The Graduate School of Leadership and Change program is committed to keeping tuition as reasonable as possible to ensure the highest quality doctoral education and as predictable as possible to help our students plan and be prepared for their doctoral journey. Guaranteeing tuition from subsequent tuition hikes is one way to achieve this by making planning for a PhD more predictable. The Graduate School of Leadership and Change is pleased to announce guaranteed fixed tuition for the student’s first three pre-candidacy years.
All current and incoming students for 2018-19 will be guaranteed a fixed tuition on their first three pre-candidacy years. The guarantee holds for the first three pre-candidacy years only. After the three pre-candidacy years, annual tuition will be set at the tuition of the incoming class of that year. The program may increase tuition on successive incoming classes from year-to-year.
$23,112 Guaranteed for the first three pre-candidacy years. Once a student advances to candidacy, annual tuition is reduced in half. Students start paying this new tuition beginning the trimester following their advancement to candidacy.
Application fee – $50
Deferred entry fee (credited toward tuition) – $500
Graduation fee – $100
Dissertation completion fee – $300
Intent to enroll fee (credited toward tuition) – $500
Leave of absence fee – $300
Late payment fee – $50
Non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee – $50
Transcript fee – $20 (The first three official transcripts [without narratives] requested by current students are provided at no charge.)
Inter-residency Dissertation Defense Fee $1,000
*All fees listed below are non-refundable.
*Rates are subject to change each academic year effective July 1.
Cost of Attendance
The predictable cost of attendance is tuition. As at any school, there are additional educational expenses that vary from student to student, depending upon personal circumstances. Annual travel and accommodation expenses depend upon the locations of the residencies a student attends and the requirements of the program. The PhD program uses standard budgets to estimate the average student’s annual cost of attendance during a 12-month term. Below is the standard cost-of-attendance budget for the PhD program.
This budget is used for determining eligibility for student loans and immigration visas, as well as other purposes. It is an estimate of the average cost; the actual cost of attendance may vary.
- Annual tuition $23,112
- Books/supplies/subscriptions $1,000
- Room and board (based on 14 nights x $100 hotel; $50 food a day) $2,200
- Transportation (based on 3 residencies x $500 transportation each) $1,500
- Total $27,812