TUITION AND STUDENT FEES

1997-1998 Bulletin Information

For current bulletin information see www.southalabama.edu/bulletin

Fees are payable at the beginning of each academic quarter on the registration dates shown in the University Calendar at the front of this Bulletin. Payment of fees is an integral part of the registration process, and no registration is complete until fees are paid.

BASIC FEES
This schedule of fees includes the basic fees required each quarter of all students enrolled at the University. Since personal expenses including books, supplies, food, and other living expenses vary, no attempt is made to estimate those costs here. The University reserves the right to change fees, as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees, without prior notice.

Quarterly Fees required of all students:

Application Fee (non-refundable) 	             $ 25.00
Registration Fee (non-refundable) 	               21.00
In-State Rate
	Course Fee (undergrad-per qtr hr) 	       55.00
	Course Fee (graduate-per qtr hr) 	       71.00
	Course Fee (Physician Asst-per qtr hr) 	       78.00
Out-of-State Rate
	Course Fee (undergrad-per qtr hr) 	      110.00
	Course Fee (graduate-per qtr hr) 	      142.00
	Course Fee (Physician Asst-per qtr hr) 	      156.00
Student Health Fee 	   			   	8.00
University Center Fee 	  			        5.00
Activity/Athletic Fee
	Undergraduate full-time (12 hrs or more)       32.00
	Undergraduate part-time (6-12 hrs) 	       18.00
	Undergraduate part-time (1-5 hrs) 	       10.00
	Graduate full-time (8 hrs or more) 	       32.00
	Graduate part-time (6-7 hours) 	               18.00
	Graduate part-time (1-5 hours) 	               10.00
(Non-Resident Fees are waived for graduate assistants.)

Estimated costs (example only)
Full-time commuting students:	   Quarterly	   Year
Course Fees of typical student 
taking 16 credit hours		    $ 880.00	$2,640.00
Other Basic Fees	     	       66.00	   198.00
				    $ 946.00	$2,838.00


Full-time resident students:	   Quarterly	   Year
Course Fees of typical student 
taking 16 credit hrs		    $ 880.00	 $2,640.00
Other Basic Fees		       66.00	    198.00
Delta Suite Residence Hall	      495.00      1,485.00
				   $1,441.00	 $4,323.00
DEPARTMENTAL FEES
	These fees are charged on a quarterly basis to students 
who enroll in certain courses:
Allied Health Course Fees 	    see departmental sections
Art Figure Drawing 	 		               $30.00
Art History Fee 	 	  			 2.00
Art Material Fee for Photography 			30.00
Art Material Fee for Printmaking 		20.00 - 50.00
Art Material Fee for Sculpture 	 			30.00
Art Material Fee for Ceramics 	 	    		40.00
Art Material Fee for Metalcrafts 	    		25.00
Art Material Fee for Professional Practices  		 5.00
Art Material Fee for Two Dimensional Design 		50.00
Computer Art 	 					15.00
Biology Lab Fee 	 				10.00
Chemistry Lab Fee 	 				20.00
Engineering Fee 	 	     	    5.00 per qtr. hr.
Geography Lab Fee 	 				15.00
Geology Lab Fee 	  				 5.00
Graphic Design 	 					30.00
Physical Therapy 	 				25.00
Physics Lab Fee 	 				15.00
Field Experiences 	 				15.00
Student Teaching 	 				25.00
Applied Music Fee (1/2 hr lesson per week) 		40.00
Applied Music Fee (1 hr lesson per week)        	75.00
Piano Class Fee 	 15.00
Nursing Fee 	 15.00, 40.00
Accounting Laboratory Fee (Elementary Courses) 		10.00
Computer Laboratory Fee
	Low use 	 				10.00
	High use 	 				15.00
	“All students enrolled in courses utilizing university 
	computing facilities will be charged a fee. The amount 
	of the fee ($10.00 or $15.00) will be based on the planned 
	level of computer utilization as defined by individual 
	departments.”
Karate & Judo 	  					 8.00
Bowling Fee 	 					15.00
Racquetball (PE 147) 	 				25.00
Army ROTC Activity Fee 	 				10.00
Scuba Diving 	 			 	 55.00, 75.00
Fencing Fee 	 					18.00
Skeet, Trap, and Clay Bird Shooting 	 		30.00
NSE 403, 404 Aerospace Education 	 		10.00
College of Education - 
Reading & English Test 	 				15.00
Writing Placement Exam 	 				20.00
Experimental Psychology 	 			10.00
Communications 	 					15.00
Marine Science Lab Fees 	 			20.00

