Description of Fees

Application Fee

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences requires a $50.00 nonrefundable application fee. This fee is paid through the online application process or by mailing a $50.00 check made payable to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences. If mailing the $50.00 nonrefundable application fee, send to:
 
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Attn: Student Services
2122 25th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-779-7700
 

Re-Application/Renewal Fee

This $15.00 nonrefundable fee is for students who wish to re-apply, renew, or are requesting re-admission into a program. This fee is paid through the online application process or by mailing a $15.00 check made payable to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences. If mailing the fee, send to the address noted above under Application Fee.

Students/Graduates from any of the programs at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences who are continuing their education at the College for a second degree will have their application/re-application/renewal fee waived.

Deposit Fee

A $100.00 nonrefundable tuition deposit is required of all students within two weeks of receiving a letter of official acceptance. This deposit confirms the student’s intention to enroll in a College program beginning any semester. The deposit is credited toward the student’s tuition account.

Auxiliary Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)

The student auxiliary fee is assessed to students on both a full-time and part-time enrollment status. This fee covers standardized testing and materials used throughout the curriculum.
 

General Service Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)

Students are assessed a general services fee which covers the following services:

  • Funding for co-curricular services, which include both academic support and student services support
  • Needle-sticks testing/services and follow-up.
     

Student Activities Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)

This fee provides funds for the Student Government Association as well as other college-sanctioned organizations and activities.

Graduation Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)

Students who apply for graduation will be assessed a fee  of $275.00, which covers the ceremony charges, reception, diploma cover, invitations, cap and gown, commemorative college pin, three official transcripts as well as additional services related to the ceremony. Students not participating in commencement will be assessed a prorated fee.

Technology Fee (see tuition and fee schedule)

This fee is used to maintain current technological resources, laboratory/simulation equipment, computers, software, etc., and to provide updated technology for student learning support.

Late Tuition Fee

A $30.00 late fee will be assessed for any payments received after due dates.

Late Registration Fee

A $25.00 late fee will be assessed for registrations received after the last day of the registration period. A $25.00 late fee will also be assessed for registrations that are re-processed after students are administratively withdrawn for overdue accounts. This fee must be paid prior to the registration being processed. It is the student’s responsibility to check the academic calendar for registration dates.

Transcript Fee

An unofficial student record is maintained on the College student portal. Official transcript request forms are available on the College website. Students are charged $10.00 per official transcript request per school or organization where the transcript is to be sent. A rush transcript order (24 hours) is $15.00 per transcript.

Service Fee

A $25.00 service charge will be applied to the student’s account for all returned checks.

Additional Expenses

Students can expect additional expenses including books, transportation, uniforms, white leather shoes, a watch, stethoscope, bandage scissors, lead markers, required immunizations, CPR, physical examination, and Professional Society Memberships. Individual programs may assess additional fees based on the program of study.

Billing Services

Tuition and fees are due and payable to the College Bursar the Friday prior to the start of the semester or accelerated term start date. All College charges and credits for each semester are consolidated into one account for each student. The Bursar issues one bill prior to the start of the semester or accelerated term. Bills are mailed to the student’s home address unless otherwise requested. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Services Office of the correct mailing address or inability to access the student portal “My Pulse.” Failure to receive a bill does not affect financial responsibility. In the event that a student’s financial aid, billing authorization, or scholarships and personal payment do not fully cover the tuition and fee charges, students must pay the balance or make satisfactory payment arrangements. Checks should be made payable to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences and mailed/delivered to the address below:

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Attention: Bursar
2122 – 25th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201-5317

Please Note: Students who have not made satisfactory payments or payment arrangements are restricted and not permitted to register for new classes, receive their diploma upon graduation, or receive transcripts until the outstanding balance is paid in full.

Fall Semester  August 16, 2013
Spring Semester  January 10, 2014
Summer Semester May 16, 2014
 

Deferred Payment Program

The College offers a “Deferred Payment Plan” for all semesters. Students wishing to set up a deferred plan must complete the Installment/Deferment Plan form and return it to the Bursar’s Office by the Due Date on the original billing. Payments are to be made in three (3) to four (4) equal payments due the 15th of each month. There is a $30.00 non-refundable set-up fee that is assessed each semester. There will be a $30.00 late fee charged for each late payment. Students employed by Unity Point Health, Trinity may select payroll deduction as their deferred payment option. Payroll deduction follows the deferred payment plan due dates.

