Tuition

 

Our goal at Cummings Graduate Institute is to make education as affordable as possible for all of our students. With no out-of-state tuition, no hidden fees, and flexible payment options, our competitive tuition has nothing to hide.

The Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies offers the best value DBH program on the market at 56% less than the cost of comparable programs, for students enrolled in the Spring 1 2022 academic term and prior.


Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees

Students are responsible for payment of their tuition associated with registered classes no later than the first day before the classes are scheduled to start for the term. All tuition and fees below represents USD.

Doctor of Behavioral Health Program Tuition – Enrolled Prior to Spring I 2022

Tuition Rates as of June 7th, 2018. 

The following tuition rates are for any students enrolled in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program, Spring I 2022 and prior. All students enrolled Spring I 2022 and prior will be locked into the tuition rates as of June 7th, 2018. 

Credit Hours Standard Tuition Cost Military Tuition Discount Cost (10% discount from Standard Tuition Cost)
1 $350 $315
2 $700 $630
3 $1,050 $945
60 $21,000 $18,900

Doctor of Behavioral Health Program Tuition – Enrolled Fall 2022 and After

Tuition Rates as of April 1, 2022. 

The following tuition rates are for any students enrolled in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program, Fall 2022 and later. All students enrolled Spring I 2022 and prior will be locked into the tuition rates as of June 7th, 2018. 

Credit Hours Standard Tuition Cost Military Tuition Discount Cost (10% discount from Standard Tuition Cost)
1 $400 $360
2 $800 $720
3 $1,200 $1,080
60 $24,000 $21,750

Non-Degree Certificate Program Tuition – Enrolled Prior to Spring I 2022

Tuition Rates as of October 9, 2020.

The following tuition rates are for any students enrolled in the Certificate of Integrated Care Non Degree Program and Certificate of Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Program Spring I 2022 and prior. All non degree students enrolled Spring I 2022 and prior will be locked into the tuition rates as of October 9, 2020. 

Credit Hours Standard Tuition Cost Military Tuition Discount Cost (10% discount from Standard Tuition Cost)
1 $350 $315
2 $700 $630
3 $1,050 $945
12 $4,200 $3,780
13 $4,550 $4,095
14 $4,900 $4,410
16 $5,600 $5,040

Non-Degree Certificate Program Tuition – Enrolled Fall 2022 and After

Tuition Rates as of April 1, 2022.

The following tuition rates are for any students enrolled in the Certificate of Integrated Care Non Degree Program and Certificate of Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Program Fall 2022 and after. 

Credit Hours Standard Tuition Cost Military Tuition Discount Cost (10% discount from Standard Tuition Cost)
1 $400 $360
2 $800 $720
3 $1,200 $1,080
12 $4,800 $4,320
13 $5,200 $4,680
14 $5,600 $5,040
16 $6,400 $5,760

 

Books and Fees

Type of Fee Standard Tuition Fees Military Discounts Fees
Nonrefundable Application Fee

*increase on May 1st, 2020 to $75 to be applied towards the Fall 2020 term

$50 $0
One-time Program Fee 

Applied once Program Enrollment Agreement is signed and returned to Registrar

$150 $150
Re-enrollment fee to Cummings Graduate Institute Program(s) $50 $50
Culminating Project Continuation Fee

Applied to the student’s account every seven (7) weeks until the Culminating Project section is complete. For more information, please refer to the Culminating Project Continuation Policy.

$350 $350
Other fees 

  • Late payment (applied every month until payment is current)
  • Returned check
  • Declined credit card payment
$25 $25
Graduation Fee* $0 $0
Official Transcript Fee 

(beyond the copy provided at graduation)

$20 $20
Additional Diploma Fee $20 $20
Estimated Book Costs for DBH Program** $1,500 – $2,000** $1,500 – $2,000**
Estimated Book Costs for Non-Degree 

Certificate Programs**

$475 – $1,100** $475 – $1,100**
Institutional Review Board Fee

(if applicable)***

$1,500 – $2,500*** $1,500 – $2,500***
Delta Epsilon Tau Honors Society Student

Membership Fee

$60 $60

* As a courtesy to our students upon successful completion of their program, Cummings Graduate Institute does not charge a graduation fee. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the necessary attire for the commencement ceremony, but the Institute will provide the first copy of the Official Transcript and Diploma at no additional costs.

