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FINANCES & POLICIES




GATEWAY FINANCES & POLICIES

FINANCES
The University periodically updates financial, administrative, and academic policies.  Updated policies are fully binding upon all enrolled students.
 
Tuition for Degree and Ministerial Programs
Tuition for the Gateway University Degree Programs (B.A., M.A., Ph. D.) Combined Degree Programs, and for the Ministerial Program is $5,000.00 per year for 45 quarter units.   SHAPE  \* MERGEFORMAT Fifty percent of a student’s program may be earned through qualified prior-learning credit and/or transcript transfer credit, for which there is a Credit Fee of $20.00/quarter unit.  See below.If a student qualifies for prior-learning credit and/or transcript transfer credit, time and tuition may be reduced as much as 50%.  For example, on a two-year program, the amount saved can be as much as $5,000.00.  The time required to complete a two-year degree may be reduced by a maximum of one year.Combined Degree Programs offer an additional 10% reduction in tuition, after transcript transfer and/or prior-learning credit is awarded.  Tuition does not include the price of audio selections or books.
Combined Degree Programs
The Gateway University vision is to empower spiritually minded students with advanced degrees in service to a broader wisdom culture.  To that end, Gateway University offers a 10% reduction in tuition for Combined Degree Programs:  B.A./M.A. and M.A./Ph. D.  These programs feature a one-year Masters Degree combined with either a two-year Bachelors or Doctoral Degree.  The student who qualifies may apply transfer transcript credit and/or prior-learning credit up to 50% of each degree--to create savings of as much as eighteen months in time and money.  A maximum of $7,500.00 may be saved in tuition.For qualifying students, there may be a Transcript Transfer Credit Fee and/or Prior-Learning Credit Fee costing $20.00/quarter unit.  For Combined Degree Programs, the 10% reduction in tuition is based on the final contract agreement after credit assessments.
Registration Fee
The registration fee for all Degree and Ministerial Programs is $500.00, which is non-refundable.  Registration secures the tuition rate for up to two years.  The registration fee includes the student's Program Assessment and Initial Program Design.Tuition does not include fees, or costs for books or audio selections.Gateway University accepts only mature, committed students, who have deeply considered and responsibly planned their two year academic life, in terms of time, money, energy, and attention.

 
Prior Learning Credit

A student may receive transcript credit toward an academic program based on acceptable training prior to enrollment at a consciousness center other than Gateway University or through independent study.  In alignment with the Council on Post Secondary Accreditation standards,

“Credit is recognized for:  life experience, work experience, independent reading and study, travel, personal accomplishments, conferences, seminars, trainings, equivalency exams, media presentations, transfer credits from other institutions and formal courses sponsored by employer and associations”

when the above prior-learning experiences are directly related to the student’s proposed program of study.To receive Gateway University transcript credit for learning prior to admission, the student must complete a Request for Credit Form for each course.  The following information is needed: 
  • Class title
  • Center’s name and address
  • Number of hours of class attendance
  • Brief description of class content
  • Proof of attendance (e.g. a cancelled check, verification letter from the center or teacher, class notes, program notes, etc.).
  • The Gateway University course title most closely resembling the prior training

There is a processing fee for all prior-learning credit.  It is called a Prior-Learning Credit Fee, requiring $20.00 for each quarter unit requested. 

This fee is subject to change.  Up to 50% of a student’s degree program may be earned through Prior-Learning Credit in combination with Transcript Transfer Credit. 

The maximum Prior-Learning Credit Fee for a two-year degree program is $900.00 for one year (45 quarter units). 

Receiving academic transcript credit for prior-learning can amount to a substantial savings of up to $5,000.00 in tuition for a two-year program.  In addition, it can reduce the duration of the program by 50% or 1 year.
Transcript Transfer Credit
Up to 50% of a student's degree program may be awarded through transferred credits from other university transcripts in combination with Prior Learning Credit.  There is a Transcript Transfer Credit Fee for qualifying transfer courses, amounting to $20.00 for each academic unit.  This fee is subject to change.  The maximum Transcript Transfer Credit Fee for a two-year degree program is $900.00 for one year (45 quarter units).  Receiving transfer transcript credit for a two-year program can amount to a substantial savings of up to $5,00.00 in tuition and 1 year of time. 
 
