For the program that began in August 2019, the total amount of the five-semester program is $29,920. The cost per credit hour is $935. This amount covers all course fees, student fees and administrative fees, but does not include expenses associated with textbooks, transportation, lodging, or computer hardware (the program requires that students have unrestricted access to a personal computer, and a laptop may occasionally be needed during class weekends).
Each semester’s fees are payable at the beginning of the semester as indicated on the payment schedule below.
|Term||Cost||Due Date*||Credit Hours|
|Fall 2019 (non-refundable matriculation fee; will be applied to first semester’s fees upon enrollment)||$500||upon admission|
|Fall 2019 (balance after prepayment)||$6,045||8/30/2019*||7|
Help with Funding
Many corporations will reimburse for part or all of the program fees. Check with your Human Resources office. Please note that the 20-month program spans three calendar years, which is advantageous in cases where students are participating in employer-sponsored educational assistance plans that have maximum amounts payable within a single calendar year.
Federal Student Loans
Most students enrolled in the OEM Program are eligible to receive up to $20,500 per academic year in federal unsubsidized student loans. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. UF’s institution code is 001535. Additional funding beyond the $20,500 may be available via the Graduate PLUS loan program, if needed.
More information about student loans is available at the following web sites:
- U.S. Dept. of Education (studentaid.ed.gov/ or www.ed.gov/students/ 1-800-433-3243)
- FinAid (www.finaid.org/loans/privategrad.phtml)
- UF Student Financial Affairs (www.sfa.ufl.edu/)
The Lifetime Learning tax credit may offer federal income tax relief.
*Payment Deadline Grace Period
The OEM Program will announce a grace period each semester to provide some flexibility with the above payment deadlines. Please contact the OEM office for more details.
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