Jun 14, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Financing Your Education

Tuition (2020-2021) term/semester charges)

The university cost estimator page under the Student Financial Services (SFS) web link is the definitive listing for university costs. Any differences below defers to the SFS cost listing.

M.A., M.A.T., M.Ed., M.M., and M.S.A.
Per credit hour 1,350.00
M.B.A. Core Courses (per course) 3,840.00
M.ACC. Core Courses (per course) 2,950.00
Occupational Therapy
Per semester 21,750.00
M.S.O.T. Weekend
Per Semester 15,325.00
Nursing (M.S.N.)
Per credit hour 1,450.00
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
0-8 credit hours (per credit hour) 1,550.00
9+ credit hours (per semester) 13,930.00
Physical Therapy
Per semester 21,750.00
Per semester 21,750.00
Per semester 24,330.00
M.A. Mental Health Counseling
0-8 credit hours (per credit hour) 1,370.00
12+ credit hours (per semester) 16,450.00
M.S. Audio Engineering
0-8 credit hours (per credit hour) 1,450.00
9+ credit hours (per semester) 13,050.00
Master of Fine Arts  
Per credit hour 1000.00
Consolidated Fees
Application Fee (non-refundable) See Admission  
Audit Policy See Academic Policies  
Graduation Fee (non-refundable)



Graduate Student Fee (per semester):
0-3 hrs. 245.00
4-11 hrs. 440.00
12+ hrs. 580.00
Summer Term 245.00
Meal Plan Charges
Unlimited +100 declining points 2,995.00
14 Meals/week + 275 declining points 2,770.00
7 Meals/week +425 declining points 1,680.00
5 meals/week - Campus apt/commuters 900.00

Course Fees

Some courses have additional fees based on the nature of the course instruction. The course fee is listed as part of the course description and is non-refundable.

Tuition for Dual Enrollment in Graduate and Undergraduate Courses

If a graduate student is enrolled in both a graduate level course(s) and an undergraduate level course(s) at the same time, the student will be charged the graduate tuition rate for the graduate program of study and the the undergraduate rate for the undergraduate course(s).


Payment Policy

Financial arrangements for all student charges must be settled by the published payment deadline. It is the student responsibility to make this payment even is a statement has not been received. 

If a student has any financial obligation to Belmont, the student will not be allowed to register for any subsequent semester until the account is paid. Belmont reserves the right to withhold the diploma and official transcript from students with delinquent accounts. For additional payment and financial aid information please visit Student Financial Services.

Statement of Liability

Should a student leave Belmont University owing on his/her account, he/she will be liable for all fees associated with collections. In addition to this the student will be responsible for collection agency/attorney fees of 33.33% - 50% of the unpaid balance.

Refund Schedule - Complete Withdrawals

Registration at the university is considered a contract binding the student for the entire semester. Many commitments of the university are based upon the enrollment anticipated at the beginning of the semester.

Any student refusing to conform to the disciplinary rules of the university or being suspended for academic reasons will forfeit all claim for any refund.

After the late registration period, there will be no refund of fees.

When a student officially withdraws from all courses (Fall or Spring), any refund of tuition will be governed by the following policy calculated from the first official day of classes for the term.

Within first week of classes 100% refund of tuition
Within second week of classes 80% refund of tuition
Within third week of classes 60% refund of tuition
Within fourth week of classes 40% refund of tuition
Within fifth week of classes 20% refund of tuition
After fifth week No refund of tuition

No refund will be considered past the fifth week of classes in any semester.

Please contact Residence Life @ 615-460-5802 for housing refund details.

Dates and prorating percentages for Summer are printed in the schedule book.

Room and board may be pro-rated should a student completely withdraw from school based on the percentages and dates above. However, no refund will be considered past the fifth week of classes in any semester.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Standard

In order to receive federal financial aid, students must be making satisfactory academic progress. The university is required to apply standards that are both qualitative and quantitative. These standards apply for periods of enrollment which began on or after August 1, 1998.

Eligibility for federal programs will be evaluated as part of the initial application process and again at the end of each academic year. In the evaluation process, all grades of “W” (withdrawn) or “I” (incomplete) will be counted as hours attempted but not passed. Repeated courses will count as hours attempted. Entering students are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress.

Students cannot receive aid after attempting 150% of the hours required for completion of their academic program. Hours accepted for transfer credit will reduce this time frame.

Graduate Students

Qualitative - Students must be accepted for admission and be eligible to enroll for classes. In addition, students must achieve and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on all course work attempted at Belmont.

Quantitative - Students must average passing 75% of all hours attempted.

Pharmacy Students

Qualitative - Students must be accepted for admission and be eligible to enroll for classes. Students must also achieve and maintain a cumulative 2.3 grade point average on all course work attempted including accepted transfer course work.

Quantitative - Students must average passing 66.67% of all hours attempted.

Law Students

Qualitative - Students must be accepted for admission and be eligible to enroll for classes. Students must also achieve and maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on all coursework attempted including accepted transfer coursework.

Quantitative - Students must average passing 66.67% of all hours attempted.


Students failing to meet these standards for satisfactory academic progress may feel that there are mitigating circumstances that contributed to their failure. In such cases, students may choose to appeal for reinstatement of their financial aid eligibility based on these unique circumstances.

Appeals must be submitted in writing and should be addressed to the

Appeals Committee
Office of Student Financial Services
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212-3757

Decisions of the committee will be communicated in writing.

Withdrawal and Return of Federal Title IV Funds

When a student who received federal Title IV financial aid withdraws from the university, the unearned portion of these awards must be returned to federal Title IV financial aid programs. Federal Title IV financial aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), the Federal Perkins Loan, the Federal Stafford Loan, and the Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).

In order to determine the unearned portion of federal financial aid, first subtract the number of days remaining in the academic term after the withdrawal date (federal regulations define the withdrawal date as the date on which the student initiates the withdrawal process) from the total number of days in the academic term. The remainder is divided by the total number of days in the academic term. The resulting percentage is applied to the total of federal Title IV federal aid awarded to the student for the term in order to determine unearned Title IV aid.

The federal government has prescribed the order in which unearned aid is returned to federal Title IV programs. The responsibility for the return of unearned federal Title IV financial aid is shared by the student and the university.

Students and parents should note that the requirement to return federal Title IV funds may result in a balance due to Belmont University subsequent to withdrawal.


Notice: Veterans Benefit Eligible

Public Law 115-407, Section 103 and 104

Any covered individual will be able to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website - eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

1.  The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.

2.  90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Belmont University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.