Tuition and Fees
Tuition: $10,000 for entire program.*
Books and uniforms: $1,600
We do not have financial aid available, however, we do participate in
* Should a student withdraw from the program, a refund of a portion of
the tuition is possible. Costs are estimated. The tuition is broken down
by semester and is payable two business days before the beginning of the
semester. Each semester's tuition is dependent upon how many credits
are taken in the semester.
TUITION REFUND POLICIES
Rejection: An applicant rejected by the school is entitled to a refund of all monies
paid excluding registration and application fee.
Three-Day Cancellation: An applicant who provides written a notice of cancellation within three
(3) business days, excluding weekends and holidays, of executing the enrollment
agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid, excluding the $100
non-refundable registration fee.
Other Cancellations: An application requesting cancellation more than three (3) days after
executing the enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but
prior to the first day of class is entitled to a refund of all monies
paid, less a tuition fee of $100 and the $100 non-refundable registration fee.
A. A student choosing to withdraw from the school after the commencement
of classes is to provide a written notice to the Director of the school.
The notice must include the expected last date of attendance and be signed
and dated by the student.
B. If special circumstances arise, a student may request, in writing, a
leave of absence, which should include the date the student anticipates
the leave beginning and ending. The withdrawal date will be the date the
student is scheduled to return to from the leave of absence but fails to do so.
C. A student will be determined to be withdrawn from the institution if
the student misses seven consecutive instructional days and all of the
days are unexcused.
D. All refund request must be submitted within 45 days of the determination
of the withdrawal date.
Students who withdraw from the School of Radiologic Technology after the
beginning of an academic year will be given a refund for the tuition as follows:
1. The first $100.00 is non-refundable
2. The remaining tuition will be disbursed as follows:
a. Withdrawal within the first four weeks of the semester 50%
b. Withdrawal from 4-7 weeks of the semester 25%
c. At and after 8 weeks of the semester No refund
Tuition and Payment Schedule
|First Year Fall Semester 1
|First Year Spring Semester 2
|Second Year Summer Semester 3
|Second Year Fall Semester 4
|Second Year Spring Semester 5
Transfer of Credit/Students:
As a general rule, the School of Radiologic Technology does not provide
for the transfer of students from another radiology program into its curriculum.
The school does not guarantee the transferability of credits to a college,
university or institution. Any decision on the comparability, appropriateness,
and applicability of credit and whether they should be accepted is the
decision of the receiving institution. The school does realize certain
circumstances may exist and will treat each case individually. The program
reserves the right to deny admission if the possibility of course completion
exceeds more than two semesters. All course work will be completed in
order to graduate from the program. Students may be granted transfer credit
for completed general education courses taken previously if the courses
articulate with the School of Radiologic Technology program. Students
may be requested to submit course descriptions, competency transcripts,
and education references for this articulation process. Transfer credits
will only be accepted if the course was taken at an accredited institution
within five years or if the student was granted a degree from a college
or university. Students may participate in the College Level Examination
Program at local institutions and present scores for consideration of
Prospective graduates are to:
1. Complete all courses in the curriculum with a grade of C or better in each
2. Complete all clinical competencies, including the Terminal Competency
3. Arrange to settle all indebtedness to the School of Radiology
4. Return all books
5. Clean out locker
6. Return Mary Washington Hospital identification badge and Dosimeter
7. Attend graduation unless excused with special permission from the Program Manager
* Verification of education will not occur until 10:00 a.m. on graduation
day so the ARRT Registry Exam should not be scheduled until that time
** Junior students are required to attend the graduation of the senior
class unless their absence is excused by the Program Manager, who will
decide what requirements will be completed to make up for the absence.
The grading scale for the School of Radiology is as follows:
|100 – 94
|93 – 85
|84 - 77
|76 and below
Due Process Procedure
Academic complaints are defined as a concern about a strictly academic
matter, i.e. grade, work assignment, quality of instruction, the fairness
of instructor and/or exam material, and clinical education. It is the
intent of the School of Radiology to provide each student a means to resolve
any issue arising from the application of the school’s policies,
procedures, or rules. An issue shall be addressed as follows:
1. The student should first contact the instructor within five business
days of the occurrence in writing outlining his/her issue. This action
must be initiated by the student within five business days following the
alleged complaint or the student’s awareness of the incident. If
initiated after more than five business days, the student loses the right
to pursue resolution of the grievance to a higher level of appeal. The
instructor has five business days to respond. If the student is unsatisfied
with the instructor’s written response and wishes to further pursue
his/her issue then the student should advance to step two in the due process
*All clinical issues must first be presented to the School of Radiology
2. The issue is addressed in writing to the School of Radiology Program
Manager. This action must be initiated by the student within five business
days following the alleged complaint or the student’s awareness
of the incident. If initiated after more than five business days, the
student loses the right to pursue resolution of the grievance to a higher
level of appeal. If the student is not satisfied with the resolution of
the issue, a formal grievance procedure may begin.
