Additional Tips on Tuition

Tip 1: Keep your eye on the bottom line. When you compare tuition costs for several colleges, be sure to keep in mind that not all schools calculate their tuition by course like we do at Carrington. Some base tuition on a semester or even a trimester system. Pay close attention to additional costs too. Some colleges require extra charges from you for things already included in your Carrington total program cost, such as textbooks, laboratory fees and uniforms. In order to accurately compare colleges, it’s important to have all the details on expenses.

Tip 2: Look into tuition reimbursement. Employers benefit from having a more educated workforce and many offer tuition reimbursement programs. If you are currently working and plan to keep working while you pursue your Certificate or Associate degree, ask your employer if there are any programs available to help you pay tuition costs.

Tip 3: Take a closer look at your options. Financing your education can be a complex process. Don’t let it intimidate you and don’t make any assumptions. By taking the time to understand all of the financial aid options available, you can learn that you’re eligible for more assistance than you may have realized.

Tip 4: Let’s talk. If you have questions about tuition costs or the options available to you, make an appointment to meet with our Student Finance office. Coming in to talk is also a good way to find out if you’ve explored all your potential sources of assistance. If there’s something out there that can make education more affordable, we want to help you find it.

To learn more about tuition costs at Carrington or to request additional information on how we can help you make college affordable1, complete our “Get Started Now” form.

Tuition Rates

Tuition and fees at Carrington vary by program and location. For complete information on current tuition costs per credit hour for core and general education classes, as well as costs for books, supplies and fees, please consult the most recent Academic Catalog. If you are serving on active duty in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, including National Guard and Reserves, you may be eligible for a group tuition rate.

Federal Refunds

According to federal regulations, a federal refund calculation must be performed if a student who is receiving financial aid withdraws completely from all classes after the start of the semester.

Length of enrollment is equal to the number of calendar days in the periods in which the student was registered, excluding breaks of five days or more. All days, including weekends and holidays, are counted.

The withdrawal date is the date the student begins the official withdrawal process or otherwise officially notifies the institution of his/her intent to withdraw (electronically, in writing, in person or by telephone, whichever is earlier). For students who withdraw without notification, the school will use the last date of academic attendance as the withdrawal date. Failure to notify the Financial Aid Office of a withdrawal may result in additional tuition liability.

To speak with a Student Finance Advisor, call 1-877-206-2106.