Jun 09, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees *

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  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 21 for the 2nd term. Payments may be made by credit card on the College’s secure website at:  www.sjcme.edu/payments or by check payable to Saint Joseph’s College, and addressed to: 

    Office of Student Accounts
    Saint Joseph’s College
    278 Whites Bridge Rd.
    Standish, ME 04084.

    Cash payments are not officially received unless receipted at the Office of Student Accounts.
  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 2017 - 2018 academic year.

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


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Full-time students (12-19 credits per semester)   $17,305 per semester
Extra course (credits in excess of 19 per semester)   $1030 per credit
Part-time students (1-11 credits per semester)   $1030 per credit

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

Special Fees

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Audit, per credit hour   $170  


Transcript fee   $8 per transcript
Late payment fee   $300 per semester
Nursing Major Fee   $825 per semester
ATI Nursing Fee
(one-time fee)


Fall Semester

Education Major Fee   $135 per semester
Parking Decal Fee   $100 per year
Business Course Fee   $85 per select courses
Lab fee   $100 per course
Health Insurance (can be waived)   $1763 per year

Resident Student Fees

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Room and Board (double room,per semester)   $6,640
Security Deposit   $250



Advance Deposits

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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.

Refund Policy

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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 to withdraw prior to the end of a term, the student must personally notify the Office of the Registrar and complete the appropriate withdrawal paperwork to determine the date of withdrawal for refunding purposes.


A portion of a student’s tuition after adjustments for college-provided scholarships and grants may be refundable based on the following schedule:

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

Room and board is refundable if the student withdraws prior to the start of classes.  *

A portion of a student’s room and board charge is refundable if the student moves out of the residence hall no later than week 2 of the semester.

Move out of Residence Hall Room and Board Charges
Week 1 of semester $1400 * w/balance of charges refundable
Week 2 of semester $1800 *  w/balance of charges refundable
Week 3 of semester Full room and board charge - NO REFUND

* Students in summer housing or preseason will be charged an additional $400 for each week prior to the semester start.

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 formally withdrawing or a student dismissed from the College forfeits all rights to a refund.