree, certificate, or transcript of grades.

To make online payments, follow these simple steps.

  • Log on to portal.wilkes.edu
  • Enter your Wilkes username and password
  • Click on the ‘Student’ tab
  • Click on ‘My Account’
  • Click on ‘Pay on Account’ and follow the steps to make a payment.
  • Be sure to print your receipt before you log out of the system.

Students who do not know their Wilkes username and password should contact the Help Desk at 570-408-4357 or 11-800-WILKES-U ext. 4357.

Students may consult with the Financial Aid Director, (or at off campus sites, with the financial aid representative) for information regarding scholarships and loan programs.

Subject to the regulations concerning refunds, the total tuition is considered fully earned by the University upon completion of registration by the student.

Students are referred to the course descriptions in this Bulletin for laboratory and other fees associated with particular courses. Inquiries about particular charges should be addressed to the Bursar’s Office. Note that graduate and professional school tuition and some fees are program specific.

Refund Schedule*

Withdrawal or Drop Date Based on Percentage of Course Completion Tuition Adjustment (Less Fees*)
0-13% course completion (includes first class session for all courses) 100%
14-20% course completion 75%
21-27% course completion 50%
28% course completion- end of term 0%

*All fees charged by the university are non-refundable

Refunds

Tuition Refund Policy

  1. Non- participation students who are dropped from a course for not satisfying the requirement for initial course participation are refunded 100 percent of the course tuition.
  2. The following schedule applies to learners in all credit bearing programs for all terms that follow traditional, accelerated and online formats.
  3. Students who request an exception to the tuition refund policy due to extenuating circumstances should submit a request in writing to the Tuition Refund Appeals Committee for review.

Refund Schedule*

Withdrawal or Drop Date Based on Percentage of Course Completion Tuition Adjustment (Less Fees*)
0-13% course completion (includes first class session for all courses) 100%
14-20% course completion 75%
21-27% course completion 50%
28% course completion- end of term 0%

*All fees charged by the university are non-refundable

Tuition and Fees

Fall and Spring Full-time Tuition

Payment Options

Wilkes requires that all students obtain financial clearance no later than two weeks prior to the start of the semester by doing one of the following:

  1. Pay your bill in full
  2. Have a financial aid award that covers your balance
  3. Enroll in the online payment plan
  4. Have a third-party payor or an employer tuition deferment form submitted.

Payments can be made in the following manners:

  1. Cash, Credit Card or Check Payment can be made at the Bursar’s Office located in Miller Hall during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) or payments may be mailed to:

    Wilkes University - Student Lockbox
    P.O. Box 824696
    Philadelphia, PA 19182-4696
     
  2. Electronic Check and Credit Card Payments can also be made on the student portal at portal.wilkes.edu. Enter your username and password. Select “Student Services” and follow the remaining prompts. A password should be assigned by the time the bill is due; if, however, a password has not been issued, please call the Help Desk at 1-800-WILKES-U ext. 4357.

Wilkes University accepts credit or debit cards with MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express.

Financial aid shown on the tuition bill will be applied to the account balance.

Please Note: Students who fail to pay all indebtedness to the University shall not be permitted to receive any degree, certificate, transcript or grades.

Intersession Tuition

Tuition charges for intersession semesters must be paid in full two weeks before the first day of class. The deferred payment option does not apply to intersession charges.