Sep 25, 2020  
Official Catalog September 2020 
    
Official Catalog September 2020

Tuition and Fees



Registration Fee

A $35 registration fee will be charged. This fee will not be charged in subsequent semesters unless there is a break in enrollment or it may be charged in event of a change in program major.

Tuition

All tuition is due and payable in full at registration.  Arrangements may be made for students to utilize a payment plan for any account balance not met by scholarship, financial aid or other sources.  Payment plans generally allow students to pay their account balance over the course of one semester.  No interest or fees are charged.  All arrangements for payment plans should be made prior to the start of the semester.

The base tuition rate is $9,315 per semester for associate degree and diploma programs and the per credit hour rate is $621 except Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). The base tuition rate for Nursing, OTA, PTA, and all bachelor degree programs is $9,450 and the per credit amount is $630. Additional fees vary by program and are explained below. Should economic conditions require a tuition adjustment, students will be advised before the start of each semester. All tuition and fees are quoted in US dollars.

Day Class Tuition

Any student classified as a day student who takes between 12 and 18 credit hours per semester will be assessed the base day tuition rate per semester. Any student classified as a day student taking fewer than 12 credits or more than 18 credits will be assessed tuition at the per credit hour rate.

Evening, Online, Blended, and Session Class Tuition

Any student classified as an evening or online student who takes between 13 and 18 credit hours per semester will be assessed the base tuition per semester rate. Any student classified as an evening or online student taking fewer than 13 credits or more than 18 credits will be assessed tuition at the per credit hour rate.

Nursing Program Tuition and Fees

Nursing students taking courses totaling 12-18 credits per semester, for day or evening classes, will be assessed the base tuition per semester rate. A new student taking fewer than 12 credits or more than 18 credits will be assessed tuition at the per credit hour rate. See the course fee chart for lab fees associated with select nursing courses.

Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant Fees

Students accepted into the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant programs will be required to pay a $150 acceptance fee in order to secure their enrollment in the program. The nonrefundable fee will be payable within two weeks of the student receiving notice of their acceptance into the program.

Transportation Costs

Transportation costs are estimated at $340 per semester.

Technology Fee

Bryant & Stratton College provides a wide array of digital resources that students are able to leverage throughout their studies to support their career and life pursuits. Each student will be charged a $65 technology fee for these digital resources every semester.

Room and Board

Room and board are estimated at $4,600 per semester at the Syracuse campus.  An optional meal plan is available for all students at the Syracuse campus. Contact the campus Business Office for further details.  Bryant & Stratton College reserves the right to adjust the room and board charges, as necessary, to comply with all applicable COVID-19 guidelines and/or mandates.

Off-campus housing is available at the Buffalo, Greece, Albany, Wauwatosa and Virginia Beach campuses.  Contact the campus Business Office for further information.

Computer Technology Standards

To make the most of the learning experience, students will need ready-ac­cess to a desktop or laptop computer for online course work. Students will use computer technology to complete out-of-class assignments required for all courses. The Computer Technology Standards are found on the Bryant & Stratton College website and detail the technical requirements of hardware and internet connectivity for enrollment at the College.

Please reference the technical specifics at the following webpage to verify you have the technology support for college studies. www.bryantstratton.edu/admissions/online/technology-requirements.

Locker Fee

A locker fee is charged per semester for students electing to rent a locker.

Graduation Fee

Students who successfully complete any degree or diploma program will be assessed a $100 administrative graduation fee.

Course Materials Fees

Campus Courses  
Courses Fee Amount
  $42 each course
ENGL202   $125
HCAS133   $90
INFT231   $136
LPVN100 , LPVN101 , LPVN120 , LPVN130   $500 lab fee each course
MATH201   $200
MCCG212 , MCCG222   $42 each course
MCCG262   $100
MDAA101  , MDAA204   $100 each course
NETW151 , NETW161 , NETW211 , NETW241   $136 each course
NURS100 , NURS102 , NURS103 , NURS202 , NURS211 , NURS222 , NURS223 , NURS231 , NURS301 , NURS304 , NURS401 , NURS470   $500 lab fee each course
SOSC115   $55
TECH131   $129
VOIM109 , VOIM111 , VOIM112   $140 for the first course taken with no additional charge for the other two courses
   
