Online Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Schedule

GRACE ONLINE PROGRAM RATES

Course Level Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Fall 2020 – Spring 2021
Associate (100-200) $365 per credit hour $370per credit hour
Bachelor (300-400) $430 per credit hour $440 per credit hour
Military Discount* $250 per credit hour $250 per credit hour

Other Grace Online Fees:

  • Application Fee:  $0 (Waived for Online Students)
  • Resource Fee:  $150 (Per 3 Credit Course; see explanation below)
  • Graduate Studies Tech Fee: $25 per 3 credit course
  • Graduation Fee:  $100
  • Official Transcript: $5 (per transcript, paid in advance)

The cost to audit a course or enroll as a non-degree student follows the same tuition and fee schedule as the degree-seeking tuition and fee schedule.

Full payment or a verified payment plan is due prior to the beginning of the first class of every semester.

  • Grace Online honors those who have served our country as a part of the armed forces. Military students and families may be eligible to receive a discounted tuition rate.  Students may also be eligible to receive education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students who are currently serving on active duty, released from active duty, part of the Reserves or National Guard or a spouse or dependent of a veteran, may be eligible for these benefits. The military discount is available to all military service members, veterans, military spouses, and dependents (under age 23).  Required documentation may include a certificate of release or discharge from the military (DD214), certificate of eligibility (COE), and/or a tuition voucher.  The required documentation and an honorable discharge status must be submitted to receive the military discount. G.I. Jobs Magazine named Grace Christian University a Military Friendly School in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Tuition is set on a per-academic year basis.  The Rates of tuition and fees are those published in the academic catalog prior to the start of a new academic year. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change at any time as determined by Grace Christian University’s Board of Directors.

RESOURCE FEE

The Resource Fee covers all textbooks, workbooks, technology and associated costs required for Grace Online students. If a student qualifies for financial aid, just like tuition, the resource fee will be paid with whatever financial aid has been awarded. This service prevents the inadvertent purchase of wrong textbook editions, incorrect access codes, or late arrival, among other issues. Students are expected to return the rented text(s) upon completion of the class. Books not returned will incur charges for the additional cost of the text over the rental price. These charges will be added to the student’s account.

Textbooks and Slingshotedu.com Partnership

Grace Online uses a streamlined book rental service that fits the accelerated program format. Books are shipped directly to the student before each five-week class and are returned by the student the week after each five-week class.

Important items to make it work:

• The student must provide an accurate shipping address (can be home, work, or other);

• The student must immediately inform the University of an address change;

• The student is responsible to make sure books get returned in a timely manner, or pay buyout fees for the books.

Follow this link for Customer Support and Rental FAQ’s: slingshotedu.com/support

What is Textbook Butler?

Grace Christian University Online has a robust relationship with Slingshotedu.com for a convenience-driven service that delivers your books straight to you: the right books, on time, at a competitive price.

Why has Grace Christian University Online chosen to use Textbook Butler?

• Adult learners can focus on the learning necessary for academic success in accelerated programs.

• Because the learning resources are put on the student bill, students can use financial aid for books and materials.

• Students can choose their preference of new purchase, used purchase, or rental. (Rental is just the default setting.) If a student wants to keep a rental book, they pay only the difference in price between rental and purchase (no fees).

• Slingshot maintains a Customer Care Team which is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM (EST) to answer inquiries.

• Grace’s faculty and staff can focus on serving students in academics, advising, chaplaincy, and services – and allow Slingshot to focus on knowing the book business and getting competitive prices for students.

Slingshotedu.com Student Portal

Students are encouraged to use the Slingshotedu.com Student Portal to view outstanding rentals, text buyout prices, and request/print return shipping labels.

Follow this link for the Student Portal access: gracechristian.treeoflifebooks.com/#/landing

Rental Extension

If a student is granted an incomplete, the student should contact Slingshotedu.com to request an extension of their rental and discuss any additional charges. A student’s decision to return a book instead of completing the required coursework is not advised.

Opt-Out

Under special circumstances, a student may complete a Student Acceptance of Responsibility to Procure Learning Materials form to opt out of the textbook delivery service. However, opting out of the rental agreement does not decrease the Resource Fee. Why is there an opt-out? The federal government requires that students be given the opportunity to opt-out of a book delivery service. What is Grace Christian University’s recommendation? Our recommendation is that students focus on their learning and everything else that happens in life (family, work, church responsibilities), and allow TOL to serve them by delivering books when they are needed so that books arrive on time for the next course!

Learning Management System

Grace Christian University uses Blackboard, a learning management system, as the virtual classroom for both online and on-site learners to communicate announcements, hold discussions, submit assignments, and track grades.

Microsoft Office

Grace Christian University provides each student access to the Microsoft Office suite, allowing the student to download Microsoft applications to assist with coursework.

Online Resources

Students have access to various online resources including, but not limited to online research databases, writing lab resources, research help, and a live librarian (during business hours).

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND LOANS

Visit gracechristian.edu/onlineaid for information on the available scholarships, grants and loans for Grace Christian University students.