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Regular Division

Description Fee
Regular Tuition $17,670 per year for a full load of 31 credits $570 per credit hour
Summer School $512 per credit hour
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Professional Phase: Years 3, 4 and 5 (See base tuition for years 1 and 2) $661 per credit hour
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Professional Phase: Years 4, 5 and 6 (See base tuition for years 1, 2 and 3) $661 per credit hour
Alternative Teacher Certification $570 per credit hour

Extended Learning (Continuing Education)

Description Fee
Bangor $304 per credit hour
Westbrook $304 per credit hour
Presque Isle $304 per credit hour
Online Courses $346 per credit hour
Canadian Public Community College (CPCC) Diploma-to-Degree Program $570 per credit hour payable to Husson University
RN to BSN (Traditional Classroom & Online) $410 per credit hour

Graduate and Professional Programs 

Description Fee
Doctor of Pharmacy - Professional Phase: Years 3 to 6 (See base tuition for pre-pharmacy years 1 and 2) $1,002 per credit hour
Master of Business Administration (Traditional Classroom & Online) $480 per credit hour
Master of Education (Traditional Classroom & Online) $410 per credit hour
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling $597 per credit hour
Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration $480 per credit hour
Master of Science in Human Relations $597 per credit hour
Master of Science in Nursing and Post-Master's Certificate (APPN/FNP/Nursing Education) $597 per credit hour
Master of Science in Pharmacology $597 per credit hour
Master of Science in School Counseling $597 per credit hour


Description Fee
Comprehensive Fee - 9 credits or more $250 per semester/$500 per academic year
Comprehensive Fee - 6 to 8 credits $125 per semester/$250 per academic year
Comprehensive Fee - Less than 6 credits $60 per semester/$120 per academic year
Graduation Fee - All divisions $150 (one-time fee per degree, prior to graduation)
NESCom Lab Fee $410 per semester/$820 per academic year
Parking Fee $100 Fall entry/$75 Spring entry
New Student Orientation Fee - entering first-year undergraduate students only $125 Fall entry
International Student Service Fee - students that are charged the international student service fee are not charged the new student orientation fee. $500 per semester/$1,000 per academic year
Insurance - all students must have health insurance coverage. Those students not already covered may purchase insurance through Husson. $2,260 Fall entry/$1,312 Spring entry
American Occupational Therapy Association Membership $75/2017-2018 rate subject to change
OT/NBCOT Exam Fee $75/2017-2018 rate subject to change
Pharmacology Made Easy and Drug Calculator $96/2017-2018 rate subject to change
Praxis Exam Fee Cost subject to individual test enrollment
Professional Liability Insurance {Malpractice} $100 Fall only subject to individual program enrollment
Program Assessment Fee Cost subject to individual program enrollment
Scorebuilder's Licensing Exam Review Fee $42/2017-2018 rate subject to change
Shadow Health Fee $99/2017-2018 rate subject to change
TherapyED OT Licensing Course $295/2017-2018 rate subject to change
Course Fees/Clinical Fees and Course Materials Fees Subject to individual course enrollment

Room and Board

Description Fee
Standard Double Room $2,475 per semester; $4,950 per academic year
Single Standard Room $3,213.50 per semester; $6,427 per academic year
Suite Double Room - Living Learning Center $2,836.50 per semester; $5,673 per academic year
Suite Single Room - Living Learning Center $4,256 per semester; $8,512 per academic year
Townhouse Single Room $3,616 per semester; $7,232 per academic year *Please contact Residence Life for 12 month contract options.
Board - Base Dining Plan $2,440 per semester/$4,880 per academic year
Board - Premium Dining Plan $2,540 per semester/$5,080 per academic year

Annual Charges

(Day Division) Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

The standard day division tuition rate for the 2018-2019 academic year is $570 per credit hour. The tuition for a normal thirty-one (31) hour academic load is $17,670. The standard room and board charge for a resident student will be $9,830 for the academic year. If a student is enrolled in more or less than 31 credit hours, tuition will be adjusted accordingly.

The annual charges for a student taking the normal thirty-one (31) hour academic load would be:

Description Commuting Student Resident Student
Tuition (31 credits X $570 per credit hour) $17,670 $17,670
Room and Board - Standard N/A $9,830
Comprehensive Fee (See Below) $500 $500
Total $18,170 $28,000

Note: The Board of Trustees reserves the right, with reasonable notice, to adjust tuition and room and board fees in accordance with changing costs of operation.

