Tuition

All-Inclusive Tuition Policy

Cleary University believes in offering a fair value exchange to our students and, to this end, we have adopted a tuition policy that bundles the total costs associated with the educational process into an all-inclusive package. Cleary University students can plan their college expenses knowing there will be no added fees or surprises. The all-inclusive policy includes all textbooks, which are shipped directly to the student’s home or workplace.

2014-2015 Tuition

Cleary University's approach to tuition is different from other academic institutions. No added fees or extra charges ever...and that rate is guaranteed not to increase as long as a student remains continuously enrolled (see below).

Undergraduate Program Tuition $400/credit hour
Graduate Program Tuition $600/credit hour
Textbooks      $0
Registration/Enrollment Fee $0
Technology Fee $0
Lab Fee $0
Parking Fee $0
Library Fee $0
Student Life Fee $0
Graduation Fee $0
Records/Processing Fee $0

TUITION GUARANTEE  


TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

Students who complete at least 12 credits per term (0 in summer) and who maintain satisfactory academic standing* are eligible for a tuition guarantee. Students who meet these criteria are guaranteed that their tuition will not increase for up to 15 consecutive undergraduate terms.** Students who do not maintain satisfactory academic standing, interrupt enrollment, or surpass the tuition guarantee term limit, will renew their tuition guarantee at the most current rate and maintain that rate as stated above (Smart Track pricing requirements may differ from the requirements of the tuition guarantee).

ADULT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Students who complete at least 8 credits per term (4 in summer) and who maintain satisfactory academic standing* are eligible for a tuition guarantee. Students who meet these criteria are guaranteed that their tuition will not increase for up to 15 consecutive undergraduate terms.** Students who do not maintain satisfactory academic standing, interrupt enrollment, or surpass the tuition guarantee term limit, will renew their tuition guarantee at the most current rate and maintain that rate as stated above. Cleary alumni who register for additional undergraduate classes or programs using their alumni discount are not eligible for the tuition guarantee.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Students who complete at least 8 credits per term (4 in summer) and who maintain satisfactory academic standing* are eligible for a tuition guarantee. Students who meet these criteria are guaranteed that their tuition will not increase for up to 6.5 consecutive graduate terms.** Students who do not maintain satisfactory academic standing, interrupt enrollment, or surpass the tuition guarantee term limit, will renew their tuition guarantee at the most current rate and maintain that rate as stated above. Students who progress from undergraduate to graduate status will begin a new tuition guarantee at the most current graduate tuition rate. 

If you have questions about the tuition guarantee, please email businessoffice@cleary.edu, or call 734.929.9122.

* SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC STANDING
  1. Pace of Progression: A 4-year program must be completed by the 6th year. Academic pace is determined by dividing the total number of credits successfully completed by the total number of credits attempted.
  2. Hours Attempted: Each student must successfully complete 67% of the hours attempted during each term.
  3. Grade Point Average: A student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA), calculated from all classes taken and all grades received, may not drop below 2.0 for undergraduate students or 3.0 for graduate students for more than 3 consecutive terms. 
** CONSECUTIVE TERMS

For purposes of calculating consecutive terms of enrollment for adult undergraduate and graduate students, summer term is counted as a half term and B-session starts are counted as a whole term. For traditional students, summer term is not counted when calculating consecutive terms of enrollment.

Payment Options 

Tuition balance equals full tuition less scholarships, financial aid, loans, and tuition assistance. Statements are viewable/payable through your student portal at https://students.cleary.edu. You will need your student identification number (provided by your advisor) to access the student portal. 

  • Option 1 - Paid-in-full: Total balance due on account at the time of registration for that term. 
  • Option 2 - 50/50 Plan: A payment of one-half of the current tuition is due at the time of registration for that term. Payment of the remaining balance is due 30 days after the start of the term. The finance cost for this option is $25 per term.
  • Options 3 - Three-Payment Plan: A payment of one-third of the current tuition is due at the time of registration for that term. Second payment is due 30 days into the term; final payment is due 60 days into the term. Students must provide a credit card for automatic payment processing of this plan. Account must be fully paid by the 8th week of the term. The finance cost for this option is $30 per term. 
  • Option 4 - Tuition Reimbursement by Employer: New students are required to pay their first term outstanding tuition balance (through one of the options noted about) at the time of registration. Beginning with the second term, the outstanding balance is due six weeks after the term starts. Students who are eligible for tuition reimbursement by their employer must provide a deferment from signed by their employer guaranteeing payment of funds to the Business Office each term. Students are responsible for obtaining funds form their employers. The finance cost for this option is $40 per term. 
  • Option 5 - Tuition Voucher: If the student provides a tuition voucher at the time of registration, Cleary University will invoice the student's employer directly for the approved tuition. There is no finance cost for this option. 
  • Option 6 - Installment Plan for Day Students Only: Tuition projected balance will be divided equally into monthly installments. The number of installments depends upon the month that payment commences. An annual reconciliation will occur each June to accurately credit the student account with all appropriate financial aid. The finance cost for this option is $50. Installments are due on the 1st of each month. 
                                      INSTALLMENTS 
         Payment Start         Payment Start             Payment Start 

            July - 12                        November - 8                    March - 4  

            August - 11                   December - 7                    April - 3  

            September - 10            January - 6                        May - 2 

            October - 9                   February - 5                      June - 1 

 

  • Option 7 - 24 Equal Monthly Payment Plan for Executive BBA students only: Monthly payment amount will vary for each student depending on his/her out of pocket cost. Please contact the Business Office at 734.929.9122 or businessoffice@cleary.edu if you are an Executive BBA student and would like to set up this payment option.