CHS Tuition

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Tuition for Online High School Courses | Affordable Online Education

Stop at any time, no hidden fees!

Billing:

  • Payments are billed at the same time each month
  • One time registration fee is the first month of payment
  • Students are allowed 16 weeks per course, extensions can be requested

The CHS Online tuition model is simple, all payments are the same amount and are once a month. All students pay equal monthly installments for as long as the student is enrolled, whether the equal monthly payment is for the registration fee, monthly tuition installments, or monthly extension installments, and you may stop at any time. Your first payment at the time of enrollment is the one-time registration fee, then monthly tuition installments starting the same day of the following month of $129 for the Online Program. Students in diploma programs at CHS are enrolled in up to 2 courses at a time. Students are allowed 16 weeks to complete the two courses and any course enrolled after the first 2 courses.

Extensions:

If a student requests a course extension and is granted an extension from CHS, students will continue to pay monthly extension installments. Extensions simply mean that you are paying the monthly tuition cost for the extended time the student is in the course.

There are no hidden fees or down payment, students work and study at their own pace and complete each course prescribed within the 16 weeks allotted term or up to 40 weeks with extensions, if requested by the student and approved by CHS. If students meet the graduation requirements earlier than in the chart below, Students pay the total program costs for the number of months enrolled.

Enrollment/Registration Fee
  • One-time, non-refundable fee per program due at time of submission of the enrollment agreement, the amount below is the only amount you pay at time of enrollment:
    • $129 for Diploma for College Online
    • $129 for Diploma for Career Online
4- Week Extension Fee
  • One-time, fee billed in month of extension of $129 for students to extend any 16-week enrollment period.
16- Week Extension Fee
  • Four monthly fees, each month during the 16-week extension of $129 which can be requested in writing by the student or, if under 18, the student’s guardian. This extension is only approved and imposed by the Chief Academic Officer for extenuating circumstances. This extension allows for additional 16 weeks to complete any 16-week course. Any student that completes courses or withdraws prior to the end date of the 16-week extension will not be billed extension fees for subsequent months of the extension. For example, if a student only needs 8 weeks of a 16-week extension fee to complete a course or to withdraw, CHS will only charge 2 of the 4 monthly installments.

*Extension fees are only added if the student does not complete the course in the initial 16-week time frame.

Tuition Fees for Online Career and Online College Diploma Programs

CHS Total Tuition is based on the number of credits needed to graduate after transfer credits times $258 per credit. Also, students start in two courses and are given a contract period of 16 weeks (4 months) for each 1.0 credit course and 8 weeks (2 months) for any .5 credit course.

Examples of Tuition Fees for Online College and Career Programs

For example, CHS accepts your transfer credits and prescribes 8 courses to graduate. For 8 courses you are given a maximum time of 16 months without extensions to complete your courses needed to graduate. If you complete all 8 courses in 5 months, you will only pay the registration fee and 5 monthly tuition installments, which is equal to Total Program Cost for 5 credits of $1,419, not $2,193, which is a 35% savings of $774.

  • Tuition is based on the number of credits needed to graduate on each respective diploma program track after considering the amount of transfer credits accepted.
  • Total Program Cost is based on Tuition plus Registration Fee (See chart below)
  • Tuition for Each Course gives access for an initial 16-week term (4 months)
  • Each month, after the one-time registration fee, the student is billed and pays 4 monthly installments of (unless they complete early or withdraw)
    • $129 per month installment for 2 courses ($64.50 per course per month) for College Online and Career Online
Online Maximum Total Program Cost Chart

Tuition for Offline High School Courses | Affordable Education

Stop at any time, no hidden fees!

Billing:

  • Payments are billed at the same time each month
  • One time registration fee is the first month of payment
  • Students are allowed 16 weeks per course, extensions can be requested

The CHS Offline tuition model is simple, all payments are the same amount and are once a month. All students pay equal monthly installments for as long as the student is enrolled, whether the equal monthly payment is for the registration fee, monthly tuition installments, or monthly extension installments, and you may stop at any time. Your first payment at time of enrollment is the one-time registration fee, then monthly tuition installments starting the same day of the following month of $99 for the Offline Program. Students in diploma programs at CHS are enrolled in up to 2 courses at a time. Students are allowed 16 weeks to complete the two courses and any course enrolled after the first 2 courses.

Extensions:

If a student requests a course extension and are granted an extension from CHS, students will continue to pay monthly extension installments. Extensions simply mean that you are paying the monthly tuition cost for the extended time the student is in the course.

There are no hidden fees or down payment, students work and study at their own pace and complete each course prescribed within the 16 weeks allotted term or up to 40 weeks with extensions, if requested by the student and approved by CHS. If students meet the graduation requirements earlier than in the chart below, Students pay the total program costs for the number of months enrolled.


