Tuition and Affordability

2018-2019 Tuition Costs

Choosing to make the investment into earning a college degree from a private college is a big deal, both for your future and financially. Our Office of Financial Aid works hard to make Villa an affordable option without compromising the high quality education you can expect to receive. In fact, 99% of all Villa students receive some form of financial aid and 96% of students receive Villa-funded grants and scholarships. We’re here to guide you to success at every step of the way. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 716-961-1850 with any questions you may have about financing your education.

Tuition per semester (full-time): $11,040
Tuition per credit hour (part-time): $737
Tuition for Summer 2018: $200/credit hour

*Fees may be added for courses requiring a course fee.
**Please note these costs are subject to change.

Full-time: $285
Part-time: $105

*Fees may be added for courses requiring a course fee.
**Please note these costs are subject to change.

Full-time: $85
Part-time: $25

*Fees may be added for courses requiring a course fee.
**Please note these costs are subject to change.

Per credit: $225

*Fees may be added for courses requiring a course fee.
**Please note these costs are subject to change.

Half-hour sessions: $400
One hour sessions: $790

*Fees may be added for courses requiring a course fee.
**Please note these costs are subject to change.

Affordability

As you conduct your college search, consider each school’s academic offering, student support system and overall atmosphere. Where do you see yourself not just studying, but growing and succeeding? Whatever you do, don’t rule out your dream school on sticker price alone. At Villa, our Office of Financial Aid will work with you to make your dream of attending college a reality. We’ll work with you to find scholarships, grant and aid that make Villa Maria College not only the best option, but an affordable one.

Payment Information

In this section, you’ll find information on accepted payment methods, establishing a payment plan, tuition deferment and refunds. If you have any questions or concerns about the information below, please give our Business Office a call at 716-961-1811. Determining how to pay for college can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help facilitate the process.

Villa Maria College accepts cash, credit cards, personal and bank checks, and money orders. Payments may be submitted or mailed to the Business Office. Checks should be made payable to Villa Maria College. A $35 service charge will be assessed if the check is returned for any reason by the bank.

If you prefer to pay by credit card, payment may be made by phone or by mail using the credit card payment form and your Visa or MasterCard.

Payments by mail should be sent to:

Villa Maria College
Business Office
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14225

All payments are processed on the day they are received.

Villa’s monthly payment plan divides your tuition balance into four installments that are due monthly throughout the semester. Each payment is calculated as 25% of the tuition balance. The due dates for each installment plan are as follows:

August 6, 2018
September 3, 2018
October 8, 2018
November 5, 2018

Monthly Payment Form

Complete the Monthly Payment Agreement available on-line and in the Business Office. Submit the first installment with the agreement form and the one-time $40 processing fee by the tuition due date of August 6, 2018. Late fees will be added to your account if payments are not received in the Business Office by the dates specified above. Monthly statements will not be mailed; therefore, it is your responsibility to retain the tuition guidelines and due dates provided here for your records and to be aware of when payments are due to avoid any late fees.

 

Tuition payments may be deferred ONLY through one of the following three methods:

1. Completed Financial Aid Package: The Financial Aid Office must have notification of ALL completed paperwork by the tuition due date of August 21, 2015. Be sure to complete and return ALL paperwork sent to you by the Financial Aid staff. Any balance not covered by financial aid must be paid by the tuition due date.

2. Employer’s Tuition Reimbursement Plan: The Business Office requires a copy of the tuition reimbursement policy from the employer and tuition can be deferred until the end of the semester. The employer’s policy guidelines and any balance not paid by the employer must be submitted to the Business Office by the tuition due date.

3. Established Monthly Payment Plan: Tuition can also be deferred in part by setting up a monthly payment plan. See section above for instructions on how to establish a monthly payment plan.

Financial Aid refunds will be processed ten business days after financial aid monies are received by the College. The date on the student bill represents the date financial aid monies have been received. You can check the status of your refund by reviewing your statement available on your student portal.

Refund checks will be mailed to the address on file. Students may request to pick up their refund check in the Business Office by completing a Request for Refund Check to be Held. The form is also available in the business office and must be completed each term.

Refund Policy on Fully-Paid Tuition

Tuition Refund Policy

You are able to request monthly bus passes provided to Villa by the NFTA. The cost of a monthly bus pass is $75.00/month. You may use your financial aid to pay for this, and/or pay for it out of pocket. You must notify the business office two weeks in advance every month requesting it to be ordered as we do not automatically re-order for each student. Payment must be received PRIOR to the distribution of the passes, no exceptions.

Each semester students will start out with $25.00 on your ID card for printing. If you would like additional funds added to your card, you must come to the Business Office to make payment, then Computer Services will upload the funds to your card. Funds will only transfer over from the Fall to Spring semester.

Transcript requests forms are to be filled out at the registrar’s office, then brought to the Business Office for payment. You will only be issued a transcript if your account is at a zero balance.

$3.00 for student copy
$5.00 for official copy

Lockers are to be paid for at the Villa Maria business office for $5.00, then retrieved from Felician Hall with your receipt. At the end of the semester when your locker is handed back in at Felician Hall, you may then collect $3.00 back from business office.

You may obtain a FERPA form from either the business office, Registrar or by clicking here.  The form then needs to be signed and returned to the registrar. This form authorizes the release of information and must be signed by the student and can be customized for specific situations and time frames.

Parent Affidavit – If you are the parent/s of a dependent student and meet the requirements of Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, you may examine your son or daughter’s education record without their consent. This form must be notarized and will in effect for one year.

Emily Zaepfel
ezaepfel@villa.edu
Accounts Receivable/Student Accounts
716.961.1811

Carolyn Ledger
cledger@villa.edu
Accounts Payable
716.961.1810

Mary Dettelis
mdettelis@villa.edu
Accounting Manager
716.961.1841

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Villa Bistro

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00-2:30 (Breakfast 8:00-10:00, Lunch 10:30-2:30)
  • Friday: 8:00-2:00 (Breakfast 8:00-10:00, Lunch 10:30-2:00)
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Each student starts off with Bistro Bucks on their student ID card:

  • $50.00 Full Time Students
  • $25.00 Part Time Students

Bistro Bucks:

You may add additional Bistro Bucks to your card throughout the semester by visiting: https://www.dineoncampus.com/villa or stopping in to the Business Office. Bistro Bucks may only roll over from Fall to Spring semester. They may not roll over from Spring to Fall. You may not use your financial aid to purchase additional Bistro Bucks.

Meal Plan:

75 Meals per semester for $575.00. You may use your additional financial aid to pay for this. When signed up for a meal plan, you receive an additional $60.00 in Bistro Bucks. Meal plans do not roll over to the next semester and are non-transferable. You must come to the Business Office at the beginning of each new semester to sign up for the meal plan. More information can be found here. With the meal plan, for it to last throughout the entire semester (August – December), it works out to be approximately 6 meals per week. You are responsible to keep track of your plan. Once meals run out, additional meal points cannot be added (you cannot exceed 3 meals per day).

*If you misplace your ID card during the semester, you must report it stolen to the Business Office as the meal plan points and/or bistro bucks cannot be reimbursed otherwise. Reimbursement will be subject to approval by the Vice President for Business Affairs only.

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