Tuition & Fees

All Degrees & Certificates 2020-21

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
    Director of Student Accounts
    Main Building
    Phone: (518) 861-2586
    Email: lbabbie@mariacollege.edu

    Student Bill Payment
    Registering for courses means you are obligated to pay the tuition and fees associated with those courses. Students are required to have their payment arrangement in place with the Student Financial Services Office by the first day of class each semester.

    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.

    Payment arrangements include, but are not limited to:

    • Payment in Full – Cash, Check or Debit/Credit Card
    • Monthly Payment Plan (Nelnet or Tuition Options)
    • Financial Aid
      • Federal and State Grants
      • Federal Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and Parent PLUS Loans
      • Scholarships
    •  Private/Alt. Student Loan
    • Veterans Education Benefits
    • Employer Benefit
    • Opportunity Program
    • HEOP, HOPE, Renaissance

    Failing to establish a payment arrangement to cover your balance 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.

    Check Payments by Mail
    Checks must be made out to Maria College and mailed to:
    Maria College
    Attn: Student Financial Service’s Office
    700 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany, NY 12208

    How to Make Payments Online

    The steps for making online payments are as follows:

    1. Go to: https://mariacollege.edu/ and click on MyMaria (top of the page)
    2. Click on the “Finances” app and sign in with your username and password
    3. Hover over the “Finances” tab (top of the page) and click “Make a Payment”. You will be re-directed to Nelnet (Maria College’s payment portal) where you have the option to make a one-time payment or set up a monthly payment plan agreement.

    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.

    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.

  • Payment Plan

    Nelnet Payment Plans

    • Initial set-up fee of $25 for agreements with 2-6 monthly payments
    • Initial set-up fee of $50 for agreements with 7-12 monthly payments
    • Payments are drafted on either the 5th or the 20th of the month (student’s choice)
    • No interest charged

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

    1. Go to: https://mariacollege.edu/ and click on MyMaria (top of the page)
    2. Click on the “Finances” app and sign in with your username and password
    3. Hover over the “Finances” tab (top of the page) and click “Make a Payment”. You will be re-directed to Nelnet (Maria College’s payment portal) where you have the option to make a one-time payment or set up a monthly payment plan agreement.

    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.

    • Requests to defer a monthly Nelnet payment or to make any other changes to a Nelnet payment plan must be done at least 3-5 business days prior to your scheduled draft date
    • Requests must be submitted in writing and emailed to: lbabbie@mariacollege.edu

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    Tuition Options Payment Plan

    Maria College has partnered with Tuition Options to manage and service their institutional payment plans. These payment plans are offered by the Maria College to provide students with flexible repayment options to finance their education.

    Benefits

    • No setup fee
    • Interest-free payment plan
    • Take up to 12-months to pay your balance
    • Online portal to manage your account: www.tuitionoptions.com
    • Make secure payments online 24/7
    • Monthly Auto-Pay option
    • Service representatives available at 800-423-5513, Monday through Friday, 9am-10pm (EST) to assist you with your online account

    How to Sign Up and Next Steps

    Complete and sign the Monthly Payment Form and email to: tuitionoptions@mariacollege.edu

    Download Tuition Options Payment Form

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    Maria College Institution Loan

    Maria College has partnered with Tuition Options to manage and service their institutional payment plans. These loans are offered by the Maria College to provide students and borrowers with flexible repayment options to finance their education.

    Benefits

    • Extended payment plan for students who need longer than 12-months to pay their balance
    • Interest-free loan while enrolled at Maria College
    • Affordable monthly payments
    • No credit check for student borrower; No credit check for the co-borrower if utilized (having a co-borrower is strongly encouraged, but not required)
    • Online portal to manage your account: www.tuitionoptions.com
    • Make secure payments online 24/7
    • Monthly Auto-Pay option
    • Customer Service representatives available at 800-423-5513, Monday through Friday, 9am-10pm (EST) to assist you with your online account

