Tuition, Refunds and Cancellation

Tuition and Fees

  • The total cost for one course is $1,274.00.
  • The cost for a Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education or a Certificate in Supervisory Education is $5,096.00.
  • All student tuition and fees will be submitted through CPEI’s payment site within our learning management system, Populi. 
  • Tuition is due a minimum of seven days before the beginning of the term. Exceptions must be approved by the Administrative Assistant (adminasst@cpei.us).
  • Failure to pay tuition and other fees in full is considered a drop in the course.
  • Students may keep any textbooks, notebooks, handouts, or other material given to them during their time enrolled for personal use. Students are not expected to return nor pay for them.
  • CPEI will deduct a one-time registration fee per course or program of no more than 20 percent of the tuition, which cannot exceed $200 maximum for any student who withdraws after five days of signing the enrollment form.

Cancellation and Tuition Refunds

  1. Students must submit in writing or email to request to withdraw to the CPEI Supervisor-Educator.
  2. A student withdrawing within five (5) days of signing the enrollment form is eligible for a full refund of the monies paid.
  3. A student withdrawing after five (5) days of signing the enrollment form but before the course or program begins is entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the institution minus a one-time registration fee per course or program of no more than 20 percent of the tuition, which cannot exceed $200 maximum.
  4. Students canceling or withdrawing after the course begins are subject to refunds based on the guidance below.
  5. Students may keep any textbooks, notebooks, handouts, or other material given to them during their time enrolled for personal use. Students are not expected to return nor pay for them.
  6. Upon learning of the students’ desire to withdraw, the Supervisor-Educator will immediately submit the following form Cancellation for Withdrawal Form
  7. The Registrar will cancel or withdraw the student immediately upon receiving the request and submit any refund the student is due within 30 days of request.

CPEI uses the Time-Based Refund Schedule.  Refunds are calculated as outlined below.

Length of Term Percentage of Tuition Returned to the Student Minus the Application and/or Registration Fee AFTER

11 - 16 Weeks

After 1st Week
80%
After 2nd Week
70%
After 3rd Week
60%
After 4th Week
50%
After 5th Week
40%
After 6th Week
30%
After 7th Week
20%
After 8th Week
10%
After 9th Week
0%

Refund Example: A student who withdraws from the CPE program after completing Week 5 is entitled to the following tuition reimbursement minus the applicable registration fee. Total Tuition paid- $1274. Registration fee deducted for program or first course withdrawal- $200. Tuition less registration fee- $1074. Refund to student: 40% of $1074 = $430.00.

Discounts/Scholarship Policy

  1. Any discounts allowed in CPEI or Affiliate promotional materials must be stated for a specific time related to a specific promotion. Discounts may also be allowed to specific identified groups.
  2. Scholarships are not available through CPEI. However, students may confer with their respective CPEI Affiliates for information regarding potential scholarships. A scholarship through an affiliate means that the affiliate will cover the tuition due by the student (either partially or completely, depending on the Affiliate scholarship available).

Financial Aid

CPEI does not participate in Federal Financial Aid Programs (Title IV Pell Grants, Perkins Loans, etc.) due to the extensive administrative requirements.

Students can apply to PayPal for credit, and there is NO interest if funds are paid in FULL in 6 months. Students can learn more about this option and apply through PayPal Credit.

IMPORTANT: Once you have been approved and received the funds from PayPal, email CPEI Registrar at adminasst@cpei.us with the name of the affiliate, term, and CPE course, and an invoice will be issued for funds to be uploaded to CPEI’s PayPal Account.

Truth in Lending Act Disclosure

  1. CPEI agrees to not disclose credit card information to anyone other than the cardholder.
  2. CPEI does not provide loans or extended payment plans to students.
  3. Tuition is expected to be paid before or within the first week of the course. No discount is provided for early payment.