New Tuition and fees (Effective Fall 2022)

Price is applicable for USA and International

Program Credit Fee
ASL 1 - 4 (included ASL Pals)* 3 credits $990 ($330 per credit)
ASL 5 & 6/ Deaf Studies courses (excluded ASL Pals)** 3 credits $900 ($300 per credit)
Special Topic: Visual Gestural Communication (VGC) 3 credits $990 ($330 per credit)
Special Topics: Classifiers I and II, Beginners, and Intermediate Fingerspelling 1 credit $330
Application Fee Per Session $40 (per session)
Virtual Immersion Program (VIP) Activity Fee (optional) Per Session $50 (per session)

*These online courses include ASL Pals, virtual language sessions with mentors, that is required for the course.

**These online courses do not include ASL Pals

Payment Procedures and Types

Full payment is required to complete your registration. Payment may be made by check, credit card (VISA and MasterCard) or money order. Purchase orders are also accepted. The payment plan can be arranged through the student portal. However, the remaining amount must be paid in full before the registration deadline in order to be enrolled in the course of your selection.

Tuition Waivers

Gallaudet employees should refer to section 3.14 of the Gallaudet University Administration and Operations manual to determine eligibility. Eligible applicants should complete an application and submit it with an approved waiver form to or bring it to Kendall Hall 104. Please note that a tuition waiver does not exclude you from paying the application, unit, and material fees. The waiver covers only tuition and lab fees and is not applicable for non-credit courses of a recreational or leisure nature.

VR/Employer-Paid Tuition

If your tuition will be paid by VR or your employer, the appropriate paperwork must be received to complete your application. Instructions as to how our office is to bill the authorizing agent must also be included.

Any payments from VR, employers, or other organizations/departments may have an invoice requested by contacting

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is not available for students who are not enrolled in a degree program at Gallaudet University.

Processing Fee (Per Semester)

The $35 processing fee is non-refundable. A fee is waived for Gallaudet faculty, staff, and currently enrolled Gallaudet undergraduate and graduate students.

Certificate Program Application Fee

Students applying to PST Certificate Program must pay a one time $75 non-refundable application fee.

Other Fees

Check under each course description for test, material or lab fees

Late Application Fee

An additional late fee of $50 is charged on all registrations received in our office after the registration deadline, which is two weeks prior to the start of class.

Returned Check Fee

A returned check fee of $50 is charged when a check is returned for non-payment. Payment must then be made by money order or credit card.

Adding or Dropping Courses

There is a $5 fee for each add or drop transaction (unless a department has made the decision to change your course).


Refund requests must be submitted in writing to the Center for Continuing Studies by the registration deadline for the class, otherwise, no refund will be issued. Processing and material fees are not refundable. Full refunds are automatically processed for courses canceled by the University. Refunds may take up to four weeks to process.

Parking Permits

Professional Studies (PST) students are responsible for obtaining a parking permit from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at the ground floor of Carlin Hall.  All unregistered or illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed.  See  Parking Permits for more information.

Student ID Cards

Student Identification Cards (Students registering for PST prefixed classes only)
Identification cards are $15 and are issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) located on the ground floor of Carlin Hall. Your identification card should be carried with you at all times while on campus. ID cards not only assist in maintaining security, but they also enable you to take advantage of many services and facilities on campus.

Room Fees (summers only)

Room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may choose between single or double occupancy. Due to the limited number of available single rooms, there is no guarantee that a request for a single room can be honored. If you do not make a selection on the housing form, you will be placed in a double occupancy room. There is a one-time linen fee of $15.00. Only individuals registered for summer programs, 18 years or older or high school graduates, may request individual dormitory housing (no exceptions). No family housing is available. Check out housing/meal plans for more information.

An alternative to residence hall accommodations is the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University. They can be reached at (202) 651-6000 or you can make reservations online.

Meal Plan

Meal plan options are available to any student registering for a course. The cards can be used to purchase food at the Bison Shop, Market Place, or Kellogg Conference Hotel Bistro. 

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