Online Courses  
Courses Fee Amount
BUSS100 , BUSS110 , BUSS120 , BUSS213 , BUSS215 , BUSS320 , BUSS325 , BUSS330 , BUSS335 , BUSS340 , BUSS410 , BUSS440 , BUSS445   $60 each course
COMM104   $50
CRJU103 , CRJU112 , CRJU135 , CRJU145 , CRJU155 , CRJU201 , CRJU212 , CRJU225 , CRJU235   $60 each course
ECED101 , ECED102 , ECED103 , ECED104 , ECED105 , ECED106 , ECED107 , ECED201   $60 each course
ECON325   $60 each course
ENGL102 , ENGL202 , ENGL302   $50 each course
HOSS110 , HOSS120 , HOSS122 , HOSS220   $60 each course
HTHS110 , HTHS121 , HTHS230 , HTHS301 , HTHS302 , HTHS305 , HTHS310 , HTHS405   $60 each course
HURS103 , HURS 107   $60 each course
HUSS125 , HUSS220 ,HUSS355 , HUSS360   $60 each course
INFT124   $50
INFT231   $136
LITR320   $50
MARK300   $60
MATH077   $75
MATH101 , MATH309   $50 each course
MATH201   $200
MCCG212 , MCCG222   $42 each course
MCCG210   $60
MCCG262   $100
NETW151 , NETW161 , NETW211 , NETW241   $136 each course
PHIL310   $50
PLEG100 , PLEG110 , PLEG120 , PLEG135 , PLEG140 , PLEG210  , PLEG220 , PLEG230 , PLEG235 , PLEG250 , PLEG 255 , PLEG290 , PLEG295   $60 each course
PSYC101  , PSYC120   $50
SOSC301   $50
TECH131   $129
VOIM230   $60
VOIM109 , VOIM111 , VOIM112   $140 for the first course taken with no additional charge for the other two courses

Books and Supplies

Books and supplies are available for purchase at the Online Bookstore or at select campus stores. Student costs will vary each semester depending upon subjects scheduled and publishers’/ suppliers’ prices in effect at the date of purchase. Costs are estimated at $450 to $900 per semester and are posted each semester for those students ordering through the Online Bookstore. Textbooks and supplies are purchased by the student and become the property of the student. The college store is offered as a service to students. Students are not required to purchase their books or supplies from the College.

For more information about the Online Bookstore go to www.bryantstratton.edu on the Internet or ask your campus advisor.

Medical Assisting students are required to wear protective covering in the medical laboratory to comply with federal safety regulations. Medical Assisting students may be required to purchase a lab coat.

Medical Assisting-Ohio only

Ohio students enrolled in the medical assisting degree program will be charged uniform fees associated with selected courses. When registered for AHLT100  Medical Terminology and AHLT130  Clinical Procedures courses, students will be charged $15.00 and $50.00, respectively.

Medical Assisting-Richmond only

Students enrolled in the medical assisting degree program at the Richmond campus will be charged fees to cover uniforms and CPR training. When registered for AHLT130  Clinical Procedures and AHLT230  Medical Laboratory courses, students will be charged $75.00 and $100.00 respectively.

Medical Assisting-Wisconsin Only

Wisconsin students enrolled in the medical assisting degree program will be charged a CPR certification fee of $32.50 when enrolled in AHLT230 .

Nursing students are required to have at minimum, approved clinical attire (scrubs and shoes), stethoscope, penlite, bandage scissors, and wrist watch with second-hand. The required items are described in the Nursing Program Student Handbook. The estimated cost of these items is $250 - $350.

Official Transcript Fee

There is a $10 fee for each official transcript requested. Official transcripts are issued when all financial obligations to the College have been fulfilled and any delinquent loans have been cleared.

Credit by Examination

A $25 non-refundable fee is charged for each optional PLA examination attempted at the College. An administration fee of $350 is charged for each course when PLA credit is applied to the degree plan.

Company-Sponsored Tuition Reimbursement

Many companies provide tuition reimbursement as part of their employee benefits package. If you are employed full-time, you should contact the personnel office of your employer for information concerning your compa­ny’s tuition reimbursement program. Such programs commonly require that the employee initially pay the tuition for a subject or program and that the tuition will be reimbursed by the company upon successful completion by the student.

