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TUITION AND STUDENT FEES
 
BASIC FEES

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

 
The 2014-2015 Detailed Tuition and Fee Schedule will be available in July at http:/www.southalabama.edu/studentaccounting/tuition.html.
The 2013-2014 Detailed Tuition and Fee Schedule is included below to help you begin to plan for your expenses.
 
Basic Fees:
Registration Fee (non-refundable) .......................................................................150.00
0-14 hours (undergraduate)  
   
For Undergraduate courses taken in the following colleges:
Per semester hr
In-State
Per Semester hr
Out-of-State
College of Arts and Sciences
277.00
554.00
College of Education    
School of Computer and Information Sciences    
School of Continuing Education    
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health
292.00
584.00
Mitchell College of Business
College of Nursing
College of Engineering
296.00
596.00
     
Note: Undergraduate students enrolled in less than 15 hours will be assessed a $150.00 Registration fee.
 
For Graduate courses taken in the following colleges:
Per semester hr
In-State
Per Semester hr
Out-of-State
College of Arts and Sciences
374.00
748.00
College of Education
School of Computer and Information Services    
School of Continuing Education
Pat Capps Covey college of Allied Health
394.00
788.00
Mitchell College of Business
College of Nursing
College of Engineering
398.00
796.00
 
Web Course Credit Hour Rate For Tuition and Fees
For Undergraduate courses taken in the following colleges:
Per semester hr
In-State
Per Semester hr
Out-of-State
College of Arts and Sciences
365.00
College of Education    
School of Computer and Information Sciences    
School of Continuing Education    
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health
379.00
Mitchell College of Business
College of Nursing
College of Engineering
384.00
 
For Graduate courses taken in the following colleges:
Per semester hr
In-State
Per Semester hr
Out-of-State
College of Arts and Sciences
444.00
College of Education
School of Computer and Information Services    
School of Continuing Education
Pat Capps Covey college of Allied Health
465.00
Mitchell College of Business
College of Nursing
College of Engineering
469.00
 
Nonresident Fees are waived for graduate assistants.
Students taking both online and on-campus courses are subject to additional on-campus fees including non-resident fees.

Estimated costs (example only)

Full-time commuting students:

Course Fees of typical undergraduate student based upon 2013-2014:

 
   
Semester
Year
 
Taking 15 credit hrs
$4,155.00
 
$8,310.00
 

Registration Fee

- 0 -
- 0 -
 

$4,155.00
 
$8,310.00
 

Full-time resident students:

Course fees for typical undergraduate student based upon 2013-2014:

 
 
Semester
Year
 
Taking 15 credit hrs
$4,155.00
 
$8,310.00
 

Registration Fee

- 0 -
- 0 -
 

Delta Suite Residence

1,835.00
 
3,670.00
 
Jag Meal Plan
1,595.00
 
3,190.00
 
 
$7,585.00
 
$15,170.00
 

 

DEPARTMENTAL FEES
These fees are charged on a semester basis to students who enroll in certain courses; see Schedule of Classes for detailed information.
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.
 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
These fees are charged on a semester, yearly, or one-time basis or when certain conditions are present:
Application Fee ......................................................$45.00
(one-time, non-refundable fee)
College-Level Examination ........................................................10.00
Recording Fee  
Credit-by-Examination Fee ........................................................30.00
(plus usual course fee)  
Document FAX Fee (non-refundable)
Domestic ........................................................10.00
International ........................................................15.00
Duplicate Diploma ........................................................25.00
Educational Testing Service Fee ........................................................15.00
Graduation Application Fee ........................................................50.00
Graduation Re-evaluation Fee ........................................................25.00
International Student Fee .....................................................100.00
Late Registration Fee (nonrefundable) ........................................................50.00
Late Payment Fee (nonrefundable) ........................................................50.00
Orientation Fee (one-time, non-refundable)  ......................................................100.00
Physical Therapy Application ........................................................50.00
Photo ID Fee ........................................................10.00
(non-refundable, good for five years)  
Professional Liability Coverage  
(per academic year, non-refundable)
Fall ........................................................12.00
Spring ........................................................12.00
Summer ..........................................................1.00
Reinstatement Fee ......................................................100.00
Returned Check Fee ........................................................15.00
Transcript Fee (per transcript) ..........................................................8.00
Web Hybrid and
Web Blended Classes
.......................................................35.00


 

ROOM AND BOARD

The University offers a variety of residence hall accommodations and meal plan options. Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. The charges shown below are for one semester. The room rates are subject to change without notice by the University Board of Trustees.

