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Graduate Finance & Administration

*Veteran Affairs Policy Update: See Addendum

Finance and Administration

All tuition, fees, and other charges are set by the University and are subject to change without prior notice. Applicable tuition and fee charges for graduate courses must be paid prior to the first day of class each semester or summer session unless students qualify for corporate reimbursement (see "Corporate Reimbursement" section that follows). Charges not paid by these dates may result in cancellation of registration.

Interest of 1.5% will be charged each month on any unpaid balance. Graduating students, including those under the Corporate Reimbursement Policy, must have accounts paid in full prior to receiving a diploma. Only a student with a balance under $1,000 will be allowed to register for subsequent semesters. No person may have a transcript of his or her record until his or her account is paid in full.

Fees in general are non-refundable. Tuition is non-refundable in the instance of unofficial withdrawal.

Students who make official withdrawals or reduce their course loads should consult the Business Office for a schedule of refunds. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain and complete withdrawal forms and procedures.

University Fees



Executive Doctorate, Leadership Studies

$965/Cr. Hr.

Traditional Doctorate, Leadership Studies

$720/Cr. Hr.

Doctorate, Nursing Practice

$710/Cr. Hr.


$590/Cr. Hr.

MAHG/MASTAHG On-Campus Audit

$300/Cr. Hr.


$430/Cr. Hr.

Master of Business Administration

$860/Cr. Hr.

MBA Foundation

$690/Cr. Hr.

MBA 1-Year International Program

$34,650 Total Program Cost

MBA 1-Year Online Program

$34,650 Total Program Cost

Master of Education

$570/Cr. Hr.

MED Audit

$300/Cr. Hr.

Master of Fine Arts

$760/Cr. Hr.

Master of Corporate and Strategic Communication

$615/Cr. Hr.

Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science

$570/Cr. Hr.

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

$89,925 Total Program Cost

Bachelor’s Plus/Licensure

$570/Cr. Hr.

School Nursing Program

$535/Cr. Hr.

Nurse Educator Certificate

$550/Cr. Hr.

Professional Development

$293/Cr. Hr.

Learning Technology Fee

$40/Cr. Hr.

Instructional Supply Fee

Some courses have instructional supply or lab fees. These are listed on the Business Office's website at:

Graduation Fee

The fee for master’s degree programs is $100; and doctoral degree programs is $125. This graduation fee provides for a diploma and other commencement items. This is a one-time fee charged at the time of filing for graduation. No person will be allowed to participate in commencement exercises or receive a diploma if the University account is not paid in full. Students eligible for tuition reimbursement from their employers must have all fees and charges paid in full prior to taking final exams during the last semester before graduation. Contact the Business Office or Registrar’s Office with any questions.

Enrollment Deposit

Enrollment deposits will be applied to first semester tuition and are non-refundable.

A full list of fees and charges are available online through the Business Office’s website:

Terms of Payment

Tuition and fees are due and payable in full on or before August 15, 2021, for fall semester, and on or before January 3, 2022, for spring semester. Statements will only be mailed in July for the fall semester and in December for the spring semester. Students can access their account information on our CASHNet Portal by logging in through Self-Service,, and clicking the Student Accounts menu.

Interest of 1.5 percent will be charged each month on any unpaid balance from a prior term. Seniors or students eligible for tuition reimbursement from their employers will not be permitted to take final exams in their last semester or take part in commencement until all accounts are clear with the Business Office.

A person’s account must be paid in full before registration becomes valid and before a person can reside in University facilities.

No person may have official transcripts of his or her records until that person’s account is paid in full.

 Payment Options

After scholarships, grants, and loans are applied to a student's account, they have the following payment options: payment up front by cash, check, or credit/debit card (service fees may apply). Students may also sign-up for a monthly payment plan.  For more detailed information about account balances, please visit, or go to

 Corporate Reimbursement                

Students eligible for tuition reimbursement from their employers may request payment deferral until the payment date at the end of the semester. A $40.00 per class corporate reimbursement fee will be assessed. Interest, at a rate of 1.5% per month, will be assessed to all outstanding balances that remain after the final payment date.

To secure corporate reimbursement deferment, students must complete the requested information appearing on the registration form the initial semester. Students must indicate the amount of eligible reimbursement and obtain corporate authorization. Those students eligible for partial reimbursement that is not contingent on final grades are required to pay their percentage or portion of the fees and charges at the time of registration.

Refund Policy

This refund policy applies to students completely withdrawing from school.

Withdrawal-An enrolled student withdraws from all courses during the term. This refund policy applies to students in this situation.

Dropping of course(s)-An enrolled student drops a course (or courses) but is still enrolled for one or more courses in the term. This refund policy does not apply to students in this situation.

Withdrawal procedures-Please consult your program representative for instructions on how to withdraw.

Return of Title IV Funds/Institutional Refund Policy

This applies to students who withdraw from all classes in a term, or are dismissed. Refunds for these students are determined according to the following policy:

  1. The term “Title IV Funds” refers to the federal financial aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and includes the following programs: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, Subsidized Federal Direct Loan, Federal Graduate Plus Loan, and Federal TEACH Grant.

  2. A student’s withdrawal date is:

    The date the student began the institution’s official withdrawal process or officially notified the institution of intent to withdraw; or

    The midpoint of the term for a student who leaves without notifying the institution; or the student’s last date of attendance at a documented academically related activity.

  3. Students who are granted a leave of absence are treated in the same manner as students who withdraw from the University.

  4. Refund Policy for Withdrawn Students:

·          Refunds on all charges including tuition, room and board, and special fees will be prorated on a per day basis up to the 60% point in the term. There are no refunds after the 60% point in time. A copy of the worksheet used for this calculation can be requested from the Ashland University Financial Aid Office.

·          Title IV, state and institutional aid is earned in a prorated manner on a per day basis up to the 60% point in the term. Title IV, state and institutional aid is viewed as being 100% earned after the 60% point in time.

·          A refund (if there is one) and an adjusted bill will be sent to the student’s home address following withdrawal.

·          There are no refunds for courses for which a grade of “I” (incomplete) or “IP” (in progress) is received.

In accordance with federal regulations, when financial aid is involved, refunds are allocated in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, Subsidized Federal Direct Loan, Federal Graduate Plus Loan, Federal TEACH Grant, and finally, to the student.

Student Health Insurance

All full-time graduate students are eligible to enroll in both Basic Accident & Sickness and the Supplemental Medical portion of the Plan. Students must enter the Plan during their first regular term of the academic year in which they are eligible. Otherwise, they must wait until the following policy year. In order for a student to remain covered after the effective date of coverage, the student must actively attend classes for at least 31 days. All eligible dependents can apply for coverage as long as the student is carrying the Student Health Insurance Plan at the time of enrollment. For further information, please contact the Director of Student Accounts in the Student Accounts Office at 419.289.5019.

Veteran Affairs

*Veteran Affairs Policy Update: See Addendum

Ashland University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33.

 All fees and charges are subject to change at any time by the Board of Trustees.