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
      These fees are charged on a quarterly, yearly, or one-time 
basis or when certain conditions are present such as changing courses:
Application Fee (one-time, non-refundable fee) 	       $25.00
Late Registration or Late Payment Fee 	 	  	25.00
Vehicle Registration Fee (annual fee required of any
student driving a motor vehicle on campus) Fall quarter 10.00
Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarters 	  		 5.00
Change-of-Course Fee 	 				25.00
Graduation Re-evaluation Fee 	 			10.00
Document Fax Fee
	Domestic 	  				 5.00
	International 	 				15.00
College-Level Examination Recording Fee 	 	10.00
Credit-by-Examination Fee (plus usual course fee) 	30.00
Orientation Fee (one-time, non-refundable) Fall Qtr.    75.00
	Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarters 	 	40.00
International Student Fee (per quarter) 	 	30.00
Transcript Fee (per transcript) 	  		 4.00
Graduation Application Fee 	 			25.00
Professional Liability Coverage
	(per academic year, non-refundable) 	 	25.00
Photo ID Fee (non-refundable, good for five years) 	 5.00
Reinstatement Fee (non-refundable) 	 		30.00

ROOM AND BOARD
	These fees are for students who elect to live on campus 
and eat most of their meals in the University cafeteria. Students 
who do not purchase a meal plan or commuter ticket can eat in the 
University cafeteria when they choose on a pay-as-you-go basis. The 
charges shown below are for one quarter. These rates are subject to 
change by the board of trustees. Inquire to be sure of correct rates.

Residence Hall Fees (Costs are Per Person)
	Beta Complex
		Two-person efficiency apartment 	565.00/Qtr.
		Four-person apartment 	 		510.00/Qtr.
		Apartment for disabled 	 		565.00/Qtr.
	Gamma Complex
		Two-person efficiency apartment 	565.00/Qtr.
		Four-person apartment 	 		510.00/Qtr.
		Two-person suite 	 		495.00/Qtr.
		Four-person suite 	 		425.00/Qtr.
		Suite for Disabled 	 		495.00/Qtr.
		Apartment for Disabled 	 		565.00/Qtr.
	Delta Complex
		Two-person suite 	 		495.00/Qtr.
		Two-person efficiency 	 		550.00/Qtr.
		Single 	 665.00/Qtr.
		Single/efficiency 	 		750.00/Qtr.
		Epsilon Complex
	Two person suite 
		Epsilon 1 	 		       $510.00/Qtr. 
		Epsilon 2 	     		       $540.00/Qtr.
	1500 Government Street
		Double Efficiency 	 	       $625.00/Qtr.
		Single Efficiency 	  		825.00/Qtr.

Fees are subject to change with proper notification (30 days).

Board Plans
	Information on the Board Plans is available through the 
Campus Dining, located in the Student Center, 460-6296.

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS
	A student who withdraws from one or more courses may request 
a refund on course fees only. The refund period is the first three weeks 
of the quarter and refunds are made as shown below.

Withdrawal Date			      Percent of Fees Refunded  
	Within first week of classes	       100
	Within second week of classes	 	75
	Within third week of classes		50
	After three weeks of classes		 0

Refunds for students receiving Federal financial aid who completely 
withdraw from the University are based on the following three policies:
 
University Policy		      Percent of Fees Refunded 
	Within first week of classes	       100
	Within second week of classes		75
	Within third week of classes		50
	After three weeks of classes		 0

Pro-Rata Policy
	1st week of classes			90%
	2nd week of classes			80%
	3rd week of classes			70%
	4th week of classes			60%
	5th week of classes			50%
	6th week of classes			40%
	Thereafter				 0%

Federal Policy
	Before the first day of classes			100
	Between the first day of class and the first	 90
	  ten percent of the period of enrollment	
	Between the end of the first ten percent and	 50
	  the end of the first twenty-five percent of
	  the period of enrollment
	Between the end of the first twenty-five	 25
	  percent and the end of the first fifty percent 
	  of the period of enrollment

The University is required by federal regulations to use the refund policy that will return the largest dollar amount to the Federal Program.

For complete withdrawals, other fees are proportionately refunded also, except those listed as non-refundable. The actual dates for withdrawals are shown in the University Calendar section of this Bulletin.

After the last day to withdraw from classes, students may withdraw from the University if medical reasons can be documented.

Application fees and registration fees (including the late-registration or late-payment fees) are non-refundable fees.

A student called for military service during the school term should consult the Bursar regarding refunds of fees.

Students of residence halls who withdraw from the University before the end of the second week of classes will receive a refund of 50% of prepaid rent less a $10.00 cancellation charge.

Meal plans may be canceled only if a student withdraws from the University. A copy of the withdrawal notice must be presented to the Dining Services office located in the University Center. The refund will be prorated based on the unused portion of the meal plan and a $25 cancellation fee will be charged.

 

NON-RESIDENT FEE POLICY

A non-resident fee has been adopted for those students who are enrolled at the University of South Alabama and who are non-resident students. All non-resident students, including undergraduate, graduate and medical students, will be required to pay the non-resident fee.

Residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Florida, and George, Green, Harrison, Jackson, Perry and Stone Counties in Mississippi will be considered "Service Area Residents" and will not be charged out-of-state fees. Students are required to submit documents to substantiate their residency in these counties.