Textbooks - Husson University Bookstore Charge Policy

Husson University financial aid students who have funds in excess of tuition, fees and room and board, are eligible to charge books and supplies at the Husson University Bookstore. Specific dates for bookstore charges will be posted each semester and are generally two weeks before the term begins thru the end of the add/drop period. Any student eligible to charge books must have completed all their documents with the Financial Aid Office. All loan request materials and entrance counseling must be complete.  The charge amount for eligible students is based on the student account charges and the financial aid awards, up to a maximum of $800 per semester. Bookstore charges become part of the student account balance and generally post to the student ledger the following day. In the event there is any loss of financial aid that results in a balance due, the student is responsible to satisfy the debt immediately. Any unpaid balances are subject to late fees and other collection procedures. 

Audit Tuition

Audit tuition is one half of the applicable undergraduate or graduate tuition rate.  Audit enrollments are assessed the same student fees as credit enrollments. 

Additional Fees

The comprehensive fee is a mandatory fee charged to all students.  It pays for a variety of services including free flu shots, clubs, activities, and events on campus. It also helps to support student services including the Center for Student Success (OASIS), the Learning Center, and technology improvements. The fee amount is determined based on credit hours enrolled.

The New Student Orientation fee is a nonrefundable orientation fee that is required of all new students regardless of attendance at a New Student Orientation event. The fee helps to offset administrative and other costs involved in welcoming students to the university.

The international student services fee is assessed to all degree seeking international students and covers enrollment and immigration advising services; government compliance and reporting; application fee waivers; orientation program;  language assessment; peer mentor support services; student success guidance; visa services (Social Security Number acquisition; Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training support, etc.); and other administrative services. 

All Graduate students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours and all Undergraduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours are eligible and are automatically enrolled in the Husson University Student Health Insurance Plan, unless a waiver providing proof of other qualifying insurance is received by September 14, 2018. The Student Health Insurance Program is not available to Extended Learning students, non-Bangor campuses or students enrolled in online courses.  A brochure describing the insurance and premium rate is available at the Student Accounts Office upon request.

An annual professional liability insurance fee of $100.00 is required for Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy students.

The room and board rates are for double occupancy in the residence halls. Depending upon availability, students may request a single room. Students occupying single standard rooms will be assessed an additional $738.50 per semester. Students occupying single suite rooms will be assessed an additional $1,419.50 per semester. Contact the Residential Life Office for more details. Room and board charges include only meals served while the University is in session. Additional charges will be assessed to those students remaining on campus during vacation periods.

Students may obtain up to 5 copies of their transcript at one time at no charge. A charge of $3.00 is assessed for each transcript over 10 and a fee of $5.00 is assessed for same-day service. Transcript requests must be approved by the Student Accounts Office prior to issuance of the transcript.

A graduation fee of $150 per degree is assessed to all graduating students. The charge is to cover the cost of graduation included but not limited to invitations, diploma and cap and gown. The fee is payable regardless of graduation ceremony attendance.

A late financial clearance fee of $100.00 is assessed to any student that does not meet the established University financial clearance deadlines in any given semester. 

New Students

All charges and fees must be paid or satisfactory financial arrangements made before a student is allowed to attend classes or enter the residence halls.

Returning and Readmitted Students

Students are not allowed to begin a semester until all previous University charges have been paid in full, unless a bank loan has been authorized and is pending (it will be considered in the readmitting process), or the Student Accounts Office has approved satisfactory arrangements for payment of charges for the current semester.

Payment Plans

Husson offers a protected pay-by-the-month plan. Details are available in the Student Accounts Office.

Under the protected pay-by-the-month plan, the total charges for the semester, net of financial aid, are divided into 4, 5, or 6 equal monthly installments. Normally the payments begin as early as June for the following semester. This plan is administered by a third party. 

Deferred Tuition Plan for Employer Reimbursed Students

If a student relies upon an employer's tuition reimbursement plan to pay for courses, Husson University allows students to defer tuition payment until 30 days after the grades for those courses have been posted. Receiving an Incomplete or an "X" grade (failure for excessive absences) begins the 30 day period for payment.  The deferment allows for sufficient time for students and employers to process payments.

Rights and Responsibilities:

  • In addition to a completed contract, the student must submit a copy of your employer’s reimbursement policy. These documents must be uploaded via the student portal to the Student Accounts Office and received prior to the end of the add/drop period for the semester a student wishes to have deferment. To upload a document via the student portal, login and navigate to “Uploads” on the menu, click “Upload documents to Student Accounts” and follow the prompts to complete the upload.

  • If tuition reimbursement is less than 100%, the student is responsible for any amount not reimbursable by the employer.  This amount is due by the semester’s financial clearance deadline.

  • Financial aid awarded to pay account balance will be relied upon by Husson University instead of the deferred tuition plan.  

