Tuition and Fees

Getting a world-class education is all about investing in yourself and your future. We’re focused on that investment, but we also understand that it can feel out of reach for many students, so we try to make it as affordable as possible. Our goal as an institution is to manage our resources as effectively as possible, so we can pass a better value along to our students.  We also offer a full range of financial aid opportunities to ensure access to a diverse population of students. For additional information on applying or attending our college, please contact our Admissions Office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 812-288-8878. We look forward to answering all your questions!

TUITION

How many credits is considered "full-time?"
Full-time is taking a minimum of 12 credits per quarter.

How much does tuition cost per term?
Tuition for on-campus programs is $3,900.00 per quarter. Students pursuing less than a full quarter of courses will be charged $260.00 per quarter hour.

**Tuition increases for new or re-enrolling students as of October 2017

Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Program (AAS)

How much does the Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Program cost if I have my general education courses completed?
If you have earned all the required general education credits at another institution and want to transfer those credits to Mid-America College of Funeral Service, the program cost is $15,600.00. With general education transferred, you could graduate after four quarters of study.

How much does Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Program cost if I want to take general education courses at Mid-America College of Funeral Service?
If do not have general education courses completed, we offer general education within the program. The program cost, including general education, is $23,400.00. With general education included within the program, you could graduate after six quarters of study.

Certificate in Funeral Directing Service

How much does the Certificate in Funeral Directing Service cost?
If enrolling into the Certificate in Funeral Directing Service, the cost of the program is $12,740.00. You could graduate after four quarters of study. NOTE: The Certificate in Funeral Directing Service is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Management

How much does the Bachelor of Science Degree in Funeral Service Management cost?
If enrolling into the Bachelor of Science Degree in Funeral Service, the cost of the program is $7,800.00. You could graduate after two quarters of study.

NOTE1: Students are required to have passed the National Board Exam (NBE) in order to be accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Management program.
NOTE2: Additional courses may be required based on number of transfer credits.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Funeral Service

How much does the Bachelor of Science Degree in Funeral Service cost?
If enrolling into the Bachelor of Science Degree in Funeral Service, the cost of the program is $15,600.00. You could graduate after four quarters of study.

Charged Tuition for Courses Approved by the President
– Courses Outside of the Scheduled Quarter

If you are taking a scheduled full quarter of courses and an additional course(s) outside of the scheduled courses, you will be charged $260.00 a quarter hour for each credit of the course(s).

Any course(s) you wish to take outside of the scheduled courses of the quarter; you will need prior approval from the president.

To view scheduled courses per term at Mid-America College of Funeral Service:
AAS - http://www.mid-america.edu/curriculum/associate-degree
BS - http://www.mid-america.edu/BFSM

FEES

Application Fee: A non-refundable Application Fee of $50.00 must accompany the Application for Matriculation. Applying and application process. 

Military Servicemember Application Fee Waiver: The admission’s application fee is waived for active duty and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) U.S. military service members, U.S. military veterans who have been honorably discharged from both active duty and IRR. If you are eligible for a waiver, request a Military Application Fee Waiver Form from the  Admissions Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . When completed, scan the form back to the admissions e-mail address. Our Admissions and Financial Aid staff stands ready to assist active duty, IRR, veterans, and military family members.

++ Military Application Fee Waiver Form

Textbooks: All textbooks are provided by the college for in-class students. If your textbooks are lost or stolen, the college can issue a replacement. Students are responsible for replacement cost.

Note: Textbooks for General Education courses (ONLY): The general education textbooks shall be returned undamaged. Damage includes written notes, highlighting, pages ripped or excessive damage.  If a student drops or withdraws from a general education course, these textbooks still must be returned. If your textbooks are lost or stolen, the college can issue a replacement. Students are responsible for replacement cost.

Distance Learning Textbooks: The College provides all required EBooks, if available. Distance Learners must purchase all required hardback book textbooks, if not available in an Ebook. Distance Learning students may purchase textbooks online when paying tuition or purchase from another reseller.

Clinical & Laboratory Supplies: The College provides each student with required clinical and laboratory supplies.

Technology Fee: A $25.00 per online course is charged at the beginning of each quarter of enrollment. The technology fee is a nominal charge in addition to tuition costs that will be used to enhance the student learning environment, protect the academic integrity of online programs, provide resources, and increase the College’s capacity to meet the technology environment expectations. The technology fee is due at the beginning of each quarter based on the number of online courses the student is enrolled in in the quarter. Technology fees are nonrefundable and can be covered by financial aid. This fee includes:

• Technical infrastructure – software and hardware
• Technology Maintenance
• Learning Management System – Moodle
• ProctorU – Online secured examination
• McGraw-Hill Connect
• eBooks
• Faculty and student resources
• Computer Lab and Deep Freeze
• Office 365
• Student Information System (SIS)

Graduation Fee: A $150.00 graduation fee is charged in the final quarter of enrollment. All students will be charged a graduation and commencement fee regardless of their attendance at the ceremony. The graduation fee is due in the first two (2) weeks of the final quarter of enrollment. Graduation fees are non-refundable and are not covered by financial aid. This fee includes:

• Administrative student graduation audit review
• An official commencement ceremony
• Cap, Gown, and Tassel
• Awards and Honor Cords
• Official diploma indicating degree earned

o Additional official diplomas are available for purchase in the Registrar’s Office

• Diploma covers presented at the ceremony (covers provided to only those attending the ceremony)

o Additional diploma covers are available for purchase in the Registrar’s Office

• Official Transcript

o Additional official transcripts are available for purchase in the Registrar’s Office

• Administrative cost
• Photographer

o Graduation pictures are available for purchase through ceremony photographer

• Friends and family attendance
• Parking

Re-Entry Fee: A non-refundable $50.00 re-entry application fee is charged prior to re-entry into the program of study. This fee includes:

• Student demographic confirmation and updates

o Student will meet with the admissions representative or Dean to update any demographics that may be out of date; such as: address, phone number, e-mail, etc.

• Re-entry documentation and updates
• Enrollment updates within NSLDS
• Financial aid updates
• Credit evaluation/re-evaluation

Change of Program Fee: A $50.00 change of program fee is charged prior to transfer procedure. Like an application fee, this fee covers:

• Administrative
• Academic Advising
• Financial Aid Advising
• Transfer credit review

Returned Payment Fee:

• A returned payment fee of $30 will be charged to a student’s account for any check dishonored by the drawee bank. Return payment fees are non-refundable and are not covered by financial aid. This fee covers administrative duties associated with the returned payment

Payment

• The returned payment must be paid by cash or money order

Waiving the Fee:

• The fee will be waived if the payment was returned in error, providing supporting documentation is submitted

National Board Exam Fee: The NBE is not required for graduation.  National Board Exam Fee for first-time takers will be reimbursed if taken and passed within 60 days of last Comprehensive Exam.  See details here. 

Note: This Bulletin in all or in part is subject to change without notice.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

We are pleased to provide students with this Net Price Calculator as a guide in planning for college. The Net Price Calculator is a federal government tool that students can use to estimate their “net price” to attend our College.