 

Residence Hall Fees - Revised June 2013

       
Room Type
Residence Hall
Community
Semester Room Rate* per person
 
ROOMS for TWO
Room for Two
Delta 3-5
Delta
$1,835.00/Sem
Room for Two
Epsilon 1
Epsilon
$2,030.00/Sem
Room for Two
Epsilon 2
Epsilon
$1,835.00/Sem
Room for Two
New Hall
New Hall
$2,300.00/Sem
Large Room for 2/3
Delta 3-5
Delta
$1,835.00/Sem
   
SUITE-STYLE for TWO
Suite-Syle for Two Gamma 0-4
Beta/Gamma
$2,470.00/Sem
Suite-Syle for Two Stokes Hall
Stokes Hall
$2,600.00/Sem
   
APARTMENT STYLE for TWO or FOUR
Beta Apartment
for Four
Beta 1-5
Beta/Gamma
$1,835.00/Sem
B/G Studio Apt. for Two
Beta 1-5
&
Gamma 5-9
Beta/Gamma
$2,030.00/Sem
Gamma Apt. for Two
Gamma 5-9
Beta/Gamma
$2,600.00/Sem
Delta Room for 2/3
with Kitchette
Delta 6
Epsilon
$2,030.00/Sem
   
PRIVATE (limited avalability)
Private Room
Delta 3-5
Delta
$2,195.00/Sem
Large Private Room
Delta 3-5
Delta
$2,470.00/Sem
Private Room
with Kitchenette
Delta 6
Epsilon
$2,470.00/Sem
Private Room** Gamma 0-4
Beta/Gamma
$2,470.00/Sem
Private Apartment**
Beta 4
&
Gamma 5-9
Beta/Gamma
$2,600.00/Sem
 
FRATERNITY & SORORITY HOUSING
Room for Two
All except Sigma Chi
Fraternity & Sorority
$1,157.00/Sem
Large Private room
All except Sigma Chi
Fraternity & Sorority
$2,174.00/Sem
Sigma Chi
Private Room
Sigma Chi
Fraternity & Sorority
$1,795.00/Sem
 
*All rates are subject to change. Rent rates include campus post office box, electric, water/sewer, heat/air, expanded basic cable TV, Ethernet & Wireless internet access, garbage service, pest control, 24/7 maintenance response service, & unlimited access to laundry facilities.
 
**Students must be registered with Student Disability Services.

Board Plans
Information on the Board Plans is available through Campus Dining, located in the Student Center, (251) 460-6296.See Housing and Residence Life or additional information.

 
PAYMENT POLICIES
These are the University of South Alabama's payment policies effective Fall Semester 2014. Payment can be made via cash, check, or money order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express card. Student payments can be made online on PAWS with your credit card. Payment Drop Boxes are located at Meisler Hall, the lobby of the College of Education and in front of the University Bookstore. (No Cash Please.) The Office of Student Accounting is open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
 
PLEASE SEE
http://www.southalabama.edu/studentaccounting/financialcalendar.html
FOR SUMMER SEMESTER PAYMENT DEADLINES.
 
Students with awarded financial aid and approved participants in the USA Credit Union Tuition Payment Plan will be excluded from the August 4, 2014 deadline for Fall Semester 2014 and December 9, 2014 deadline for Spring Semester 2015.
 
2014 - 2015 Payment Policy Summary
A 15% payment of all tuition and fees, including housing and meals, is required by the following dates to hold class schedules:
  • Fall 2014 - August 4, 2014
  • Spring 2015 - December 9, 2014
Full payment is due:
  • Fall 2014 - August 22, 2014 on campus payments, or online (PAWS) by August 24, 2014.
  • Spring 2015 - January 16, 2015 campus payments, or January 19, 2015 online (PAWS).
Class cancellations will occur on the following dates:
  • Fall 2014
    • 1st cancellation - August 5, 2014, if 15% of all tuition and fees, including housing and meals is not paid;
    • 2nd cancellation - August 25, 2014, if account is not paid in full.
  • Spring 2015
    • 1st cancellation - December 10, 2014, if 15% of all tuition and fees, including housing and meals is not paid;
    • 2nd cancellation - January 20, 2015, if account is not paid in full.
Reinstatement Period
  • Fall 2014: August 26-29, 2014
  • Spring 2015: January 21-26, 2015
Reinstatement period for students whose registration was cancelled.
Note: Notification of times and location will be delivered via e-mail and postal service.
Students who are reinstated will be required to pay the balance of their tuition, fees, housing and meals plus $100 reinstatement fee, $50 late registration fee and a $50 late payment fee.
 
