Tuition and Basic Cost


Application Fee and Reservation Deposit

A $50 Application Fee must accompany each admission application. The Application Fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. During the application process, the applicant is requested to pay the $125 Reservation Deposit. After the Reservation Deposit is received, the applicant is written regarding the status of his application. The Reservation Deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable unless the applicant initiates cancellation and submits a written refund request within three working days of the payment and before classes begin. The Reservation Deposit will be credited to the student’s account on the Oct. 5, 2015/Feb. 22, 2016 statement.


The $2,580 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 $175 per hour for credit or $85 per hour to audit. Credits earned by proficiency are not included in the semester’s tuition and are charged at the rate of $215 per hour. Part-time students (taking 11 hours or fewer per semester) are charged at the rate of $215 per hour for credit or $107.50 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.

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 is paid with the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th payments each semester. This 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. Part-time students pay a prorated fee based on the number of credits taken. Students with a double major pay the larger program fee plus half of the smaller. Students with an undeclared major pay a fee of $25 per semester (3 payments of $8.33).

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 four payments each semester is also available to students who are U.S. or Canadian citizens or who are U.S. permanent resident cardholders. 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. The August 1 [January 18] payment must be paid in order to be eligible for class registration and to secure a space in the residence hall.

Installment Payment Schedule

1st payment August 1, 2015
2nd payment October 5, 2015
3rd payment November 2, 2015
4th payment November 30, 2015
1st payment January 18, 2016
2nd payment February 22, 2016
3rd payment March 21, 2016
4th payment April 18, 2016

Work Assistance Earnings Schedule

applied directly to college account
1st earnings October 13, 2015
2nd earnings November 10, 2015
3rd earnings December 8, 2015
4th earnings December 29, 2015
1st earnings March 2, 2016
2nd earnings March 29, 2016
3rd earnings April 26, 2016
4th earnings May 24, 2016

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 $2,580. Annual tuition may be paid in ten payments of $516 each. Academy boarding students are on campus seven additional weeks during the academic year. Therefore they pay room and board of $2,250 per semester. Annual room and board may be paid in ten payments of $450 each. See Health Services Fee also.

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Payment Schedule

Cost Per Semester

Item Per Semester Residence Hall Full-Time Town
Tuition $ 2,580.00 $ 2,580.00
Room and Board 1,798.00 n/a
Student Services Fee 300.00 300.00
Health Services Fee 132.00 n/a
Contingency Deposit1 50.00 50.00
Academic Program Fee2 varies varies

Cost Per Payment

Item Per Semester Residence Hall Full-Time Town
Tuition $ 645.00 $ 645.00
Room and Board 449.50 n/a
Student Services Fee 75.00 75.00
Health Services Fee 33.00 n/a
Contingency Deposit1 50.001 50.001
Academic Program Fee2 varies varies
1One time only; complete details under Contingency Deposit.
2Academic 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 50.00
Late Departure Fee (per day) 30.00
Late Registration Fee 50.00
Early or Late Exam Fee (per exam) 10.00
Late Test Fee (per test) 10.00
ACT residual testing (if required) 38.00
Returned Check Fee 25.00
PCC Card Replacement Fee 7.50
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 30 payment;
  May graduates pay graduation fees with April 18 payment.

All costs are subject to change.

Miscellaneous Costs

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

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