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Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

Your Pillar College education is a transformative investment, and we’re here to help.

Why is a college education an investment?

Former Harvard University President Derek Bok once stated to syndicated columnist Ann Landers, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” While a college education does teach you to write effectively, think critically, speak persuasively and solve problems (Ottley, 2016), there is also the financial aspect that should be considered.

Would you be willing to invest $22,000 per year over a four-year period on a return of $2.6 million? Or even $3.1 million? According to College Board, a Bachelor’s degree is worth about $2.6 million while a Master’s degree is worth about $3.1 million over a working career. And while greater income potential is critical, the benefits of having a college degree go well beyond finances – as Confucius once famously stated, (it helps you to) “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Choose Pillar College, and learn how you can have a better life through a Christ-centered education.

Financial Policies and Procedures - Undergraduate

Pillar College is committed to providing an excellent cost-effective education for its students. Tuition and fee rates, payable each semester, are set annually according to economic conditions within the college and industry standards.

Note: For the LEAD program, tuition is determined at the cohort start date and remains the same for the duration of that program. Courses taken outside of the LEAD program are charged at then-current tuition rates. Enrollment in a LEAD term financially obligates the student for the entire four-class semester. General Semester Fees. All Fees are non-refundable.

Additional Charges

Application Fee: $50.00 Payable upon submission of application, non-refundable
Transcript Fee: $10.00 Official transcript (additional charge for expediting) (first transcript issued free of charge for graduates)
CDC Evaluation Fee: $45.00 Evaluation fee for each Credit by Demonstrated Competency project for which the student applies
CDC Transfer Fee: $45.00 Per credit accepted for transfer by Demonstrated Competency
Graduation Fee: $100.00 Payable upon the last semester of degree completion
Returned Check Fee: $35.00 Per occurrence
Books and Materials Fee: $100.00 Per course for LEAD and BLEND only
Online Course Transfer Fee: $50.00

Payment Plan Options

Students who wish to pay all or any portion of their balance on an installment basis may take advantage of a payment plan. Payment plans must be established directly through the Pillar College Student Accounts office. All payment plans must be approved by Pillar College.

Please note: if a student misses payments on a payment plan, the student is expected to satisfy the entire balance with Pillar College immediately. Pillar College may, at their sole discretion and without reason, deny the student’s eligibility to participate in a payment plan option.

Admissions & Aid

Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

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Newark, NJ 07102

1-800-234-9305, Press 5
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Non-Discriminatory Policy to Students

Pillar College admits qualifying students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, disability or age in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Pillar College will have virtual instruction and work remotely from January 3, 2022, and will resume in-person instruction and in-office work on January 18, 2022.