If you are attending College through a company-sponsored tuition reim­bursement program, you must notify your Financial Services Office of this additional aid and make arrangements to provide your employer with the information required for its tuition reimbursement program. Your Financial Services Office may require proof of this reimbursement from your employer.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Bryant & Stratton College believes a fair adjustment policy recognizes that situations occur where the student has no control and the College has incurred a continuing cost in faculty, space, and equipment for each student enrolled.

Students intending to withdraw from any number of classes are encour­aged, but not required to give written notice of their withdrawal to the Academic Office to ensure the withdrawals are officially recorded and the students’ records are updated. Unless a student drops a course or courses during the drop/add period, no refund of tuition will be granted to a full- or part-time student who does not officially withdraw from the College. This also applies to students taking online or blended learning classes in the second session of the 15 week semester. Non-attendance in a single course does not constitute an official or administrative withdrawal. Refunds for official and administrative withdrawals will be based on the Refund Policy listed in this catalog. In circumstances necessitating a student’s actual change from full- to part-time status, authorization may be granted only with the approval of the Academic Office. Students should be aware, both official withdrawals as well as administrative withdrawals due to lack of attendance as outlined in Treatment of Federal Aid When a Student Withdraws, have an impact on financial aid. Students who register as full-time students who do not officially withdraw from a course(s) will continue to be charged full-time tuition.

Unless students drop a course or courses during the drop/add period, students who register as part-time students who do not officially withdraw from a course or courses or are administratively withdrawn in full for lack of attendance during the corresponding refund period, will continue to be charged the tuition based upon the number of courses they registered for including students taking online or blended learning classes in the second session of the 15 week semester. However, their lack of attendance in a course during the drop/add or census periods, may cause their enrollment status to change for financial aid purposes, leaving a tuition balance not covered through financial aid.

Tuition is based on the assumption that a student will remain in college for the full semester. All refunds will be computed based upon the last date of attendance, whether the student officially notifies the College of their intention to withdraw or is automatically administratively withdrawn after 14 consecu­tive calendar days of non-attendance in all courses. This refund policy will apply to all tuition, fees, dormitory rents, and other charges incurred by the student, with the exception of purchases made at the Online Bookstore. The refund policy applies to part-time and full-time students including those part-time students who take a single credit-bearing course. Withdrawal from a course or courses but not from a program will not result in a refund unless the withdrawal from the course or courses takes place during the drop/add period.

All tuition paid by new students who cancel their application or registra­tion for any reason prior to the start of classes will be refunded in full. The refund will not apply to the cost of purchases made at the Online Bookstore. Students who officially withdraw or are withdrawn for lack of attendance from all classes during the refund period will receive a refund per the following chart.

Refunds for Wisconsin and Virginia students are found in the respective state/location section of this catalog.

Refunds for New York and Ohio will be computed according to the following guidelines:

Date of Official Communication Refund Percentage
Prior to start of classes through the first week of classes 100%
During the second week of classes 75%
During the third week of classes 50%
During the fourth week of classes 25%
After the fourth week of classes 0%

The refund policies apply to all students enrolled in credit-bearing single subjects as well as in a program, regardless of their form of payment.

Refunds are not offered for special non-credit courses that are not part of a degree or diploma program. No amount of tuition will be retained for any terms beyond the current semester.

Refunds will be made within forty five (45) calendar days of the student’s official date of withdrawal unless federal or state guidelines require refunds be made in a shorter period of time.

Withdrawals from session-based courses such as online or blended learning formats, may have an impact on a student’s eligibility for New York State TAP. Please see the New York State section of this catalog for more information.