Questions about the Deferred Payment Plan should be directed to the College Bursar at 309-779-7733.

Course Add/Drop

Sixteen-Week Semester Courses

Students may add or drop a course(s) within the first week of a 16-week semester with no record on the academic transcript. However, after the 100% refund period of the term (7 calendar days), any drop from a course becomes part of the permanent academic record and is recorded as a WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing) (see Academic Warning). Students may withdraw from a course through the 15th week of a 16-week semester with a WP or WF. The WF is treated as an F in terms of the repeat course policy; however the F is not counted in the student’s GPA.

Accelerated Course Format

Students enrolled in an accelerated course format have one day to add a course and may drop a course using the refund schedule noted on page 31. However, after the 100% refund period of the course, any drop from a course becomes part of the permanent academic record and is recorded as a WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing) (see Academic Warning). Students may withdraw prior to the final week of the course with a WP or WF. The WF is treated as an F in terms of the repeat course policy; however the F is not counted in the student’s GPA.
 
Students should follow this procedure to add or drop a course:
  1. Meet with a College faculty advisor.
  2. Complete a College add/drop form and obtain the advisor’s signature.
  3. Submit the form to the Student Services Department.
  4. Note that the refund will be based upon the date on the add/drop form per DOE regulations by the Student Services Department as determined by the Financial Aid Specialist.
  5. Students registering late for a course are still responsible for all coursework missed and penalties for non-attendance.
  6. It is the student’s responsibility for adding/dropping a course (face-to-face/online).
 
IMPORTANT: If you have registered for a class or classes, you have created a liability and a promise to pay. Students are responsible for officially dropping classes or withdrawing from a Trinity College program if they decide not to attend or stop attending.


Withdrawals

Instructor/Administrative Withdrawals

Faculty members may drop a student from a course because of non-attendance or non-participation (traditional classroom or online) during the first two weeks of a 16-week semester with no record on the academic transcript.

If a student has been absent for four class periods (consecutive or cumulative) without explanation, faculty may withdraw the student from the course administratively. The student will receive a WF and may be placed on “Academic Warning.”

For online courses if a student fails to log-in and/or participate for one week, he/she will be dropped from the course by the faculty member. The student will receive a grade of WP or WF and may be placed on “Academic Warning.”

For students in accelerated courses (traditional classroom, hybrid, or online), faculty members may drop a student from a course because of non-attendance or non-participation based on the attendance and participation policies outlined in the syllabus and reviewed with students.

The College reserves the right to withdraw a student from classes at any time during the semester. Generally, these withdrawals are initiated as a result of non-attendance, disciplinary problems, non-payment of tuition/fees, or incomplete admission /health records. If withdrawn administratively, the student will receive the grade of WP or WF. Students must complete a signed College Withdrawal form obtained from the faculty advisor.

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences will administratively withdraw students on or before the end of the tenth class day of the term (fall, spring, summer) for nonpayment of tuition if satisfactory arrangements have not been made with the College Bursar. Students who are unable to arrange payment with the College should drop their courses by the end of the first week of the semester so as not to incur a 20% charge for going beyond the 100% refund period.

For accelerated semesters, it is important for students to note the last day of the 100% refund period if they are not able to secure funds to pay tuition and fees. The following fees are nonrefundable:
  • General service fee
  • Technology fee
  • Auxiliary fee
  • Supplies fee
  • Clinical manual fee
  • Student activities fee
  • Graduation fee (if last semester student)
  • Any service fees

Medical Withdrawal

All medical withdrawals and/or medical leaves of absence REQUIRE documentation from the student’s physician indicating the medical condition and the condition must be the student’s. All information must be submitted to the Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences for approval. All requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.

For all add/drops and withdrawals the student is financially responsible for payments due to the College.

Program Withdrawal Procedures
A student wishing to withdraw from the College is strongly encouraged to seek counsel from his/her faculty advisor. Students who wish to withdraw from an academic program must follow these steps:
  1. Complete a College Withdrawal Form with the advisor
  2. Complete a course drop form for all articulated institutions
  3. Ensure that all financial obligations have been fulfilled with the College
  4. Return the identification badge, radiation badge and any other program materials issued to the student
  5. Complete a mandatory Financial Aid Exit Interview with the Financial Aid Specialist if applicable
  6. Note that the refund will be based upon the date on the add/drop form per DOE regulations by the Student Services Department as determined by the Financial Aid Specialist.

Refund Policy & Schedule

The College uses the following guidelines and policy in determining tuition and fee refunds for students.
 