PLEASE SEE
http://www.southalabama.edu/studentaccounting/financialcalendar.html
FOR SUMMER SEMESTER PAYMENT DEADLINES.
 
FINANCIAL DATES AND DEADLINES
Fall Semester 2014
     
April 7   Registration Begins
     
August 4   15% of all tuition and fees, including housing and meals is due for all students registering between April 7, 2014 and August 4, 2014. Please refer to the 15% payment calculator online on PAWS.
     
August 5   Registration schedule cancelled if 15% payment is not received by the August 4, 2014, deadline. STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO RE-REGISTER FOR CLASSES. However, if a student's classes are cancelled, there is no guarantee the courses will remain available.
     
August 11   Financial Aid Bookstore charges begin
     
August 21   Deadline for electronic direct deposit (EDD) enrollment
     
August 18   Classes begin
     
    100% refund period on dropped courses and complete withdrawals.
     
August 20   Financial Aid Bookstore charges end
     
August 21   Last day to enroll in the USA Credit Union Tuition Payment Plan for Fall Semester
     
August 22   Balance of tuition and fees, including housing and meals is due in full for students paying on campus (Office of Student Accounting or Payment Drop Boxes)
     
August 24   Balance of tuition and fees, including housing and meals is due in full for students paying on online (PAWS)
     
August 25   50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals.
     
August 25   Registration schedules cancelled for students not paid in full by August 24, 2014 deadline.
     
August 27   Financial Aid refunds begin
     
August 26 - 29
  Reinstatement period for students whose registration was cancelled. Note: Notification times and location will be delivered via e-mail and postal service. Students who are reinstated will be required to pay the balance of their tuition, fees, housing and meals plus $100 reinstatement fee, $50 late registration fee and a $50 late payment fee.
     
August 31   No refunds after this date
     
Spring Semester 2015
     
October 13   Registration begins
     
December 9   15% of all tuition and fees, including housing and meals is due for all students registering between October 13, 2014 and December 9, 2014. Please refer to the 15% payment calculator online on PAWS.
     
December 10   Registration schedule cancelled if at least 15% payment is not received by the December 9, 2014, deadline. STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO RE-REGISTER FOR CLASSES. However, if a student's classes are cancelled, there is no guarantee the courses will remain available.
     
January 7   Financial Aid Bookstore charges begin
     
January 15   Deadline for electronic direct deposit (EDD) enrollment
     
January 12   Classes begin
     
    100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals.
     
January 14   Financial Aid Bookstore charges end
     
January 15   Last day to enroll in the USA Credit Union Tuition Payment Plan for Spring Semester
     
January 16   Balance of tuition and fees, including housing and meals is due in full for students paying on campus (Office of Student Accounting or Payment Drop Boxes)
     
January 21   Financial Aid refunds begin
     
January 19   50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals.
     
January 20   Registration schedules cancelled for students not paid in full by January 19, 2015 deadline.
     
January 21-26   Reinstatement period for students whose registration was cancelled. Note: Notification times and location will be delivered via e-mail and postal service. Students who are reinstated will be required to pay the balance of their tuition, fees, housing and meals plus $100 reinstatement fee, $50 late registration fee and a $50 late payment fee.
     
January 25   No refunds after this date
 
USA Federal Credit Union Payment Plan:
The University of South Alabama Credit Union is offering USA students a low cost plan for financing 100% of tuition, fees, housing, and meal plans with equal payments over *four months* during the semester, subject to credit approval. A book allowance of $350 is also offered. To qualify for this plan, a student must meet the Credit Union eligibility requirements. The last day to apply for the USA Federal Credit Union Tuition Payment Plan is August 22, 2013, for Fall Semester 2013 and January 16, 2014, for Spring Semester 2014.

The finance fee is anticipated to be 12% Annual Percentage Rate (APR), although this rate is subject to change. In order to qualify for this tuition loan, a student must join the USA Federal Credit Union by depositing $25 into a share account. This amount will be returned to the student when the student no longer wishes to belong to the USA Credit Union.
 
