Tuition & Fees 2013 - 2014

*Beginning Aug 2013


Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are due and payable the Friday prior to the start of the term (fall, spring, summer). Students desiring financial assistance should contact the Financial Aid Specialist. (See Financial Aid for a description of available assistance.) All Trinity College tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the College.


Tuition Rate

Trinity College is a private institution and does not assess separate charges for out-of-district or out-of- state students. Charges for all courses, which do not have a special flat rate are determined on a credit hour basis according to the following schedules. Tuition and fees for general education coursework is set by the providing institution. To obtain current information regarding tuition and fee schedules for articulated educational agreements with other institutions, please contact the Student Services Office at 309-779-7733.


Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

BSHS  Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Tuition
$674.00
per semester hour
General Service Fee
(only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee   
$275.00
paid final semester
Technology Fee
(only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)  
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee
$25.00
per semester

Nursing Programs

ASN  Associate of Science in Nursing
Tuition
1st & 2nd Year             
 
$517.00

per semester hour
Auxiliary Fee
1st Year
2nd Year
 
$344.00
$361.00

per semester
per semester
Nursing Lab Kit Fee
1st Year
2nd Year

$142.00
$79.00

per semester
per semester
General Service Fee
(only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee   
$275.00
paid final semester
Technology Fee
(only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)  
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee
$25.00
per semester

 

BSN-A  Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Tuition
  $674.00
per semester hour
Auxiliary Fee
$344.00
per semester
Nursing Lab Kit Fee
 
$286.00
$79.00
first semester
2nd, 3rd, & 4th semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee   
$275.00
paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee
$25.00
per semester

 

BSN-B  Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Tuition
$674.00
per semester hour
Auxiliary Fee
1st & 2nd semester
3rd & 6th semester
4th & 5th semester

$344.00
$96.00
$366.00

per semester
per semester
per semester
Nursing Lab Kit Fee
1st & 2nd semester
3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th semester

$142.00
$79.00

first semester
first semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee   
$275.00
paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee
$25.00
per semester

 

BSN-C  Completion Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Tuition
3rd & 4th Year

$674.00

per semester hour
Auxiliary Fee
$96.00
per semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee   
$275.00
paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Student Activities Fee
$25.00
per semester


Radiography Program

Associate of Applied Science Radiography Program
Tuition
$517.00
per semester hour
Professional Activities Fee
$88.00
per semester
Auxiliary Fee
1st Year
2nd Year

$53.00
$70.00

per semester
per semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee   
$275.00
paid final semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Clinical Manual
$71.00
per year
Supplies Fee
$20.00
per semester
Background Check
$35.00
 
Student Activities Fee
$25.00
per semester


Respiratory Care Program

Associate of Applied Science Respiratory Care Program
Tuition
$517.00
per semester hour
Professional Activities Fee
$88.00
per semester
Auxiliary Fee
1st Year
2nd Year 

$80.00
$150.00

per semester
per semester
General Service Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the general services fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Graduation Fee   
$275.00
paid spring semester
Technology Fee (only applies to courses taken at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences)
$250.00
per semester (5+ credit hours
If less than or equal to 4 credit hours the technology fee is $50.00 per credit hour/per semester)
Clinical Manual
$66.00
paid fall semester, 1st year
Supplies Fee
$88.00
per semester
Student Activities Fee
$25.00
per semester


Clinical Make-Up Unit (CMU)

Clinical Make-Up Unit (CMU)
CMU 100
$259.00
per unit
CMU 200
$517.00
per unit


Financial Obligations Policy and Procedure

Registration for classes creates a financial obligation by the registrant to pay tuition, fees, and other charges which constitutes an understanding and acceptance of the responsibility. To be considered in good financial standing, a student must complete financial arrangements on or before the start of each semester, which for a returning student or for a student who seeks re-admittance, means any unpaid balances. A student will not be re-admitted if there is a financial hold on his/her account. Failure to pay tuition and fees or pay unpaid balances will result in an administrative withdrawal of the student by the Director of Student Services and prevent him/her from attending class. The Financial Aid Specialist is available for consultation to assist with financial needs.

