NCNM Financial Policies, Tuition & Student Fees 2012–2013
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ND, MSOM, MAc Tuition
Estimated costs applicable to a full–time first year student enrolled in the four–year ND, MSOM, MAc or concurrent (ND & MSOM or ND & MAc) program during the 2012–2013 academic year are estimated as follows:
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Tuition for the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) is at the per–credit rate of $526.
One Year Costs
One year cost: $13,939
One year cost with concurrent enrollment in another program: $11,046
Two Year Costs
Total MSiMR program cost for two year (stand alone) students: $27,878 ($526 per credit x 53 credits)
Total with concurrent enrollment in another program: $22,092 ($526 per credit x 42 credits)
Tuition Credit Hour Rates
Beginning in fall 2012, all first, second and third year academic courses will be charged at the per–credit rate of $375. All fourth year academic courses will be charged at the per–credit rate of $368. All clinic shift courses will be charged at the per–credit rate of $375. All fifth year and higher academic courses will be charged at the per–credit rate of $358. All amounts paid must be in U.S. currency. All students that elect to pay their account balances with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) will be charged a convenience fee of 3% of the amount paid at the time of processing. Payments made by debit card and/or check will not be charged a fee.
Academic Fees–ND, MSOM, MAc
All Lab or Retreat Fees will be charged at full rate…Payable in full at time of registration.
Clinic shift change fee – $50
Clinic Skill Enhancement (6 weeks) – $600
Clinic Private Tutoring (6 weeks) – $750
CPR initial certification fee (5 hr) Required re-certification every two years –$50
CPR re–certification fee (3 hr) – $35
Challenge examination fee and an additional 50% of the per credit rate – $60
Change of track fee. Per subsequent change after one free change. –$500
Independent study fee – One tuition credit
ND GPA 1, 2 & 3 Initial Exam Charged directly to student's account. – $85
ND GPA 1, 2 retake remediation exam. Payable in advance. – $50 each
ND GPA 3 retake remediation – $75 each
GPA (any)–Skill Enhancement (3 weeks) – $300
MSOM & MAc Qigong Retreats (all) Non-Refundable after term begins. – $205
Remediation (make–up) exam fee – $60 each
Payable before exam; must be initialed by Academic Coordinator before exam can be taken
Remediation (make–up) quiz fee – $60 each
Payable before quiz; must be initialed by Academic Coordinator before exam can be taken
Shaw Island Herb Intensive. Non-refundable after term begins – $150
Cascade Mountain Herb Intensive. Non-refundable after term begins. –$150
Clinical Sciences Board Review (CLE 899) For graduating ND students (optional) – $175
Clinical Sciences Board Review. For non-NCNM students. – $225
Basic Science Board Review (CLE 499). For ND 2, ND 3 and ND 4 students (optional) – $175
Basic Science Board Review. For non–NCNM students – $225
Lab Fees–ND, MSOM, MAc
(All lab fees are non-refundable)
- Anatomy Lab – $50
- CPD Lab – $25
- GYN Lab – $100
- Histology Lab – $50
- Hydro Lab – $50
- IV Therapy Lab – $50
- Intro Clinic – $30
- Lab Diagnosis Lab – $50
- Lab Practicum – $50
- I–V Labs, Manipulation I–V Labs – $25
- Massage/Bodywork Electives – $50
- Minor Surgery Lab I – $150
Includes instrument purchase
- Minor Surgery Lab II – $100
- Advanced Minor Surgery Elective Lab – $50
- Nature Cure Lab – $25
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program Lecture Lab – $100
- NW Herbs – $5
- Physical Diagnosis Lab – $25
- Physiotherapy Lab – $50
- Proctology Lab – $50
- Somatic Re-Education Elective – $25
*Student insurance plan costs are estimated amounts and are subject to change.
- Acceptance Deposit, non–refundable – $500
- Advanced-standing transcript evaluation fee. One–time application fee, non–refundable. – $75
- Application fee, all programs, non–refundable – $75
- Audit fee – 80% of the per credit rate
- Bike room fee – $25 per quarter
- Credit card fee – 3% of total charge
- Graduation fee, spring quarter billing – $120
- Late payment fee – $50 per quarter
- NMSA membership fee, winter quarter billing, ND concurrent students only. Cannot be waived – $25
- Orientation fee, all new students. – $100 one time fee
- Parking fee – $100 per quarter
- Repeat courses – 30% of per credit rate
- Returned check fee – $25
- Stop payment check fee – $20
- Student activity fee – $30 per quarter
- Transcript fee – $10 per request
- Tuition deferment fee – $20 per deferral
- Tuberculosis testing fee. Can be waived for new students who have documentation of testing. – $90
- Welch Allyn Medical Equipment,
CCM students – $263.25
- Welch Allyn Medical Equipment,
ND students – $834.15
- Student Health Insurance Plan I,
fall, winter, spring – $1,987 Annual, $662 quarterly*
- Student Health Insurance Plan II,
fall, winter, spring – $3,753 Annual, $1,251 quarterly*
Tuition and Fee Payment Policy
All tuition and fees listed above are in U.S. currency. NCNM maintains tuition, fee and refund policies that are fair and uniformly administered. Tuition and fees for each quarter are payable in full at the beginning of each quarter. The Business Office may apply a late payment fee of $50 to a student’s account unless the student has paid tuition or made arrangements (e.g. a deferral promissory note) by the end of the fourth week of each quarter.
