Tuition and Fees
11.- Methods of Payment
Cash, Checks, Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover will be accepted for payment of tuition and fees. The University offers the following two payment methods during long semesters only.
Items for which payment CAN be deferred under Method 2 include the following:
- Full payment of tuition and all fees at the time of registration.
- One half payment of tuition, mandatory and course-related fees at the time of registration, with the remaining two quarters due in equal installments by the sixth and eleventh week of classes.
Items for which payment MAY NOT be deferred include the following:
- Mandatory Fees (Library Fee, Student Services Fee, Student Union Fee, Health Center Fee, International Studies Fee, Technology Fee, Recreational Fee)
- Laboratory Fees
- Course-related Fees (such as Equipment Fees)
- Supplemental Fee for Fine Arts
- Optional Incidental Fees (such as Late Registration, Add/Drop, Installment Tuition Handling Fees, etc.)
- Student General Property Deposit
- Discretionary Fees (Liability Insurance, Health Insurance)
- Optional Fees (such as Parking Decal Fees)
- Amounts due for financial holds or from prior periods
The following additional policies will apply to deferral of payments:
- All student account balances due from prior semesters, including items associated with payment deferred, must be paid in full before a student may begin registration for a subsequent semester.
- A payment plan selected at the time of registration will be binding and will be applied in any subsequent add/drop activities; however, pre-payment of outstanding balances will be accepted.
The University shall assess the Installment Tuition Handling Fee of $12.00 for those students choosing payment Method 2; this charge is payable at the time of registration. An Installment Tuition Delinquency Fee of $15.00 will be assessed at the end of the sixth and eleventh week of classes if the payment due for that period is not paid in full.
- The office of Student Business Services will send bills during the fourth and ninth week, as appropriate, to students paying tuition and fees under Method 2.
- The courses for which a student is enrolled on the official census date-12th class day in a long semester-will be the basis for the student's tuition and fees assessment. Except for students who officially withdraw up to the end of the refund period as indicated in the Class Schedule, no reduction in amounts due will be made after this date; further, the student is obligated to pay the assessed amounts whether or not class attendance is subsequently interrupted or terminated.
- A student who fails to provide full payment of tuition and fees, including any late fees assessed, to the University when the payments are due is subject to one or more of the following:
- Bar against registration at the institution;
- Withholding of grades, degree, and official transcript; and
- All penalties and actions authorized by law.