Tuition and Financial Aid

Textbook Information and Course Schedule

Finding the right textbook for your online course is simple. Take a look at the following textbook list for pertinent information, such as: International Standard Book Number (ISBN), retail price, title, publisher and copyright date.

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Academic Year and Calendar

The University operates on a weekly enrollment cycle. Each term is a period of eight (8) weeks (56 days). Some courses may not be available on a weekly basis. Online course sections are limited to no more than 25 students. If more than 25 students enroll in a course for a term additional sections will be added as needed. Students should check the course schedule at the Student Portal or contact their Student Advisor.

Academic Calendar

TERM START DATE TERM END DATE TERM START DATE TERM END DATE
01/07/2015 03/03/2015 07/08/2015 09/01/2015
01/14/2015 03/10/2015 07/15/2015 09/08/2015
01/28/2015 03/24/2015 07/29/2015 09/22/2015
02/04/2015 03/31/2015 08/05/2015 09/29/2015
02/11/2015 04/07/2015 08/12/2015 10/06/2015
02/18/2015 04/14/2015 08/19/2015 10/13/2015
02/25/2015 04/21/2015 08/26/2015 10/20/2015
03/04/2015 04/28/2015 09/02/2015 10/27/2015
03/11/2015 05/05/2015 09/09/2015 11/03/2015
03/18/2015 05/12/2015 09/16/2015 11/10/2015
03/25/2015 05/19/2015 09/23/2015 11/17/2015
04/01/2015 05/26/2015 09/30/2015 11/24/2015
04/08/2015 06/02/2015 10/07/2015 12/01/2015
04/15/2015 06/09/2015 10/14/2015 12/08/2015
04/22/2015 06/16/2015 10/21/2015 12/15/2015
04/29/2015 06/23/2015 10/28/2015 12/22/2015
05/06/2015 06/30/2015 11/04/2015 12/29/2015
05/13/2015 07/07/2015 11/11/2015 01/05/2016
05/20/2015 07/14/2015 11/18/2015 01/12/2016
05/27/2015 07/21/2015 11/25/2015 01/19/2016
06/03/2015 07/28/2015 12/02/2015 01/26/2016
06/10/2015 08/04/2015 12/09/2015 02/02/2016
06/17/2015 08/11/2015 12/16/2015 02/09/2016
06/24/2015 08/18/2015 12/23/2015 02/16/2016
07/01/2015 08/25/2015 12/30/2015 02/23/2016


Academic Year for Students Receiving Federal Student Aid (FSA)

Students interested in Federal Student Aid (FSA) must establish the academic year during which they wish to receive aid. The academic year at Grantham is two (2) 16-week semesters long; each semester contains two (2) eight (8)-week class sessions. On the Declaration of Intent (DOI) form, students select the month their academic year begins; it then continues for the following eight (8) consecutive months. Each semester runs for 16 consecutive weeks. Once a student has completed a DOI form, the dates for all four (4) class sessions in their academic year are fixed. Students who have established an academic year for financial aid purposes always begin their semesters on the first Wednesday of the month. The first session in the semester begins on that day. The second session of the semester begins on the Wednesday immediately following the end of the first session.

The table below provides dates for Grantham University sessions open to students receiving FSA and shows how they are combined into semesters and academic years.

  ACADEMIC YEAR (32 WEEKS) FOR FSA
STARTDATES SEMESTER 1 (16 WEEKS)SEMESTER 2 (16 WEEKS)
Month selected to begin academic yearSession I (8 weeks)Session II (8 weeks)Session III (8 weeks)Session IV (8 weeks)
January 2015 1/7/15-3/3/15 3/4/15-4/28/15 5/6/15-6/30/15 7/1/15-8/25/15
February 2015 2/4/15-3/31/15 4/1/15-5/26/15 6/3/15-7/28/15 7/29/15-9/22/15
March 2015 3/4/15-4/28/15 4/30/15-6/24/15 7/1/15-8/25/15 8/26/15-10/20/15
April 2015 4/1/15-5/26/15 5/27/15-7/21/15 8/5/15-8/29/15 9/30/15-11/24/15
May 2015 5/6/15-6/30/15 7/1/15-8/25/15 9/2/15-10/27/15 10/28/15-12/29/15
June 2015 6/3/15-7/28/15 7/29/15-9/22/15 10/7/15-12/1/15 12/2/15-1/26/15
July 2015 7/1/15-8/25/15 8/26/15-10/20/15 11/4/15-12/29/15 12/30/15-2/23/16
August 2015 8/5/15-9/29/15 9/30/15-11/24/15 12/2/15-1/26/16 1/27/16-3/22/16
September 2015 9/2/15-10/27/15 10/28/15-12/29/15 1/16/16-3/1/16 3/2/16-4/26/16
October 2015 10/7/15-12/1/15 12/2/15-1/26/16 2/3/16-3/29/16 3/30/16-5/24/16
November 2015 11/4/15-12/29/15 12/30/15-2/23/16 3/2/16-4/26/16 4/27/16-6/21/16
December 2015 12/2/15-1/26/16 1/27/16-3/22/16 4/6/16-5/31/16 6/1/16-7/26/16


University Holidays

The University observes and will close its offices on 10 holidays, as indicated in the chart below:

HOLIDAY 2015 2016
New Year’s Day Thursday, January 1st Friday, January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 19th Monday, January 18th
Memorial Day Monday, May 25th Monday May 30th
Independence Day *Friday, July 3rd Monday, July 4th
Labor Day Monday, September 7th Monday, September 5th
Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11th Friday, November 11th
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26th Thursday, November 24th
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 27th Friday, November 25th
Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24th *Friday, December 23rd
Christmas Day Friday, December 25th *Monday, December 26th
*Denotes the holiday falls on a weekend and is adjusted to the closest business day

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