Enrollment/Registration Fee
  • One-time, non-refundable fee per program due at time of submission of the enrollment agreement, the amount below is the only amount you pay at time of enrollment:
    • $99 for Diploma for College Offline
    • $99 for Diploma for Career Offline
    • $0 for Individual Course Offline (no enrollment/registration fee for Individual Course Offline)
4- Week Extension Fee
  • One-time, fee billed in month of extension of $99 for students to extend any 16-week enrollment period.
16- Week Extension Fee
  • Four monthly fees, each month during the 16-week extension of $99 for Offline students which can be requested in writing by the student or, if under 18, the student’s guardian. This extension is only approved and imposed by the Chief Academic Officer for extenuating circumstances. This extension allows for additional 16 weeks to complete any 16-week course. Any student that completes courses or withdraws prior to the end date of the 16-week extension will not be billed extension fees for subsequent months of the extension. For example, if a student only needs 8 weeks of a 16-week extension fee to complete a course or to withdraw, CHS will only charge 2 of the 4 monthly installments.

*Extension fees are only added if the student does not complete the course in the initial 16-week time frame.

Tuition Fees for Offline Career and Offline College Diploma Programs

CHS Total Tuition is based on the number of credits needed to graduate after transfer credits times $198 per credit. Also, students start in two courses and are given a contract period of 16 weeks (4 months) for each 1.0 credit course and 8 weeks (2 months) for any .5 credit course.

Examples of Tuition Fees for Offline College and Career Programs

For example, CHS accepts your transfer credits and prescribes 8 courses to graduate. For 8 courses you are given a maximum time of 16 months without extensions to complete your courses needed to graduate. If you complete all 8 courses in 5 months, you will only pay the registration fee and 5 monthly tuition installments, which is equal to Total Program Cost for 5 credits of $1,089, not $1,683, which is a 35% savings of $594.

  • Tuition is based on the number of credits needed to graduate on each respective diploma program track after considering the amount of transfer credits accepted.
  • Total Program Cost is based on Tuition plus Registration Fee (See chart below)
  • Tuition for Each Course gives access for an initial 16-week term (4 months)
  • Each month, after the one-time registration fee, the student is billed and pays 4 monthly installments of (unless they complete early or withdraw)
    • $99 per month installment for 2 courses ($49.50 per course per month) for College Offline and Career Offline
Offline Maximum Total Program Cost Chart

Tuition for Online Individual High School Courses | Affordable Online Education

Stop at any time, no hidden fees!

Billing:

  • Payments are billed at the same time each month
  • One time registration fee is the first month of payment
  • Students are allowed 16 weeks per course, extensions can be requested

The CHS Individual course tuition model is simple, all payments are the same amount and are once a month. All students pay equal monthly installments for as long as the student is enrolled, whether the equal monthly payment is for the registration fee, monthly tuition installments, or monthly extension installments, and you may stop at any time. Your first payment at time of enrollment is the one-time registration fee, then monthly tuition installments starting the same day of the following month of $79 for the Online Program.

Extensions:

If a student requests a course extension and are granted an extension from CHS, students will continue to pay monthly extension installments. Extensions simply mean that you are paying the monthly tuition cost for the extended time the student is in the course.

There are no hidden fees or down payment, students work and study at their own pace and complete each course prescribed within the 16 weeks allotted term or up to 40 weeks with extensions, if requested by the student and approved by CHS. If students meet the graduation requirements earlier than in the chart below, Students pay the total program costs for the number of months enrolled.

Enrollment/Registration Fee
  • One-time, non-refundable fee per program due at time of submission of the enrollment agreement, the amount below is the only amount you pay at time of enrollment:
  • $79 for Individual Courses Online
4- Week Extension Fee
  • One-time, fee billed in month of extension of $79 for Online to extend any 16-week enrollment period.
16- Week Extension Fee
  • Four monthly fees, each month during the 16-week extension of $79 which can be requested in writing by the student or, if under 18, the student’s guardian. This extension is only approved and imposed by the Chief Academic Officer for extenuating circumstances. This extension allows for additional 16 weeks to complete any 16-week course. Any student that completes courses or withdraws prior to the end date of the 16-week extension will not be billed extension fees for subsequent months of the extension. For example, if a student only needs 8 weeks of a 16-week extension fee to complete a course or to withdraw, CHS will only charge 2 of the 4 monthly installments.

*Extension fees are only added if the student does not complete the course in the initial 16-week time frame.

Tuition Fees for Individual Courses

Individual Course Tuition is based on the number of individual courses selected in the enrollment agreement and the number of months it takes the student to complete the courses. The Maximum Total Cost of Individual Courses are listed below, based on taking maximum allowed time without extensions:

Citizens High School offers one of the lowest cost tuitions for an accredited online diploma programs in the world. Choose between our two diploma programs, or individual courses. You only pay tuition while you are enrolled in courses. 

Diploma for Career | 18 Credits

Fulfills high school diploma requirements in order to Graduate and move on to a career!

