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Tuition and Basic Cost


Application and Reservation Fees

A $50 Application Fee must accompany each admission application. During the application process, the applicant is requested to pay the $125 Reservation Fee. After the Reservation Fee is received, the applicant is written regarding the status of his application. The Application Fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The Reservation Fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable unless the student initiates cancellation and submits a written refund request within three working days of the payment and before classes begin. The Reservation Fee will be credited to the student’s account on the Sept. 28, 2014/Feb. 16, 2015 statement.


The $2,343 tuition per semester allows the student to register for up to 17 semester hours without an overload charge. Additional hours above 17 are charged at the rate of $235 per hour for credit or $115 per hour to audit. Credits earned by proficiency are not included in the semester’s tuition and are charged at the rate of $205 per hour. Part-time students (taking 11 hours or fewer per semester) are charged at the rate of $205 per hour for credit or $102.50 per hour to audit. Residence hall students are expected to take a minimum of 12 semester hours; in the rare event that a residence hall student is granted permission to take fewer than 12 hours, he is still classified as full-time financially as well as academically.

Room and Board

Room and board is $1,798 per semester and does not include charges for the Interterm and Post-term periods.

Health Services Fee

Resident students will be charged a health services fee of $132 per semester which covers the cost of on-site medical appointments and transportation to off-site medical appointments when needed. Non-resident students needing to see the medical doctor may do so for a fee of $15 per visit. Resident and non-resident students who incur fees for on-campus labs, diagnostic testing, and pharmaceuticals will have these charges applied to their account at the time of service. After-hours health needs and serious illnesses or injuries are referred to off-campus medical facilities associated with one of three area hospitals.

Technology Fee

This fee provides for technology services including individual on-campus e-mail accounts; campus Internet access; wireless service in campus buildings; communications; and corresponding hardware, infrastructure, and support.

Full-time students (12 hours or more)

Residence hall students $150
Town students $100

Part-time students (11 hours or fewer)

Town students (6 to 11 hours) $70
Town students (1 to 5 hours) $30

Student Services Fee

This fee covers student services and activities such as library, Fine Arts Series, athletic events, yearbook, and collegian and class dues. The part-time student’s fee does not include Fine Arts Series or yearbook.

Full-time students (12 hours or more)

Residence hall students $300
Town students $300

Part-time students (11 hours or fewer)

Town students (6 to 11 hours) $200
Town students (1 to 5 hours) $50

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Contingency Deposit

Each undergraduate and Academy student places with the College a Contingency Deposit of $50 to cover unpaid assessments made by various agencies in the College including, but not limited to, laboratory breakages and property damage. If charges are made against the contingency account, the deposit must be restored to its original amount at the next registration. The Contingency Deposit balance is refundable upon written request after the termination of enrollment, if the student’s account is paid in full.

Academic Program Fee

The Academic Program Fee varies from one program of study to another. Some majors require courses that use special facilities or equipment; therefore, the fee reflects that usage. Academic Program Fee charges are assessed according to the declared major at the end of the drop/add period and are listed in the catalog with each major. Students with an undeclared major pay a fee of $40 per semester or $10 per payment. Part-time students pay a fee of $20 per semester or $5 per payment. Students with a double major pay the larger program fee plus half of the smaller.

Music Course Fees

Music course fees underwrite the cost for personalized music instruction and are paid by all who take the following courses:

Private Lessons $150–$300
Group Instruction $75–$150
(brass, harp, hymnplaying, percussion, piano, strings, voice, woodwind)

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Payment Plan

The basic cost may be paid by the semester. A payment plan of eight payments is also available to students who are U.S. citizens. Payments may be made by check, money order, Visa®, MasterCard®, or Discover®. Payments may be charged automatically to a credit card for students who apply for this service. Please note: We are unable to accept postdated checks or to hold checks. By August 1 [January 12] all students must pay the Contingency Deposit (if applicable) and at least one fourth of the semester’s tuition, room and board, Student Services Fee, Technology Fee, and Academic Program Fee.

Installment Payment Schedule

1st payment August 1, 2014
2nd payment September 29, 2014
3rd payment October 27, 2014
4th payment November 24, 2014
5th payment January 12, 2015
6th payment February 16, 2015
7th payment March 16, 2015
8th payment April 13, 2015

Work Assistance Earnings Schedule

applied directly to college account
1st earnings October 7, 2014
2nd earnings November 4, 2014
3rd earnings December 2, 2014
4th earnings December 23, 2014
5th earnings February 24, 2015
6th earnings March 24, 2015
7th earnings April 21, 2015
8th earnings May 19, 2015

Please note that midterm or final exams may not be taken unless a student’s account is up to date. Students paying their accounts more than 9 days late will be charged a $15 late fee. Students with accounts more than 10 days in arrears may not be allowed to attend class until their accounts are made current. If after students have missed 5 class days and their account is still not current, they may be required to discontinue enrollment.

Payment Schedule for Part-time Town Students

A town student who is enrolled for fewer than 12 credit hours per semester should contact the Business Office for specific financial details concerning his account.

Academy Boarding Students

Tuition per semester is $2,343. Annual tuition may be paid in ten payments of $468.60 each. Academy boarding students are on campus seven additional weeks during the academic year. Therefore they pay room and board of $2,220 per semester. Annual room and board may be paid in ten payments of $444 each. See Health Services Fee also.

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Payment Schedule

Cost Per Semester

Item Per Semester Residence Hall Full-Time Town
Tuition $ 2,343.00 $ 2,343.00
Room and Board 1,798.00 n/a
Technology Fee 150.00 100.00
Student Services Fee 300.00 300.00
Health Services Fee 132.00 n/a
Contingency Deposit 50.00 50.00
Reservation Fee2 125.00 125.00
Academic Program Fee3 varies ___.__

Cost Per Payment

Item Per Semester Residence Hall Full-Time Town
Tuition $ 585.75 $ 585.75
Room and Board 449.50 n/a
Technology Fee 37.50 25.00
Student Services Fee 75.00 75.00
Health Services Fee 33.00 n/a
Contingency Deposit 50.001 50.001
Reservation Fee2 n/a
Academic Program Fee3 ___.__ ___.__
1One time only; complete details under Contingency Deposit.
2The $125 spring semester Reservation Fee for returning students is due December 12, 2014.
The $125 fall semester Reservation Fee for returning students is due May 6, 2015,
unless the student notifies the College by May 1, 2015, that he is not returning.
3Academic Program Fee

Conditional Fees

Vehicle Registration (per semester)
Car—residence hall 100.00
Car—town student 85.00
Motorcycle—residence hall 48.00
Motorcycle—town student 40.00
Bicycle 5.00
Late Vehicle Registration Fee 15.00
Registration, Records, and Business Office
Drop/Add/Change of Course Fee 7.50
Early Arrival Fee (per day) 30.00
Late Arrival Fee 40.00
Late Departure Fee (per day) 30.00
Late Registration Fee 40.00
Early or Late Exam Fee (per exam) 10.00
Late Test Fee (per test) 10.00
ACT residual testing (if required) 36.50
Returned Check Fee 25.00
PCC Card Replacement Fee 5.00
Associate’s degree 80.00
Bachelor’s degree 80.00
Diploma Reorder Fee 20.00
Late Petition for Graduation Fee 25.00
*December graduates pay graduation fees with November 24 payment;
  May graduates pay graduation fees with April 13 payment.

All costs are subject to change.

Miscellaneous Costs

Textbooks, supplies, laundry, and incidentals may total $350–$600 per semester.

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