Payment Schedule


Tuition and Fees 




Due Aug. 1




Due Dec. 15









Security Deposit:  New and Readmitted cadets are required to pay a $200 security deposit.  This deposit is returned to the cadet, less any deductions for damages or unpaid obligations and without interest, upon graduation or termination of the cadetship.  The security deposit cannot be paid for using financial aid and is not the same as the Reservation Fee.

Reservation Fee:  New cadets are required to pay a $300  reservation fee by May 1st which will be applied towards their fall tuition and fees expenses in July. 

Health Insurance (International Cadets Only):  $1,000 fee must be paid by August 1

Late Fee:  A late fee of $100 or 10% of the unpaid balance, if less, will be assessed for failure to pay tuition and fees as required.  Cadets with unpaid balances will be assessed interest at the rate of 6% per annum from the original due date of their obligation. 

Other costs payable by the cadet include textbooks, supplies, automobile registration, and non-issue clothing.  Cadets may pay with cash, check, or bank credit card.

Cadets will be dismissed from the Institute for failure to pay tuition and fees or any other financial obligation to the Institute as required.  In addition, the Institute reserves the right to hold grades, credits, transcripts, and diplomas until all financial obligations to the Institute are satisfied.  Cadets must satisfy all financial obligations to the Institute for the past semesters or terms before they will be allowed to register for any succeeding semester or term.

Payment Plans

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