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Tuition and Basic Cost

(2016–2017)

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 contacted 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. 3, 2016/Feb. 20, 2017 statement.

Tuition

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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Security Deposit

Each new undergraduate and Academy student is required to place with the College a Security Deposit of $50 for unpaid breakage costs, property damage, or account charges. The Security Deposit will be applied to the student’s account after the termination of enrollment to cover any outstanding balance, and then the remainder will be refunded.

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, Discover, or PCC Card. 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 16] payment must be paid in order to be eligible for class registration and to secure a space in the residence hall.

Installment Payment Schedule

Fall
1st payment August 1, 2016
2nd payment October 3, 2016
3rd payment October 31, 2016
4th payment November 28, 2016
Spring
1st payment January 16, 2017
2nd payment February 20, 2017
3rd payment March 20, 2017
4th payment April 17, 2017

Work Assistance Earnings Schedule

applied directly to college account
Fall
1st earnings October 11, 2016
2nd earnings November 8, 2016
3rd earnings December 6, 2016
4th earnings December 27, 2016
Spring
1st earnings February 28, 2017
2nd earnings March 28, 2017
3rd earnings April 25, 2017
4th earnings May 23, 2017

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

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
Security Deposit1 50.00 50.00
Academic Program Fee2 varies varies

Cost Per Payment

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
Security Deposit1 50.001 50.001
Academic Program Fee2 varies varies
1One time only; complete details under Security 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) 39.50
Returned Check Fee 25.00
PCC Card Replacement Fee 7.50
   
Graduation*
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 28 payment;
  May graduates pay graduation fees with April 17 payment.

All costs are subject to change.

Miscellaneous Costs

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

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