Pay for School
Affordable and Flexible
If you’re like many adult learners, you’re probably concerned about financing your education. WE have good news for you. Providence College’s School of Continuing Education offers flexible and affordable classes and programs–just $1050 a course–with several payment options and scholarships for students. In fact, our tuition is lower than RIC or URI.
2017-2018 Academic Year
Tuition per Credit $350.00
Tuition per 3 Credit Course $1050.00
SCE students are sometimes surprised to find out that they qualify for financial aid. Be sure to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online in enough time for Providence College to receive it prior to registration in the semester(s) you plan on attending. In order to qualify for aid, you must be enrolled in a qualifying degree or certificate program and taking at least six credits a semester. To learn more, visit PC’s Financial Aid site.
Don’t miss out on scholarships to help you pay for school, offered through SCE and outside organizations. Some scholarships are set aside especially for transfer students, as well as for veterans.
Resources for Planning and Financing your Education
- The College Planning Center of Rhode Island offers free one-on-one college counseling and includes scholarship information.
- Career One Stop: financed by the U.S. Labor Department and includes information on retraining and other types of education-related aid and programs.
- FinAid is free public service with resources such as repayment calculators, needs analysis, and information about savings tools and plans.
- Federal Student Aid is the U.S. Department of Education’s site for free information on preparing for and funding college education. Select “Applying for Financial Aid” on the left, then “Funding Your Education.”
- WaytogoRI offers excellent tools and financial aid information for adults who are interested in returning to college.
- Alumni: A 25% standby discount is offered for alumni taking SCE courses for credit.
- Religious and Clergy: A 25% standby discount is available on all SCE credit courses (does not apply to audited courses).
- Persons 65 and over: On a standby basis, persons 65 and over may take SCE courses for $100 per course, plus any lab fees.
Tax Benefits for Education
The federal government provides a number of tax incentives that can help defray the cost of higher education, including Tax Credits, which directly reduce the amount of tax you are liable for, and Tax Deductions, which reduce the amount of income on which you pay taxes. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provides a guide to help you understand your options. Check with your financial adviser.
Company/Third Party Reimbursement
Many companies and organizations offer tuition assistance/reimbursement. Your employer may provide up to $5,250 in employer education assistance benefits for undergraduate or graduate tax-free each year, per section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code. Check with your company’s Human Resources office for more information.
Resources for Unemployed Students
- R.I. Department of Labor & Training
- Opportunity.gov provides information on educational and training initiatives for the unemployed.
Note: The above material is informational only. The Providence College School of Continuing Education does not endorse or recommend any particular financial resources or organizations.