How much will it cost for an online degree?

When you invest in a Saint Joseph’s College education, not only do you greatly increase your salary potential, the emphasis on real-world applications gives you the ability to contribute at your workplace and in your community while earning your degree. That adds up to tremendous value.

Our Tuition Installment Plan, private loans and traditional financial aid programs can help spread out program costs, but also be sure to check with your employer regarding tuition reimbursement programs available. You may also want to contact your tax advisor about new tax initiatives such as the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.


Courses are per credit rate and rounded to the nearest dollar. All certificate programs are charged based on the specific program selected.

Below are the current tuition costs effective July 1, 2021, for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Online Program Tuition Per Credit
Undergraduate $378
Graduate Business & Accounting $591
Graduate Education $449
Graduate Health Administration $591
Graduate Nursing $683
Graduate Theology $398
Dual Degree (MSN/MBA and MSN/MHA) $637
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) $449

Supplemental Program Fees

MSN: NP Clinical Fee, per course, selected courses $750
MSN: Non-NP Clinical Fee, per course, selected courses $225
MSEd, Distance Internship, per course $320
MSEd, Student Teaching, per course $640

Online Programs Application Fees (non-refundable)

Application Fee (Graduate, Undergraduate, Certificates, Continuing Education) $0

Special Fees (all non-refundable)

Graduation fee $75
Processing fee $30
*Service charge for unpaid check or credit card return $50
*Transcript of record $8
Tuition Installment Plan Fee $55

*Fees set outside of the Online College; campus-wide set fees.

U.S. Military and Corporate Partnerships

Saint Joseph’s College offers tuition discounts for active duty military members and for employees of our corporate partners. General information can be found on our website here. For the most up-to-date information regarding these discounts and eligibility requirements, please contact an admissions counselor by calling 800-752-4723, texting 207-893-7841, or e-mailing If you are an active student, please contact your student support specialist for more information.

Summer Program tuition

Complete information is published each Spring for the upcoming Summer Session term. View our catalog for details.

Payment in full is expected upon registering for courses. Saint Joseph’s College accepts payment by check, money order, Master Card, VISA and, Discover. In addition, payment can be made by debit card, a Tuition Assistance voucher, or online.

Tuition Installment Plan

For students using a payment plan, a deposit equal to one credit hour of tuition per course is required upon registration, in addition to the installment plan fee. The remaining obligation is made in two scheduled payments. Students using financial aid should contact their academic advisor or an admissions counselor for details. (The use of a payment plan may not be possible if you are using tuition reimbursement plans from your employer. Please check with your employer if you are using tuition reimbursement.)

Tax Forms

Saint Joseph’s College has contracted with Heartland ESCI to distribute the 1098-T to all students. Students should contact Heartland ECSI directly via their website ( or by phone (866-428-1098) for any questions related to their 1098-T statement.

To access their 1098-T statement online, students will need their:

  • First and Last Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Zip Code that appears on their 1098-T form

Students w/ Electronic Consent
Students that have consented to receive their 1098-T electronically will receive an email notification (unless otherwise agreed upon) within 24 – 48 hours.

Students w/o Electronic Consent
Students that have not consented to receive their 1098-T electronically will have a paper 1098-T statement mailed to them by January 31st.