** This is an estimate based upon our research through online textbook vendors. Cummings Graduate Institute uses Open Educational Resources (available online at no cost to the student) whenever possible to reduce student cost of attendance. The student will be provided with a list of required textbooks during the initial enrollment process and is responsible for purchasing textbooks and supplies separately.

***Institutional Review Board (IRB) supported through a partnership with the University of New Mexico. Students are responsible for paying for their new project, continuations, amendments, human subjects research determinations, and Just in Time and 118 Determinations. Invoices are sent from the University of New Mexico to Cummings Graduate Institute upon the IRB’s review of the student’s project. Cummings Graduate Institute will pay the invoice to the University of New Mexico. Then Cummings Graduate Institute will invoice the student via Populi. Refunds are not available to any IRB Fee Schedule because the University of New Mexico does not offer a refund to any student/institution, since the invoice is delivered post review. Students will have thirty (30) days to pay the invoice via Populi before being assessed a late fee. If a student fails to pay on time, they will be subject to Cummings Graduate Institute’s Collection Timeline.

Military Tuition Discount

Students who are active duty military, veterans, or spouse of active duty military or veterans are able to receive a Military Discount at CGI. The Military Discount at CGI is a waived application fee and a 10% in tuition reduction each term enrolled at CGI. Students who are active duty military,  veterans or the spouse of active duty military or veteran should inform the Admission Team during the Admission Application and interview process. Documentation is required in order to confirm eligibility. The following documents should be submitted during the Admission Application or to the Institute Registrar at registrar@cgi.edu.  

If the student is the active duty military or veterans:

  1.  DD-124 
  2.  Discharge of active duty

If the student is the spouse/domestic partner of the active duty military or veteran:

  1. Marriage certificate to verify the student’s spouse/domestic partner 
  2. If the spouse/domestic partner each  have different last names, please submit both student and spouse/domestic partner  identification

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Fees

CGI partners with the University of New Mexico’s Office of Institutional Review Board to review human subjects research proposals. Not all Culminating Projects require IRB approval.

The University of New Mexico (UNM) has a nationally accredited human research protections program (HRPP) that follows rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research for review here. The UNM Institutional Review Board (IRB) serves as the IRB for CGI.

Students are responsible for paying for their new project, continuations and amendments[SC1] [CE2] [CE3] .

UNM OIRB Fee Schedule

New Project $1,500
Continuations $500
Amendments $500
Other Submission
Change to Project Team No Charge
Reportable Events No Charge
Protocol Violations No Charge
Responses to IRB Letter No Charge
Closures No Charge

To learn more about Culminating Project Resources, click here.

Tuition Comparison

How to finance a doctoral degree is question on most students’ minds. CGI works hard to make tuition affordable and accessible to all students. Our DBH program is one of the most economical online behavioral health doctorate programs available. With our competitive tuition rates and flexible payment options, it is our goal to make education affordability possible for all of our students.

See below for an outline of tuition costs at CGI in comparison to other online DBH programs.

Data in table above sourced from university websites on September 27, 2021.

Arizona State University: source 1
Freed-Hardeman University: source 1, source 2
Grand Canyon University: source 1, source 2
Walden University: source 1, source 2

 

Payment Options

Cummings Graduate Institute works hard to make tuition affordable and accessible for our students. Cummings Graduate Institute developed several payment programs to accommodate all budget types. Programs are administered by the Cummings Graduate Institute. Please contact the Finance Department at 480-285-1761 x2 or at finance@cgi.edu for more information on payment plans.

Students utilizing Cummings Graduate Institute payment programs are responsible for timely payment of tuition and fees. Students must recognize this may mean they are responsible for their financial obligations to the Institute before receiving reimbursement from the student’s tuition assistance source.