No-Interest Student Loan

Gateway Degree and Ministerial students who qualify may apply for a no-interest student loan, with monthly payments of $450.00 for the duration of an academic program.  The monthly payment includes $33.00 for processing fee.As with any loan, the monthly payment is due regardless of whether the student is on vacation.Students will be charged on a monthly basis if they extend their course of study beyond the limits of their Degree or Ministerial Program contract.Completion of the study program depends upon how quickly a student completes any Directed Independent Study Courses; the Counseling Practicum; the Counseling Internship; and any specially designed course work that might serve the student’s interests beyond the student's original Program Design.  If a student lags beyond course deadlines, additional fees of $450.00 per month will be charged for the extended time period of the program.There is a 10% late fee if the payment is not postmarked by the due date.
 
Degree And Ministerial Fees and Payments

All fees are subject to change.

  • Registration Fee (non-refundable)--Includes Program Assessment and Initial Program Design. $500.00
  • Candidacy Fee (non-refundable)--Ministerial and Ph. D. candidates only. $l00.00
  • Graduation Fee (non-refundable)--All students. $l00.00
  • Monthly No-Interest Student Loan Payment $450.00/month
  • Program Reassessment Fee--For changes in Learning Contracts. $75.00
  • Prior-Learning Credit Fee $20.00/quarter unit.
  • Transcript Transfer Credit Fee $20.00/quarter unit.
  • Mentor Cancellation Fee--24 hours notice to mentor is required to avoid fee. $25.00
  • Administrative Course Drop Fee--If student misses 25% of course or does not follow through on an Incomplete Petition.  (There may also be a $75.00 Program Reassessment Fee.) $25.00
  • Late Assignment Fee--At mentor’s discretion if student has a record of unmet agreements. $20.00
  • Incomplete Fee--Accompanying an Incomplete Petition which must be filed prior to course completion date, requesting an extension if course requirements have not been met.  (There is an additional Administrative Course Drop Fee of $25 if Petition is not followed through within two weeks of course completion date.) $50.00
  • Return Check Fee $l0.00
  • Late Payment Fee l0% of Amount
  • Readmission Fee (non-refundable)--For student who withdraws and later re-enrolls. $l00.00
  • Transcript Fee $20.00
  • Catalogue Fee $16.00
  • Audio Curriculum Fees $l0.00 per audio selection.  
Variations in Time and Tuition

Since each student’s program is individually designed to meet the student’s needs, the time and tuition may vary according to each student:  how highly motivated s/he is to complete the program; her/s time commitment; transcript transfer credit; how much prior-learning credit s/he receives; and how many additional independent study programs s/he desires beyond the initial Program Design.It is recommended that prospective students schedule an appointment for a Program Planning interview to receive specific information regarding their individualized programs.
 
Certificate of Achievement Tuition and Fees


The following fees apply to Certificate of Achievement Programs:  Program Reassessment Fee, Mentor Cancellation Fee, Administrative Drop Fee, Late Assignment Fee, Incomplete Fee, Return Check Fee, and Late Payment Fee.

  • Certificate Program Tuition $300.00 per month for one or two classes per week maximum or one class per month minimum.
 
Holding Transcripts

A hold will be placed on transcripts for any student who has not met financial obligations with the University or failed to comply with University regulations and requirements.
 
Refund Policy

Students who drop a course before the second class, submitting a written Request to Drop, will receive a full refund.  The date of the Request to Drop is determined by the postmark or by the personal delivery date of the Request.Students who drop a course after the second class receive a $25.00 Drop Fee and may have a $75.00 Program Reassessment Fee.