For full information on the tuition and fees for the Professional Studies program, please visit the
Cost of Attendance page of the Financial Aid Handbook.
**Rates listed are PER CREDIT HOUR, unless otherwise noted.
|Graduate (Masters)||Military Rate*||18-19||17-18|
|Leadership, Security Administration, Management||479.00||629.00||599.00|
|Doctorate in Education||n/a||639.00||580.00|
*Military rates apply to active duty military and their spouses, guard members, reservist and DoD civilians who are taking undergraduate or graduate courses.
Southwestern College provides a variety of tuition payment arrangements. It is important that students communicate with our staff early to ensure appropriate paperwork is submitted in a timely manner as payment arrangements are required prior to the start of class.
Employer Reimbursement If your employer offers company reimbursement, Southwestern College can bill your company directly. We will require a letter from your employer (on company letterhead) prior to your first class. The letter must state what tuition benefits are available to you, and where we send the invoice. If for any reason your employer does not pay for the tuition and fee charges, the student is responsible for full payment.
Financial Aid is available for students who qualify. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and all other required documents to apply for federal student loans and grants. Financial Aid counselors are available to assist you with your questions.
VA and Tuition Assistance Southwestern College gladly assists our service members and veterans in processing their tuition assistance and veteran's benefits.
Payment Plans For those who are unable to pay tuition in full prior to class start date, Southwestern offers a payment plan options. A $30/semester nonrefundable fee will be assessed for all payment plans. The standard payment plan allows payment over 5 months in the fall and spring semesters, and over 3 months in the summer semester. Students activate the payment plans through their Self-Service account.
If you are considering a withdraw, it is strongly recommended that you read the section on Changes to Enrollment located in the Financial Aid Handbook. If you are using financial aid to pay for your classes, you should also read Southwestern College’s Return of Title IV Funds policy. It is a good idea to reach out to both your academic success coach and the Office of Financial Aid if you are considering dropping one of your classes.
The numbers below represent the total cost of the program for a student who attends full-time for 12 consecutive months (Summer, Fall and Spring semesters). These costs represent what a student should plan on budgeting to complete one year of the program. The graduate cost of attendance is calculated on a weighted average for tuition. Costs vary per program. For full information on cost, please visit the Cost of Attendance page of the Financial Aid Handbook.
12 credit hours per semester
9 credit hours per semester
|Direct Costs||Year||Semester||Direct Costs||Year||Semester|
|Total Direct Cost||19,812.00||6,614.00||Total Direct Cost||19,398.00||6,476.00|
|(The following costs are for living expenses and are provided for budgeting purposes only.)|
|Indirect Costs||Year||Semester||Indirect Costs||Year||Semester|
|Room & Board||9,927.00||4,964.00||Room & Board||9,927.00||4,964.00|
|Total Indirect Cost||18,730.00||9,366.00||Total Indirect Cost||18,730.00||9,366.00|
|Undergraduate Cost of Attendance||Graduate Cost of Attendance|
|Full-Time (12 hours)||Year||Semester||Full-Time (9 hours)||Year||Semester|
|Total Program Cost||38,542.00||15,980.00||Total Program Cost||38,128.00||15,842.00|