Tuition & Fees

A private school education at a public school cost.

Registering for courses means you are obligated to pay the tuition & fees associated with those courses. Failing to pay your student account as scheduled will result in a hold on your account that prevents you from registering for courses the next semester, requesting a copy of your transcript, or receiving your diploma until your late amount is paid in full. If you are struggling to make payments as scheduled, we encourage you to contact the Student Financial Services Office to discuss the options available to you. They can be reached by phone (518) 861-2586 or by email at sfs@mariacollege.edu.

All Degrees & Certificates 2019-20

Full-Time (12-18 credit hours)
Tuition: $7,575 / semester
Fees: $230 / semester
(comprehensive fee $155 and technology fee $75)

Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours)
Tuition: $650 / credit hour
Fees: $120 / semester
(comprehensive fee $80 and technology fee $40)

Other Expenses

Additional Program Fees
Associate Degree in Nursing & Practical Nursing Certificate Fees: $970 / semester
Selected OTA Course Fee: $130 / course
OTA Exam Prep Fee: $380

Academic Course Fees
Art Fee: $25 / course
Science Courses Fee: $60 / course
Computer Courses Fee: $25 / credit
Parking Permit: No Fee

  • Student Bill Payment

    Larissa Babbie
    Bursar
    Main Building
    Phone: (518) 861-2507
    Email: lbabbie@mariacollege.edu

    Student Bill Payment

    There are many funding sources and our Student Financial Services Office is here to help you. Registering for courses means you are obligated to pay the tuition and fees associated with those courses, and all students are strongly encouraged to set up a payment plan at the beginning of the semester with Student Financial Services (located in the Main Building).

    One way we provide a service to students is by helping students determine the best way to fund their education. Our experience has shown that when students have a financial plan to fund their education, they reduce overall stress and anxiety and can better focus on their academics.

    Often the first step is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Not only does the FAFSA provide access to this federal aid, but it often opens up other pathways to other loan and scholarship programs. If you haven’t already completed your FAFSA for the current school year, please do so. Applying takes approximately 10 minutes, so even if you do not think you qualify for financial aid, please complete the FAFSA.

    Another funding option available to students is our flexible, monthly payment plans that can be tailored to your needs and can accommodate any budget. Please reach out to the Student Financial Services Office by phone at (518) 861-2586 or email SFS@mariacollege.edu for more information on our payment plan options.

    Payment plans are an important step to enrolling at Maria. Failing to establish a payment arrangement to cover your balance; this includes financial aid, Nelnet payment plan or a combination of the two, may result in you being administratively dropped from all courses the Friday before the start of the semester. This may also result in a hold on your account that prevents you from registering for courses the next semester, requesting a copy of your transcript, or receiving your diploma until your late amount is paid in full or set up on a monthly payment plan.

    Nelnet Payment Plans

    Initial set-up fee: $25
    Payment terms: This could vary depending on your individual plan. Payments are drafted on either the 5th or the 20th of the month (your choice).
    Interest rate: No interest charged

    The steps for setting up a payment plan agreement through Nelnet are as follows:

    1. Log onto: https://www.mariacollege.edu and click on MyMaria (top of the page)
    2. Click on View Details in the My Finances box
    3. Click on Make a Payment (yellow tab)

    If you have not logged into the portal previously, it will ask you to review your contact information and add a phone number to set up your account.

    Once in the Nelnet portal, you will see your current balance, the option to make a payment or set up a payment plan. The Nelnet portal is also where you can see your current balance, view/print your billing statement and set up direct deposit as is required for all student refunds.

    This will bring you to the payment site, from here you will be able see your balance and set up a payment plan through Nelnet’s system. Your monthly payment amount may be adjusted if you incur additional charges, such as textbook rentals, late fees, or other charges. Students on payment plans remain subject to other financial policies of Maria College, including late fees and refund policies. You can stop participating in the Payment Plan program at any time by submitting a written request to the Office of the Bursar along with full payment for any amount remaining on your student account. Maria College reserves the right to not offer the Payment Plan program to any student who has previously failed to make payments according to their agreed upon payment schedule or had their student account balance assigned to a debt collector.