To remain in good financial standing, each student must complete all required financial aid procedures, meet all deferred payment deadlines, and make other arrangements for any student loans that may be denied. Failure to do so will result in the account being delinquent (in default) and the student being administratively withdrawn from the College. In addition to being administratively withdrawn from the College, the student will not receive credit for the courses in progress, transcripts of student records will not be released, diplomas of graduating seniors will be held, and testing/exam boards will not be notified of the student’s program completion.

The College will make an attempt to collect on the account prior to submitting it to a collection agency. If the student does not settle the account prior to collections, he/she will be responsible for all of the College’s cost of collection. This includes, but is not limited to, a collection agency fee and/or reasonable attorney’s fees. Collection agency costs along with penalties and interest incurred to collect accounts may be added to the balance due from the student.


Billing and Payment Options

Tuition, fees, and other authorized charges for the semester are billed and available electronically through My Pulse approximately two weeks before classes begin and will be due two weeks prior to the start of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to review his/her account monthly for any outstanding account balance. A late fee of $30.00 will be assessed if payment is not received by 4:00pm on the first day of the semester or if payment arrangements have not been made (see deferred payment option).
Who gets the College bill?
The College bill is sent to the current address unless the student changes the destination of the bill. Students may update their address or change the destination by completing a change of address form in the student services department or online through the student portal.
 
Can parents receive the College bill?
Yes; to do this, the students should change the destination of the bill. The instructions are provided on the billing screen. All other correspondence from the College will still be mailed to the student’s current residing address.



 
Deferred Payment Option
 
A student who is not able to make a lump sum payment may select the Deferred Payment Option (DPO).
The Deferred Payment Option provides students a way to make payments throughout the semester. Payments are due on the 15th of each month during the semester: September, October, November, and December for fall and January, February, March, and April for spring, and June, July, and August for summer session (note three payments in summer). The student must complete the DPO form, which is located on the College website. The form should be printed off, filled out and given to the College Bursar for processing. There is a $30.00 per semester non-refundable DPO application fee. If payment is not received by the 15th of each month (as listed above) the account will be charged a $30.00 late fee each month payment is late. If two consecutive payments are missed, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the College for non-payment of tuition.

 
Tuition Rates and Fees
 
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences bases student charges on credit hour tuition (See tuition schedule). Students are responsible for course-related charges and College fees as outlined in the tuition and fee schedule. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover for payment of tuition and fees. A service fee is charged for returned checks.

 
Return of Excess Funds 
 
Refund checks will be processed after all aid and other forms of payment have been applied to the student’s account. Refund checks are issued to those students who have a credit balance on their account. The refund checks will be mailed to the student’s billing address on file in the student portal within six weeks after the start of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the address on file in the College portal is accurate.

 
Withdrawal and Account Balances
 
A student who withdraws from the College and has a balance will be permitted to arrange monthly payments as a last resort. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences will permit the student to pay at least 20% of the balance and not less than $50.00 on a monthly basis with total amount being paid within six months. A written agreement must be signed and dated with the College Bursar. Missing a single payment is grounds for cancellation of the arrangements and referral to a collection agency.  Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences transcripts will be held until the outstanding balance is paid in full.
 
Refunds that are a result of dropping courses will be issued per the guidelines in the College Catalog.
 


Description of Fees


Application Fee
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences requires a $50.00 nonrefundable application fee. This fee is paid through the online application process or by mailing a $50.00 check made payable to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences. If mailing the $50.00 nonrefundable application fee, send to:

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Attn: Student Services
2122 25th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201


Re-Application/Renewal Fee
This $15.00 nonrefundable fee is for students who wish to re-apply, renew, or are requesting re-admission into a program. This fee is paid through the online application process or by mailing a $15.00 check made payable to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences. If mailing the fee, send to the address noted above under Application Fee.