Students unable to pay their entire tuition must see the Business Office to make payment arrangements before the due date. No balance may be carried forward to the following term. A promissory note may be written to defer payment of tuition until the last day of the quarter. There may be a $20 fee assessed for each deferral. The Business Office may deny or rescind a student’s eligibility for a promissory note if a student (1) misses the required payment due dates, (2) provides inaccurate or incomplete information, or (3) has a poor credit history. In no case is a student permitted to register for a quarter until all money owed the college is paid in full from previous quarters.
Credit for courses will not be given until tuition and fees have been paid in full. The Business Office may also block future registration until all debts have been paid in full. Transcripts or diplomas will not be issued to students if they owe the college any money, regardless of the source (e.g. outstanding clinic balances). Students with past due accounts who pay in full with a personal check will have transcripts or diplomas issued to them two weeks after payment.
Any adjustments or modifications to the schedule of tuition charges are subject to the approval of the Chief Financial Officer.
Students are required to purchase textbooks and other personal equipment, as well as basic diagnostic equipment for use in courses and clinic. These costs vary from year to year.
Summer Quarter Tuition Students
Summer Quarter Tuition Students taking elective, hydrotherapy rotation or additional summer clinic in non-required summers may not be eligible for financial aid. You must be enrolled at least half–time to qualify for financial aid. 2012 Summer Tuition — $358 per credit.
Change of Track
A change of track requires a signature from the program dean. All change of track requests must be completed by week eight of the quarter prior to the quarter in which the change takes effect.
When a student is accepted into a concurrent (ND/MSOM or ND/MAc) track, no change of track fee will be assessed for the initial change; however, any subsequent changes will be assessed a change of track fee.
NCNM Emergency Loans
Short–term emergency loan assistance is available to those eligible students who are experiencing an emergency. Budgetary shortfalls such as paying rent/mortgage, utilities, car repair, etc., do not meet the definition of emergency status. The emergency loan is considered a loan of last resort for those experiencing a true emergency. The maximum amount that can be borrowed is $500. A $10 loan-processing fee may be charged for each loan. Please contact the Director of Financial Aid to request an application to be considered. Students must also be in good academic standing and cannot borrow this loan in the final quarter of the academic year.
When students register for classes at NCNM , they incur charges on their account. Students are responsible for payment of all charges on their account by the due date, even if another party is paying the account.
Students experiencing financial problems in the payment of any tuition and fees are responsible for contacting the Business Office to make satisfactory arrangements.
Students are responsible for keeping NCNM informed of their current address, and should submit address changes to the Registrar’s Office immediately upon moving.
Students are responsible for formally withdrawing from classes they wish to drop. Students who fail to formally drop classes during the refund period are responsible for the tuition charges.
Any assessment or judgment against a student for damage to NCNM property, whether arising from a Student Conduct Code proceeding or a court action, shall be considered money due NCNM as if it were tuition. No transcripts or diplomas will be released to the student until the amount due the College has been paid. The Business Office may also block future registration.
NOTE: The college is not responsible for any loss of, or damage to, the personal property of a student.
Tuition and Fee Refund Policies
If a student finds it necessary to withdraw, either completely or from specific courses, the following policies apply:
- The application fee, submitted with the initial application for acceptance into NCNM, is nonrefundable.
The acceptance deposit fee will be forfeited by a student who withdraws after accepting admission, but before attending classes.
Calculation of tuition refunds are based on the date the student begins NCNM’s withdrawal process.
Tuition refunds will first be applied to balances due NCNM .
If a student receiving financial aid is eligible for a refund, that refund is returned to the Federal Financial Aid program.
Tuition refunds are calculated according to NCNM’s tuition and fee refund policy outlined below:
||Week of Quarter
||Tuition Refund Rate
||Second Week–withdrawing completely from school
||After Sixth Week