1998-1999 Bulletin Information

Fees are payable at the beginning of each academic semester 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 semester 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.

Semester Fees required of all students:

Application Fee (non-refundable)
Registration Fee (non-refundable)

In-State Rate Course Fee (undergrad-per sem hr)

Course Fee (graduate-per sem hr)
Course Fee (Physician Asst-per sem hr)

Out-of-State Rate Course Fee (undergrad-per sem hr)
Course Fee (graduate-per sem hr)
Course Fee (Physician Asst-per sem hr)

Student Health Fee
Student Center Fee

Activity/Athletic Fee
Undergraduate full-time (12 hrs or more)
Undergraduate part-time (6-12 hrs)
Undergraduate part-time (1-5 hrs)
Graduate full-time (6 hrs or more)
Graduate part-time (4-5 hours)
Graduate part-time (1-4 hours)

(Non-Resident Fees are waived for graduate assistants.)

$ 25.00
$ 33.00

$ 82.50
$106.50
$117.00

$165.00
$213.00
$234.00

$12.00
$ 7.50


$48.00
$27.00
$15.00
$48.00
$27.00
$15.00





Estimated costs (example only)
Course Fees of typical student
Full-time commuting students: Semester Year

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Taking 16 credit hours
Other Basic Fees
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Semester
$1,320.00
$100.50
-----------
$1,420.50

Year
$2,640.00
201.00
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$2,841.00


Estimated costs (example only)
Course Fees of typical student

Full-time resident students:

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Taking 16 credit hours
Other Basic Fees
Delta Suite Residence
10 Meal Plan
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Semester
$1,320.00
$100.50
$742.50
$699.00
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$2,862.00

Year
$2,640.00
$201.00
$1,485.00
$1,398.00
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$5,724.00


DEPARTMENTAL FEES
These fees are charged on a semester basis to students who enroll in certain courses:

Art Figure Drawing
Art History Fee
Art Material Fee for Photography
Art Material Fee for Printmaking
Art Material Fee for Sculpture
Art Material Fee for Ceramics
Art Material Fee for Metalcrafts
Art Material Fee for Professional Practices
Art Material Fee for Two Dimensional Design
Computer Art
Biology Lab Fee
Chemistry Lab Fee
Engineering Fee
Geography Lab Fee
Geology Lab Fee
Graphic Design
Physics Lab Fee
Field Experiences
Student Teaching
Applied Music Fee (1/2 hr lesson per week)
Applied Music Fee (1 hr lesson per week)
Piano Class Fee
Nursing Fee
Accounting Laboratory Fee (Elementary Courses)
Computer Laboratory Fee
Low use
High use
$ 45.00
$ 7.00
$ 45.00
$ 30.00 - 75.00
$ 45.00
$ 60.00
$ 37.00
$ 7.00
$ 75.00
$ 22.00
$ 15.00
$ 30.00
$ 10.50 per sem. hr.
$ 22.00
$ 7.00
$ 15.00 - 22.00
$ 22.00
$ 22.00
$ 37.00
$ 60.00
$ 112.00
$ 22.00
$ 22.00, 60.00
$ 15.00

$15.00
$22.00

"All students enrolled in courses utilizing university computing facilities will be charged a fee. The amount of the fee ($15.00 or $22.00) will be based on the planned level of computer utilization as defined by individual departments."

Karate & Judo
Bowling Fee
Racquetball (PE 147)
Army ROTC Activity Fee
Scuba Diving
Fencing Fee
Skeet, Trap, and Clay Bird Shooting
NSE 403, 404 Aerospace Education
College of Education - Reading & English Test
Experimental Psychology
Communications
Marine Science Lab Fees
$ 12.00
$ 22.00
$ 37.00
$ 22.00
$ 82.00, 112.00
$ 27.00
$ 45.00
$ 15.00
$ 22.00
$ 15.00
$ 22.00
$ 30.00

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
These fees are charged on a semester, yearly, or one-time basis or when certain conditions are present such as changing courses:

Application Fee (one-time, non-refundable fee)
Late Registration or Late Payment Fee

Vehicle Registration Fee
(annual fee required of any student driving a motor vehicle on campus)
Fall Semester
Spring, and Summer Semester

Change-of-Course Fee
Graduation Re-evaluation Fee

Document Fax Fee
Domestic
International

College-Level Examination Recording Fee
Credit-by-Examination Fee (plus usual course fee)

Orientation Fee (one-time, non-refundable)
Fall Semester
Spring, and Summer Semesters

International Student Fee (per semester)
Transcript Fee (per transcript)
Graduation Application Fee
Professional Liability Coverage (per academic year, non-refundable)
Photo ID Fee (non-refundable, good for five years)
Reinstatement Fee (non-refundable)
$ 25.00
$ 25.00



$ 10.00
$ 5.00

$ 25.00
$ 10.00


$ 5.00
$ 15.00

$ 10.00
$ 30.00


$ 75.00
$ 40.00

$ 45.00
$ 4.00
$ 25.00
$ 25.00
$ 5.00
$ 30.00

ROOM AND BOARD
The University offers a variety of residence hall accommodations and meal plan options. Students living in the residence halls (excluding the Government Street location) who are classified as freshmen are required to purchase a meal plan. The charges shown below are for one semester. These rates are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.

Residence Hall Fees (Costs are Per Person Per Semester)

Beta Complex
Two-person efficiency apartment
Four-person apartment
Apartment for disabled

Gamma Complex

Two-person efficiency apartment
Four-person apartment
Two-person suite
Four-person suite
Suite for Disabled
Apartment for Disabled

Delta Complex

Two-person suite
Two-person efficiency
Single
Single/efficiency

Epsilon Complex

Two person suite
Epsilon 1
Epsilon 2

1500 Government Street

Double Efficiency
Single Efficiency

$ 847.50/Sem.
$ 765.00/Sem.
$ 847.50/Sem.


$ 847.50/Sem.
$ 765.00/Sem.
$ 742.50/Sem.
$ 637.50/Sem.
$ 742.50/Sem.
$ 847.50/Sem.


$ 742.50/Sem.
$ 825.00/Sem.
$ 997.50/Sem.
$ 1125.00/Sem.



$ 765.00/Sem.
$ 810.00/Sem.


$ 937.50/Sem.
$ 1,237.50/Sem.

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. Refer to pages 29 and 30 for additional information.

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 semester 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%
Within fourth 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%
Within fourth week of classes 50%
After three weeks of classes 0%

Pro-Rata Policy

0 to 1.5 week of classes 90%
1.5 to 3rd week of classes 80%
3rd to 4.5 week of classes 70%
4.5 to 6th week of classes 60%
6th to 7.5th week of classes 50%
7.5 to 9th week of classes 40%
Thereafter 0%

Federal Policy

Before the first day of classes 100%

Between the first day of class and the first
ten percent of the period of enrollment
90%

Between the end of the first ten percent
and the end of the first twenty-five percent
of the period of enrollment
50%

Between the end of the first twenty-five percent
and the end of the first fifty percent of the
period of enrollment
25%

The University is required by federal regulations to use the refund policy that will return the largest dollar amount to the Federal Program. A fee of 5% of institutional charges not to exceed $100 is assessed upon computation of the refund for federal financial aid recipients who withdraw.

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 Student 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.

2. 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 semester excluding summer.

3. 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.

4. 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):

A. A specific address or location within the State of Alabama or Service Area as the student's residence.

B. Possession of more substantial connections with the State of Alabama than with any other state which may be shown by providing the following:

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)

2. 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 Semester - August 10; Spring Semester - December 15; Summer Semester - May 20.

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 semester.

 

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