At times, students may have completed their academic program, but still have outstanding certification requirements, meaning that they are ineligible for their initial certification. In states where enrollment in the institution is required while students pursue their certification and where Relay is actively providing support for certification (e.g., additional classroom observations, EdTPA support, etc.) students may opt into an extended enrollment option.
This policy is applicable to students at the following campuses only:
- New York
- Relay Louisiana - New Orleans and Baton Rouge
- Relay Texas - Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio
Students extending their enrollment for certification support will be enrolled in appropriate courses (e.g. TC-303: Planning for the edTPA, CERT-101 (Texas), etc.) and/or receive other services of certification support from the campus (such as classroom observations). Students who sign up for extended enrollment will be enrolled for one additional academic year (sequential Summer, Fall, and Spring terms) and will be liable for payment of all applicable fees per the below tuition policy.
In order to be eligible to enroll for the extended enrollment (certification support) option, the student must:
- Have completed their academic program
- Be pursuing an initial teaching certificate in their state
Additionally, students who extend their enrollment are held to the same tuition standards as other students namely, students must have their balance paid below $500 on a term by term basis to remain enrolled. Failure to do so will result in an administrative withdrawal, graduation from Relay, and disqualification from future terms of extended enrollment.
Please note that students opting into this option will be delaying their degree conferral until the end of their last term at Relay (e.g., if a student extends their enrollment through Fall 2020, their degree will be conferred January 11, 2021; if a student extends their enrollment through Spring 2021, their degree will be conferred June 7, 2021).
*Extended Enrollment may be the right option for a student in Texas if they are completing an internship year.
Tuition for Extended Enrollment
(NYC) In the Fall & Spring terms, the student will be charged a $275 flat rate fee with an extended enrollment status.
(TX) Each term, the student will be charged a $275 flat rate fee with an extended enrollment status.
Students in Texas will be charged an additional observation fee of $550 per term if classroom observations are being conducted that term.
Students who cancel their extended enrollment prior to the census date of a term will be eligible for a full refund of the applicable term fee, per Relay’s refund calendar. Students will be able to cancel their extended enrollment after the term census date but will be responsible for this fee according to Relay's tuition reimbursement policy.
If a student withdraws or ends their extended enrollment after the term census date, the student’s program completion date will be the end of the term of withdrawal. If a student withdraws or ends their extended enrollment prior to the term census date, the student’s program completion date will be the previous term’s end date.
Financial Aid Policy
Students who are extending their enrollment will be enrolled in a non-credit bearing course. As such, students will not be eligible for federal financial aid nor loan deferment. This means that students with prior student loans may be required to start making payments, as per the terms of their prior loans. Your loan service provider will reach out to you directly with next steps, if required. Student Financial Services (SFS) will contact you regarding federal financial aid exit counseling if you received federal financial aid during your enrollment.
Changing your Extended Enrollment Status
Students will remain on an Extended Enrollment for one full academic year, which consists of sequential Summer, Fall, and Spring terms. Should a student wish to cancel their extended enrollment prior to the end of the final Spring term, they must complete a withdrawal form. Upon a student’s withdrawal, their degree will be conferred at the end of the term which they are withdrawing from. All students who do not withdraw prematurely will graduate at the end of their final Spring semester (June 07, 2021 for students originally in the Class of 2020).