The classification of students, as resident or non-resident, will be determined in accordance with the following policy and definitions:

  1. A resident student is a student who:
    1. has an intention to remain in the State of Alabama or the Service Area (see #4 below for definition of Service Area) indefinitely,
    2. has a specific address or location within the State of Alabama or Service Area as their residence (not a residence hall),
    3. possesses more substantial connections with the State of Alabama or Service Area than with any other state, and is not in Alabama or the Service Area for the sole purpose of obtaining an education, and
    4. is not a "minor." However, a student who, at the time of registration, is a "minor" may obtain resident status based upon the student’s "supporting person."

"Minor." An individual who, because of age, lacks the capacity under Alabama law. Under current law, this means a single individual under 19 years of age and a married individual under 18 years of age, but excludes an individual whose disabilities of nonage have been removed by a court of competent jurisdiction for a reason other than establishing a legal resident in Alabama.

"Supporting Person." Either or both of the parents of the student, if the parents are living together, or if the parents are divorced or living separately, then either the parent having legal custody or, if different, the parent providing the greater amount of financial support, which may also include court-ordered responsibility for educational expenses; if both supporting parents are deceased or if neither has legal custody, supporting person shall mean, in the following order: the legal custodian of the student, the guardian, and the conservator.

  1. Students may also be considered resident students if they:
    1. are a full-time employee of the University of South Alabama or the spouse of such an employee,
    2. can verify full-time permanent employment within the State of Alabama or Service Area, or is the spouse of such an employee, and will commence said employment within 90 days of registration at the University of South Alabama,
    3. are a member, or spouse of a member, of the United States military on full-time active duty stationed in Alabama or the Service Area,
    4. are employed as a graduate assistant or fellow by the University of South Alabama,
    5. are an accredited member or spouse of an accredited member of a consular staff assigned to duties in Alabama or the Service Area, or
    6. were enrolled during the Spring Quarter 1996 at the University of South Alabama and classified as a resident for tuition purposes, and maintain continuous enrollment every quarter excluding summer.
  2. All other students not classified as resident students under paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be deemed to be non-resident students for purposes of this policy.
  3. The following counties in the states of Florida and Mississippi shall be defined as the University of South Alabama Service Area. Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa. Mississippi: George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Perry, Stone.

APPLYING FOR RESIDENCY
RECLASSIFICATION

A non-resident student may apply in writing for reclassification prior to any subsequent registration. In determining whether a student is in fact a resident student, the student or "supporting person" must declare, on the University of South Alabama Application for Residency Reclassification, an intention to remain in the State of Alabama or Service Area.

In addition the following criteria must also be met (if the student is basing their residency on a "supporting person," that party must provide the following information):

  1. A specific address or location within the State of Alabama or Service Area as the student’s residence.
  2. Possession of more substantial connections with the State of Alabama than with any other state which may be shown by providing the following:


  1. 1. Required connections:
    1. Voter Registration in Alabama or the Service Area or Alien Registration Card
    2. Address shown on one of the following:
      1. Selective Service registration
      2. Auto title registration
      3. Insurance policies
      4. Last Will and Testament
      5. Hunting/Fishing License
      6. Stock and bond registration
      7. Annuities/Retirement plans
      8. Driver’s License (or official non-driver identification card)
    1. In addition three of the following will support proof of substantial connection; however consideration will be given to any documents submitted:
      1. Graduation from an Alabama or Service Area high school
      2. Payment of Alabama or Service Area income taxes as a resident
      3. Ownership of a residence or real property in the Alabama or Service Area (include proof of ad valorem taxes paid)
      4. Full-time employment in Alabama or Service Area (notarized letter from employer required)
      5. Spouse/parent/child residing in Alabama or Service Area
      6. Previously lived in Alabama or Service Area
      7. Possession of an Alabama or Service Area license to do business or practice a profession in the state or service area
      8. Ownership of personal property in Alabama or Service Area, payment of taxes on property, possession of Alabama or Service Area license plate
      9. Maintenance of checking account, savings account, safety deposit box, or investment account
      10. Membership in religious, professional, business, civic, or social organizations in Alabama or Service Area (provide letter on organization letterhead from organization officer or membership documentation)

    A student may request a reimbursement of the non-resident fee only if an application and sufficient supporting documentation is submitted to the Office of Admissions prior to the close of registration.

    The Office of Admissions of the University of South Alabama will have the responsibility of classifying students as resident or non-resident. The decision of the Office of Admissions may be appealed. However, the student seeking an appeal will be responsible for requesting the change of residency status and for presenting competent, written evidence in support of the request to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services, Administration Building Room 255, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002.

    Application for change of status must be filed with the Office of Admissions on or before the following dates: Fall Quarter-Sept. 10; Winter Quarter-Dec.10; Spring Quarter-Mar.10; Summer Quarter-June 1.

    DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS
    In the event of an unpaid balance on a student’s account of any nature or an unpaid check returned by a bank, registration for the following term will not be allowed and college credits will not be transferred until the debt is paid. Students are not eligible to graduate until all financial obligations to the University have been paid.

    CHECK-CASHING SERVICE
    Checks drawn on out-of-town banks ($25.00) limit may be cashed at the Bursar’s Office by presenting a valid I.D. card. A $15.00 charge will be made on each returned check not paid by the bank.

    Checks are not cashed for students during the last two weeks of classes each quarter.