California Residents - Student Tuition Recovery Fund Disclosure

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-im­posed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement/appli­cation, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the insti­tution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered by pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institu­tion or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student mast have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

Treatment of Federal Student Aid When a Student Withdraws

The law specifies how schools must determine the amount of Title IV program assistance that you earn if you withdraw from school. This applies to students who officially withdraw from school as well as those who are administratively withdrawn for non-attendance as outlined in the Attendance section of this catalog. The Title IV programs that are covered by this law are: Federal Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs). When you withdraw during your payment period (Bryant & Stratton College can define this for you) the amount of Title IV program assistance that you have earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If you received (or your College or parent received on your behalf) less assistance than the amount that you earned, you may be able to receive those additional funds. If you received more assistance than you earned, the excess funds must be returned by Bryant & Stratton College and/or you. The amount of assistance that you have earned is determined on a prorated basis. For example, if you completed 30% of your payment period, you earn 30% of the assistance you were originally scheduled to receive. Once you have completed more than 60% of the payment period, you earn all the assistance that you were scheduled to receive for that period. If you did not receive all of the funds that you earned, you may be due a post-withdrawal disbursement. If the post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, your permission must be given before Bryant & Stratton College can disburse them. You may choose to decline some or all of the loan funds so that you don’t incur additional debt. Bryant & Stratton College uses all or a portion of your post-withdrawal disbursement (including loan funds, if you accept them) for tuition, fees, and room and board charges (as contracted with the College). For all other College charges, Bryant & Stratton College needs your permission to use the post-withdrawal disbursement. If you do not give your permission (which some schools ask for when you enroll), you will be offered the funds. However, it may be in your best interest to allow the College to keep the funds to reduce your debt at Bryant & Stratton College. Title IV aid will be recalculated for students who do not begin attendance in their online second session courses. Please see a Financial Services Advisor for further information. There are some Title IV funds that you were scheduled to receive that cannot be disbursed to you once you withdraw because of other eligibility requirements. For example, if you are a first-time, first-year undergraduate student and you have not completed the first 30 days of your program before you withdraw, you will not receive any Federal Direct Student loan funds that you would have received had you remained enrolled past the 30th day.

If you receive (or Bryant & Stratton College or parent receive on your behalf) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned, your school must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of: 1. your institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of your funds, or 2. the entire amount of excess funds. Bryant & Stratton College must return this amount even if it didn’t keep this amount of your Title IV program funds. If Bryant & Stratton College is not required to return all of the excess funds, you must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that you must return, you (or your parent for a PLUS Loan) repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, you make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time. Any amount of unearned grant funds that you must return is called an overpayment. The amount of a grant overpayment that you must repay is half of the grant funds you received or were scheduled to receive. You must make arrangements with Bryant & Stratton College or the Depart­ment of Education to return the unearned grant funds. The requirements for Title IV program funds when you withdraw are separate from any refund policy that your school may have.

Therefore, you may still owe funds to the school to cover unpaid institution­al charges. Bryant & Stratton College may also charge you for any Title IV program funds that Bryant & Stratton College was required to return. If you don’t already know what Bryant & Stratton’s College refund policy is, you can ask Bryant & Stratton College for a copy. Bryant & Stratton College can also provide you with the requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing from school as set forth in this catalog.

If you have questions about your Title IV program funds, you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433- 3243). TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also available on Student Aid on the Web at www.studentaid.ed.gov.

If a withdrawing student has received financial aid funds, Bryant & Stratton College will return such unearned funds to the federal program as required under federal regulation in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan (other than PLUS loans)
  2. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan
  3. Perkins Loans
  4. Federal PLUS Loans (DIRECT)
  5. Federal Pell Grants for which a return of funds is required
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  7. Other assistance under this Title (for example LEAP)
  8. The student

Federal regulations require that financial aid recipients use refunds to repay financial aid received for that semester’s attendance. This policy applies to institutional aid as well.

Repayments

Students who completely withdraw from classes after having received an overage disbursement caused by excess financial aid may be required to return all or part of that disbursement check to the College. Failure to return the funds (if required) will result in a loss of eligibility for further Title IV student aid.

Options for Repaying Federal Student Loans

Additional information on options available for repaying your federal student loans can be found at: https://studentaid.gov/h/manage-loans

Certification and Disbursement of Stafford Loans

Disbursement of Stafford loan funds for first semester students’ who are also first time borrowers of Stafford loan funds, may not be disbursed earlier that thirty (30) days from the beginning of the semester.

Past Due Accounts

Past due student accounts will be referred to a collection agency at the discretion of the College.