Tuition and Fees
Because MALS students pursue individualized programs and work at their own pace, the cost of the program varies depending on how quickly they complete their coursework and where they choose to take their in-class courses. On average, students complete the program in three years, at a cost of approximately $12,000 a year.
MALS students pay three kinds of fees:
- a seminar fee,
- a bi-annual tuition fee, and
- per course fees
For the '13-'14 academic year, these costs break down as follows:
|Bi-annual Tuition Fee||$3,600|
Note: When students have completed all of their coursework, they will no longer be charged a bi-annual tuition fee and instead will be charged a one-time fee of $3,600 to cover the period during which they complete their final project.
Per Course Fees
|Introductory Seminar (January and July)||$1,600|
|Independent Study (3 s.h.)||$1,200|
|Internship (3 s.h.)||$1,200|
|In-class courses: Tuition costs for in-class graduate
courses taken at other universities are paid directly to those
schools. No additional fee is paid to Skidmore College.
|Final Project Fee||$3,600|
|Transcripts sent at the student's request (each)
To learn more or to apply for federal financial aid for your MALS degree, visit Skidmore College's Office of Financial Aid or contact Lisa Tuttle at 518-580-5750.
Students who withdraw from the program during the first two months of their enrollment will receive a refund of $1,000. Students who withdraw from the program after the first two months of their enrollment will not receive a refund.
Leave of Absence
Students encountering extraordinary circumstances may be granted a leave of absence at the discretion of the Program's director. This leave may extend for a period of no more than one year. Loan recipients should check with the Financial Aid Office regarding federal regulations that apply to their leaves. For more information, see the Student Handbook.
The Master's Program does not discuss academic or financial issues with anyone other than the enrolled student.