  • Additionally, if reimbursement from the company has not been paid to the University by the end of the 30 day period after the grades have been posted, the student will no longer be eligible for this deferred payment option and will be subject to standard University collection procedures.

  • Husson University reserves the right to deny or cancel enrollment in the deferred tuition plan for students who are not in good financial or academic standing.

  • This plan and the supporting agreements are subject to change at the discretion of Husson University.

Tuition Assistance

Students that are eligible for third party tuition assistance are required to turn in the appropriate documentation reflecting the third party assistance prior to the end of the add/drop period. The student’s tuition balance will not be charged interest if there is a record of tuition assistance on file and it covers the whole balance on the account. Information on tuition assistance can be upload via the student portal, to upload a document via the student portal login and navigate to “Uploads” on the menu, click “Upload documents to Student Accounts” and follow the prompts to complete the upload.  

Tuition Refund Policy

Students are enrolled for the entire semester, not for a period of attendance. Paying fees in installments does not result in a fractional contract. A student who withdraws from school prior to the completion of his/her program of study, either during a semester or between semesters, must file an official form of withdrawal with the Registrar’s Office.

Tuition refund credits are computed from the official date of withdrawal. Nonattendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal. Full tuition credits will be given for individual course withdrawals during the standard add/drop period each term. For individual course withdrawals after the standard add/drop period, tuition and fees will not be adjusted.

Students who are academically or administratively dismissed will receive a refund in accordance with the refund policy below.

Financial aid will be proportionately charged back in accordance with government regulations.

For program withdrawals during the regular academic year or for terms that are 15 weeks in length, refund credits will be prorated on the balance of tuition and other charges, after deducting the tuition deposit and other nonrefundable fees, using the following schedule:

Week of Term Refund Percentage
During the First week 100%
During the Second Week 85%
During the Third Week 70%
During the Fourth Week 55%
During the Fifth Week 40%
During the Sixth Week 25%
After the Sixth Week 0%

Seven-week sessions, summer sessions, and non-standard semester withdrawals will be prorated using the following schedule:

Withdrawal Date Refund Percentage
Withdrawal on or before the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled. 100%
For example, for a six week course, a refund will be granted through the sixth day.
After the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled. 0%

Residence Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from the University or are academically or administratively dismissed, must complete and sign a Residence Withdrawal form and turn in his or her room key and student ID card to the Director of Residential Life. A refund credit will be prorated on the residence charges in accordance with the same schedule as is used for tuition refunds (see Tuition Refund Policy above). 

Return of Unearned Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Funds

Military Tuition Assistance is a U.S. Department of Defense program. Tuition Assistance rules vary by branch of service and even vary between different units within the same branch depending on whether the unit is active, reserve, or National Guard. Tuition Assistance funds will be applied to tuition costs only.  

Military Tuition Assistance Recipients

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.  When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the U.S. Department of Defense policy, Husson University will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. In instances when a Service member stops attending due to military service obligation, Husson University will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion.


A student’s official withdrawal date is used as the last date of attendance and to calculate earned percentage of TA. A student’s official withdrawal date is determined by using the last date of attendance that is documented and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.  

Once the last date of attendance has been determined, Husson University will recalculate a student’s TA eligibility based on the following formula:

Number of days completed/Total days of the course (start to end date) = Percent of TA earned

The amount of TA funding that is earned is determined on a pro-rata basis. Once a student has attended at least 60% of the period for which TA funds were approved, the student is considered to have earned 100% of the TA funds.

For example: If a student enrolled for a term that was 109 days in length, attended 40 days of classes, the percent earned would be 36% (40/109 = .36). 64% of tuition assistance paid to the University must be returned possibly creating a balance on the student’s account.

In another example, if a student enrolled for a term that was 109 days in length, attended 75 days of classes, the percent earned would be 68% (68/109 = .68).  Since the student had completed at least 60% of the period for which TA funds were approved the student is considered to have earned 100% of the TA funds and there would be no return of TA.

Please note this policy is different than the institution’s standard refund policy.

Schedule of Return of Unearned TA Funds to the government:

15 Weeks in Length:

Week of Term Refund Percentage
During First Week 100%
During Second Week 90%
During Third Week 80%
During Fourth Week 70%
During Fifth Week 60%
During Sixth Week 50%
During Seventh Week 40%
During Eighth Week 30%
During Ninth Week 25%
After Ninth Week 0%

7 Weeks in Length:

Withdrawal Date Refund Percentage
During First Week 100%
During Second Week 80%
During Third Week 60%
During Fourth Week 40%
During Fifth Week 25%
After Fifth Week 0%