tuition and fees CCMS

Mortuary school costs will vary depending upon the program you enroll in, along with your textbook costs and fees.  At CCMS, our tuition costs for mortuary school at a set rate per semester credit hour. Mortician school costs can also vary depending upon the institution, so rather than comparing the total cost of a program when comparing schools, we recommend looking at the quality of education and the opportunities available to you. However, you will find that attending CCMS means you are receiving a world-class education at an incredible value! Information on CCMS tuition, fees, and payment information is below. 

Attending mortuary school is an investment in your future. If you are unable to cover the costs of your studies, there are several financial aid or scholarship options available to you. 

If you have any other questions about our mortuary school costs, please contact our admissions office for assistance.


Effective Fall Semester 2019

Tuition Per Credit Hour

Rate per semester credit hour – $425

Tuition & Fees By Academic Program

Total tuition estimate by program, as seen below, is calculated using the per credit hour tuition rate plus all associated fees for the program of choice.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
3 semesters (I-III), 47 semester credit hours, plus fees

Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.)
4 semesters (I-IV), 62 semester credit hours, plus fees

Fees & Supplies

The below itemized fees are calculated into the above provided program totals. The General Fee* and Lab Fees
are assessed each semester as seen below, as well as the one-time Restorative Art Kit supply fee.

General Fee* per term A.A.S. (sem. I-III)

General Fee* B.M.S. term (sem. IV)

Clinical Lab Fee (sem. I-III)

Anatomy Lab Fee (sem. IV)

Restorative Art Kit (sem. II - one time)

*General fees are structured accordingly to defer expenses including, but not limited, to clinical supplies and personal protective equipment, student training and certifications, comprehensive examination preparation, National Board Examination fees, technology and administrative functions, parking, and commencement. Students should also consider the estimated textbook expense by program as seen in section II of this Schedule.

Tuition & Fees by Semester

 Semester ISemester IISemester IIISemester IV
(BMS term)
Rate/credit hour$425$425$425$425
Semester credit hours15171515
General fee$700$700$700$420
Clinical Lab fee$250$250$250 -
Anatomy Lab fee---$250
RA Lab armature kit -$175--
TOTAL $7,325$8,350$7,325$7,045

Special Fees

Special fees are assessed only where applicable.

  • Transcripts (per copy, Official or Unofficial) $10
  • Duplicate Diploma (per copy, Official or Unofficial) $10
  • Course Audit Fee (per credit hour) $75
  • Late Tuition Payment Fee (assessed per week after 3 weeks delinquent) $25


Both the A.A.S. & B.M.S. academic programs require the use of specific college textbooks. An itemized listing by term is available on the Textbooks webpage or by contacting the College. Cost will vary based on purchase preferences. Below is an estimate of textbook expense based on Academic Program:

Associate of Applied Science Program (Sem. I-III)                          Textbook estimate: $1,500

Bachelor of Mortuary Science Program (Sem. I-IV)                         Textbook estimate: $1,600

Full-time Enrollment Defined & Financial Aid

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science academic programs are structured for full-time attendance. The College and the Department of Education defines full-time enrollment as 12 or more credit hours taken in any one term. Students enrolled full-time are eligible for financial aid assistance (FAFSA).

Part-time enrollment is defined as less than 12 credit hours per term. Part-time enrollment affects financial aid

Tuition Payment & Refund Policy

Tuition Payment

Tuition and fees are invoiced each term through the student’s account and are payable by the third week of each
semester. Students receiving financial aid should work directly with the college Bursar. As awards are granted and
applied, an updated account statement will be provided to the student electronically. Updated account statements will reflect applied credits and account balances. The CCMS Bursar is available to consult with you in person, by email, or by phone at (513) 618-1925. Students will also work directly with a FAFSA Advisor who specializes in student aid. CCMS reserves the right to charge 1.5% per month interest on all unpaid balances once a student is officially withdrawn from the College.

Tuition Refund

Students who withdraw from CCMS will be refunded tuition based on the Tuition Refund Policy as seen in the following table:

Time frameRefund %
Withdrawal within 1st calendar week100% refund
Withdrawal within 2nd calendar week50% refund
Withdrawal within 3rd calendar week25% refund
Withdrawal within and after 4th calendar week0% refund

Tuition rates and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees and are applicable to current and new enrollment unless otherwise specified. Official registration in a CCMS academic program includes, as a condition, the payment of tuition and applicable fees.

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