$129 per month
Diploma for College | 24 Credits

Fulfills all high school graduation and diploma requirements, PLUS additional coursework required for college and university admissions

$129 per month

Online High School Tuition Comparison

Online High SchoolAnnual TuitionCredits
Citizens High School$1,54824
Liberty$3,56826
Excel$1,29021.5
Whitmore$1,59924
Alpha Omega Academy$2,39224
K12 International Academy$6,99524
Online Individual Courses | ½ & 1 Credit Courses

Transfer credit to your local high school. 

$79 per month/per course
Offline Individual Courses

Transfer credit to your local high school. It’s the perfect option for:

$189 per course

Citizens High School Tuition Options

EnrollmentMonthly TuitionAnnual Tuition
Online Full-time High School (6 courses per year) $129$1,548
Correspondence (Offline) F/T High School (6 courses per year) $99$1,188
Online Individual Course Program (12 months)$79See Note #1 Below
Correspondence (Offline) Individual Course Program $189/one-time fee

Note # 1:  Our programs are self-paced so you can finish the courses in as few as 28 days. Monthly high school tuition ends when course is completed.

Payment Information

  • Payments will be automatically deducted, monthly
Though Citizens is an Accredited High School and institutions around the country accept our course credits,  if you are concerned about your institutions accepting them, CHS offers Transfer Credit; click here to learn more.

Tuition, Refunds, and Extensions Policy

  1. Tuition is due upon enrollment: $129 dollar for diploma programs and $79 per month/per course for individual courses. (minus any tuition assistance or scholarship funding.)
  2. Tuition for online high school diploma-seeking students will be billed $129 monthly in our automatic payment plan. Tuition allows diploma students to take 2 courses at a time and  can be completed at at your own pace.  
  3. Graduate faster. Students who complete courses sooner than the standard 16 weeks may enroll in their next course. This option allows student to accelerate their graduation.
  4. A 10-day extension may be requested on any course. All extension must be approved 5 days in advance by the course teacher.

Refund Policy

CHS is confident you will be satisfied with your choice in education. Should you change your mind, CHS will refund your tuition according to the following refund policy per the requirements set forth by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Written cancellation requests are preferred.

Simply take these steps:Amount you owe
Within 5 calendar days of signing the Enrollment AgreementFull Refund
After 5 calendar days
If CHS is notified of cancellation after five (5) calendar daysThe student will not be responsible for anymore tuition payments after the date of their withdraw.
  • A student enrolled in the online Diploma for Career |18 credits program has up to three (3) years from the original date of acceptance to complete his or her program. This contract will cease to be in effect after three years from the original date of acceptance. No requests for refunds will be considered thereafter.

  • A student enrolled in the online Diploma for College |24 credits program has up to four (4) years from the original data of acceptance to complete his or her program. This contract will cease to be in effect after four years from the original date of acceptance. No requests for refunds will be considered thereafter.

  • A student enrolled in the individual course program has up to one (1) year from the original date of acceptance to complete courses taken individually. This contract will cease to be in effect after one year from the original date of acceptance. No requests for refunds will be considered thereafter.

Students who have reached their program end date, may request an extension. This extension will apply to the originally signed enrollment agreement.

 

Possible Fees & Other Charges not required by Enrollment Agreement 

Grade Transcripts/Diplomas                  

  • No fee is charged for the first official grade transcript issued at the time of graduation. A $4.15 fee per transcript will be charged for the second and any subsequent official grade transcript requests.  
  • No fee is charged for the diploma and cover issued to the student at the time of graduation. A $25.00 fee will be charged to replace a diploma previously issued with another signed original. 
  • International students who enroll in the Offline Program, will be charged an additional fee for shipping the course materials. Since the number and size of learning materials differ from course-to-course, the amount that the student will be charged will vary by course. It also should be noted that the time it takes for shipped materials to reach the student will depend upon how long it takes for the materials to clear customs and to be delivered by the postal service in the country in which the student lives. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The CHS Online tuition model is simple – $129 per month and you can take up to two courses at one time. There are no hidden fees, just study at your own pace, in your own environment.

CHS is confident you will be satisfied with your choice in education. Should you change your mind, CHS will refund your tuition according to the following refund policy per the requirements set forth by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Our refund policy is designed for what is in the best of the student and parent. For more information about our refund policy click here.

CHS is a private school and funded through tuition paid by the students, unlike public schools that are funded by the state and federal taxes paid by residents.

Our courses are designed to be completed in 16 weeks, with a focus on one lesson per week. By doubling or tripling the amount of lessons you complete each week, you can finish a course in as little as 28 days. As long as you are focusing on one lesson per week, it is up to you to set the pace that works best for your schedule.

Terms & Conditions

Please note that there are two separate Terms & Conditions Agreements for the CHS Online Programs, select the one that corresponds to your specific program of interest:

Online Diploma for CAREER Terms & Conditions
Online Diploma for COLLEGE Terms & Conditions

Online Individual Course Terms & Conditions