Admissions

Tuition & Fees

At ECPI University, we understand that paying for college is a challenge, but it shouldn’t be an obstacle. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to helping bridge the affordability gap. Our goal is to help make college expenses both affordable and predictable.

Fixed Tuition Pledge

We’re taking the uncertainty out of unpredictable tuition hikes by locking-in your tuition rate at the date of enrollment. Just stick to a few terms in your student agreement and you can pursue your education without worrying about tuition increases!

  • Regularly attend full-time
  • Attend at least 85% of all class time in your first semester
  • Make ‘Satisfactory Progress’ (as defined in the university catalog)
  • Be responsible with student loan borrowing
  • Have financial need based on student loan tuition debt

ECPI University students who remain continuously enrolled or meet the qualifications outlined in the readmission procedures will have their tuition rates locked in at the rate upon enrollment until they graduate. Program changes or additional programs will be subject to any tuition rate changes and then locked for that program. External benefits, such as those available through the Veterans Administration and employer reimbursement can be utilized in conjunction with the Fixed Tuition Pledge. The Fixed Tuition Pledge applies to the tuition charges and includes the Learning Resource Fee.

Tuition, Books, and Fees for Undergraduate Programs

The following Tuition and Fee charges are per semester for the academic year; the tuition and fees are subject to annual review and ECPI reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and curriculum.

Undergraduate*
Status Credit Hours Computer & Info. Science, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Surgical Technology AAS Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Physical Therapist Assist, Medical Radiography, Practical Nursing Dental Assisting, Food Service Management, Health Information Manage., Medical Assisting Healthcare Admin
Full Time1 12-18 $7992 $8964 $6660 $7128
Three Quarter Time 9-11.5 $5994 $6723 $4995 $5346
Half Time 6-8.5 $3996 $4482 $3330 $3564
Quarter Time < 6 $1998 $2241 $1665 $1782

*Programs offered at the Northern Virginia campus are an additional $228 per semester.

Undergraduate Continued...
Status Credit Hours AAS Emergency Medical Services Criminal Justice BS Nursing, BS Radiologic Sciences Business Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts and Applied Nutrition, Baking and Pastry Arts
Full Time1 12-18 $4956 $6840 $6648 $7668 $7788
Three Quarter Time 9-11.5 $3717 $5130 $4986 $5751 $5841
Half Time 6-8.5 $2478 $3420 $3324 $3834 $3894
Quarter Time < 6 $1239 $1710 $1662 $1917 $1947

Massage Therapy Diploma - Per Semester is $4,975. There is a total of 2 semesters for this program.

*Programs offered at the Northern Virginia campus are an additional $228 per semester.

Textbooks2 $0 When required, use of textbooks and electronic textbooks for the time needed to complete your courses is provided at no cost. If you wish to permanently own your textbooks, you may purchase them from ECPI University’s bookstore, or any other retailer you choose.
Technology Fee3^^ $390 Includes use of mobile computing devices with damage insurance, learning platforms, technology support, and other technology equipment necessary to complete courses
^^Laptop PC Option $300-500 additional, one-time fee - Computer Science majors may choose the University configured laptop PC with support as their mobile device included in the Technology Fee.
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund4 $0 California law mandates the collection of a Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee in the amount of $0 per $1,000 of tuition rounded to the nearest thousand to be paid to the state’s tuition recovery fund in the event of school closure. The fee is charged to California residents only

To complete the program requirements in a timely manner, students must carry a minimum load of 12 semester credit hours and a maximum of 18 semester credit hours per semester. This course load is considered full time. Students who take an academic overload consisting of more than two courses in a term may reduce their eligibility for financial aid assistance in future semesters, which may result in greater out-of-pocket expenses. There will be an additional charge in the semester that an overload is taken if the student takes more than 18 credits. Therefore, each student is responsible for checking with the Financial Aid office to determine the impact of schedule changes.

Overload tuition charge calculation: Semester cost / 18 = per credit cost x the number of credits over 18 credits.

Other Fees (all students - required)
  • Application Fee, one-time non-refundable fee – $45
  • Registration Fee – $55
  • Background Check Fee, applicable programs – Varies
  • High School, GED or College Transcript Request – Fee Varies

Tuition, Books, and Fees for Graduate Programs

The following Tuition and Fee charges are per semester for the academic year; the tuition and fees are subject to annual review and ECPI reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and curriculum.

