Fisher College Military FAQ's
How much will it cost for me to attend Fisher College?
The cost per credit hour for the 2012/2013 academic year is $300. Books and additional charges may apply.
For students who qualify for tuition assistance, the Military to Management online programs (Bachelor of Science Degrees in Leadership and Public Administration) tuition per credit hour is $250. Please visit our Military to Management page for more information.
Is Fisher College accredited?
Yes. Fisher College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Who is eligible to receive Fisher College's discounted military rate?
All Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and spouses qualify for the discounted military rate (pending verification).
Is Fisher College an SOC member school?
Yes. Fisher College is a long-time member of the SOC consortium of schools.
Do I have to pay an application fee?
No. There is no application.
Am I eligible to use my military tuition assistance (TA) for coursework at Fisher College Online?
Yes. Service members are eligible to use their full entitlements per fiscal year on tuition expenses for all Fisher College programs.
Can I use my GI Bill while active duty on a Fisher College approved degree plan?
Yes. While on active duty, you may be eligible to use your GI Bill via the "Top-Up" program to pay for tuition expenses beyond what your branch of service covers annually. To learn more about your Tuition Assistance "Top-Up" benefits, visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs web site.
Can I transfer my military training credits toward a degree at Fisher College?
Yes. You have the ability (depending on degree plan) to transfer up to 90 credits of approved coursework including ACE approved military transcripts into a bachelor's degree program.
Can I use CLEP and DANTES exams to fulfill credit and or course requirements?
Yes. You may transfer CLEP and DANTES examinations. Credits transfers will be dependent upon your individual requirements.
If I am deployed, may I withdraw from my class without any negative consequences to my academic record or military TA?
Yes. You may withdraw from Fisher College online courses by simply providing us with a copy of your travel orders. If you are deployed at a moment's notice, we will need a POC within your unit to verify your deployment status.
How many credits can I expect to receive within a given year?
Fisher College offers six terms per year. Each term is eight weeks in length. You may complete six credit hours per term and up to 36 credits hours per academic year. Academic schedules are flexible enough to allow the service member to take a full load or as few as one course per term.
Do I need any special software to access an online class?
No special requirements are needed other than an updated PC, Microsoft Office, and access to the Internet via dial-up or DSL. (Please refer to systems requirements for further details.)
How often do I have to attend class if I am completing a program online?
Academic requirements require you to access your online classroom a minimum of three times per week (Monday-Sunday). A portion of each student's grade is based on input in the classroom discussion. Assignments and exams are also required.
Do I have to be in an online class at a particular time?
No. Our online program is asynchronous, meaning a student will have access to class 24/7. However, the instructor does have the option of holding a "live" chat room if the students or instructor feel the need to cover additional material or answer further questions.