Students/Graduates from any of the programs at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences who are continuing their education at the College for a second degree will have their application/re-application/renewal fee waived.


Deposit Fee
A $100.00 nonrefundable tuition deposit is required of all students within two weeks of receiving a letter of official acceptance. This deposit confirms the student’s intention to enroll in a College program beginning any semester. The deposit is credited toward the student’s tuition account.


Auxiliary Fee
The student auxiliary fee is assessed to students on both a full-time and part-time enrollment status. This fee covers standardized testing and materials used throughout the curriculum.

General Service Fee
Students are assessed a general services fee which covers the following services:
  • Funding for co-curricular services, which include both academic support and student services support
  • Needle-sticks testing/services and follow-up.

Student Activities Fee
This fee provides funds for the Student Government Association as well as other college-sanctioned organizations and activities.


Graduation Fee
Students who apply for graduation will be assessed a fee  of $275.00, which covers the ceremony charges, reception, diploma cover, invitations, cap and gown, commemorative college pin, three official transcripts as well as additional services related to the ceremony. Students not participating in commencement will be assessed a prorated fee.


Technology Fee
This fee is used to maintain current technological resources, laboratory/simulation equipment, computers, software, etc., and to provide updated technology for student learning support.


Late Tuition Fee
A $30.00 late fee will be assessed for any payments received after due dates.


Late Registration Fee
A $25.00 late fee will be assessed for registrations received after the last day of the registration period. A $25.00 late fee will also be assessed for registrations that are re-processed after students are administratively withdrawn for overdue accounts. This fee must be paid prior to the registration being processed. It is the student’s responsibility to check the academic calendar for registration dates.


Transcript Fee
An unofficial student record is maintained on the College student portal. Official transcript request forms are available on the College website. Transcripts will be processed in 5-7 business days free of charge.  Rush orders will be processed on business days within 24 hours for a fee of $20.00 per transcript.


Service Fee
A $25.00 service charge will be applied to the student’s account for all returned checks.


Additional Expenses
Students can expect additional expenses including books, transportation, uniforms, white leather shoes, a watch, stethoscope, bandage scissors, lead markers, required immunizations, CPR, physical examination, and Professional Society Memberships. Individual programs may assess additional fees based on the program of study.


Billing Services
Tuition and fees are due and payable to the College Bursar the Friday prior to the start of the semester or accelerated term start date. All College charges and credits for each semester are consolidated into one account for each student. The Bursar issues one bill prior to the start of the semester or accelerated term. Bills are mailed to the student’s home address unless otherwise requested. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Services Office of the correct mailing address or inability to access the student portal “My Pulse.” Failure to receive a bill does not affect financial responsibility. In the event that a student’s financial aid, billing authorization, or scholarships and personal payment do not fully cover the tuition and fee charges, students must pay the balance or make satisfactory payment arrangements. Checks should be made payable to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences and mailed/delivered to the address below:

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Attention: Bursar
2122 – 25th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201-5317


Please Note: Students who have not made satisfactory payments or payment arrangements are restricted and not permitted to register for new classes, receive their diploma upon graduation, or receive transcripts until the outstanding balance is paid in full.

Fall Semester  August 16, 2013
Spring Semester  January 10, 2014
Summer Semester May 16, 2014


Deferred Payment Program

The College offers a “Deferred Payment Plan” for all semesters. Students wishing to set up a deferred plan must complete the Installment/Deferment Plan form and return it to the Bursar’s Office by the Due Date on the original billing. Payments are to be made in three (3) to four (4) equal payments due the 15th of each month. There is a $30.00 non-refundable set-up fee that is assessed each semester. There will be a $30.00 late fee charged for each late payment. Students employed by Unity Point Health, Trinity may select payroll deduction as their deferred payment option. Payroll deduction follows the deferred payment plan due dates.

Questions about the Deferred Payment Plan should be directed to the College Bursar at 309-779-7733.