Financial Aid Refunds:
Financial Aid refunds will be distributed after Drop/Add. The Office of Student Accounting will review eligibility after the third day of class and process the refunds within 10 business days. Refunds will continue to be processed via direct deposit and checks.

For more detailed information, please see the Schedule of Classes for fall semester. Remember, if you are a financial aid recipient, be sure to apply early and complete your file timely. Enrollment Services will be happy to direct students to the proper office, should assistance be needed.
 
Charging Privileges at the USA Bookstore (for Financial Aid Recipients Only):
Students who have been awarded financial aid may now charge their books at the USA Bookstore immediately. Students will no longer need to wait until their financial aid balance is returned to them to buy books. If a student has been awarded financial aid by USA's Office of Financial Aid and has excess funds after all tuition, fees, meals, and housing have been paid, he or she may charge up to $750 (or the available balance, whichever is less) of books at the USA Bookstore. The Bookstore will have the available amount at checkout. Bookstore charges will be placed on the student's account and covered by the financial aid disbursement. Bookstore charges will run from August 11-20, 2014 for Fall Semester 2014, January 7-14, 2015 for Spring Semester 2015.

UNIVERSITY 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 two weeks of the semester.
 
Withdrawal Date
Percent of Fees Refunded
First week of classes
100%

Second week of classes

50%
 

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

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

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

Meal plan refunds are given in accordance with the University's refund policy for Complete Withdrawals:

   
Withdrawal Date
Percent of Fees Refunded
Within first week of classes
100%

Within second week of classes

50%
 
GUARANTY TUITION BOND
For certain distance education courses, the University of South Alabama maintains a guaranty tuition bond covering any amounts of tuition that may be refundable according to the policies of the University. To obtain a copy of this bond, please email your request to USAonline at ecampus@southalabama.edu
 
FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENT WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS
Return of Federal Financial Aid Refunds
When a student completely withdraws from school, a portion of Federal Financial Aid grant or loan funds, except for Federal Work-Study earnings, must be returned to the applicable federal program(s).
The refund is based on the concept of "earned" and "unearned" federal financial aid and how it relates to the percentage of time the student was enrolled. The percentage of enrollment completed determines the percentage of earned aid.
For example, if a student attends 25 days of a 100-day term, the percentage of earned aid is 25%; and therefore, 75% of the unearned aid, up to the total of institutional charges, will be returned to the federal financial aid programs. Institutional charges consist of tuition, fees and campus housing (excluding Hillsdale).
In some circumstances, a student may need to repay a portion of the unearned aid. This repayment would not be more than one-half of the grant monies initially received. The student will be notified by Financial Aid if he/she owes a federal repayment.
NOTE: If your Title IV Financial Aid refund is greater than the posted University refund at the time of your withdrawal, you will owe the difference to the University. The Office of Student Accounting will notify you of the amount due.
If a student completely withdraws after completing 60% of the term, then it is assumed that the student has earned 100% of his/her federal aid award, and no funds will be returned to the federal programs.
For an example of the proposed Return of Title IV Funds Worksheet, please see either the Office of Student Accounting or the Financial Aid Office located in Meisler Hall.
 
DELINQUENT/UNPAID ACCOUNTS
In the event of an unpaid balance of any nature on the student’s account (including any unpaid check returned by a bank) the following services will be withheld until the balance is paid in full:
  • Enrollment for subsequent terms
  • Transcripts, including any for transfer of college credits
  • Grades, including viewing on PAWS
  • Diploma
  • If it is necessary to refer an unpaid account to an outside collection agency, any costs and fees of collection (up to 34% of the debt) will be added to the student's account, and the account will be reported to the credit bureaus. If legal action is required to collect the account, attorney fees will be added to the amount due.
     
    OFFSET OF FUNDS
    If a student’s University account has an outstanding balance due and the University has in its possession any funds payable to the student (from payments or credits applied to the student’s account, payroll checks, and/or any other source, except federal financial aid awards), the University reserves the right to withhold the funds necessary to clear the student’s outstanding balance and to cover any collection costs incurred. Once those amounts are paid, any remaining funds are paid to the student.
     
    CHECK-CASHING SERVICE
    Checks drawn on out-of-town banks to a maximum of $25.00 may be cashed at the Office of Student Accounting 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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