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TUITION AND FEES

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The Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program and Certificate in Firearms Technology – Gunsmithing program are approved for use of most VA and TA military education benefits, and Federal Student Aid (FSA) is available to eligible students. We work with each student to make sure that his or her enrollment process and funding plans go as smoothly as possible. The Certificate in Unmanned Technology – Aerial Systems program is not currently approved for use of TA or Federal Student Aid funding options.

Tuition
Tuition is charged by credit hour each semester. The rate of tuition for new School of Firearms Technology program enrollments beginning at midnight AZ time, September 6, 2022 is $330 per credit hour. Tuition rates are subject to change. For students enrolled prior to September 6, the tuition rate of $315 per credit hour will be honored if the student is continuously enrolled. Students electing to take individual or additional courses beyond their program of study will be charged at the current tuition rate. The tuition rate for the Certificate in Unmanned Technology – Aerial Systems program is $315. The tuition rate for active duty military remains $250 per credit hour.

Educational Resource Fee
An Educational Resource Fee is a mandatory, non refundable fee assessed to students each semester. Once the student has started the semester, the Educational Resource Fee is not refundable. The current Educational Resource Fee for new enrollments beginning at midnight AZ time, September 6, 2022 is $700 per semester. For students enrolled prior to September 6, the Educational Resource Fee of $595 per semester will be honored if the student is continuously enrolled. The Educational Resource fee for active duty military is $295.

Graduate Commencement Fee
The Graduate Commencement Fee is an optional, non-refundable fee of $40, assessed to students who choose to participate in SDI’s commencement events.

Tuition By Program

Associate of science in firearms technology degree

Expected Completion Time*
2 Years

Maximum Completion Time
3 Years

Credit Hours
60

Tuition
$19,800

This amount reflects rates for new enrollments submitted after Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm MST. For students enrolled prior to September 6, 2022 the tuition rate of $315 will be honored.

Educational Resource Fee ($700 per semester, not to exceed 4 semesters)
$2,800

This amount reflects rates for new enrollments submitted after Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm MST. For students enrolled prior to September 6, 2022 the Educational Resource Fee rate of $595 will be honored.

Total Program Cost
$22,600

This amount reflects rates for new enrollments submitted after Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm MST. For students enrolled prior to September 6, 2022 the tuition rate of $315 and Educational Resource Fee of $595 will be honored.

*Students may complete the program in less time based on year-round enrollment opportunities.  Part-time enrollees may take longer to complete.

Certificate in Firearms Technology – Gunsmithing

Expected Completion Time*
8 months

Maximum Completion Time
1 year

Credit Hours
32

Tuition
$10,560

This amount reflects rates for new enrollments submitted after Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm MST. For students enrolled prior to September 6, 2022 the tuition rate of $315 will be honored.

Educational Resource Fee ($700 per semester, not to exceed 2 semesters)
$1,400

This amount reflects rates for new enrollments submitted after Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm MST. For students enrolled prior to September 6, 2022 the Educational Resource Fee rate of $595 will be honored.

Total Program Cost
$11,960

This amount reflects rates for new enrollments submitted after Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm MST. For students enrolled prior to September 6, 2022 the tuition rate of $315 and Educational Resource Fee of $595 will be honored.

*Students may complete the program in less time based on year-round enrollment opportunities.  Part-time enrollees may take longer to complete.

Certificate in Unmanned Technology – Aerial Systems

Expected Completion Time*
4 months

Maximum Completion Time
6 months

Credit Hours
16

Tuition
$5,040

Educational Resource Fee ($700 per semester)
$700

This amount reflects rates for new enrollments submitted after Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm MST. For students enrolled prior to September 6, 2022 the Educational Resource Fee rate of $595 will be honored.

Total Program Cost
$5,740

This amount reflects rates for new enrollments submitted after Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm MST. For students enrolled prior to September 6, 2022 the tuition rate of $315 and Educational Resource Fee of $595 will be honored.

*Students may complete the program in less time based on year-round enrollment opportunities.  Part-time enrollees may take longer to complete.

ACTIVE DUTY & VETERAN STUDENTS

SDI offers special a tuition rate of $250/credit hour to active duty students for all SDI programs. The Educational Resource fee for active duty military is $295.

Additionally, some of SDI’s programs are approved for use of most military benefits, including the GI Bill® and military tuition assistance. Our Financial Services staff can help you navigate these financial programs.

Click below to learn more about the financial support available to you.

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Funding Options

Federal Student Aid

Students enrolling in the Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program or the Certificate in Firearms Technology – Gunsmithing program may be eligible for Federal Student Aid (FSA).

Federal Student Aid

Scholarships

SDI offers two different scholarships that help military-connected students pay for education. Visit our scholarships page to learn more about eligibility requirements and see other outside scholarships available to military-connected students.

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OTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Student Payment Plans

SDI offers students the option to make recurring payments with no interest charge during their program of study when other funding options are not available. Students should contact the Financial Services department to establish suitable payment options. In most circumstances, a credit or debit card is required for monthly payment plans. Contact SDI Financial Services to learn more.

Financial Services: financialservices@sdi.edu

Employer Tuition Assistance

Several employers offer tuition assistance to their employees. Specific details vary by employer. Prospective students are encouraged to consult with the human resources department of their employer to determine eligibility and requirements to receive such assistance. SDI will work with students and employers to accommodate the methodology and arrangements accordingly.

Active Duty Special Pricing

In recognition of active duty military service, SDI will offer special pricing on a portion of the Educational Resource Fee (ERF) for any student who can provide evidence of current, active military duty during the period of enrollment, regardless of how they fund their education at SDI. Effective with new enrollments on February 8, 2022, the ERF for active duty students will be $295 per semester, after the $300 benefit is applied. Additionally, SDI will honor the $250 rate for active duty students, regardless of the tuition rate in effect at the time of enrollment.

Policies

Tuition Refund Policies

Refund calculations will be done for each course the student has started, as determined by academic activities establishing attendance in the course. Please review our Refund Policies for additional information.

REFUND POLICIES

Other Terms and Policies

Visit our About page for a full list of SDI policies, including re-enrollment and transfer credit policies.

GENERAL POLICIES

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