Doctorate Tuition Rates

Doctorate tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.  The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year (fall 2022 through summer 2023).

Tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

  • Per credit - $933, plus fees
  • 3-credit course - $2,916

Active Duty Military Tuition **

  • Per credit - $833, plus fees
  • 3-credit course - $2,616

Retired Military Tuition **

  • Per credit - $883, plus fees
  • 3-credit course - $2,766

**additional discounts or scholarships do not apply

Application - $100

Registration & Academic Services
Information technology fee - $39 per credit hour
Citi Exam fee for initial doctoral course - $50
Write and Cite Exam fee for initial doctoral course - $50
Late payment - $25
Returned check - $40
Transcript (each) - $10
Certificates - $25
Replacement of Diploma - $75
Lab fees
Lab Fee - Level 1 - $25
Lab Fee - Level 2 - $50
Lab Fee - Level 3 - $75
Lab Fee - Level 4 - $100
Lab Fee - Level 5 - $350
Lab Fee - Level 6 - $500

Graduation (nonrefundable) - $150
Charge for additional degree conferred at same time - $75

Obligation for Payment
You are obligated to pay tuition according to the provisions of the refund schedule. If you fail to make a payment to the university when it is due, you may be prohibited from classes or examinations; or your diploma, certificate or transcript may be withheld. Outstanding accounts will be sent to collections.

Doctoral students have the following options to pay tuition:

  • Full payment at time of registration
  • Deferred payment plan
    The university offers a deferred payment plan for students who are unable to pay their tuition balance in full at registration. The deferred payment plan allows you to pay your tuition in three installments for semester-long courses: one-third at registration, one-third on or before the end of the fourth week of classes, and one-third on or before the end of the eighth week. If you're taking 8-week classes, you may also pay your tuition in two installments: one-half at registration and one-half on or before the fourth week of classes. The deferred payment plan costs $30, which is due with the first installment.
  • Financial Aid
  • VA Benefits
  • Employer sponsorship
  • Employer reimbursement


Deferred payment plan for semester students


1/3 of tuition due

4th week of class

1/3 of tuition due

8th week of classes

1/3 of tuition due


Deferred payment plan for 8-week term students


1/2 of tuition due

4th week of class

1/2 of tuition due


Methods of Payment
You can make payments to the Business Office online, through the mail, by phone or in person. If your company wants to be billed directly, it is your responsibility to contact the Business Office. The Business Office accepts military tuition assistance, cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.  Make any checks payable to Capitol Technology University and mail it to the attention of the Business Office. You can make credit card payments online or by phone. The university also offers automatic credit card billing.

Financial Aid Recipients

If you receive financial aid, you must pay at least one-third of the remaining balance at registration.

Veterans' Benefits
Capitol Technology University is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the use of veterans education benefits. The college is approved for a variety of VA programs. The Office of Registration and Records can help you explore your VA benefit options.

Financial Aid and Veterans' Benefits
Students in a doctoral program receiving financial aid or Veterans' benefits must pay any remaining balance via one of the standard payment options.


Doctoral Employer Sponsorship 
Doctoral students who are sponsored by an employer or other appropriate third party must submit authorization forms to the Business Office at the time of registration. Sponsors will be billed directly. Tuition not covered will be the responsibility of the student..


Doctoral Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Doctoral students who are reimbursed by an employer must submit authorization forms to the Business Office at the time of registration along with one third (1/3) of the tuition cost. Balance is due ten (10) days after classes end. Students who do not pay within the ten days will be subject to deferment fees and required to follow the standard payment options in the future.