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Tuition
The tuition for a unit (full-time or part-time) of Clinical Pastoral Education at Sentara is $500. The tuition for the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Program is $500 for the entire year.

Please see the Financial Policy for details regarding fees, deposits, and refunds.

Financial Policy
Tuition and other fees for students applying to and entering the program of Clinical Pastoral Education shall be charged and payments scheduled according to the fee schedules and procedures set forth herein. (See ACPE Standard 213.2)

PROCEDURES

A. RATES AND SCHEDULE

Clinical Pastoral Education tuition fees and payment schedule:

Application Fee. A nonrefundable fee of $35.00 is due and payable at the time of application.

Program Reservation Fee. A program reservation fee of $100.00 must be received by the School no later than two weeks after written notification of acceptance. This non-refundable, non-transferable fee will be applied to the tuition for the program of CPE for which the student has been selected. If the student does not matriculate, or withdraws after the start of the CPE unit, the fee will neither be refunded nor transferred.

Full-Time CPE Tuition. The rate shall be $500.00. The balance of the tuition, after subtracting the amount paid as a Program Reservation Fee, is payable in full at the beginning of the unit.

Part-Time (Extended) CPE Tuition. The rate shall be $500.00. The balance of the tuition, after subtracting the amount paid as a Program Reservation Fee, is payable in full at the beginning of the unit.

B. TUITION ADJUSTMENT

In cases where exceptional need is demonstrated an applicant may receive an adjustment of the payment schedule. Ordinarily, no payment adjustments will be made once the unit has begun. All such requests shall be made known at the time of application. The decision regarding an adjusted payment schedule will be made by the Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education, whose decision shall be final.

C. REFUNDS

In situations where a student withdraws or is dismissed from the CPE program, a refund of tuition paid shall be given as follows. Allowable tuition refunds will be made to the payer of record.

Full Time Program(s) of Clinical Pastoral Education

Withdrawal From Full-Time CPE Refund (% of Tuition Paid)
Prior to beginning of program unit Full refund of tuition minus Program Reservation Fee
During 1st week of CPE Unit 75% tuition minus Program Reservation Fee
After 2st week of CPE Init No Refund

Extended (Part-Time) Program of CPE

Withdrawal from Extended CPE Refund (% of Tuition Paid)
Prior to beginning of program unit Full refund of tuition minus Program Reservation Fee
Before end of 2nd week of CPE unit 75% tuition minus Program Reservation Fee
After 2nd week of CPE Unit No Refund

D. FAILURE TO PAY TUITION IN A TIMELY MANNER
In cases where tuition is not paid in a timely manner, the student may be dismissed from the Clinical Pastoral Education program, the supervisory evaluation may be withheld, and the unit may not be certified to the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

E. STIPENDS

No stipends are paid for the Extended Program of Clinical Pastoral Education.

F. BENEFITS

The following benefits are provided students in the Full-Time CPE and Extended CPE program.

30% discount on meals in the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital cafeteria with ID badge

$4.00 meal voucher (no additional discount) provided when on-call

G. Additional Costs Associated With Applying for Admission

Transcripts and Test Scores. The applicant must bear all expenses associated with obtaining transcripts, test scores (if required), and any other required documentation.

H. Additional Costs Associated With Acceptance

Health Examination and Immunizations. The School requires a complete health examination prior to the start of the Program, as well as completion of certain immunizations and/or titers. The total cost for immunizations will vary, depending on how many immunizations the applicant had previously completed. The costs of the physical examination and of any immunizations needed are the responsibility of all students except for those who are accepted into the residency program and hired as temporary employees.

NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.





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