Payment Options in Detail

For example, if a student enrolls in one 3-credit hour course for the Spring 1 2022 Term, $350 is due prior to the start of the first day, the second $350 payment is due thirty (30) calendar days from the original payment date, and the third $350 payment is due sixty (60) calendar days from the original payment date.

Term/Options Details
Spring 1, Spring 2, and Fall Terms  Payment Plan (3 payments)

  • Three (3) payments (tuition for the term is totaled and spread across three equal payments)
  • The first payment is due on or prior to the start of the first day for that term.
  • The second payment is due thirty (30) calendar days from the first payment due date.
  • The third payment is due sixty (60) calendar days from the first  payment due  date.
Summer Term

 

Payment Plan (2 payments)

  • The first payment is due on or prior to the start of the first day for that term.
  • The second payment is due thirty (30) calendar days from the first payment due date.
Payment in Full Students are required to pay tuition following the payment plans detailed above; however, if they prefer to pay their tuition in full, payment is due prior to the start of the first day. 

For example, if a student who was enrolled in the degree or non degree program Spring I 2022 or prior, enrolls in one, 3-credit hour course for the Spring I Term, their full term tuition total would be $1,050. The first payment of $350 is due on or prior to the start of the first day of the term, the second payment of $350 is due thirty (30) calendar days from the first payment due date, and the third payment of $350 is due sixty (60) calendar days from the first  payment due date. 

For example, if a student who was enrolled in the degree or non degree program Fall 2022 or after, enrolls in one, 3-credit hour course for the Spring I Term, their full term tuition total would be $1,200. The first payment of $400 is due on or prior to the start of the first day of the term, the second payment of $400 is due thirty (30) calendar days from the first payment due date, and the third payment of $400 is due sixty (60) calendar days from the first  payment due date.

Financial Assistance Options

Cummings Graduate Institute accepts private scholarships, grants, and loans. Scholarships and grants are gift awards that do not need to be repaid. A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest.  

Cummings Graduate Institute understands the critical importance of the availability of financial assistance for completing the DBH degree. As such, financial assistance may be available for those who qualify through private lenders. Cummings Graduate Institute will not work with any outside companies. it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with the outside company.

Financial Assistance Disclosure

Cummings Graduate Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Cummings Graduate Institute is not qualified for Title IV funds and does not have a IFAP School Code.

Prior Education Loan Deferment

Cummings Graduate Institute is not qualified to accept Title IV funds, which means students enrolled at Cummings Graduate Institute are not eligible to defer prior loans from other degrees or education.

Private Educational Loan Information

Cummings Graduate Institute accepts payment from a Private Education Loan. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment from the Private Educational Lender is applied towards the tuition in full or by each term. All Cummings Graduate Institute students who choose to participate in outside Private Educational Loans are responsible to pay back all monies to the student’s Private Education Loan lender for the agreement amount. Cummings Graduate Institute will not communicate directly with the Private Lender in any matter regarding student finances. It is the students full responsibility to ensure payment is received by Cummings Graduate Institute in accordance with its payment deadlines policies.

Employer Reimbursement/Third Party Payments

Any employer reimbursement or assistance can be used to cover tuition and fees. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements for payment to Cummings Graduate Institute and with the employer for reimbursements regarding continuing education. Cummings Graduate Institute will not communicate directly with the third party or employer in any matter regarding student finances.

Private Scholarships and Grants

Cummings Graduate Institute accepts private scholarship and grant dollars to cover part or all of a student’s tuition. If a student has been awarded a private scholarship or grant, the student must make arrangements with the Student Billing Department to use the funds to pay for tuition costs by the tuition deadline each term. Students who receive private scholarships disbursed to their personal accounts are responsible for using these funds appropriately to pay for the intended educational expenses, including tuition, books, supplies, and conference attendance costs.

Institutional Scholarships

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies offers institutional scholarships to both returning and first-year students enrolled in degree seeking programs. Institutional scholarships are available on a limited basis each academic term. Funding is based on academic merit and consideration is given to all students who apply. These scholarships are made possible through generous donations and fundraising efforts of CGI.

