May 19, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees *

Click on any of the following links for information:

  1. Billing materials for the first term’s tuition will be sent in June. Bills for the second term’s tuition will be sent in November.
  2. Payment of bills is to be made before July 24 for the 1st term and before December 23 for the 2nd term, made payable to Saint Joseph’s College, and addressed to: 

    Treasurer’s Office
    Saint Joseph’s College
    278 Whites Bridge Rd.
    Standish, ME 04084.

    Cash payments are not officially received unless receipted at the Treasurer’s Office.
  3. All financial obligations must be satisfied in order to insure continuance at the College. Grades and/or transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations are met. When it is necessary for the College to submit an unpaid account to an outside collection agency, that account is responsible for all collection fees.

* All tuition and fee figures are applicable for the 2016 - 2017 academic year.

Note: Any student, regardless of program, taking 12 credits or more a semester is charged the full-time undergraduate rate.


  ^ TOP
Full-time students (12-19 credits per semester)   $16,800 per semester
Extra course (credits in excess of 19 per semester)   $1000 per credit
Part-time students (1-11 credits per semester)   $1000 per credit

Two or more members of the same family are entitled to a 10% reduction of tuition for the second member.

Special Fees

  ^ TOP
Audit, per credit hour   $170  


Transcript fee   $8 per transcript
Late payment fee   $300 per semester
Nursing Program Fee   $800 per semester
ATI Nursing Fee
(one-time fee)





Juniors (2016-2017 only)

Seniors (2016-2017 only)

Education Major Fee   $100 per semester
Parking Decal Fee   $100 per year
Lab fee   $100 per course
Health Insurance (can be waived)   $1530 per year

Resident Student Fees

  ^ TOP
Room and Board (per semester)   $6,445
Security Deposit   $250



Advance Deposits

  ^ TOP

All incoming first-year and transfer students are required to submit a $200 tuition deposit to the Office of Admission. The deposit will be applied to first term tuition charges. This deposit is refundable until May 1 for those entering in September. Deposits received after May 1 are nonrefundable. Requests for a refund must be addressed to the Office of Admission and be postmarked no later than May 1.

Candidates for the spring term must also submit a $200 tuition deposit upon notification of acceptance to the College. The spring term deposit is refundable if notice is given prior to January 1.


  ^ TOP

The College must anticipate for fiscal reasons that enrolled students will complete the term to which they were admitted. Should it be necessary for valid reason (e.g., military service) to withdraw prior to the end of a term, the student must personally notify the Office of the Registrar to receive official permission to withdraw and to determine the date of withdrawal for refunding purposes. At that time the Bursar will determine the amount of the refund according to the following schedule for tuition (but not for fees):

Fall & Spring Semester       May Semester    
Withdrawal before classes begin   Refund 100% of tuition (excluding new student tuition deposit)        
Withdrawal during the first 2 weeks   Refund 80% of tuition   Withdrawal during first 2 days   Refund 80% of tuition
Withdrawal during the 3rd week   Refund 60% of tuition   Withdrawal during 3rd day   Refund 60% of tuition
Withdrawal during the 4th week   Refund 40% of tuition   Withdrawal during 4th day   Refund 40% of tuition
Withdrawal during the 5th week   Refund 20% of tuition   Withdrawal during 5th day   Refund 20% of tuition
Withdrawal after the 5th week   No refund   Withdrawal after 5th day   No refund
  • Lab fees, supplemental fees & other billed charges are not refundable.
  • Room and board is refundable if the student withdraws prior to the start of class.
  • A student who moves out of the residence halls before week 2 of classes will be charged a minimum of $400 per week, or any portion of a week, from the move-in date, plus $1,000.  The balance of charges is refundable.
  • No portion of room and board is refundable after week 2 of classes.

Students who have received or who are scheduled to receive federal financial aid and withdraw during a semester are subject to federal refunding rules. The federal formula allows a student to keep aid that is earned based on the amount of time the student was enrolled. This calculation is performed upon receipt of the official withdrawal form or at the request of the student.

A student’s charges are determined using the institution’s refund formula. Therefore, it is advisable for a student who is considering withdrawal to meet with the Director of Financial Aid to determine the financial aid impact of such a decision. For specific information regarding withdrawal as it relates to financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Full-time students dropping to part-time status after the add/drop period are eligible to a proportional refund based on full-time charges. The amount of the refund is based on the college refund policy. The same is applicable for part-time students dropping credits after the add/drop period.

A student who leaves the College without explicit permission of the Vice President and Chief Learning Officer or a student dismissed from the College forfeits all rights to a refund.