Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Tuition and Fees

Semester bills for tuition and fees are issued to students electronically as eBills.  Fall semester eBills are posted in early July for registered students and are due the beginning of August.  Spring semester eBills are posted in early December for registered students, and payment is due the beginning of January.  After the initial billing date, eBills for students registering or making changes to their schedule that increase the total charges will be issued on a regular basis through the drop/add period.  EBills posted after the original due date for the semester are due upon receipt.  Students receive notification at their YCP email address each time an eBill has posted to their online account. 

Tuition and fees are payable prior to the beginning of each session according to the published due dates. No reduction in tuition or fees is made for late registration. Grades or transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations have been met.  Unpaid accounts will be referred to a collection agency.  The agency will charge fees up to 35% of the debt owed.

Information on Graduate tuition and fees may be found at www.ycp.edu/about-us/offices-and-departments/business-office/tuition-and-fees/

MASTER PROGRAM Alumni Per Credit Rate Per Credit Rate Government Employee Per Credit Rate
Master Programs:      
   Accounting $600 $660  
   Business Administration $660 $720  
   Leadership $600 $660  
Master of Arts:      
   Integrated Marketing Communications $600 $660  
Master Programs:      
   Music Industry $600 $660  
   Public Policy Administration $600 $660 $560
Master of Education Programs:      
   Diversity and Student Resilience $660 $660  
   Education Technology $660 $660  
   Educational Leadership PK-12 $660 $660  
   Reading Specialist PK-12 $660 $660  
   Applied Behavior Analysis $660 $660  
   Learning Design Innovation (Online) $560 $560  
Master of Science in Nursing Programs:      
   Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist $660 $720  
   Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner      $660 $720  
   Nurse Educator $660 $720  
   Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner $660 $720  
DOCTORATE PROGRAM Fees Per Credit Rate  
Doctor of Nursing Practice:      
   Nursing Practice       $820  
   Anesthesia Program $906 $960  
   Masters - level courses taken in the DNP-Anesthesia Program N/A $820  
General Fee for CRNA Students      
   Part-Time $440    
   Full-Time $880    


Master’s Program Payment Deferment:  The Master’s Program also offers a deferment plan for those students who receive employer reimbursement.  This allows the student to temporarily postpone paying the portion of the eBill that will be reimbursed by the student’s employer.  A Master’s Program Deferment Form must be completed during the students first semester and turned into the Business Office before the original due date of the eBill in order to qualify.  The form can be found on the YCP website, in the Business Office Forms section.  Forms are also available in the Business Office or from the student’s department.

Late Registration Fee: An applicant who has been admitted to a graduate program but has not registered during the regularly scheduled registration period may enroll late during the first week of an academic session. The late registration fee will be charged.

Tuition and Fees for Veterans Educational Benefits

As part of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of title 38, York College of Pennsylvania complies with the requirements as outlined below:

Note: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.  

YCP permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the YCP Records Office a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33, or a Statement of Benefits from the VA website e-benefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

• The date on which payment from VA is made to YCP.
• 90 days after the date YCP certified tuition and fees following receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

YCP 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 YCP due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

In addition, the statute allows YCP to require chapter 31 and chapter 33 students to take the following additional actions:

1. Submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education.
2. Submit a written request (VA Education Benefits Certification Form) to use entitlement.
3. Provide additional information necessary to YCP for the proper certification of enrollment.
4. Make payment for a difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefits disbursement.  

YCP will hold a student responsible for any portion of tuition and other fees not covered by the VA by the published fee payment deadline. A late fee may be assessed for account balances not covered by the VA education benefit disbursement. YCP Housing and meal plans are not included in the deferred payment for tuition and fees. Students may contact the YCP Business Office to discuss available payment options if needed.  

If students do not turn in a COE, or Statement of Benefits, and/or VA Educational Benefits Certification Form by the first day of class, a late fee may be assessed. 

VA Chapter 30 and 35 students will follow standard student guidelines for payment or payment arrangements by the fee payment deadline.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Withdrawals and Refund Policy

Tuition deposits are nonrefundable as administrative fees. Withdrawals prior to the drop/add period will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees as charged. The deposit will be forfeited. The complete Refund Policy is available at www.ycp.edu/about-us/offices-and-departments/business-office/refund-policy/ .

Failure to attend class or merely giving notice to instructors is not considered as an official withdrawal and will result in receiving a failing grade for the course. Students who do not officially withdraw are still responsible for payment of tuition and fees, if fees were charged. No extensions are granted beyond the withdrawal deadline.  Any fees charged are not refundable after the Drop/Add period. Tuition refunds will not be processed after the fourth week. 

Withdrawing From A Course
The last day to withdraw from a course during the fall and spring semesters is the ninth Friday of the academic semester in order to avoid a grade penalty (specific dates can be found on the Academic Calendar). Students will not be able to withdraw from a course on the YCPWeb. To withdraw from a course, the student must follow the instructions below:
  • Log into the Spartan Success Network (SSN) via MyYCP. The student will then use the Raise Your Hand feature to indicate that they would like to withdraw from a course. Once submitted, a notification will be sent to the Academic Advisor.
  • The academic advisor will review the withdrawal request in SSN. Once the advisor reaches out to the student about the course withdrawal, they will comment on the student’s Raised Hand in SSN.
  • The Records Office will then email the student a YCP Course Withdrawal Form. The student must submit the form in order to finalize their course withdrawal.
  • Once the form has been completed, Records Office staff will process the course withdrawal.
  • Once the semester ends, the course withdrawal will appear on the permanent transcript as “W”.
  • No extensions granted beyond course withdrawal deadline. 

Graduate Financial Assistance

Graduate students are eligible to participate in the Federal Direct Student Loan program. You must be a degree candidate. Federal regulations specify that federal financial aid recipients must be US citizens, US nationals or eligible non-citizens.

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed annually to establish eligibility for the Stafford Loan. More information is available by visiting http://www.fafsa.gov.

Employer Reimbursement

Many employers reimburse educational expenses of their employees. Contact the Human Resources Office where you are employed for more information.