Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Shepherd University Catalog 
2023-2024 Shepherd University Catalog

Tuition and Fees Graduate

2023-2024 Graduate Tuition and Fees (Master’s Degrees)

Hours Enrolled West Virginia Resident Non-Resident
9 Hours (full-time) $4,500.00 $6,453.00
8 Hours $4,000.00 $5,736.00
7 Hours $3,500.00 $5,019.00
6 Hours $3,000.00 $4,302.00
5 Hours $2,500.00 $3,585.00
4 Hours $2,000.00 $2,868.00
3 Hours $1,500.00 $2,151.00
2 Hours $1,000.00 $1,434.00
1 Hour $   500.00 $717.00

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

2023-2024 Graduate Tuition and Fees (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

$727 per credit hour, plus $200 fee for each course containing clinical hours.

Special Fees

Admissions Application Fee (undergraduate) $45
Admissions Deposit (non-refundable) $100
Applied Music Fee per credit hour $336
Art Fee 240, 250, 340, 350 $105
Art Studio Fee $55
Bowling Course Fee $50
Business Fee (411) $55
CIS-CPE Lab Fee $55
Communication Course Fee $55
Continuing Education Fee per credit hour $66
CSDA Fee (501) $29
Diploma Replacement $20
D.N.P. Clinical Fee $200
D.N.P. Nursing Fee (632) $375
edTPA Assessment Fee (461, 590) $300
Education Course Fee (150, 200, 360) EDUC Majors Only $90
Education Major Fee $135
Emergency Transcript $15
English 101S $35
English Course Fee (215) $50
English Course Fee (421, 532) $55
FYEX Course Fee (102) $12
Gender and Women’s Studies Course Fee (201, 350) $50
Graduate Admissions Fee (non-refundable) $40
Graduate Program Fee (part-time) $45
Graduate Program Fee (full-time) $70
Graduation Fee $65
Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports Fee $45
History Course Fee $55
History Course Fee (304 only) $85
Housing Deposit $100
I.D. Card Replacement Fee $25
Language Fee $40
Late Graduation Application Fee $50
Late Payment Fee $50
Late Registration Fee (non-refundable) $50
M.A.T. Transcript Analysis Fee $20
Math Course Fee (489 only) $50
Math Course Fee (109A) $35
M.B.A. Fee (590, 591) $40
Music Fee (230) $245
Music Fee (231) $212
Music Fee (232) $208
Music Fee (233) $185
Music Fee (239) $109
Music Major Fee $125
Nursing (310, 444) $75
Nursing Lab Fee $150
Nursing NCLEX Review Fee (senior year only) $525
Nursing Program Fee $90
Nutrition Course Fee (202) $50
Nutrition Course Fee (328, 329) $40
Nutrition Course Fee (420, 430) $30
Nutrition Program Fee $15
Parking Permit Fee $70
Photography Course Fee (480, 495) $85
Physical Education Course Fee $45
Physical Education Course Fee (211) $75
Political Science Course Fee $55
R.B.A. Posting Fee (per credit hour) $10
Recreation Major Program Fee $45
Regents B.A. Degree Evaluation $300
Return Check Handling Fee $20
Science Lab Fee $80
Social Work Program Fee $50
Special Examination Fee (per credit hour) $25
Student Services Fee $160
Tech Fee (per credit hour) $15
Theater Fee $55
Transcript (after first request) $5
VESI Service Fee $150



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.

*Special policy procedures and exemptions apply to certain students using VA education benefits.  

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.