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Tuition and Fees

As a non-profit institution, our primary objective is to help our students achieve their academic goals with a solid return on their investment. Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” By combining competitive tuition rates with an aggressive strategy to provide institutional scholarships, both merit and need-based, we work hard to make sure our programs meet our students’ budgetary needs. Our skilled Financial Aid Department can help you find the best strategy to finance your degree.

2017-2018 Degree program tuition

Programs

Program Tuition per three-credit course Tuition per credit hour
DBA, Standard rate (60 cr.)

$46,000.00

$2,300^

$766.67

DBA, ASQ rate (60 cr.)

$42,000.00

$2,100^

$700.00

MS, Standard rate (36 cr.)

$21,300.00

$1,775.00

$591.67

MS, Military/Government rate (36 cr.)

$17,900.00

$1,491.67

$497.22

MS, ASQ rate (36 cr.)

$19,170.00

$1,597.50

$532.50

BS Degree Completion Program, Standard rate (30 cr.)

$13,100.00

$1,310.00

$436.67

BS Degree Completion Program, Military/Government rate (30 cr.)

$9,000.00

$900.00

$300.00

BS Degree Completion Program, ASQ (30 cr.)

$11,500.00

$1,150.00

$383.33

Independent Study courses and dissertation courses have the same tuition per credit hour as regular program courses.

^DBA Standard Tuition rate is $3,066.67 for four-credit course.  DBA ASQ tuition rate is $2,800.00 per four-credit course.

Tuition rates subject to change.

2017–20187 Degree Program Fee Schedule 

  • Application Fee – DBA Program =$100.00, MS Program =$50.00, BS Completion Program = $25  (due with application; non-refundable)
  • Administrative fee per semester –  $50.00 (due at the beginning of each semester)
  • Research library fee – $750.00 for DBA Program, $500.00 for the MS Program, and $250.00 for the BS Degree Completion Program (due at the beginning of Course 1)
  • Primer books and materials fee – MS Program = $110, BS Completion Program – $110 (due at the beginning of Course 1)
  • Onsite Enrichment fee – $100.00 per session for DBA Program
  • Graduation fee – $150.00 (due at the end of the last semester)
  • Returned Check Fee – $25.00

Degree program books and software:  Students purchase books and software from recommended vendors — approximate total cost is $1,500.00 for the DBA program, $1,200.00 for the MS Program, and $350 for the BS Degree Completion Program.

Certificate programs and individual courses

2017- 2018 certificate program tuition 

 Certificates

Program tuition

Tuition per course

Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

$2,900.00

$725.00

Six Sigma Green Belt

$1,400.00

$700.00

 2017 – 2018 certificate program tuition and fee schedule  

  • Application fee – $50.00
  • Materials – Most courses do not have materials fees, but any required materials fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • Books and Software – Are the responsibility of the student and may be purchased from recommended vendors.

General

Tuition and fees are payable at the beginning of each semester and must be paid in full at the end of every two courses or the student will not be allowed to move forward.  Students in financial arrears are not eligible for graduation.  Students receiving Tuition Assistance, Veteran’s Educational Benefits, Student Loans, or other forms of assistance may be eligible to establish different payment options. The Bursar must approve all exceptions to the standard payment plan. Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of NGS.

Course enrollment

Once the application process is complete and students are enrolled in the program courses they are financially responsible for the courses attempted.

Financial hold

Students with a balance due for two courses or more will receive a notice of Financial Hold indicating that they will not be permitted to attend the next course until overdue tuition and fees have been paid.  A status of Financial Hold prevents a student from enrolling in subsequent classes, accessing any NGS academic resources, certificates, transcripts and diplomas.  Students maintaining a financial arrears status will be dropped (dis-enrolled) from their current course.  Students dropped (dis-enrolled) from two consecutive courses will be administratively withdrawn from the degree/certificate program by the Office of the Registrar.  If you have a Federal Stafford Loan, Veteran’s Benefits, and/or other entitlements, the change in enrollment will be reported to the appropriate agencies.

Contact Financial Aid for more information or an acceptable payment plan at 800-838-2580 ext.123 or email jbeirne@ngs.edu.

Students not clearing an overdue balance will receive a notice of course drop.  Students maintaining a financial arrears status will be dropped (dis-enrolled) from their current course.  Students dropped (dis-enrolled) from two consecutive courses will be administratively withdrawn from the degree/certificate program by the Office of the Registrar.  If you have a Federal Stafford Loan, Veteran’s Benefits, and/or other entitlements, the change in enrollment will be reported to the appropriate agencies.

Tuition reimbursement

Students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employers are responsible for payment in full at the beginning of each semester. Students should consult their Human Resources Department for their organization’s specific policies.

Accepted forms of payment

Tuition and fees must be paid in full at the end of every two courses per program or the student will not be allowed to move forward.

Checks are payable to: The National Graduate School of Quality Management. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards are also accepted. Authorization forms must be on file at the Bursar’s Office for students using the credit card option to allow the Bursar’s Office to process payments when due.  Michelle Disher in the Bursar’s Office may be reached at 800-201-1644 or bursar@ngs.edu or via facsimile 617-847-6316.

Interest Charges

Outstanding balances over 30 days are subject to an interest rate of 1.5% per month.