Graduate Student Fees
All students enrolled at least 75% of full-time (6 credits for graduate) are required by law to have health insurance. A health insurance fee is therefore automatically added to all student accounts meeting this criterion. Coverage is effective August 15, 2012 through August 14, 2013, and is provided under a blanket policy issued to Emerson College. Learn more »
Graduate Student Services Fee
The Graduate Student Services Fee is a consolidation of campus-required fees that support several College services. The Graduate Student Services Fee is paid by all students at Emerson College. The following components make up the fee.
- Student Services: Registration, Orientation, Commencement (24.49 percent of the total fee)
- Health Services (63.27 percent of the total fee)
- Graduate Student Association (12.24 percent of the total fee)
The components covered under the Graduate Student Services Fee provide the following services.
Student Services Fee
The Student Services Fee supports all departments that provide student-oriented services and activities on campus, such as the Registrar’s Office, Student Life, Graduate Studies, and the Commencement Office.
Graduate Student Association Fee
The Graduate Student Association Fee is charged to each student to support research activities, professional opportunities, and graduate student organization activities.
Health Services Fee
This fee helps cover the cost of the College's health clinic and programs, including the Counseling Center. All students who pay the health clinic fee are eligible for services. Students are required to provide a health record, completed by their physician, to the Health Clinic prior to their arrival on campus. Students will have "health holds" on their accounts until records are received. Graduate students can submit written proof of comparable health insurance coverage to waive the health clinic fee. Learn more »
Unless there is an emergency, all students with college health insurance should visit the health clinic first. Students will then be referred to a physician or emergency room if necessary. Utilizing the clinic before an off-campus physician helps the College keep insurance premiums down.
The Center for Health and Wellness currently employs four registered nurses, two nurse practitioners specializing in gynecology, and a physician. They provide the following services, among others:
- Gynecology: Gynecological services are provided by a gynecological nurse practitioner, available by appointment.
- Family planning: Family planning, counseling, and pregnancy testing are available in the clinic.
- Allergy treatment: Allergy injections are administered to students who provide their own allergy extracts and orders from their allergist. Allergy injections are given only when the physician is in the clinic.
- Lab tests and x-rays: Laboratory tests and x-ray studies are done by outside lab and x-ray facilities. All lab and x-ray bills are the student's responsibility.
- Outside referrals: Referrals are sometimes made to specialists. Referrals are not covered by the College health fee and are the patient's financial responsibility.
International Student Orientation & Administration Fee
This one-time fee for new international students, assessed in their first semester, covers special orientation session costs and the cost of overseas mailings and immigration document photocopying.
Late Registration Fee
This fee is assessed each time a student changes his or her class schedule after pre-registration.
Academic Course Fees
Students enrolled in certain courses, particularly those in Mass Communication, Computer Applications, Dance, and Voice and Music, will pay an additional fee. Academic departments set the fees to cover material and equipment costs. Questions about these fees should be directed to their respective departments. Most courses do not have fees.
2013–2014 Financial Aid deadlines
General Deadline April 16
Summer Assistance Feb 19