Tuition FAQs

A: Your Admissions Representative or Success Advisor will happily work through all available options with you to be sure you get the proper tuition rate.  All locations have a specific rate that applies to face to face coursework different from the online per credit hour rate.  Special rates apply to military status and to qualify you’ll need to present one of the following when registering for courses:

  • Active Duty service members, Dependents of Active Duty service members, and those currently serving in the National Guard or Army Reserves must present a copy of a current Leave and Earnings Statement or Current Orders of the active service member to qualify.
  • Students lawfully present in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa will be charged the International tuition rate.

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A: Following your registration your Admissions Representative or Success Advisor will confirm your status.  Your tuition rate status will also appear on your Student Data Sheet (your bill) labeled and in the amount per the category that fits your status best.

A: A student may audit courses (take for no credit or grade) by paying one-half the tuition for the course and the full course fee if applicable.

A: A full-time class load is 12 or more credit hours during a semester. Students may take a combination of eight or sixteen week courses to establish their enrollment status.

A: Non-repayable gift awards (other than employment) are directly credited against charges after add/drop ends each semester if all paperwork is completed. For example, a valid Student Aid Report (SAR) must be on file for the Federal Pell Grant to be credited to an account; Federal Perkins Loans require a signed promissory note to be credited to the student’s account. Student employment awards are never directly credited against charges. State grants are credited to the student’s account when checks from the state are received by Park University.

Financial assistance may be awarded to full and part-time students who qualify. With the exception of Federal Pell Grants and Federal loans, resources are generally exhausted by the higher needs of full-time students. Reduction from full-time to part-time status may result in a decrease in financial assistance.

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.