    What You Need to Know

    • Payments made through Tuition Options are applied directly to your outstanding balance with Maria College.
    • This is not a loan offered through a bank.
    • This loan cannot be consolidated with any federal or private student loans
    • Students who are currently attending Maria College must complete the FAFSA application
    • Must make timely monthly payments; a late fee will be charged
    • Payments are not deferred and begin immediately, even if you are still in school
    • We encourage you to increase payments when you can to further reduce your debt
    • Interest will start to accrue 60-days after the student has graduated from Maria College or has stopped attending.
    • Interest rates are as follows:
      • 6.55% without a co-borrower
      • 5.55% with a co-borrower
    •  Payments may increase when you leave school – refer to your Promissory Note for details

    How to Sign Up and Next Steps

    Complete and sign the Monthly Payment Form and email to: tuitionoptions@mariacollege.edu

    Download Tuition Options Monthly Payment Form
    Download Maria College Institutional Loan and the Co-Borrower Agreement Form

  • AMC, SPHP, and Ellis/Bellevue Hospital Tuition Deferral Program

    Students must be an employee in good standing at Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Hospital or Ellis/Bellevue and enrolled in a nursing or healthcare-related bachelor’s level degree program. In order to receive the tuition discount, students must submit a new tuition discount verification form before the first day of class, for every semester that they attend. Forms can be emailed to Student Financial Services at sfs@mariacollege.edu.

    Tuition Discount & Deferral Forms

    Albany Medical Center
    St. Peter’s Hospital
    Ellis Hospital/Bellevue

  • Billing & Payments FAQ

    When are bills sent?
    4-6 weeks before the start of each semester

    When are bills due?
    Students are required to have paid their bill paid in full, completed their FAFSA application for financial aid, submitted their tuition deferral/employer reimbursement form, or set their balance up on a Nelnet or Tuition Options payment plan no later than the Friday before the first day of class each semester

    Why do I have a Student Financial Services (SFS) hold?
    Students will have an SFS hold if they have an outstanding balance that is not fully covered in full financial aid or other means, and has not been set up on a Nelnet or Tuition Options payment plan

    What does a Student Financial Services (SFS) hold do?
    SFS holds restrict students from viewing their grades, requesting or receiving their transcript, and registering for classes

    What does a Student Financial Services (SFS) hold NOT do?
    SFS holds will NOT restrict students from accessing their MyMaria portal or Blackboard account. If you are having difficulties logging onto either of those accounts, you will need to submit an IT Help Desk ticket by emailing: IThelpdesk@mariacollege.edu

    SFS hold will NOT restrict students from accessing their Financial Aid portal. If you are having difficulties logging into your Financial Aid portal, please email: sfs@mariacollege.edu for further assistance.

  • 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

    Direct Deposit for Credit Balances

    Maria College requires that student refunds be delivered by direct deposit. The steps for setting up direct deposit are as follows:

    1. Go to: https://mariacollege.edu/ and click on MyMaria (top of the page)
    2. Click on the “Finances” app and sign in with your username and password
    3. Hover over the “Finances” tab (top of the page) and click “Make a Payment”. You will be re-directed to Nelnet (Maria College’s payment portal) where you have the option to make a one-time payment or set up a monthly payment plan agreement.

    From there, you will be re-directed to Nelnet (Maria College’s payment portal). Once in the Nelnet portal, you will see a green button that says, “Manage Refunds”. This is where you will click to add your bank routing and account numbers.

    • Refunds will be processed within 7-10 business days of a credit balance being place on a student’s account.
    • Refunds processed by ACH are quicker than those processed by check.
  • 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 book voucher charges will be added to the student’s student account
    • It is the student’s responsibility to pay for any book vouchers that have been charged to their account and must be paid by the end of the term.
    • If the student has an active Nelnet payment plan set up for their tuition and fees for the current semester, their Nelnet payment plan will automatically be adjusted to include the amount of the book voucher charge.
    • The voucher can only be used for textbooks required for the program of study
    • If a textbook is available to rent, students must utilize that option first
    • The second option is to purchase a used copy pending availability
    • Third option and last resort would be to purchase a new copy
    • Students must present photo ID