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Additional information on fees associated with the School of Medical Laboratory Science:
Payment of Tuition and Fees
Students become responsible for tuition and fees at the time of registration. All financial arrangements for tuition and fees must be made on or before the tuition due date for each semester or registration may be cancelled. Students are billed by semester for all enrolled courses. Payment is due two weeks prior to the first day of each semester. *Please note there is no financial aid available through Conemaugh for the School of Medical Laboratory Science.
Students must have one of the following payment methods in place by the tuition due date each semester:
Payment of Balance in Full
The school accepts cash, check, money orders, and credit/debit payments. Payments may be mailed to the school or at the Student Financial Services Office during regular business hours. Payments are not accepted over the phone.
Financial Aid for 3+1 Programs
The Medical Laboratory Science program is not eligible for financial aid. However, if you are enrolled in a 3+1 program at an eligible institution, you may qualify for financial aid through that institution. It is the responsibility of the student who intends to use financial aid to work directly with their home institution. Financial aid funds are sent to your home institution and it is then your responsibility to make payment to Conemaugh.
Semester Payment Plan
Successful enrollment in a semester payment plan requires a completed agreement, payment of a $25.00 enrollment fee, and payment of the first month’s payment. Each semester will need a newly completed payment agreement and fee. Additional information regarding the payment plan may be obtained through the Student Financial Services Office.
Third Party Payments
This program is not directly eligible for federal financial aid. However, students may be funded through a third party. Students whose tuition and fees are funded through a third party, such as a business or agency, must have written documentation from the third party submitted to the Student Financial Services Office upon registration or by the tuition due date. Students may have the option to also apply for third party funding through private/alternative student loans.
Student Financial Obligations
Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for the courses that they are enrolled in each semester. Failure to satisfactorily attend or complete courses does not absolve a student from his or her financial obligations for those courses.
A $25 late fee is assessed to an account not paid by the due date. Additional late fees are charged in 30 day increments if balances remain unpaid. The late fees process also applies to students on a payment plan who are not meeting the payment schedule.
Students with outstanding financial obligations will have a hold on their account and may not be permitted to advance in the program, receive official transcripts or grades, or participate in graduation until the hold is cleared. At the discretion of School Administration, students may also be prevented from attending class and clinical.
The Student Financial Services Office makes every attempt to contact each student to arrange satisfactory payment of the outstanding amount. If all efforts have been exhausted and the debt is still outstanding, the unpaid account is referred to a private collection agency based on the outstanding balance and the delinquency is attached to his or her credit report.
Institutional Refund Policy
Students who withdraw from a Conemaugh program may be entitled to a tuition and fee refund. Tuition and fee refunds for courses taken at Conemaugh are subject to a scale based on period of attendance. The last date of attendance is determined according to the federal regulations by the Program Director of the student’s program.
If a student withdraws from a modular semester (terms within a semester) and does not begin attendance in a course in the second term, then the tuition charges for that course will be removed from the account.
The institutional refund calculation applies to both the tuition and fees charged for the semester. Fees that are not attendance related, such as payment plan, late, application, and registration fees are non-refundable and the institutional refund calculation does not apply to these types of fees.
The refund schedule is based on weeks of attendance. For refund purposes, a week begins on the Monday at the start of the semester’s first scheduled classes.
Within 1st week
Within 2nd week
Within 3rd week
Within 4th week
Within 5th week
For questions or concerns about billing for the School of Medical Laboratory Sciences, please contact the Student Financial Services office: