Jul 24, 2024  
Fall 2024 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2024 Academic Catalog


Payment of Tuition and Fees

Refund Policy for Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Special Fees (Non-Refundable)

Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students attending Pierpont are offered an alternative to payment in full at the time of registration. Please contact the Student Accounts Office at 304-333-3739 if you would like to join a payment plan. If payment is not received before the deadline, which is the first day of the semester, a $50 late fee will be added to the account. The registration process is not complete until all fees have been paid in full. Fees can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, American Express (online only), Discover Card, Debit Card, and Electronic Check. Students receiving financial aid must apply one hundred percent of their aid prior to the payment plan.

Registration is not completed until payment of tuition and fees have cleared. A late payment charge of $50 will be assessed on the first day of class; a $25 charge will be assessed on each check returned for “insufficient funds” unless the student can obtain an admission of error on the part of the bank. The Office of Student Services shall declare the fees unpaid until the check has been redeemed and the additional charge paid. The Office of Student Services will not release student records for any student who has a delinquent financial obligation.

All outstanding amounts resulting from nonpayment of tuition and fees are the responsibility of the student. Withdrawal from school, officially or unofficially, will not cancel any financial obligation already incurred. Additionally, failure to pay all financial obligations may result in debts being turned over to a collection agency.

Please Note:

  • The term “resident” refers to classification for fee purposes only.
  • All fees are subject to change. 
  • Billing information, reminders and important notices are sent to each student’s institutional email address.

Refund Policy for Tuition and Fees

A student who withdraws from ALL classes shall receive a refund of fees, excluding special fees, in accordance with the following schedule:

Complete Withdrawal through First Week 100% Refund
Complete Withdrawal from First Week up to 10% of the Term 90% Refund
Complete Withdrawal from 11% up to 25% of the Term 75% Refund
Complete Withdrawal from 26% up to 50% of the Term 50% Refund
Complete Withdrawal after Completing More Than 50% of the Term No Refund

Refunds are determined from the first day of the school term. The student’s official withdrawal date is certified by the Student/Enrollment Services. Students who have paid in advance and cancel schedules prior to registration day will receive full refunds. Students who do not officially withdraw from all classes after Late Registration (add/drop week) will not be eligible for any refund of tuition and fees. An excessive withdrawal fee may be charged after 4 courses have been dropped each semester. Return of Title IV funds may reduce the tuition and fee refund resulting in the student owing a balance to the institution. The institution is responsible for notifying the student and recovering the funds.

Tuition and Fees (2024-2025)

  WV Resident Non-Resident Reduced Non-Resident Rate
12 Hours $2,881 $6,830 $5,531
11 Hours $2,629 $6,259 $5,060
10 Hours $2,390 $5,690 $4,600
9 Hours $2,151 $5,121 $4,140
8 Hours $1,912 $4,552 $3,680
7 Hours $1,673 $3,983 $3,220
6 Hours $1,434 $3,414 $2,760
5 Hours $1,195 $2,845 $2,300
4 Hours $956 $2,276 $1,840
3 Hours $717 $1,707 $1,380
2 Hours $478 $1,138 $920
1 Hour $239 $569 $460

NOTE: Metro Rate tuition applies to non-residents living in Greene and Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and Garrett County, Maryland.

Special Fees (Non-Refundable)

Fee Code Amount
Board of Governor’s Degree Evaluation   $300.00
Board of Governor’s Resident Program Fee   $150.00
Board of Governor’s Non-Resident Program Fee   $350.00
Cashed Check Copy Fee   $15.00
Check Stop Payment Fee   $25.00
Credential Fee - Placement   $3.00
Credit Conversion Fee (per credit)   $22.00
Credit for Life Experience Evaluation   $300.00
CTC Materials Fee (per credit hour)   $25.00
Diploma Replacement   $25.00
Dual Credit Fee (per credit hour)   $25.00 (Max = $300.00)
Dual Credit Fee - Reduced Non-Resident (per credit hour)   $48.00 (Max = $576.00)
Dual Credit Fee - Non Resident (per credit hour)   $60.00 (Max = $720.00)
Exam for Course Credit (per credit hour)   $22.00
Excess Course Withdrawal Fee (per course assessed after 4th dropped course)   $50.00
ID Card Replacement Fee   $20.00
Late Payment Fee   $50.00
Late Registration Fee   $50.00
Math Lab Fee (per credit hour)   $55.00
New Student Fee (Non-Refundable)   $130.00
Non-Degree Employee Tuition Fee (of approved courses) (per credit)   $25.00
Occupational Develop/Tech Studies Degree Evaluation Fee   $150.00
Reinstatement Fee   $25.00
Returned Check Fee   $25.00
Senior Citizen’s Audit Fee (per credit hour)   $22.00
Technology Fee (Non-Refundable)   $200.00
Transcript Fee   $8.00
Violation of Tobacco Free Campus Policy - 2nd Offense   $50.00
Violation of Tobacco Free Campus Policy - 3rd Offense   $100.00


Program Fees & Charges

School of Business, Aviation & Technology
Advanced Welding PAWF Per Semester $350.00
     - Welding Technology Fee WTCF Per Credit $160.00
Airframe Technology (CAS) PACT Per Semester $400.00
Applied Design PADF Per Semester $225.00
     -Applied Design Materials Fee APES APPD 1140  and APPD 1160   $25.00
Applied Process Technology PAPF Per Semester $350.00
     - Applied Process Tech Tooling U Fee  APTT ENRG 1994   $155.00
     - Applied Process Tech NETL Lab Fee APTL ENRG 2050   $84.00
Aviation Maintenance Technology PAMF Per Semester $400.00
     - Aviation Technology Fee AVIA Per Credit $50.00
Avionics Technology (CAS) PATF Per Semester $400.00
Business PBSF Per Semester $225.00
Cyber Security (CAS) PCSF Per Semester $225.00
Drafting/Design Engineering PDTF Per Semester $225.00
Electric Utility Technology PETF Per Semester $350.00
Graphics Technology PGTF Per Semester $225.00
Information Systems PISF Per Semester $225.00
     - Cisco Academy Fee CSCO INFO 2250 INFO 2251 , and INFO 2252   $56.00
     - CompTIA A+ Exam Fee CCEF INFO 2205 INFO 2206   $110.00
     - CompTIA Security+ Exam Fee SSEF INFO 2310   $247.00
     - Mechatronics Materials Fee WDMC MECT 2010 MECT 2050 , and MECT 2995   $25.00
     - Workforce Materials fee WDWS   $25.00
Petroleum Technology PPMF Per Semester $350.00
     - Petroleum Technology Materials PTMF Per Course $25.00
Powerplant Technology (CAS) PCTP Per Semester $400.00
Technical Drafting (CAS) PTDF Per Semester $225.00
School of General Education & Professional Studies
AMSL/Interpreter Sign Language PITF Per Semester $335.00
Art & Design (ARTD)      
     - Art & Design Materials Fee ADMF Per Course $25.00
     - Lab Assistant Materials Fee LABM BIOY 1160  and BIOY 1161   $25.00
     - Health Careers Material Fee HLCA CHM 1101   $25.00
Criminal Justice PCJF Per Semester $225.00
Early Childhood Education PECF Per Semester $275.00
     - Early Childhood Materials Fee ECMF Per Course $25.00
     - English Materials Fee ENGM ENGL 1104   $25.00
Food Services Management PFSF Per Semester $300.00
     - American Culinary Federation Fee ACFF FOSM 2995C  and FOSM 2995P   $85.00
     - Culinary Foods Lab Fee CAFF Per Course $120.00
Liberal Studies PLSF Per Semester $175.00
Paralegal Studies PPSF Per Semester $275.00
     - Physics Materials Fee CTMF Per Course $25.00
School of Health Sciences
Electronic Health Record Specialist (Adv SS) PEHR Per Semester $185.00
Emergency Medical Services (AAS & CAS) PEMF Per Semester $325.00
     - EMS Equipment Fee EMEQ EMMS 2203   $30.00
     - EMS - FISDAP EMFD EMMS 1106   $100.00
     - EMS Materials Fee EMMF EMMS 1107  and EMMS 2231   $25.00
     - EMT-P National Registry Exam Fee EMPF EMMS 2995   $152.00
Health Information Technology PHTF Per Semester $185.00
     - HIT Virtual Lab Fee HITL HLIN 1100 HLIN 1105 HLIN 2202 , and HLIN 2203   $75.00
Health Science PHCF Per Semester $185.00
     - Health Careers Material Fee HLCA HLCA 1151   $25.00
Medical Billing and Coding (CAS) PCMB Per Semester $185.00
     - MBC Virtual Lab Fee MBVF MBC 1100  and MBC 2202   $75.00
     - MBC Practicum Fee MBCP MBC 2214   $203.00
Medical Laboratory Assistant (CAS) PLAF Per Semester $185.00
     - Lab Assistant Materials Fee LABM LABA 1111 LABA 2207 , and LABA 2209   $25.00
Licensed Practical Nursing PLPF Per Semester $185.00
     - LPN NCLEX Review Fee LPRF LPNC 1101   $1,630.00
Medical Laboratory Technology PMLF Per Semester $185.00
     - Medical Lab Supplies I MLAB Per Lab Course $30.00
Physical Therapy Assistant PPTF Per Semester $185.00
     - Physical Therapy Materials Fee PTCF Per Course $25.00
     - Physio Virtual Lab Fee PTVF PHTA 1102   $99.00
Radiology Technology PRTF Per Semester $185.00
Respiratory Care PRCF Per Semester $185.00
     - Resp Care National Board Exam Review Fee RNBE RESP 2260   $425.00
     - Resp Care Self-Assessment Exam Fee RSAE RESP 2260   $65.00
     - Resp Care Trajecsys Online Portal Fee RTOP RESP 1106   $100.00
     - Resp Care Board Testing Fee RCBT RESP 2995   $200.00
     - Resp Care Practice Clinic Simulations Fee RCCS RESP 2210   $75.00
     - Resp Care EHR Go Fee REMF RESP 1101 RESP 1108 RESP 2206 , and RESP 2221   $65.00
Veterinary Assistant (CAS) PVTF Per Semester $185.00
Veterinary Technology PVTF Per Semester $185.00
     - Veterinary Technology Materials Fee VTMF Per Lab Course $50.00
     - Vet Tech Radiation Monitoring Badge Fee VTMB VETT 1117   $150.00