Tuition for full-time students is for 16-21 credits per trimester at $300.00 per credit. It is payable in advance at the beginning of each trimester. The National Board Examination (NBE) is a requirement for graduation. The fee for this examination is $500, effective January 1, 2014 and is administered by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards. This fee is billed in the Third Trimester of study. However, it will be reimbursed to all students who pass both sections on the first administration of the NBE within 30 days of completion of all PIMS academic requirements of the core (Diploma/AST Degree) program. Students who cannot or do not take the NBE within 30 days of completion of the core program shall not qualify for reimbursement.
The prescribed amounts are listed below in American dollars:
|Diploma||ASB Degree||AST Degree|
|Application fee (with application) 1||$50||$50||$50|
|Matriculation fee (upon acceptance) 2||$75||$75||$75|
|Tuition deposit (upon acceptance) 3||$300||$300||$300|
|Laboratory supplies and fees 5||$2,525||$2,525||$2,525|
|Tuition, beginning of Trimester “A” (16 cr)||—||$5,800||—|
|Tuition, beginning of first trimester||$6,000||$6,000||$6,000|
|Tuition, beginning of second trimester||$6,000||$6,000||$6,000|
|Tuition, beginning of third trimester||$6,500||$6,500||$6,500|
|Tuition, beginning of fourth trimester||—||$6,300||—|
|$24,800 (4 trimesters)|
|Total Tuition||$18,500||$29,600 (5 trimesters)||$18,500|
|Application fee (with application) 1||$50|
|Matriculation fee (upon acceptance) 2||$100|
|Tuition Deposit (upon acceptance) 3||$300|
|Laboratory supplies and fees 5||$2,525|
|Tuition||$350 per credit|
Late payment fee per trimester- $250.00
Part-time tuition rate per credit (Campus Based)- $320.00
Part-time tuition rate per credit (Distance Education)- $375
Late application fee- $100.00 (student seeks consideration for admission after application deadline)
Reapplication fee- $50.00 (student desires readmission after being separated from a program)
*subject to change
- Application fee is refundable if a request for cancellation is made within 5 calendar days of submitting the application.
- Non refundable
- The deposit is required to guarantee a seat in a new class and is applied to the tuition of the initial trimester of study. This deposit is refundable if the student notifies the Institute before the start of classes and does not matriculate with a new class.
- The charge for books is only an estimate. Effective July 1, 2010, PIMS does not provide books for its courses. A virtual bookstore has been established and can be accessed at www.pims.edu or any source of the student’s choosing. For a complete list of textbook resources according to course, please click on PIMSBooks.
- Includes $100 technology fee + $100 graduation fee + $500 National Board Examination fee.