To learn more about institutional scholarship opportunities, view the scholarship section below. Questions about institutional scholarships can be directed to scholarships@cgi.edu.

Veteran Education Benefits and Policies

In accordance with 38 USC 3679(e), any covered individual may attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to Cummings Graduate Institute a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) website –eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to Cummings Graduate Institute.
  2. Ninety days after the date the Cummings Graduate Institute certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Cummings Graduate Institute will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet their financial obligations to Cummings Graduate Institute due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the VA under chapter 31 or 33.

When a covered individual does not meet satisfactory progress towards their degree program, the VA is promptly informed so benefits can be discontinued in accordance with law.

Note: A covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

To learn more about VA Education Benefits at CGI visit: https://cgi.edu/tuition/va-education-benefits/

Importance of Meeting Financial Obligations

Cummings Graduate Institute considers all financial obligations payable immediately, unless otherwise stated. A student may not be issued official transcripts, letters of recommendation, certificates of completion or have the ability to register for future certificates until all finances are paid in full. Upon completion of the certificate, any outstanding financial balance is due and payable immediately.

Financial Obligations for Withdrawn Students

A program withdrawal constitutes a drop from all courses and departure from the program. Withdrawing from the program does not eliminate the student’s financial obligations to Cummings Graduate Institute. Students are responsible for any charges owed to Cummings Graduate Institute at the time of withdrawal as determined by the Refund Policy. Any outstanding financial balance at time of withdraw is due and payable immediately. All refunds will be refunded according to the Refund Policy.

Forbearance and Deferment Options

Cummings Graduate Institute is proud of its ability to provide a doctoral degree program in an online environment at a highly competitive price. Students and prospective students should contact the Student Billing Department or their lenders to discuss forbearance or other deferment options.

There are several deferment options, including active military, public service, economic hardship, and others. While Cummings Graduate Institute does not offer any of these options, if there are any questions, please contact Cummings Graduate Institute’s Student Billing Department with any questions at finance@cgi.edu or call 480-285-1761.

Default of Financial Obligation

  • If a student’s financial obligations are in default (defined as not paying a financial obligation by the due date), Cummings Graduate Institute Finance Department will follow the following Collections Timeline: 
    1. Tuition is due according to the student’s term invoice. Payment options are listed below:
      1. Spring I, Spring II, and Fall terms have a 3-payment plan
      2. Summer term has a 2-payment plan. 
      3. The first payment is due on or by the first day of the term. The second payment is due on or by the thirty (30) calendar days from the term start date (the specific due date is predetermined by the Student Information System, Populi). If applicable, the third payment is due on or by thirty (30) calendar days following the second payment plan due date (the specific due date is predetermined by the Student Information System, Populi).
      4. If a student is paying their tuition in full, it is due, in full, on or by the start of the term. 
    2. All students are given one (1)  email reminder one week (7 calendar days) prior to the payment due date. 
    3. If the student has not made payment on or by the due date, the student is assessed a late fee of $25 on the following business day. In addition, the Finance Department will put a financial lock on the student’s Populi account. At that time, the Finance Department will reach out to the student via email notifying them of the late fee and financial lock. 
    4. Students who have not paid their outstanding tuition within seven (7) calendar days, the Student Billing Department will notify the Registrar who will put a Registration Lock on the student’s account in Populi, which prevents them from being able to register for courses. In addition, the Student Billing Department will email the Librarian to remove the student from their courses in the Learning Management System. 
    5. Upon a student making payment to their student account to bring it current, the Student Billing Department will:
      1. Remove the financial lock on the student’s account
      2. Notify the Registrar to remove any registration locks on the student’s account due to financial reasons 
      3. Notify the Librarian to  re-enroll the student into their courses in  the LMS.
    6. Reminder emails of delinquent accounts will be sent every thirty (30) calendar days until payment is received.
    7. After ninety (90) calendar days of unpaid tuition and fees, the student’s account will be deemed uncollectible and the student will not be able to continue in the program. The student will be given notice via email and certified mail of this enrollment change due to lack of payment. The balance will remain on the student’s account and then the Institution will document the tuition as uncollectible and it will either be sent to collections or written off the balance within its company books. 

