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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

(Effective July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)

Undergraduate and Certificate Programs

Admission Application Fee

This fee is required and non-refundable.

All Students$50

Undergraduate Program Deposit

Subsequent to acceptance, a student will confirm their decision to enroll in the college by making a $150 deposit to be applied towards the student's future tuition charges. The deposit is non-refundable and will be forfeited if a student does not enroll in classes for the term following the deposit, or by the next potential term start date.

Course Tuition

Tuition for students enrolled in Charter Oak's Undergraduate courses.

Connecticut resident$319 per credit
Non-resident$419 per credit
Audit fee resident$160 per credit
Audit fee non-resident$210 per credit

*Students who Audit courses are also responsible for paying the Student Services Fee.

**Please review the refund policies under Academic Policies and Regulations.

Student Services Fee

Connecticut resident$224

The Student Services Fee supports several functions provided to students inclusive of access to academic advising and accessibility counselors, library materials and tutoring services. Portions of this fee are deposited to student associations for reinvestment in the student population. 

The Student Services Fee is a required fee and is charged to all students.

Degree students will be charged the fee each semester (Fall and Spring).  In the Summer the fee will only be charged to students who register for courses.   

 MandatoryMandatoryDue Only if Registered

Students who miss a semester and then return will be required to pay the Student Services Fee of the current semester and the previous missed semester(s). 

Visiting and certificate students will be charged the Student Services Fee each semester they are enrolled in courses.

Technology Fee

All students$75

The Technology Fee supports portions of the IT costs incurred by the college inclusive of software licensing, managed cloud services for student platforms, infastructure upgrades and ensuring compliance with information security based policies.

The Technology Fee will be charged each semester a student is enrolled in courses. This fee is non-refundable.

Late Registration Fee

All students$70

Any student that registers during the late registration period will be assessed a Late Registration Fee. This fee is non-refundable.

Room and Board

All Students$0

Charter Oak State College is Connecticut’s distance learning degree program under the governance of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.  Since the college is 100% online there is no fee for Room & Board.

Senior Citizens (62 or older)

Charter Oak State College does not offer tuition-free study for Senior Citizens. Any student admitted to the college is subject to all college tuition and fee charges.

Payment Plans

The College offers payment plans which allows students to pay their fees in installments.

There is a plan set-up fee of $45.00, and the first payment plus the set-up fee is due upon enrollment in the plan.

A $20 late fee will be assessed for any delinquent installments.

Students enroll in a plan using Charter Oak's MyCharterOak online portal.  Enrollment is allowed in only one plan at a time.

Company Bill/Third Party Letter of Credit Requirements

The College offers a program for students whose fees will be paid by their employer or some other sponsoring organization. Students are responsible for ensuring that the letter of credit authorization from the sponsoring organization is submitted to the Bursar's Office before the start of their program of study. The program requirements are located on MyCharterOak.

Certificate Program Fee

For faculty evaluation and validation of a student's academic record and issuance of diploma. Candidates must have active status.

Certificate in Infant/Toddler Care (CITC)

Application Fee$50

This fee is non-refundable.

Charter Oak State College Exams

Proficiency examinations have been developed by Charter Oak State College to enable individuals to validate knowledge in business statistics and early childhood education. This fee is non-refundable.

All students$100

Connecticut Director's Credential (CDC)

Application Fee$50
Credentialing Fee for Initial Level$107
Credentialing Fee for Standard Level$134
Credentialing Fee for Master Level$161
CDC Renewal Fee, Initial and Standard Levels, good for 3 years$80
CDC Renewal Fee, Master Level,
good for 6 years
*Late Fee$70

*If you are submitting your renewal application AFTER your credential has expired, you will be responsible for the late fee.  Expired certificates will not be processed unless this fee is paid.

Contract Learning Fees

For students enrolled in the contract learning program, an alternative way of structuring an independent learning experience for credit.

Connecticut resident$319 per credit
Non-resident$419 per credit

Credential Evaluation Program Fee

Students may apply for credit based upon a professional credential or license. More information is available under Credit For Prior Learning Catalog page and the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) pages. 

Matriculated student$500 per credential


Credit Registry - General

Credit evaluation and record keeping for persons not seeking a degree at Charter Oak. Fees include one transcript. This fee is non-refundable.

Connecticut resident (1 year)$475
Non-resident (1 year)$850
Reactivate Transcript$150

Early Childhood-Alt. Route to Certification

 $7,295Program Total
Instructional Semester 1$3,497.50Agreed Upon Payment Plan*
Instructional Semester 2$3,497.50Agreed Upon Payment Plan *
EDTPA Credentialing$300Due Upon Acceptance of Teaching Position

*There is a $500 Non-Refundable Deposit due upon acceptance into the program.  While instructional costs are typically due at the start of the program, Charter Oak is pleased to work individually with each of the ARC Students to identify a payment plan solution which fits comfortably with the other fiscal commitments that our students may have. The number of payments available under the plan decreases each month during the program year. There is a plan set-up fee consistent for all students, and the first payment plus the set-up fee is due upon enrollment in the plan. Students enrolled in the ARC program are subject to late fees for missed payments.

Please review the ARC Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

ARC students will be charged an additional $750 to repeat a failed module (less than a B). For additional supports needed for completing key assessments only, candidates will be charged $200 per key assessment for four additional hours of support by faculty or staff. Candidates requiring additional observations via video or email will be charged $350 per additional observation.  ARC EDTPA Assessment retake is $100.

If additional undergraduate credit courses are needed to meet the requirements for certification, the cost is $700 per three credit course.  There is no additional application, semester, or technology fee.  Regular course withdrawal and refund policies apply.

Pharmacists Refresher Courses

PHA 011, 021-025, 013$550 each

Portfolio Assessment Fee

More information is available on the Credit for Prior Learning and Portfolio Assessment Catalog pages and the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) web page. Undergraduate students are required to successfully complete IDS 102: Prior Learning Portfolio Development with a grade of "C" or better to be eligible to submit portfolios for assessment. IDS 102 includes assessment of one single-course portfolio if it is submitted within 30 days of the end of the course. Students may submit additional portfolios for assessment and will be required to pay the assessment fee prior to the initiation of the assessment process and regardless of the results.

Matriculated Student$350 per single course portfolio
Non-matriculated Student$450 per single course portfolio

Testing Fees

Fees vary and are set by the testing agency. Fees are payable 4-6 weeks prior to testing date. Some fees are not refundable. Fees below are for test administration only.

All Students$56

CLEP Administration

All Students$56

DSST Administration (formerly DANTES)

All Students$56
Exam Reschedule$20

Diploma Replacement Fee

All Students$30

Transcript Fees

Rush (mailed within 48 hours of receipt) per transcript$20

Bad Check Fee

All Students$35