Certificate Program Tuition and Fees 2019/2020

2019/2020 TUITION*

Tuition and fees are applicable for 2019/2020. Effective date 9/1/2019.                   
Medical Assistant  $23,200
Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding $21,200
Patient Care Technician  $19,500
Practical Nurse  $35,000
Surgical Processing Technician $22,300

The semester tuition charged to a student’s account is based on the full program cost shown above divided by the number of semesters in the program that they are registered for. Students registered for five credits or less in a semester are charged at a per credit rate, which is the program cost divided by the total number of credits in the program. Semester fees are charged each term and are in addition to the cost of the program.

Failed courses will lead to a repeat charge assessed on a per-credit basis.

*Includes tuition, books, background check where appropriate, and the cost of the first certification/licensure examination. Program tuition will be reduced for students who transfer courses into a certificate program.

• 12 or more credits
• 11 or fewer credits

$450 per semester
$225 per semester
• 12 or more credits
• 11 or fewer credits

$400 per semester
$200 per semester
Late registration $50 per instance
Residence Fee (Apartment at Westchester) per semester $4,700
Application Fee  $50
Tuition Deposit $300
International Application Processing Fee** $100
**Effective for September 2017 applications. 

Practical Nurse students and Patient Care Technician students are also required to purchase their own malpractice insurance. An estimated annual fee of $35 for Patient Care Technician students and $45 for Practical Nurse students provides coverage of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 in the aggregate.


If a student officially withdraws or is dismissed from the College during a semester, credit for that semester’s tuition (excluding fees which are non-refundable) will be issued as follows:


Notification date during

• First and second weeks


• Third and fourth weeks


• Fifth through seventh weeks


• After the eighth week



Notification date during

• First week


• Second week


• Third week


• Fourth through seventh week


The College will apply the 15-week tuition refund schedule when:

  • A student is enrolled in semester-length (15-week) courses only and withdraws from all courses;
  • A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in both session A and session B and withdraws from all courses in session B after starting session B;
  • A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in session A and/or B of a semester while taking at least one 15-week semester-length course and withdraws from all courses.

The College will apply the seven-week tuition refund schedule when:

  • A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in session A only or session B only and withdraws from all courses;
  • A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in both sessions A and B and withdraws from all courses in session B before starting session B;
  • A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in both session A and B and withdraws from all courses in session A; however, if the student returns and attends session B, tuition and financial aid will be recalculated based on the 15-week refund schedule.

A student’s enrollment status is determined at the end of the add/drop period (week two). At that time the student is charged, and any financial aid is paid, based on the student’s enrollment status. (Individual course drops after week two do not entitle the student to a refund for that course.) Students wishing to withdraw after the start of a semester should contact the Academic Advisement Department. In accordance with the refund schedule above, withdrawn students will be responsible for charges incurred as of their last recorded date of participation. Balances in excess of charges, including deposits, held at the time of withdrawal or dismissal will be applied to outstanding charges. Any overpayment of tuition and fees will be refunded. Please note, however, that Residence charges are fully incurred at the start of each semester; once the semester has started, Residence charges will not be refunded.

Financial aid will be adjusted based on U.S. Department of Education Return of Title IV Funds Regulations and the College’s Check Point Policy. When a student notifies Academic Advisement of the student’s withdrawal, that date will be used to calculate the amount of financial aid funds that the College must return. If the withdrawal occurs subsequent to the 60 percent point in the term, then all of those funds are deemed “earned” and do not need to be returned. State aid will be returned based on state regulations and Berkeley College Institutional aid will be prorated in accordance with the College tuition liability table.

When a student withdraws without notifying Academic Advisement (“unofficial withdrawals”), the calculation is different. When the College becomes aware of a student’s unofficial withdrawal through the “check point” process, financial aid will be considered earned as if the withdrawn student had attended for 50 percent of the semester. The remaining portion of the original financial aid award will be returned to the originator.

Important note: Since a withdrawn student’s tuition liability to the College is governed by the schedule set forth in the Tuition Refund Policy, the amount that a student who is withdrawn (officially or unofficially) during the semester owes the College for tuition may exceed the amount of financial aid that the student is permitted to retain under governing regulations. If so, the student will be liable to the College for any balance.

Institutional aid will not be refunded. Berkeley institutional aid awards are earned ratably during the semester.



Charges for eTexts and print textbooks (and to a lesser extent supplies) are included in the tuition charge for most courses at Berkeley College.  In compliance with federal regulations, students may choose, under certain circumstances, to opt out of the otherwise mandatory eText/book fees (and supply fees, if applicable) included in the price of tuition.