    Note:

    • If a student needs assistance or has questions, please reach out to the Chief Operating Officer. The Chief Operating Officer will work with students to make accommodations when difficult times arise in the student’s life. 
    • In the event a student account is delinquent, Cummings Graduate Institute, as well as outside agencies working on its behalf, have the right to communicate with the student via email and/or phone regarding an outstanding balance. When an account is turned over for collection, the student is obligated to pay Cummings Graduate Institute’s collection expenses. If a lawsuit or other action is filed, litigation falls under Arizona state jurisdiction and the student agrees to pay Cummings Graduate Institute’s attorney’s fees as fixed by the trial court. If any party appeals any part of the trial court’s decision, the student agrees to pay Cummings Graduate Institute’s attorney’s fees for the appeal as fixed by the appellate court. Any disputes, mediation, or legal proceedings will be held in Maricopa County in the State of Arizona.

Holder in Due Course Statement

Any holder of this consumer credit contract is subject to all claims and defenses which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or services obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds, hereof Recovery hereunder by the debtor shall not exceed the amount paid by the debtor (FTC Rule effective 5- 14-76).

Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships for Degree Seeking Students

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies offers institutional scholarships to both returning and first-year students enrolled in degree-seeking programs. Institutional scholarships are available on a limited basis each academic term. Funding is based on academic merit and consideration is given to all students who apply. These scholarships are made possible through generous donations and fundraising efforts of CGI.

  • Twelve (12) – $500 one-time one-time, non-renewable scholarship awards are available per academic year.
  • Scholarships are awarded per academic term.
  • Awarded students eligible to apply for future scholarship opportunities.
  • Renewal is not automatic.

Eligibility Requirements & Terms and Conditions

View tuition scholarship eligibility requirements.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Academic Term Scholarship Application Deadline Scholarship Recipients Announcement will take place by
Spring I 2022 Friday, December 17, 2021 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 
Spring II 2022 Friday, March 4, 2022  Wednesday, March 9, 2022 
Summer 2022 Friday, June 10, 2022 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 
Fall 2022 Wednesday, August 26, 2022 Wednesday August 31, 2022  

How to Apply

To apply for a scholarship, complete the application form linked below and include your answer one of the questions below in an essay format. Essays should be a minimum of 300 words with a maximum of 500 words.

If you are a returning/existing student:

  1. How can a DBH impact healthcare within a specific population/geography/etc?
  2. How has your view of behavioral healthcare changed since enrolling at CGI?
  3. What is your vision for healthcare and how will you contribute to that vision?
  4. How will your vision disrupt current healthcare practices?
  5. Who is a practicing mentor in your field of work? And why?

If you are a new incoming student:

  1. Why do you want to pursue the DBH degree?
  2. How do you see the DBH program impacting your career?
  3. What are your career goals and how will the DBH degree contribute to them?
  4. Who is a practicing mentor in your field of work? And why?

Click here to complete you scholarship application.

How Scholarship Recipients are Notified of Award

Scholarship recipients are notified by email directly from the Institution by the date corresponding to the award term listed in the deadlines table above.

Questions about institutional scholarships can be directed to scholarships@cgi.edu.

Private Scholarships and Grants for Degree Seeking Students

Cummings Graduate Institute accepts private scholarship and grant dollars to cover part or all of a degree seeking student’s tuition. If a student has been awarded a private scholarship or grant, the student must make arrangements with the Student Billing Department to use the funds to pay for tuition costs by the tuition deadline each term. Students who receive private scholarships disbursed to their personal accounts are responsible for using these funds appropriately to pay for the intended educational expenses, including tuition, books, supplies, and conference attendance costs.

