Jul 13, 2024  
2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog 
2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees–Graduate

2017-2018 Graduate Tuition and Fees (Master’s Degrees)

Hours Enrolled West Virginia Resident Non-Resident
9 Hours (full-time) $4,005.00 $5,724.00
8 Hours $3,560.00 $5,088.00
7 Hours $3,115.00 $4,452.00
6 Hours $2,670.00 $3,816.00
5 Hours $2,225.00 $3,180.00
4 Hours $1,780.00 $2,544.00
3 Hours $1,335.00 $1,908.00
2 Hours $890.00 $1,272.00
1 Hour $445.00 $636.00

Rates are subject to change with approval of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Graduate Program Fee

Students enrolled as both full- and part-time students will be assessed a program fee.  This fee is charged for each semester of enrollment.  The fee for full-time students is $60 (9 or more credits) and for $30 for part-time student (less than 9 credits).  This fee provides funding support for professional development opportunities for graduate students to present at professional conferences and for graduate studies programming, such as career workshops and the ability to bring in special speakers.

2017-2018 Graduate Tuition and Fees (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

$696 per credit hour, plus $200 fee for each course containing clinical hours.


Enrollment fees for a regular fall/spring semester and summer semesters are due and payable to the Business Office in accordance with the dates established and listed on the Registration Instructions and Worksheet link found at www.shepherd.edu/registrar/class-schedule. The Business Office accepts cash, checks, and credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express as forms of payment. A $20 charge will be assessed on each check that is returned for “insufficient funds” unless the student can obtain an admission of error on the part of the bank.

Student deferred payment plans for tuition will be offered for the fall and spring semesters. All available financial aid from the term must be credited to the student’s account prior to determining the amount available for deferral. Contact the Business Office for current deferred payment plan information. If payment or deferred payment plan is not received before the due date, student registration will be canceled and subject to withdrawal from the university.

A student who has a financial obligation to the university will not be able to engage in any registration activity until all obligations are satisfied. Registration activity includes registering for a future term, acquiring grades, transcript of credits, diploma, and official reports. Additionally, failure to pay all financial obligations may result in debts being turned over to a collection agency.

Student employees will be required to pay tuition and fees at the same time as other students.

Refund Policy

Students who initiate a complete withdrawal from the university may receive a reduction of tuition and fees in accordance with the schedules outlined below. Reductions are determined from the first day of the school term; the official withdrawal date is certified by the Registrar’s Office.

During the first 10% of the term  90% reduction
From 11% to 25% of the term  75% reduction
From 26% to 50% of the term  50% reduction
After 50% of the term  No reduction will occur

Should the percentage calculation identify a partial day, the entire day will be considered in the higher refund period.