3. The Program Manager will discuss the grievance, review the issues in
the grievance and respond to the student, in writing, within five business days.
4. If the Program Manager’s reply is not acceptable, or if five business
days pass and no answer is received, the student may request a meeting
with the Administrative Director, Hospital Imaging Services. The student
may request that the Executive Vice President, Human Resources or designee
be present at this meeting. The School of Radiology Program Manager will
also be in attendance. The meeting is to be held within five business
days of the request.
5. The Administrative Director, Hospital Imaging Services will prepare
a written response to the student within five business days. If the response
is not satisfactory to the student, the grievance will go to the Executive
Vice President, Human Resources or designee. The Executive Vice President
or designee reviews all documentation involved and renders a decision,
in writing, within 10 business days. The decision of the Executive Vice
President, Human Resources or designee is final.
The Executive Vice President, Human Resources or designee, has the responsibility
to interpret the grievance in light of established policies, procedures,
and rules but does not have the privilege to formulate or change school
policies or procedures. The JRCERT Standards are posted and any student
wishing to file a grievance with the JRCERT has that ability if the grievance
pertains to one of the standards. The procedure for filing a JRCERT grievance
is outlined below:
- Follow the Due Process Procedure.
- If unsatisfied with the result from the facility, contact JRCERT in writing
with your complaint.
- All JRCERT due process paperwork must pertain to one of the Standards.
- A copy of the complaint will remain in the manager’s office for USDE
- All inquiries should be forwarded to: JRCERT, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite
2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182.
- Complaints which cannot be resolved by direct negotiation with the school
in accordance with its written grievance policy may be filed with the
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 9th
Floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219. All student complaints
must be submitted in writing.
- No student will be subject to unfair actions as a result of initiating
a complaint proceeding to the JRCERT or SCHEV.
Declaration of pregnancy is voluntary and at the discretion of the student.
A student who becomes pregnant has the following options:
Voluntarily give a written notice of declaration of pregnancy – A student who voluntarily makes a written declaration of pregnancy
may take advantage of lower exposure limits (0.5 rem), and additional
dose monitoring provisions. The student must declare her pregnancy in
writing to the Program Manager. The student will be referred to the Radiation
Safety Officer (RSO) for additional counseling in protective measures
and will be assigned a prenatal radiation badge.
Choose not to declare pregnancy - If the student elects not to declare pregnancy and to continue in the
program, normal occupational exposure limits will continue to apply. The
student must meet the academic requirements and clinical objectives with
no accommodations made.
Continue in the program without modification – The student would continue to attend both clinical and didactic
classes as scheduled with no accommodations made. The student must be
able to meet the academic requirements and clinical objectives to continue
in the program. Any time missed as a result of pregnancy will be made
up after graduation and before being permitted to take the registry.
Withdraw declaration of pregnancy – If at any time the student decides to revoke her declaration of
pregnancy, she may do so. This action requires written notification to
the Radiation Safety Officer and the Program Manager.
Request a leave of absence – Refer to “Leave of Absence Policy” (program handbook pp. 33).
Withdraw from the program and apply for re-entry at a later time - Refer to the program Withdrawal and Re-Entry policy (program handbook p. 34).
For the occupational dose limit for the whole body of 5 rem (50 mSv) per
year, which applies to occupationally exposed individuals, the risk is
believed to be very low. Radiology students over the age of 18 are considered
occupationally exposed individuals for the purposes of radiation protection.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has reviewed the relevant scientific
literature and has concluded that an exposure of 0.5 rem (5 mSv) provides
an adequate margin of protection for the embryo/fetus. Through proper
instruction, strict adherence to safety precautions and through personal
monitoring, it is possible to limit occupational exposure to under 0.5
rem during the period of gestation.