Graduate
Status Credit Hours Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cyber Security, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Business Administration (Per semester) Per Credit Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (Per Semester) Per Credit
Full Time1 9 Credits $6480 $720 $4896 $544
Textbooks2 $0 When required, use of textbooks and electronic textbooks for the time needed to complete your courses is provided at no cost. If you wish to permanently own your textbooks, you may purchase them from ECPI University’s bookstore, or any other retailer you choose.
Technology Fee3^^ $240 ($325 for MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner) Includes use of mobile computing devices with damage insurance, learning platforms, technology support, and other technology equipment necessary to complete courses
^^Laptop PC Option $300-500 additional, one-time fee - Computer Science majors may choose the University configured laptop PC with support as their mobile device included in the Technology Fee.
California Student Tuition Recovery Fund4 $0 California law mandates the collection of a Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee in the amount of $0 per $1,000 of tuition rounded to the nearest thousand to be paid to the state’s tuition recovery fund in the event of school closure. The fee is charged to California residents only
Other Fees (graduate students)
  • Application Fee, one-time non-refundable fee – $50
  • Transcript Fee, per copy – $10 for urgent handling and $5 for normal processing
  • Certification Fee – $15 per certification (limit two)
  • Credit Reinstatement Fee – $250/credit
  • Preparatory/Foundational Course(s) – $250 per credit, after Graduate Admissions review. Student may be required to take one or more foundational courses
  • MBA Fast Track course(s) – $100 per course
  • Master’s Preparatory course(s) are billed at the undergraduate Technology Fee rate.

4 Ways to Make College Affordable

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Hunt for Scholarships and Financial Aid – There are a surprising number of scholarships available to help fund your education. In total, there more than three million of them worth a combined $18 billion!

Talk with an ECPI University Student Finance Advisor – Need help exploring your options? ECPI University Student Finance Advisors are experts in their field. They can help you with the search. 

Veterans and Active Duty

Students who are receiving benefits under the Veteran’s Administration or Military Tuition Assistance programs are charged per credit hour. This is calculated by dividing the above Full Time tuition by 12 credits, and billed up to the maximum of 12 credits in a semester so to not exceed the maximum Full Time Semester charge. Students who attend a Semester at a less than Full Time rate are charged the Semester rate divided by the minimum number of credits applicable for that enrollment status [nine (9) for Three-Quarter time, six (6) for Half Time, three (3) for Quarter time]. The charge per credit amount is the same and will not exceed the maximum charge for that semester based on enrollment status. Please see the VA/TA coordinator for assistance with these benefits.


1All students attend ECPI on a full time basis, unless an exception is approved by a campus official.

2As a result of the ECPI University GREEN commitment and to provide the best value in education resources, ECPI University has implemented textbook recycling and extensive use of electronic textbooks. Students may be allowed to keep textbooks for their core courses and required concentration courses, or retain the electronic version for an extended period when an e-book is utilized. All other textbooks are available for purchase at cost, if desired. Most courses have online resources available, and many courses utilize mobile computing technology. If a mobile device is unintentionally damaged and not lost/stolen, it may be repaired one time while enrolled at ECPI without additional charge. Additional incidents or loss will incur actual repair or replacement cost. Students will be charged for any learning resources not returned within two weeks of when a return is required. A STUDENT MAY OPT OUT OF THE LEARNING RESOURCE FEE AND ACQUIRE TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES ON THEIR OWN. While this fee allows students to take advantage of heavily discounted and subsidized learning resources, including use of textbooks that ECPI University has arranged with publishers below market rates and available to you at the start of each term, federal regulations require that you be allowed to acquire books and supplies from other sources. Please notify the financial assistance department by the seventh day of classes if you wish to opt out of this fee, or the method in which these resources are provided, and acquire all learning resources and textbooks on your own.. This fee will be pro-rated for persons scheduled for only a portion of a semester.

3Most courses have online resources available, and many courses utilize mobile computing devices such as tablets and notebook PCs. If a mobile device is unintentionally damaged and not lost/stolen, it may be repaired one time while enrolled at ECPI University without additional charge. Additional incidents or loss will incur actual repair or replacement cost. Students will be charged for any resources not returned within two weeks of when a return is required. This fee will be pro-rated for persons scheduled for only a portion of a semester.

4CALIFORNIA STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND (CA residents only). The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents or are enrolled in residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you: (1) You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and (2) Your total charges are not paid by an third-party payer such as an employer, government program, or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies: (1) You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or (2) Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program, or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party. You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a results of any of the following: (1) The school closed before the course of instruction was completed. (2) The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected without 180 days before the closure of the school. (3) The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds receive by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs. (4) There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau. (5) An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgement against the institution for a violation of the Act. However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.