Concorde College Tuition

  1. Hi,

    Does anyone know if Concorde lowers their tuition closer to a class start date and/or if the tuition is negotiable at all?

    I am looking at the Surg Tech but the cost is double an AAS degree at the local 2 year college.

    Thanks in advance!
    •  
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Alexsys
    Concorde is considered a private learning instiution.That is why they charge so much. One of my friends went through their LPN program and paid almost $20,000.00 Their tuition is not negotiable. Good thing she had a rich boyfriend to help her thorugh that. When she went through the RN program, she paid about a fourth of that.
  4. by   Hoping LVN2BSN
    Quote from thorster
    Hi,

    Does anyone know if Concorde lowers their tuition closer to a class start date and/or if the tuition is negotiable at all?

    I am looking at the Surg Tech but the cost is double an AAS degree at the local 2 year college.

    Thanks in advance!
    I'm am a current VN student at Concorde. I don't know what the cost of the Surg Tech program is, but tuition is not negotiable and they do not lower the tuition closer to start dates. If anything they go up. But if you have already completed a course satisfactorily that is part of the curriculum, you can receive credit for it and not take that class. Once again I am not sure how the ST programs curriculum is structured. Best thing to do is call and ask. If you have time, I would go to community college, pretty sure they have no programs under $10,000.
  5. by   thorster
    Thanks for the Replys! I just assumed as a private institution that is for profit, if they were not filling seats for a certain progran, they would offer discounts to fill those seats. I guess based on the responses that is not true.

    I am still struggling with paying 21K for the Surg Tech program when this isnt even a degree and the average salary is only around 30K.
  6. by   raekaylvn
    I am also a VN student at Concorde... and boy, don't I wish that they would lower the tution or negotiate! Its expensive, but worth it I think. I know my campus doesn't off a ST program, but like it was mentioned before, the best thing to do is to go down and talk to a rep in person.
  7. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from thorster
    Thanks for the Replys! I just assumed as a private institution that is for profit, if they were not filling seats for a certain progran, they would offer discounts to fill those seats. I guess based on the responses that is not true.

    I am still struggling with paying 21K for the Surg Tech program when this isnt even a degree and the average salary is only around 30K.
    Private institutions are not necessarily mean they are "for profit". All that means is they do not take government funding and that allows them to have most of the control on who they admit and who they do not. However, the 'right' to admit who you want is not absolute, it must be within the scope of the law.

    For example, Sweet Briar Women's College in Virginia, was founded before the Civil War. The family that donated the land in which the college was built, specifically made provisions that the school was to be for the eduction of, "Southern, white women." This was the condition of the gift. Obviously, today, and for quite some time, this is not legal to do.

    The vast majority of Private colleges are not-for-profit. Colleges like University of Phoenix are FOR PROFIT.

    Colleges also cannot adjust their tuition and give "deals" to students and not others. They are really opening themselves to discrimination suits depending on who they give the deals to. That is why many of the private colleges have "scholarships" that are in fact, not scholarships at all, as no 'real money' is involved...it's essentially a discount, but this is the only way it can be done where the rules are the same for all students.

    Remember that educational institutions that are accredited are REGULATED by the state, whether they are public or private. They still have certain criteria that they must follow in order for your education to be recognized by other learning institutions and for the purposes of state boards, etc.
  8. by   raekaylvn
    Quote from thorster
    Thanks for the Replys! I just assumed as a private institution that is for profit, if they were not filling seats for a certain progran, they would offer discounts to fill those seats. I guess based on the responses that is not true.

    I am still struggling with paying 21K for the Surg Tech program when this isnt even a degree and the average salary is only around 30K.
    I completely overlooked this last night!! Until a few weeks ago, I assumed that all Concorde cared about was getting my money. My step-mom is an RN and she went through community colleges for both her LVN and RN. She told me that going to a private school was essentially just paying for my license....

    NOT TRUE! The rules and standards at Concorde are so high. They only want the best, serious students in their programs. They don't care about getting all the seats filled. The admission reps probably work off commission, so they'll push you to get other people to join too. Thats partially why I thought it was just a "profit based" school. We are only allowed to miss 10% of the total scheduled hours of lecture time and 2 clinical days per term, and we have to make up the clinical hours if we miss too. To stay in the program, you have to have an 80% by the time a class has finished its course. They WILL drop you if you mess up. But, they also give you every advantage. The ST program is going to be different than the VN, and honestly, if you were to go to any other private college, you'd be paying the same if not more for tuition.

close