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Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition and Scholarships for FAES Students

Fees   |   Payment   |   Apply for Scholarship

Tuition

FAES Academic Programs at NIH offers great value and unparalleled cost-effectiveness. Tuition for credit-bearing courses is $250.00 per credit, unless otherwise noted. Courses are typically 1-4 credits, thus the tuition for most courses ranges between $250.00–$1000.00 Please consult the online course catalog to determine the credit hours and the applicable tuition fee for each course.

Members of the NIH Community are eligible for 25% reduced tuition ($186.00 per credit).

Students 65 years and over are eligible for 50% reduced tuition ($125.00 per credit).

Discounts cannot be combined.

Fees

Technology Fee $60.00 per course
Late Registration Fee $10.00 per course
Tuition Refund/Withdrawal Fee $25.00 per course
Official Transcript Request Fee (electronic) $10.00 per transcript
Official Transcript Request Fee (paper) $10.00 per transcript plus applicable mailing cost
Expedited Official Transcript (FedEx Next Day Delivery) $35.00 per transcript
Textbook Fee* see here
Textbook Shipping Fee $10.00

Fees are non-refundable.

*Textbook Fee Refund Policy:
A full refund will be given for textbooks unopened and in original condition returned prior to one week from the first day of class. Textbooks purchased after the first week of class (but before the final week of class) must be returned within 2 business days of purchase. Textbooks purchased during the last week of classes or final exams are not returnable/refundable. Any textbooks returned via mail, will be at the customer’s expense.

Payment

FAES is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an affordable and high-quality educational experience to the biomedical research community at the NIH and the general public. In order to continuously provide exceptional services, payments for classes must be received in a timely manner.

Self-funded students must pay for courses at the time of registration.

Students sponsored by their NIH labs or employers can enroll in the desired course online while waiting for authorization of payment. Receiving institutional approval for payment does NOT constitute enrollment in FAES courses. It is fully the responsibility of the student to either pay for their course registration or secure proper authorization for payment with their employer PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE CLASS.

Third-party sponsors, such as employers or Administrative Officers at NIH institutes, should submit payment prior to the course start date. In the event that an institute needs time beyond the course start date to process the request for training funds, please email us at registrar@faes.org for written permission to continue the course.

Payment Made by Credit Card

Self-funded students can make a payment through the Student Portal or by visiting our secure Payment Gateway at https://faes.org/payment.

Third-party sponsors should make a payment through our secure payment portal, https://faes.org/payment.

Payment Made by SF-182 Training Form

FAES accepts the SF182 VENDOR COPY as payment for courses. If the course will be paid for with an SF-182 Government Training Voucher, please contact your Administrative Officer for guidance on your institution’s internal process for requesting training funds. The VENDOR COPY - Training Nomination - SF182' document must be sent to registrar@faes.org to ensure continued course enrollment.

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 Academic Programs provides tuition-remission scholarships, offering up to 50% 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. FAES will only consider applications for one course per semester. Expenses for textbooks are not covered.

The FAES Academic Programs Student Scholarship provides partial tuition remission scholarships to self-funded postbac/graduate or postdoctoral Fellows, NIH employees, and non-NIH government and/or non-profit employees with limited income working in health sciences research, practice or education.

Application Period by Term

FALL 2020 | July 13, 2020 - August 28, 2020
SPRING 2021 | November 16, 2020 - January 22, 2021
SUMMER 2021 | April 19, 2021 - June 4, 2021

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 seat in that class.

Successful applicants will be notified during the last week of registration. Please wait with payment until FAES has been able to determine whether you will be awarded a scholarship.

Deadlines for Scholarship Application

FALL 2020 | August 28, 2020
SPRING 2021 | January 22, 2021
SUMMER 2021 | June 4, 2021

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 Academic Programs 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 seat 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 course 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.