Professional Development Scholarships for Degree-Seeking Students

Conference Scholarships

CGI partner, The Behavior Web, has graciously donated $500 to support students enrolled at Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI). The scholarship is to be awarded to enrolled students presenting at conferences. The money is to be used for conference registrations or expenses related to the event. Students must have their presentation accepted in order to be eligible for the scholarship. In addition, recipients of the scholarship are required to mention in their presentation that they received support from The Behavior Web and Cummings Graduate Institute.

View Conference Scholarship eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Journal Publications Scholarships

CGI partner, The Behavior Web, has graciously donated 3-$100 scholarships to support students enrolled at Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI). The scholarship is to be awarded to enrolled students who have published in peer-reviewed journals. The money is to be used as an award for publishing materials. Students must share the publication with Cummings Graduate Institute in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

View Journal Publications Scholarship eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Refund Policies

Refund Policy

Cummings Graduate Institute strives to provide a fair and equitable refund policy in compliance with state. All money due to a student for a cancellation request will be due thirty (30) calendar days after the request is submitted, regardless of materials being turned into Cummings Graduate Institute.

Five-Day Application Cancellation Period

An applicant who provides notice of an application cancellation within five (5) calendar days of submitting an Application Fee is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. Notice of cancellation must be conveyed to Cummings Graduate Institute Admission Coordinator  in any manner available to the student, yet it is preferred to be communicated by email (Mail: Cummings Graduate Institute, Attn: Admissions, 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283; Email: admission@cgi.edu; Phone: 480-285-1761; or fax: 480-999-5641).

The effective date of application cancellation will be determined by the date in which the student first reached out (i.e. via phone, fax, email, or by postmark indicated on request letter through the mail). Any monies paid to CGI will be refunded. The refund will be distributed to the applicant within thirty (30) calendar days of notification.

Denied Admission Refund Policy

An applicant who has submitted all required admissions materials but was denied by Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies will not be refunded the Application Fee.

Five-Day Enrollment Cancellation Period

A student who provides notice of cancellation within five (5) business days of signing an Enrollment Agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. Notice of cancellation may be conveyed to any Cummings Graduate Institute staff member in any manner available to the student. Cumming Graduate Institute prefers to receive Enrollment Cancellations via email. Other options may include – Mail: Cummings Graduate Institute 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283; Email: info@cgi.edu; Phone: 480-285-1761; or Fax: 480-999-5641.

The effective date of cancellation will be determined by the date in which the student first reached out (i.e. via phone, fax, email, or by postmark indicated on request letter through the mail). Any monies paid to CGI, including the Application Fee, will be refunded. The refund will be distributed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days of notification.

All Other Courses Refund Policy

Cummings Graduate Institute considers the week in a term, starting on a Monday through the following Sunday. 

A student who chooses to withdraw from a course more than five (5) calendar days after signing an Enrollment Agreement will follow this refund schedule: 

  1. Before beginning one or more courses, meaning prior to the start of the first day of the course, the student is entitled to a refund of 100% of the tuition minus the Program Fee and Nonrefundable Application Fee.
  2. After the commencement of one or more courses, the tuition refund, minus the Program Fee  and Nonrefundable Application Fee, amount shall be determined as follow:
  1. 7 weeks course refund schedule
Length of Term Percentage of Tuition Returned to the Student Minus the Nonrefundable Application Fee and/or Program Fee AFTER
7 weeks 1st week 80%
2nd week 60%
3rd week 40%
4th week 20%
5th week 0%

Refund examples for the tuition rate for students enrolled Spring 1 2022 or prior

7-week Refund Example: If a student  withdraws from a 7-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 60% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. The refund amount would be: $350 (tuition cost for one (1) credit hour course) x 60% (refund percentage) = $210 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal.

7-week Military Discount Refund Example: If a  military student withdraws from a 7-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 60% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. The refund amount would be: $315 (tuition cost for one (1) credit hour course) x 60% (refund percentage) = $189 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal. 

7-Week TA/RA Discount Refund Example: If a student, on TA/RA contract,  withdraws from a 7-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 60% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. The refund would be $157.50 (tuition cost for one (1) credit hour course) x 60% (refund percentage) = $94.50 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal.

