TUITION AND STUDENT FEES
1997-1998 Bulletin Information
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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.
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:
"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.
APPLYING FOR RESIDENCY
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):
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.
In the event of an unpaid balance on a students 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.
Checks drawn on out-of-town banks ($25.00) limit may be cashed at the Bursars 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.