Graduate Student Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are payable in the Business Office or via OASIS and are due prior to the beginning of each term. Students that have a past due balance will not be permitted to register for classes for the next term. Please see the Business Office page for information on employer tuition reimbursement and the tuition refund policy. The Financial Aid Office page provides information on the FAFSA and federal and private loans. International graduate student fees and information can be found HERE.

Courses begin in late August and conclude in early May. Graduate students in the Counseling (MAC) and Education (MAE) programs may begin their program in the fall, spring or summer; Business Administration (MBA) begins only in the fall unless leveling courses for the program are needed (to be completed during the Summer term); Music Education (MME) is a summer only program.

Direct Charges for 2015-2016

Program: Tuition: Total Program Hours: Total Program Cost:

Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)

$495 per semester hour

48 - School Track

60 - Clinical track

$23,760 - School track

$29,700 - Clinical track

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)

$495 per semester hour

33 $16,335

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

$9,555 per semester
(full time, 9-12 hrs/sem)

$750 per semester hour
(part-time, <9 hrs/sem)


$28,665 full-time

$27,000 part-time

Master of Music Education (MME)

$495 per semester hour 30 $14,850

Estimated Expenses:

  • Books: $1,500
  • Personal and Travel: $1,500


Additional Fees and Charges (2015-2016)

Auditing a Class 75% of semester charge
Graduation Fee $105
Non-participation Graduation Fee $25.00
Late Graduation Application Fee $25.00
Lost Student ID Fee $25.00
MAC Practicum & Internship Fees (COU 580, 581, 582, 594, 596, 597) $25.00 per credit hour
MAC Lab Fees/Testing Materials (COU 510, 518, 620) $25.00
MAE Practicum Course Fees (EDU 580B, 590B, 580C, 590C)  $25.00 per credit hour
MAE Printing/Binding Fee $25.00
MAE Non-degree K-12 Reading and TESOL Endorsements $360 per credit hour
MAE Workshop Tuition $495 per course
MAE Workshop Unauthorized Drop Fee 50% of course
MBA Ivy Software Leveling Courses $90 per course
MBA Ivy Software Fee (subject to change) $60 per course
MME Applied Lesson Fee (MUS 525) $100 per credit hour


MBA Scholarships 

Only the MBA program offers scholarship opportunities. MBA applicants pursuing the full-time, one year program may receive an MBA departmental scholarship based on undergraduate final cumulative grade point average (GPA). See the table below for scholarship eligibility. The PlusOneAdvantage scholarship is also available to any full-time applicant who received their undergraduate degree from Heidelberg in any major or program and graduated with a GPA of 3.0 or above. This scholarship ranges from 25%-100% off the one year tuition. Applicants are automatically reviewed for scholarships upon receipt of all required admission documents. Students who receive a graduate assistant position are not eligible to receive scholarships as tuition is usually covered by the assistantship contract. 

MBA Departmental Scholarship Eligibility

Undergraduate Cumulative GPA Scholarship Amount
3.91 and above $6,000
3.75-3.90 $4,000
3.50-3.74 $2,000


How to Make Payments

Students may pay using one of the following methods. Additional information can be found on the Financial Aid Office page.

  • Pay with Federal Loans: The Federal Direct Student Loan Program is available to graduate students who are enrolled in a program leading to a degree*, enrolled as a half-time student (at least 5 semester hours), and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Department of Education will compute an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which the Financial Aid Office will use to determine Federal Direct Loan eligibility.

    *students enrolled in the LPCC program or an education endorsement only do not qualify for federal assistance

    The financial aid award year begins in the summer term and continues through fall and spring semesters.  A FAFSA must be filed annually. Additional information is on the Financial Aid Office page.

  • Pay with Private Loans: Private loans are offered by private lenders with the student as the borrower. A credit-worthy co-signer is necessary in most cases. Eligibility is based on the credit score of the co-signer and /or borrower. Students can borrow from a lender of choice. The following lenders offer a private loan product: Charter One, Discover, PNC, Sallie Mae, and Wells Fargo. To learn more about private education loans with detailed listings of interest rates, borrower benefits, fees and repayment options, go to Private Student Alternative Loan Information and Application.

  • Paying with check by mail: Please make checks payable to: Heidelberg University and mail to: Barb Gabel, Business Office, 310 E. Market Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883.

  • Paying by check online: Heidelberg University has an online payment system for bank-to-bank from a U.S. bank transfer payments (Automated Clearing House system, ACH). There is no charge for this system. You can only access the system through your OASIS account. You will need your Heidelberg University ID number and your OASIS password. Log in to OASIS, click Student Services, click Student Records, then click TouchNet Online Payments.

  • Paying by credit card: Credit card payments can be made online by going to your OASIS account. You will need your Heidelberg University ID number and your OASIS password. Log in to OASIS, click Student Services, click Student Records, then click  TouchNet Online Payments. Credit cards are processed by TouchNet, a third party processor operating under an agreement with Heidelberg University. There is a 2.75% service fee charged to all credit card payments. Credit cards accepted: Discover, MasterCard, Visa and American Express.