Refund examples for the tuition rate for students enrolled Fall 2022 or later

7-week Refund Sample: If a student  withdraws from a 7-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 60% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. The refund amount would be: $400 (tuition cost for one (1) credit hour course) x 60% (refund percentage) = $240 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal.

7-week Military Discount Refund Sample: If a  military student withdraws from a 7-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 60% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. The refund amount would be: $360 (tuition cost for one (1) credit hour course) x 60% (refund percentage) = $216 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal. 

7-Week TA/RA Discount Refund Example: If a student, on TA/RA contract,  withdraws from a 7-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 60% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. The refund would be $200 (tuition cost for one (1) credit hour course) x 60% (refund percentage) = $120 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal.

b. 12 weeks course refund schedule

Length of Term Percentage of Tuition Returned to the Student Minus the Nonrefundable Application Fee and/or Program Fee AFTER
12 weeks 1st week 80%
2nd week 70%
3rd week 60%
4th week 50%
5th week 40%
6th week 30%
7th week 20%
8th week 10%
9th week 0%

Refund examples for the tuition rate for students enrolled Spring 1 2022 or prior

12-week Refund Example: If a student withdraws from a 12-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 70% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. For a student qualified for standard tuition, the refund amount would be: $1,050 (tuition cost for one (1) three (3) credit hour course) x 70% (refund percentage) = $735 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) days from the date of withdrawal.

12-week Military Discount Refund Example: If a student withdraws from a 12-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 70% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. For a student qualified for military  tuition, the refund amount would be: $945 (tuition cost for one (1) three (3) credit hour course) x 70% (refund percentage) = $661.50 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) days from the date of withdrawal. 

12-week TA/RA Discount Refund Example: If a student  withdraws from a 12-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 70% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. The refund would be $472.50 (tuition cost for one (1) three (3) credit hour course) x 70% (refund percentage) = $330.75 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal.

Refund examples for the tuition rate for students enrolled Fall 2022 or later

12-week Refund Sample: If a student withdraws from a 12-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 70% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. For a student qualified for standard tuition, the refund amount would be: $1,200 (tuition cost for one (1) three (3) credit hour course) x 70% (refund percentage) = $840 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal.

12-week Military Discount Refund Sample: If a student withdraws from a 12-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 70% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. For a student qualified for military  tuition, the refund amount would be: $1,080 (tuition cost for one (1) three (3) credit hour course) x 70% (refund percentage) = $756 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal. 

12-week TA/RA Discount Refund Example: If a student  withdraws from a 12-week course during the second week, the student will be refunded 70% of their tuition paid excluding the application fee and program fee. The refund would be $600 (tuition cost for one (1) three (3) credit hour course) x 70% (refund percentage) = $420 (amount refunded to the student). This refund is mailed to the student within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of withdrawal.

Financial Hardship

If a student is going through a difficult time, and is worried about being able to pay tuition, the student should reach out to the Chief Operating Officer. The Chief Operating Officer will listen to the student’s issue and work with the student to find the best resolution. Cummings Graduate Institute wants to support its students as best as it can during their hardship. While the support will be different for each instance, we commit to doing whatever we can to help you through the hardship, while staying enrolled at CGI. The Chief Operating Officer can be reached by email at aharrison@cgi.edu or by phone at (480)-285-1761.


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The totally online DBH program offered by Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies is focused on the professional I have grown into: a synergistic disrupter for the healthcare industry, who is passionate about Wholistic Healthcare (e.g., health, behavioral health, and Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health), rendered skillfully through interprofessional teams. The program pillars of medical literacy, integrated behavioral health interventions, and entrepreneurship resonate loudly with me. The healthcare industry will continue to change, with doctoral level professionals needed to play a major role in any successful transformation. My goal is to further advance my knowledge-base, professional standing, and industry commitment to be part of these transformational efforts. In this way I can heed the Quadruple Aim: assuring quality-driven patient-centric care is rendered at the right time, through the right population-based treatment processes, at the right cost, and by empowered professionals embracing the work and committed to their charge.

Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP DBH Candidate, Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies March 11, 2020

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