Costs and Financial Aid


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Tuition and Fees


Campus Program Online Program

Campus Tuition and Fees

The cost for the campus certificate program is charged per credit hour at the regular Graduate tuition rate. In-state and out-of-state tuition differ. Each semester’s tuition payment is based on the number of courses taken in each semester times the cost per credit.  Tuition and fees are subject to change each fall semester.

Current tuition rates for UF Graduate Programs can be found on the university Bursar’s office at http://www.fa.ufl.edu/bursar/current-students/ by clicking the tuition and fee link for the current academic year and choosing Graduate.

Tuition payments for the online certificate program are due to the University Bursar via http://my.ufl.edu. or Student Self Service.  Tuition and fee payments are due shortly after the semester starts, check the http://student.ufl.edu website for payment deadlines. Late tuition payments will result in a late fee of $100.

 

Online Tuition and Fees

The cost for the online certificate program is based on a per credit hour tuition rate. In-state and out-of-state tuition is at the same rate. Each semester’s tuition payment is based on the number of courses taken in each semester times the cost per credit.  Tuition and fees are subject to change each fall semester.

    2016-2017 Tuition rate:
  • Tuition = $550.00 per credit hour
  • Student fees = $13.32 per credit hour

Tuition payments for the online certificate program are due to the University Bursar via http://my.ufl.edu. or Student Self Service.  Tuition and fee payments are due shortly after the semester starts, check the http://student.ufl.edu website for payment deadlines. Late tuition payments will result in a late fee of $100.

Campus Tuition Waiver Policy

Waivers can only be used in the campus program on a space available basis. For further information you may go to the UF EEP information page at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/education/eep/default.asp

Online Tuition Waiver Policy

The online Graduate Certificate program is a self-funded program. Therefore, students in the online certificate program cannot use a UF EEP, UF Teaching Assistant, or State Tuition waiver for online certificate courses.

 

Employer Payments


If a student’s employer is paying all or part of the tuition payment, students must contact the UF Financial Services office to request an invoice for payment.

  • Employers must make tuition payments by the payment deadline for the semester.
  • Please make sure that employer-submitted payments contain a student’s name and UFID number
  • Students who are on a reimbursement plan with their employer must make tuition payments by the semester deadline.


Financial Aid


Students enrolled in a certificate/non-degree program are not eligible for Federal Stafford loans. However, they may be eligible for alternative educational loans. There are many private banks and credit unions that offer educational loans at competitive interest rates. The student’s eligibility is determined by the cost of attendance minus other financial aid or the annual loan maximum amount as determined by the lender. In addition, the lender will look at your credit history as well as other factors to determine if it will lend to you. You may be denied by one lender and approved by another because of the different ways they interpret your credit history. The choice of lender is ultimately your decision. You can do an internet search for “educational loans” and find numerous options. Your bank, credit union, or other financial institution can be a good place to start. However, you should always compare several loan options or lenders. Here are some things to consider when selecting a lender:

  • Interest rate and fees
  • Repayment and deferment options
  • Total amount repaid including interest
  • Late fees for late or missed payments
  • Additional borrower benefits

Once you select a lender and complete all necessary documents required by the lender, please contact the HPNP Financial Aid Office at 352-273-6115 for further instructions. You may also visit the Financial Aid Office in the HPNP building, room G206.

Note: The University of Florida does not offer a tuition payment plan, nor will UF Financial Services defer tuition based on the pay-date of a private loan. Students must make a payment, at least a minimum payment, by the tuition payment deadline to avoid being withdrawn from course(s). Tuition not paid in full by the tuition deadline will receive a late payment fee of $100. (Critical dates can be found by clicking here.)


Late Fees


Late registration fee – Students must clear all student holds by checking the http://student.ufl.edu website – ALL students will have holds every semester, particularly the “Preparation for Registration” hold and the “Emergency Contact” holds, though students may experience other holds in the course of the program. Students will remove holds, register for their own courses, and pay their tuition at the Student Self Service website at http://student.ufl.edu. Failure to register or remove holds in a timely manner may result in the University accessing a $100 late registration fee.

Late payment fee – Students must pay their tuition using Student Self Service, http://student.ufl.edu, or mail a check to the address posted there by the UF tuition deadline. Full tuition must be paid by 3:30 of the 2nd Friday in the semester. Students who do not pay their tuition by this deadline will incur a $100 late payment fee. Students who have a financial aid or military assistance fee deferment will have this noted on their records. It is the responsibility of the student to verify these deferments.

Re-enrollment fee – Students who do not make at least a partial payment by the 3rd Friday of the semester are subject to automatic withdrawal from classes. This withdrawal does NOT waive tuition responsibility. The UF Registrar’s Office will require a form requesting reenrollment and a $100 fee to reinstate course enrollment.

Note: Students who do not register for two semesters in a row or more will be required to submit a readmission application and $30 application fee to resume program participation.

Military Benefits


If the military is paying all or part of a student’s tuition, please consult the http://veterans.ufl.edu/ website for important information. Students must register with the VA office to obtain the correct paperwork and qualifications for military educational benefits. Students must pay their portion of the tuition via Student Self Service by the UF payment deadline.

Refund Policy


Students may drop a course during the drop/add period of the semester (2-5 days after the semester begins) and receive a full tuition refund. Check the UF Academic Calendar for the specific dates each semester at UF Academic Calendar. Dropped courses after the drop/add period will not receive a full refund.

Withdrawal Refund


Students may receive a 25% tuition refund if they withdraw from all courses by the dates posted on the UF Academic Calendar for each semester. Students who withdraw after these dates will not qualify for a tuition refund. Refund requests must be submitted directly to the University Bursar.