Chatham University

Gateway Tuition & Fees

Fees for credits earned through experiential learning are charged at a significantly reduced rate relative to Chatham's University undergraduate per-credit tuition of $709 per credit. When you submit your portfolio for review, billing to your student account will be initiated at the rate of $252 per credit assessed. This is in addition to the $500 portfolio assessment fee incurred upon registration to the portfolio development course. The fee per credit assessed is not eligible for federal or state financial aid, however, as a Gateway student, a no interest, no application fee payment plan is available.

» Click here to see the schedule of Tuition and Fees for undergraduates.

Prior Learning Assessment Savings*

Example (30 credits):

Chatham University tuition at $14,606 for credits 0-21 and 709 per credit for credits 22-30$20,987
Time needed to pursue 30 credits1-3 years
 
Compare to Portfolio Development costs:
Tuition for SDE 121 (Portfolio Development)$1,362
Portfolio Development application Fee$500
Fee for 30 credits assessed at $252 per credit$7,560
Total Costs incurred for portfolio$9,422
Time needed to complete portfolio 1 semester
 
Savings to student$10,751

Example (27 credits):

Chatham University tuition at $14,606 for credits 0-21 and 709 per credit for credits 22-27$18,860
Time needed to pursue 27 credits1-3 years
 
Compare to Portfolio Development costs:
Tuition for SDE 121 (Portfolio Development)$1,362
Portfolio Development application Fee$500
Fee for 27 credits assessed at $252 per credit$6,804
Total Costs incurred for portfolio$8,666
Time needed to complete portfolio 1 semester
 
Savings to student$9,464

Example (24 credits):

Chatham University tuition at $14,606 for credits 0-21 and 709 per credit for credits 22-24$16,733
Time needed to pursue 24 credits1-3 years
 
Compare to Portfolio Development costs:
Tuition for SDE 121 (Portfolio Development)$1,362
Portfolio Development application Fee$500
Fee for 24 credits assessed at $252 per credit$6,048
Total Costs incurred for portfolio$7,910
Time needed to complete portfolio 1 semester
 
Savings to student$8,177

Example (21 credits):

Chatham University tuition at full-time tuition rate of $14,606$14,606
Time needed to pursue 21 credits1-2 years
 
Compare to Portfolio Development costs:
Tuition for SDE 121 (Portfolio Development)$1,362
Portfolio Development application Fee$500
Fee for 21 credits assessed at $252 per credit$5,292
Total Costs incurred for portfolio$7,154
Time needed to complete portfolio 1 semester
 
Savings to student$6,890

Example (18 credits):

Chatham University tuition at full-time tuition rate of $14,606$14,606
Time needed to pursue 18 credits1-2 years
 
Compare to Portfolio Development costs:
Tuition for SDE 121 (Portfolio Development)$1,362
Portfolio Development application Fee$500
Fee for 18 credits assessed at $252 per credit$4,536
Total Costs incurred for portfolio$6,398
Time needed to complete portfolio 1 semester
 
Savings to student$7,646

Example (15 credits):

Chatham University tuition at full-time tuition rate of $14,606$14,606
Time needed to pursue 15 credits1-2 years
 
Compare to Portfolio Development costs:
Tuition for SDE 121 (Portfolio Development)$1,362
Portfolio Development application Fee$500
Fee for 15 credits assessed at $252 per credit$3,780
Total Costs incurred for portfolio$5,642
Time needed to complete portfolio 1 semester
 
Savings to student$8,402

Example (12 credits):

Chatham University tuition at full-time tuition rate of $14,606$14,606
Time needed to pursue 12 credits1-2 years
 
Compare to Portfolio Development costs:
Tuition for SDE 121 (Portfolio Development)$1,362
Portfolio Development application Fee$500
Fee for 12 credits assessed at $252 per credit$3,024
Total Costs incurred for portfolio$4,886
Time needed to complete portfolio 1 semester
 
Savings to student$9,158

Example (9 credits):

Chatham University tuition at $709 per credit$6,381
Time needed to pursue 9 credits1 year
 
Compare to Portfolio Development costs:
Tuition for SDE 121 (Portfolio Development)$1,362
Portfolio Development application Fee$500
Fee for 9 credits assessed at $252 per credit$2,268
Total Costs incurred for portfolio$4,130
Time needed to complete portfolio 1 semester
 
Savings to student$1,999

Example (6 credits):

Chatham University tuition at $709 per credit$4,254
Time needed to pursue 6 credits1 year
 
Compare to Portfolio Development costs:
Tuition for SDE 121 (Portfolio Development)$1,362
Portfolio Development application Fee$500
Fee for 6 credits assessed at $252 per credit$1,512
Total Costs incurred for portfolio$3,374
Time needed to complete portfolio 1 semester
 
Savings to student$712

*Savings are calculated based on tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 academic year. All fees are subject to change