Financial Information

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Basic Cost (2013–2014)

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 within three working days of the payment and before classes begin, the student submits a written refund request.

Tuition

The $2,200 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 $220 per hour for credit or $110 per hour to audit. Credits earned by proficiency are not included in the semester’s tuition and are charged at the rate of $195 per hour. Part-time students (taking 11 hours or fewer per semester) are charged at the rate of $195 per hour for credit or $97.50 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

This $128 fee entitles residence hall students to one Graf Clinic visit per calendar month. Each return visit ordered by Graf Clinic staff will incur an additional $5 fee. Subsequent visits in a month will cost $10 each.

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 13] 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, 2013
2nd payment September 30, 2013
3rd payment October 28, 2013
4th payment November 25, 2013
5th payment January 13, 2014
6th payment February 17, 2014
7th payment March 17, 2014
8th payment April 14, 2014

Work Assistance Earnings Schedule

applied directly to college account
1st earnings October 8, 2013
2nd earnings November 5, 2013
3rd earnings December 3, 2013
4th earnings December 24, 2013
5th earnings February 25, 2014
6th earnings March 25, 2014
7th earnings April 22, 2014
8th earnings May 20, 2014

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 $2,200. Annual tuition may be paid in ten payments of $440 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 payment of $444 each. See Health Services Fee also.

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Payment Schedule

Semester Payments
Fall 1 2 3 & 4
Spring 5 6 7 & 8
Residence Hall Students
Tuition $ 2,200.00 $ 550.00 $ 550.00 $ 550.00
Room and Board 1,798.00 449.50 449.50 449.50
Technology Fee 150.00 37.50 37.50 37.50
Student Services Fee 300.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
Health Services Fee 128.00   32.00   32.00 32.00
Contingency Deposit 50.00 1 50.00 1 n/a n/a
Reservation Fee2 125.00 n/a n/a
n/a
Academic Program Fee3 varies ___.__ ___.__ ___.__
         
Full-Time Town Students
Tuition $ 2,200.00 $ 550.00   $ 550.00   $ 550.00  
Technology Fee 100.00 25.00   25.00   25.00
Student Services Fee 300.00 75.00   75.00   75.00
Contingency Deposit 50.00 1 50.00   n/a   n/a  
Reservation Fee2 125.00 n/a   n/a   n/a
Academic Program Fee3 varies ___.__ ___.__ ___.__
1One time only; complete details under Contingency Deposit.
2The $110 spring semester Reservation Fee for returning students is due December 13, 2013.
The $125 fall semester Reservation Fee for returning students is due May 7, 2014,
unless the student notifies the College by May 2, 2014, that he is not returning.
3Academic Program Fee

Conditional Fees

Vehicle Registration
Car—residence hall 100.00
Car—town student 85.00
Motorcycle—residence hall 48.00
Motorcycle—town student 40.00
Bicycle (per year) 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) 32.00
Returned Check Fee 25.00
PCC Card Replacement Fee 5.50
   
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 25 payment;
  May graduates pay graduation fees with April 14 payment.

All costs are subject to change.

Miscellaneous Costs

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

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