In the event the College cancels a class, and an alternative class is not available, 100% of the class tuition will be refunded.
 
It is very important to be aware of the Refund Policy for Trinity College, as well as all other institutions, including Black Hawk College, and Eastern Iowa Community College District. The Refund Policy varies by institution in which the courses are offered; therefore students should check the Refund Policy for each institution.
 
If a student stops attending a course without officially dropping or withdrawing, the student may receive an F due to absence from the classroom/clinical rotations or be withdrawn administratively by faculty. If a student never attends a course in which they are enrolled, the faculty may drop a student because of non-attendance or non-participation.
 
It is the student’s responsibility for dropping a course (face-to-face/online). Withdrawal or non-attendance may result in loss of financial aid. A student is financially responsible for tuition and fees for all classes not officially dropped by the appropriate refund date. If a withdrawal request is sent by mail, the date the request is received by the College will determine the percentage of the refund. No refunds are granted if a student is dismissed for disciplinary reasons.
 
Every attempt will be made to issue authorized refund checks by the end of the fifth week of classes. Questions concerning refund eligibility and exceptions to this policy are referred to the Student Services Office, and questions concerning amounts refunded are referred to the Bursar. Refunds are processed by the Bursar and will be made payable to, and mailed to the student. When a student owes money to the College, it is College policy to deduct that amount from the tuition refund. These financial obligations may include past due tuition and fees, returned checks, fines, or other obligations.


Semester Length 100% Refund 80% Refund No Refund
7 to 16 Weeks Through the 7th calendar day of the semester Through the 14th calendar day of the semester After the 14th calendar day of the semester
3 to 6 Weeks Through the 3rd calendar day of the week in which the course begins Through the 6th calendar day of the week in which the course begins After the 6th calendar
day of the week in which the course begins
1 to 2 Weeks Through the first calendar day the course begins Not Available After the first calendar day the course begins
Summer Session
13 weeks-Accelerated
Through the 7th calendar day of NUR A101 (100%) plus 100% refund for NUR A102 & NUR A212 Through the 14th calendar day of NUR A101 (80%) plus 100% refund for NUR A102 & NUR A212 After the 14th calendar day of NUR A101 (0%) plus 100% refund for NUR A102 & NUR A212
 
  • Students with Federal Direct Loans must complete exit counseling with the Financial Aid Specialist
  • To avoid having to begin loan repayment, borrowers must request military deferments on any federal loans by contacting the loan holder directly.
 
Students returning from active military duty may apply for readmission to their academic program of study and be readmitted on a space available basis.


Reservists Called to Active Duty

Reservists Called to Active Duty
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences students who are active military personnel or reservists are eligible for a 100% tuition refund from the college if they are called to active duty during a 16-week semester or accelerated format. Students are encouraged to withdraw from all courses due to the type of classes offered at Trinity. Students that need to withdraw under these circumstances are required to submit a withdrawal form and a copy of their military orders; and a grade of WP (withdrawal passing or WF (withdrawal failing) will be given depending on the course grade at the date of withdrawal. If a student is receiving financial aid, the following procedures should be followed:
  • Contact your faculty advisor and formally withdraw from your coursework in the student services department
  • Inform college of receipt of financial aid
  • Financial aid will be adjusted based on federal, state and institutional rules

If a student has completed registration and withdraws from class(es), tuition and fees will be refunded according to the date the ADD/DROP or Withdrawal form is received in the Student Services Department as outlined below.

Bookstore

Textbooks
Students can order textbooks for Trinity College courses each semester through the College website. Textbook orders are charged to the student tuition and fee account and can be picked up at the start of each semester in the Student Services Office. Textbooks for general education courses taken at Black Hawk College or Eastern Iowa Community College are purchased through that institution’s bookstore.

To order textbooks
visit the Trinity College website at www.trinitycollegeqc.edu and select the Bookstore tab on the home page. SelecV the course from the drop-down menu and select the textbook(s) for purchase. The total textbook charges with tax will appear on the final screen of the shopping cart tool. All charges will be placed on the student tuition and fees statement which can be accessed through the My Pulse, student portal site.

Apparel and Gifts
Trinity College’s online bookstore may be viewed at the college website: www.trinitycollegeqc.edu. Select the Bookstore tab. Items offered for purchase include Trinity College logo apparel and gifts. Selection will vary with the change of seasons. Purchased items may be shipped directly to your home or delivered to Trinity College for you to pick up.