Program Costs, Refund Policies and Financial Aid
One of the most important decisions you will make is pursuing your degree at Divine Mercy University. We are constantly working to keep your tuition costs affordable and competitive with other institutions. Combined with scholarships and other forms of financial aid, you will find that paying for your education is possible. To view the Financial Aid available to those who qualify, please visit this page to navigate types of aid and our scholarship program.
Direct expenses represent the direct cost of a DMU degree. This is the amount that it costs to attend classes. This is the amount that is due to DMU. Beyond this amount there may be incurred other personal expenses associated with attending the program. Indirect expenses are highly lifestyle dependent and can vary accordingly.
Indirect expenses are highly dependent on individual circumstances. Indirect expenses are not academic expenses owed to DMU. The costs that students pay to maintain their internet connection, purchase textbooks, travel due to program requirements can vary based on location. These figures represent the loan eligibility for indirect expenses. If there are extenuating circumstances that necessitate a higher level of indirect expenses than this award it is possible to consult the Financial Aid Office to see if loan eligibility may be increased by the extenuating circumstances.
Note that this is only an estimate of actual costs due to the inclusion of indirect expenses which vary from person to person. Also note that there is typically a 3% tuition increase per credit in the every fall which is not included in these figures.
2020-2021 Estimated Cost of Attendance
Psy.D. Program Direct Expenses: Tuition and Fees
|Program Expenses||2020-2021 Estimate (based on first year typical sequence; 37 credits)|
|Tuition ($1064 per credit)||$39,368|
|Library Fee ($110 per semester)||$330|
|Student Activity Fee ($30 per semester)||$90|
|Lab Fee (PSY 608, PSY 613, PSY 836, $130 for each lab)||$0|
Psy.D. Program Indirect Expenses: Potential Associated Expenses
Psy.D. Estimated Total Cost of Attendance
|Expense Type||2020-2021 Cost of Attendance|
Additional Fees for all Programs
|Fees for all Programs||Per occurrence|
|Late Registration Fee||$60|
|Add/Drop Fee per course||$20|
|Returned check fee (each service)||$35|
|Diploma replacement fee||$50|
|Onsite Programs Only (PsyD and MS Clinical)||Per Semester (unless specified otherwise)|
|Student Activity fee (per semester)||$30|
|Library Fee (per semester)||$110|
|Lab Fee (PSY 608, PSY 613, PSY 836)
$130 for each lab
|Technology Fee (per semester)||$50|
|PsyD Continuous Enrollment Fee (per semester)||$250|
|Parking Decal Replacement fee (per occurrence)||$5|
Withdrawal/Course Change Date: Percentage Refundable DMU Refund Policy: Fall and Spring Semesters
Students who reduce the number of credit hours using the University’s course changes procedure, or who withdraw from the University using the University’s withdrawal procedure, during the fall or spring semester are allowed a commensurate return of tuition and refundable fees. Students will generally not receive a removal of tuition, course fees, and other associated fees until after the end of the published Add/Drop period. The University’s Fall and Spring refund schedule is the following:
First Week: 80%
Second Week: 60%
Third through Fourth Week: 50%
Fifth through Eighth Week: 25%
Later than Eighth Week: 0%
All monies owed the University at the time of withdrawal become due and payable immediately. To obtain a refund of tuition, students must also turn in all Institute property in their possession, including their student identification card, facility access keys, and all library materials. The date used to calculate refunds will be the date on which a student’s written request for withdrawal is made to the Academic Dean, or the date on which the Registrar receives written notice of a student’s intention to add or drop a course.
DMU Refund Policy: Summer
A student who reduces the number of credit hours for condensed summer courses, scheduled for six to five weeks, using the University’s add/drop procedure or withdraws using the University’s withdrawal procedure are allowed a commensurate return of tuition and refundable fees. Students will generally not receive a removal of tuition, course fees, and other associated fees until after the end of the published Add/Drop period. The University’s Summer refund schedule is the following:
Summer Withdrawal Date: Percentage Refundable
First Week: 80%
Second Week: 50%
Third Week: 25%
Later than Third Week: 0%
For summer courses less than five weeks, a student who reduces the number of credit hours or withdraws will receive an 80% refund if they complete the add/drop or withdrawal procedure by close of business on the second day of class and a 0% refund if they complete the procedure at any time after that.