Business Office - Payment Policies
Deposits and Fees
New Student Enrollment Fee and Housing Deposit
Upon commitment to the University, each student is required to submit a non-refundable enrollment fee of $300, which is credited as a payment to the first semester invoice. Resident students are also required to submit an additional $400 housing and damage deposit, which is held in a separate account and credited back to the student at the time the student moves off campus and has completed their housing contract.
Student Enrollment Reservation Deposit
Each spring, the University requires all returning full-time undergraduate students to pay a $500 reservation deposit to secure a place in the upcoming fall semester class. A student enrollment reservation agreement is emailed in March of each year to all students who are presently enrolled on a full-time basis. Payment is due upon receipt of the memo.
The deposit is considered an advance payment on the fall semester bill and is credited on the initial fall semester bill. The payment is an indication of financial responsibility. Please note that if the student is not returning to the University, the request for the return of the $500 must be made in writing by May 15. All deposits are considered earned after the May 15 date.
The fall semester tuition bill is mailed in early July and is due Aug. 1. The spring semester tuition bill is mailed in late November and is due Dec. 15. The summer semester tuition bill is posted online in mid-May and is due by the first day of the term. Class attendance is permitted only for students who have paid the tuition bill in full by the start of class.
The Business Office will send out a billing statement each month when there are charges due to the University. Please be aware that other charges such as parking fines, lost student IDs, athletic uniform replacements, library charges and housing judicial fines can be included on the monthly statement. All charges after the initial semester statement are due immediately upon receipt.
Suggested Financing Methodology
The University suggests the following financing methodology when determining how to pay the amount due for tuition and fees:
- Financial aid
- Traditional payments
- Monthly payment options
- Parent loan options
- Alternative loan options
- Credit card option
For more information, visit the Payment Options page, which also contains information on family discounts and payment options for graduate students.
Late Payment Fees
If the fall semester payment due Aug. 1 is received late, the following charges will be in effect:
- After Aug. 1: $175
- After Aug. 15: $175 additional
- Fall semester: $350 total
If the spring semester payment due Dec. 15 is received late, the following charges will be in effect:
- After Dec. 15: $175
- After Jan. 6: $175 additional
- Spring semester: $350 total
The Business Office will consider canceling late fees if the University itself caused a delay in delivering money to the appropriate place. If a student believes he or she is eligible for such a cancellation, the Business Office should be contacted. A late application for financial aid by a student does not excuse late fees charged by the University.
Students whose bills are sent to a foreign country are responsible for late fees assessed when the billing address causes a late payment.
Delinquent Student Accounts
Students who fail to meet their financial obligations in accordance with established University regulations will have the status of their accounts reported to the vice president for academic affairs for appropriate action. This action may include cancellation of eligibility for enrollment in the current or future semesters. The University also reserves the right to withhold services such as grades, transcripts or participation in graduation exercises.
Further, if the account remains delinquent (no payments) for six months, the University will submit the account to a collection agency for further action. The student will be responsible for the collection costs associated with servicing the account. Collection costs will significantly increase the student's financial obligation.