Affordable Tuition



Tuition and Fees

Application fee (non-refundable): $75
Tuition (two-year total): $14,000

Includes:

  • Registration and associated fees for all required courses
  • Registration fees for all symposia sponsored by the Garden
  • Special workshops and seminars
  • Winter Lecture Series
  • Basic tools (trowel and hand pruners)

Does not include

  • Field Trip Expenses–$200
  • Books –$2,000
  • Drafting Equipment–$300
  • Safety Shoes–$150
  • Plus Personal Living Expenses

Payment Schedule

1st Year
$75 application fee due by August 1
$100 registration fee
$3,400 due by first day of Orientation
$3,500 due by June 15

2nd Year
$3,500 due by January 15
$3,500 due by June 15

Tuition must be paid in full on or before the due date. If a payment is over five (5) days late, a $25 late fee will be automatically charged each month until the balance is paid in full. The payment plan fee is $50 until the next tuition payment is due. The installment payment will depend on the amount, $1,000 being the minimum down payment. There is no interest for monthly payments.

Payment Methods

The following payment methods are accepted to meet the tuition payments: cash, personal check, bank check, money order, and credit card. Payments are due according to the schedule given above.

Tuition Refund And Cancellation Policy

All schools must have a tuition refund and cancellation policy for each program included in the catalog and in the student enrollment agreement. Read and understand the school's policy regarding tuition refund and cancellation before you sign an enrollment agreement. If you do not understand it, or are confused by the school's explanation, get help before you sign.

A. The School retains a $100 administrative fee associated with the withdrawal or termination.

B. During the first week of classes, tuition charges withheld will not exceed ten percent (10%) of the tuition up to a maximum of $500. When determining the number of weeks completed by the student, the School considers a partial week the same as if a whole week was completed, provided the student was present at least one day during the scheduled week.

C. After the first week and through fifty percent (50%) of the period of financial obligation of six months, tuition charges retrained will not exceed a pro rata portion of tuition for the training period completed, plus ten percent (10%) of the unearned tuition for the period not completed. After fifty percent (50%) of the period of financial obligation is completed, the School may retain the full tuition paid.

D. Thereafter, a student will be liable for the non-refundable application and registration fees, plus the cost of any textbooks or supplies or materials accepted.

E. The refund due will be calculated using the last date of attendance and be paid within thirty (30) calendar days from the documented date of determination. The date of determination is the date the student gives written or verbal notice of withdrawal to the School or the date the School terminates the student, by applying the School's attendance, conduct, or Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

F. If an applicant accepted by the School cancels prior to the start of scheduled classes or never attends class, the School will refund all monies paid, less the non-refundable application fee ($75) and registration fee ($100). The School retains an additional $150 when a student is recruited from outside the United States or its territories and possesses a visa to enter the country for study.

G. If the School cancels or discontinues its program, the School will make a full refund of all tuition paid for that period.

Tuition Reimbursement Fund

The Tuition Reimbursement Fund is designed to protect the financial interest of students attending proprietary schools. If a school closes while you are in attendance, prior to the completion of your educational program, then you may be eligible for a refund of all tuition expenses you have paid. If you drop out of school prior to completion and you file a complaint against the school with the N.Y. State Education Department, you may be eligible to receive a tuition refund if the State Education Department is able to provide factual support that your complaint is valid and determine that there was a violation of Education Law or the Commissioner's Regulations as specified in Section 126.17 of the Commissioner's Regulations. To file a claim to the Tuition Reimbursement Fund, you must first file a complaint with the State Education Department's Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision at 116 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10001.

The student refund may be more than that stated above if the accrediting agency or the Federal Student Loan Default Management refund policy under Federal Regulation (34 CFR Section 682606) results in a greater refund.

Delinquent Accounts

The School does everything possible to collect tuition payments on schedule as is stated on this page. In order to graduate, a student must have made all four tuition payments in full. Should a student be unable to make a tuition payment on time, the School will arrange a payment schedule with the student to pay a certain amount each month until that tuition payment has been reached. The School has not had a need to hire the services of an outside collecting agency. Delinquent tuition payments are collected using in-house methods.

In the event that a student's check or credit card charge is not honored by the bank or other institution, for whatever reason, the School will charge the student's account a $50 service fee. In addition, the School will accept future payments only in the form of a certified check or money order.

Refund Policy

A student who cancels within seven (7) days of signing the enrollment agreements receives all monies with the exception of the non- refundable registration fee. Thereafter, a student will be liable for the non-refundable registration fee plus the cost of any textbooks or supplies accepted.

Tuition Liability

Pursuant to N.Y. State Education Law 5002(3) C(1), tuition liability is calculated as of the student's last date of physical attendance. Tuition liability is divided by the number of quarters in the program.

Note: The failure of a student to notify the Director of withdrawal in writing may delay refund of tuition due pursuant to Section 5002(3) of the N.Y. State Education Law.