    If you have any additional questions or concerns about your financial obligations, please contact the Student Financial Services Office by email at SFS@mariacollege.edu or by phone at (518) 861-2586.

    Late Payments

    Failing to pay your student account as scheduled may result in Maria College charging you late fees and placing a hold on your student account. If your student account becomes past due, you will be charged a $25 late fee every month until the late amount owed is paid in full or set up on a monthly payment plan.

    In addition to a late fee, students with past due accounts will not be eligible to register for classes, request copies of their transcript, or receive their diploma until the late amount owed is paid in full. If you are struggling to make payments as scheduled, we encourage you to contact the Office of the Bursar to discuss the options available to you. For students who receive federal financial aid and owe a balance on their student account, Maria College is authorized to apply up to $200 of current semester funds towards a student’s unpaid balance for tuition and fees for the prior semester. Students who wish to apply a greater amount of current semester funds towards an existing unpaid balance must visit or contact the Office of the Bursar to discuss their options.

  • Refund Policy

    Students incur tuition liability at time of registration. All students who intend to withdraw/drop any course must do so in writing and submit this documentation to the Registrar’s Office in the Main Building. The date of this transaction will determine if a tuition refund is due.

    Students withdrawing for medical reasons incur the same liability as those withdrawing for any non-medical reason.

    Non-attendance in a course does not constitute either a drop or withdrawal from the course or limit your financial obligation. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the tuition refund policy, how to officially withdraw from a course, and the deadlines to add, drop or withdraw from a course. If a student withdraws/drops after Federal financial aid has been awarded, but prior to completing a majority of the course classes, the College may need to refund some of the awarded aid to the government. That amount would then become an obligation of the student.

    For all students who withdraw with the approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs or are dismissed, a refund of tuition will be made accordingly:
     
    Day and Evening Students:
    Withdrawal during first week of semester (Add/Drop week) – 100%
    Withdrawal during the second week of semester – 80%
    Withdrawal during the third week of semester – 60%
    Withdrawal during the fourth week of semester – 40%
    Withdrawal during the fifth week of semester and later – no refund
     
    Weekend Students:
    Withdrawal before first weekend session – 100%
    Withdrawal before second scheduled weekend – 80%
    Withdrawal before third scheduled weekend – 60%
    Withdrawal after third scheduled weekend – no refund
     
    Summer Session Students:
    Withdrawal during the first week of session – 80%
    Withdrawal after the first week of session – no refund

  • Credit Balances

    If a student has a credit balance on his or her account they have five days in which to indicate that they would like to leave the balance on the account to cover future charges. If they have not so indicated within five days the credit payment will be delivered to them via a check payment posted to their permanent address or held for them in the business office.

  • Auditing Students

    Any student registered for a course, but who does not seek credit is considered an auditor, and will be charged at $300/credit hour plus additional corresponding fees.

  • Senior Citizen Audit

    Senior citizens (62 years of age or older), may audit one course per semester, tuition free and may enroll only during the late registration period, on a space-available basis and with the consent of the instructor. Corresponding fees will be charged to the student based upon the course audited.

  • Textbook Voucher Purchase Policy

    Textbook Voucher Purchase Policy

    Textbook vouchers are available for Students who do not have a balance from a previous semester and to those who have an outstanding balance AND have an active payments plan agreement in good standing. The following applies:

    • The voucher will enable a student to charge up to $800.00 per term in books to their student account.
    1. The amount expended will be deducted from your Financial Aid package
    2. Any remaining balance must be repaid via a monthly payment plan in Nelnet
    3. The total balance must be repaid in full by end of the term
    • The voucher can only be used for textbooks required for the program of study.
    1. If a textbook is available to rent, students must utilize that option first
    2. The second option is to purchase a used copy pending availability
    3. Third option and last resort would be to purchase a new copy
    • Students must present photo ID
    • If a student would like to confirm they have aid they can be directed to SFS to check
    • The voucher charges will be added to their student account – excess aid will be applied, any remaining charges will be paid by student within term