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Tuition and Funding

Tuition, fees, special discounts, and scholarships for FAES students.

Fees   |   Payment   |   Apply for Scholarship

Tuition and Discounts

Tuition is $160.00 per credit, unless otherwise indicated. Students 65 years and older are eligible for 50% reduced tuition (for evening classes only). 

Fees

Late Registration Fee $10.00 late fee per course
Transcript Fee $10.00 per transcript for official transcripts
Expedited Transcript Fee $30.00 per transcript for official transcripts
Returned Check Fee $25.00 fee per check

Payment

*Subject to change without advance notice.

FAES’s is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing highly affordable and quality courses to the biomedical research community at the NIH and the general public. Therefore, payments for classes must be received in a timely manner. 

Payment Made by Credit Card

All self-funded students must pay for the classes at the time of registration either through logging back into their account on the Student Portal OR by simply visiting our Payment Portal to make a payment by credit card. Credit cards accepted are MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.

FAES expects payment by the start date of classes from third-party sponsors, such as employers or administrative officers at NIH institutes. Please email us for permission to be kept in the class in case your institute needs time beyond the start date of the term to process the request for training funds. Third-party sponsors can make a payment with a credit card through our secure and convenient Payment Portal. Credit cards accepted are MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. 

Students sponsored by their labs or employers should enroll in the course while waiting for the authorization of payment. Receiving institutional approval for payment does NOT constitute enrollment in FAES classes. 

Payment Made by Check or SF-182 Training Form

FAES also accepts payment by check or SF-182 U.S. Government Training Voucher. If paying by check, please be sure to first enroll in the course online. Check payments, together with a completed Enrollment Form, should be mailed to:

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences
10 Center Drive, Room 1N241 - MSC 1115
Bethesda, MD 20892

Scholarship and Funding

FAES’s core mission is to provide affordable continuing education courses that remain accessible to working professionals and researchers who are interested in furthering their education and career goals and meet the applicable prerequisites for the course.

FAES Graduate School offers scholarships, offering 40% tuition discount per course, to eligible students in need of financial assistance and who can make a short but compelling justification discussing how the respective FAES course would help them in their career or professional development.

The FAES Graduate School Student Scholarship provides partial tuition remission scholarships to self-funded postbac/graduate or postdoctoral fellows, NIH employees as well as non-NIH government or non-profit employees with limited income working in research, practice or education of health sciences.

FAES expects to offer 30 scholarships in the fall term, and 20 scholarships in the spring term.

Deadline for Applications for Scholarship

August 29, 2018 (Fall 2018) and January 23, 2019 (Spring 2019).

How to Apply

To apply, students should download and complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit the form electronically, including a current resume, to registrar@faes.org, with SUBJECT LINE: FAES Scholarship Application_(insert last name here).

Only complete applications will be considered. All applicants, please be sure to first register for the class. If you do not register and the class fills up by the time the scholarships are determined, you will not be granted a spot in that class. Please wait with payment until FAES has been able to determine whether you will be awarded a scholarship.

Successful applicants will be notified during the last week of registration.

Deadline for Applications for Scholarship

August 29, 2018 (Fall 2018) and January 23, 2019 (Spring 2019).

Terms and Conditions

FAES will only consider applications for one course per semester. Expenses for textbooks are not covered. Preference will be given to those applicant who apply for scientific courses. Preference will be given to those applicants who have not been awarded an FAES Graduate School Scholarship before.

Scholarship recipients are required to take the course for Credit and complete the course satisfactorily, which is determined as “C”, or above, or “Pass,” when the course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

Only complete applications will be considered. All applicants, please be sure to first register for the class. If you do not register and the class fills up by the time the scholarships are determined, you will not be granted a spot in that class. Please wait with payment until FAES has been able to determine whether you will be awarded a scholarship.

Review Criteria
  • Compelling justification for how the FAES Graduate School fits in with the career stage and overall career plan of applicant
  • Evidence and commitment to continued professional development
  • Explanation of how this learning experience builds on applicant’s current professional knowledge and/or skills
  • Evidence and need for financial aid
  • Professional and academic achievements and standing to date

Applications for scholarships are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

Dropping a Course and Refunds

For information on dropping courses, obtaining refunds, and withdrawal policies, please visit the Registration, Records, and Course Policies pages.