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Tuition, Costs, and Financial Aid

8 Start Dates a Year | Next start date is October 5

Unity College moves to remote learning for 2020-21 offering flexible, affordable, and accessible options!

We’ll help you find a way

to pay for the cost of tuition

Our goal is to make education affordable and manageable. We work with students during the recruitment process to help plan and find ways to pay for their degree.

Hybrid Learning is offered under a non-standard academic calendar, comprised of eight 5-week terms. Each term is considered a stand-alone period of attendance and financial aid is awarded by term. A student who takes one 3-credit course is considered full-time for that term. A student may attend or stop out any term, which allows for a flexible educational experience.

Use our net price calculator to estimate both the cost of attending Unity College and the financial aid for which you might qualify.

Tuition

Hybrid Learning courses delivered online cost $470 per credit hour. Hybrid Learning courses delivered face-to-face cost $550 per credit hour. Books, software, hardware, and other materials are not included in the credit hour cost and must be purchased separately.

All Hybrid Learning students take a minimum of 37 credits toward their degree online.

Comprehensive Fee

All students pay a nonrefundable, comprehensive fee of $170 per term that covers the costs of multiple student-support services provided by Unity College. The fee provides access to all student services for the duration of a term, whether students are registered for online or face-to-face classes. This fee is not limited to, but includes services associated with student academic support, student activities, technology, wellness, fitness, and outdoor equipment.

The Comprehensive Fee does not include the annual Student Insurance Fee of $1,837, which is waived if the student is covered by another plan.  It also does not include a one-time residential orientation fee ($75.00) or the one-time graduation fee ($100.00).

Housing

On-campus housing offers a unique community living experience, easy access to campus resources, and amenities such as activities, residence life support, and security, without having to sign a long-term lease. Pricing for on-campus housing is listed in the table below. Single occupancy may be requested for an additional cost and will be available on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Residents must abide by the Room & Board Contract and all housing policies in the Hybrid Learning Student Handbook.

Housing TypeCost
3 consecutive 5-week terms (17 weeks)$1,865
2 consecutive 5-week terms (11 weeks)$1,330
1 5-week term$660
Suite Single Room (additional per term)$300
All Other Single Rooms (additional per term)$350

Dining

Unity College meal plans offer students convenient access to a variety of menu options that accommodate specific dietary needs. Pricing for meal plans is listed in the table below. A meal plan is required for each student residing on campus for longer than one week and is available for students living off campus also. All meal plans include 19 meals per week.

Meal Plan TypeCost
3 consecutive 5-week terms (17 weeks)$2,160
2 consecutive 5-week terms (11 weeks)$1,540
1 5-week term$765

Financial Aid

Unity College’s Office of Student Financial Services is ready to help you finance your Unity College education. Your federal financial aid eligibility will be determined based on the income, asset, and household information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov. Choose Unity’s College Code (006858) to ensure that the federal application data will be transmitted to the Office of Student Financial Services.  Please respond promptly to requests for additional information or clarification concerning your financial aid application.

Sample Financial Aid Awards for Dependent Students*

In the examples below, the cost per term for 2 three-credit hour classes is $2,990.

For students with $0 expected family contribution, the financial aid package per 5-week term: 

Aid TypeAmount
Pell Grant$594
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant$50
Work Study (if interested)$1,400 – $1,700
Net Subsidized Loan$434
Net Unsubsidized Loan$248
Total out of pocket$1,464

For students with $3,500 expected family contribution, the financial aid package per 5-week term: 

Aid TypeAmount
Pell Grant$349
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant$50
Work Study (if interested)$1,400 – $1,700
Net Subsidized Loan$434
Net Unsubsidized Loan$248
Total out of pocket$1,909

For students with $8,100 expected family contribution, the financial aid package per 5-week term: 

Aid TypeAmount
Net Subsidized Loan$434
Net Unsubsidized Loan$248
Family Contribution after Aid$2,308

*students who are considered Independent for FAFSA purposes are eligible for $742 in net unsubsidized loan per 5-week term.

*The net loan amount is after the Department of Education required origination fee is removed.

*Financial aid is issued using a non-standard calendar, which allows a student to receive a loan while taking one course per 5-week term. Financial aid is distributed across all periods of enrollment available.

Federal Work Study Awards

Students in the Hybrid Learning will be eligible to participate in the Federal Work Study Program if the student has residential housing and is enrolled during the period of enrollment a student intends to utilize work study funds. The maximum annual award is $1400, and eligibility will be determined based on a student’s expressed interest and financial need based on FAFSA results.

Because of COVID-19, we will be offering limited work study opportunities remotely. 

Private Scholarships

In addition to Unity College scholarships, there are dozens of private scholarships available to Unity students. Download the list here: Private Scholarships.

Billing

Students will be billed for each term after registering for their courses, and all student accounts must be settled and any financial aid in place before the end of the add/drop period (day three of the term). Any outstanding balance will lead to automatic withdrawal from courses. Any outstanding balance must be paid prior to future enrollment.

Failure to Pay

Failure to pay bills in full when due may result in revocation of Unity College privileges, including but not limited to, issuance of grades and/or transcripts, registration for subsequent terms, participation in graduation ceremonies, and participation in registered classes and examinations. It is imperative that a student contact Student Financial Services at 207-509-7235 if any charges are disputed.

Refund Policy

Courses

Hybrid Learning students who drop a course, whether they are active or not, before the end of the add/drop period are eligible for a 100% tuition refund for that course.

After midnight of the last day of add/drop, students are no longer eligible for a refund. If the delivery of a course is disrupted for any reason during a term, an alternate course delivery method may be substituted at the discretion of the institution.  No tuition refunds are available for a change of delivery method during a term.

Refund Schedule for Room and Board

Prior to the first day of class of the first termPrior to the first day of class of the second termPrior to the first day of class of the third termAfter the first day of class of the third term
Room 17 weeks100%$1,205$5350
Room 11 weeks100%$67000
Room 5 weeks100%000
Single Room FeesNonrefundable
Board 17 weeks100%$1,395$6200
Board 11 weeks100%
$775
00
Board 5 weeks100%000