Most programs of study at Berkeley College utilize eTexts.  Students may opt out of the otherwise mandatory eText fees (and supply fees, if applicable), if all of the following conditions are met:

  • Identical materials are legally available outside of the Berkeley College eText Program; be aware that some materials are created or customized for Berkeley College eText titles only, and are not available in any other format. See https://berkeleystore.berkeleycollege.edu/site_student_resources_page2.asp for a current list of such materials.
  • The student has not already accessed the Berkeley College eTexts title(s) or used the subject supplies.
  • The student submits his/her request to opt out via the Berkeley College eText Opt-Out eForm by the end of week 1 of the start of the term and agrees (within the eForm) to his/her understanding of the potential consequences as spelled out in the eForm and in eText Opt Out Policy. The student shall also agree (within the eForm) to release Berkeley College from any claim or consequence arising in connection with his/her choice to opt out.
  • The student’s Instructor and Academic Advisor will be made aware of the student’s choice to opt out of the Berkeley College eText program (and supplies, if applicable) and that the student has agreed to accept responsibility for the potential consequences.

Should a student choose to opt-out of the otherwise mandatory College eText (and/or supply) fees for any given class, the eText (and/or supply) fees for that class (es) shall be credited to the student’s account within approximately three (3) business days after submission of the Opt-Out eForm.

For more detailed information and the complete eText and Supplies Opt Out Policy, please click here.

A few programs at Berkeley College still use print textbooks.  Students in programs where print textbooks are used have the right to obtain them (as well as supplies) from other sources, so long as they meet the requirements for the course. In order to receive a credit for textbooks and/or supplies that are purchased from another source, a student must request a waiver from the Department Chair by the end of week 1 of the start of the term. The Department Chair will determine the appropriateness of the items. If approved, the Department Chair will forward that information to the Berkeley Store to verify that the items distributed by the College have been returned, and the waiver will be forwarded to the Student Accounts Department so that a credit can be applied to the student’s account within approximately three (3) business days.

Purchase and pricing information for print textbooks and supplies is available from the Berkeley College Store at BerkeleyStore.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Some programs may also require additional books, supplies or other costs that are not included in the tuition charge. Detailed information on those requirements is available at BerkeleyCollege.edu/disclosures/.


Costs for supplies, field trips, and other classroom-related expenses vary by program and can range from $0 to $1,500 an award year (two semesters). Living expenses may vary considerably. Estimated room and board costs for students not living in Berkeley College facilities range between $3,164 and $13,204 per academic year. The lower range is for dependent students living at home while the higher range is generally for students living away from home. Personal expenses are estimated to be $2,288 and transportation averages $3,128 per academic year. Actual expenses vary based on personal situations and choices.

Although Berkeley College does not offer a student health insurance plan, the College strongly recommends all students obtain coverage. Many clinical facilities utilized by the School of Health Studies require students to provide proof of health insurance coverage prior to participating in clinical rotations. Students enrolled in the LPN to B.S.N., Practical Nurse, Patient Care Technician, Surgical Technology, and Surgical Processing Technician programs who are unable to meet this requirement may find it difficult to complete the required clinical rotation(s) and/or progress in the program.


Tuition is payable four weeks prior to the first day of classes according to the published schedule. For students admitted or readmitted after this due date, tuition is payable at registration.

Tuition may be paid in person, by mail, or online through Student Self-Service. The Student Accounts Department accepts payment by check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or wire transfer. Billing for tuition and fees is done on a semester basis, although the student may make one payment in full for the entire academic year. Subsequent term bill information is available to students online through Student Self-Service 10 weeks prior to the start of each term. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and pay the term bill on time. Students who fail to make arrangements for payment of the term bill on time will lose their ability to maintain their course schedule for the term. In addition, a late registration fee may be charged for reinstatement of a student’s course schedule.

The College reserves the right to make any changes in the schedule of hours or in the courses of study that may be desirable.

Balances in excess of charges, including deposits, held at the time of withdrawal or dismissal will be applied to outstanding charges. Any overpayment of tuition and fees will be refunded. Please note, however, that residence charges, where applicable, are fully incurred at the start of each term; once the term has started, residence charges will not be refunded.


Residence facilities should be reserved well in advance. Priorities on apartments and room assignments are based on the date residence deposits are received. An advance deposit of $400 is due with the residence application.

The balance of the fee must be paid prior to moving into the residence. If a residence reservation is canceled, the advance deposit is refunded only if the College receives notice in writing at least 60 days prior to the start of the term for which the student originally was accepted.

White Plains

Cottage Place Apartments, a six-story student residence adjacent to the College, features studio apartments with kitchenettes and two- and three-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and living rooms. All studios and bedrooms are designed for double occupancy.

Sussex House, a one-floor student residence located within the College building, features studio apartments with kitchenettes and two-bedroom apartments with kitchens, living rooms, and two bathrooms. All studios are designed for four students and two-bedroom apartments are designed for eight students.

View the housing page for more information.