Expenses

2004 - 2005 Expenses

Tuition | Residence Hall Charges | General Fees | Technology Fee | Other Fees | Health & Accident Insurance | Payment of Tuition and Fees | Appeals

As a private institution of higher learning, Westminster receives very limited financial support from public taxes. Each student registering at the college is charged tuition at a rate that covers approximately 70 percent of the cost of his/her educational program. The balance of the cost must be met by income received from gifts and endowments from trustees, alumni, faculty, churches, and other friends of the college who help to underwrite the education that Westminster provides. The Board of Trustees of Westminster College reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Tuition

Undergraduate

Per Semester

Part-time students (1-11 hours), per hour

$758

Full-time students (12-16 hours, inclusive)

9,906

Overtime surcharge (17 hours and above), per hour

758

Auditing, per hour

379

May Term and Summer Term, per hour

758

May Term (undergraduate only): the tuition charge per credit hour is $758. Payment of full-time tuition for Fall Semester 2004 earns two free hours for May Term 2005. Payment of full-time tuition for Spring Semester 2005 earns two free hours for May Term 2005. All students not eligible for the 4-hour or 2-hour tuition waiver will be charged $758 per hour.

Graduate

Per Semester

Master of Business Administration, per hour

$732

Master of Education, per hour

732

Master of Professional Communication, per hour

732

Master of Science in Nursing, per hour

732

Auditing, per hour

366

Residence Hall Charges

Room and Board

2004-2005

Room:

Semester

Year

Double

1,525

3,050

Single

1,860

3,720

Board:

Semester

Year

Full

1,293

2,586

Reduced

1,100

2,200

Economy

925

1,850

Students paying room and board charges for Spring Semester continue May Term without additional charge.

Room Deposit

$100

The room deposit becomes a damage deposit, which is refundable less any charges for damage when students leave the residence halls.

General Fees

Student Activity Fee

Per Semester

Full-time students (12 hours and above)

$42

Part-time students (7-11 hours)

32

Part-time students (2-6 hours)

22

The student activity fee covers the following items:

1.

Associated Students of Westminster College (ASWC) membership and class membership dues.

2.

A series of social events.

Technology Fee

Full-time students (12 hours and above)

$100

Part-time students (7-11 hours)

75

Part-time students (2-6 hours)

50

Audit

50

Other Fees

Student Publication Fee (for students enrolled 2 or more hours) $3

Prior Learning Assessment Fee

450

Student I.D. replacement fee

10

Certain courses require additional fees, which are listed in the course schedules.

Health and Accident Insurance

Students are encouraged to carry health and accident insurance, which can be obtained through the American College Student Association. Their web address is www.ACSA.com, or you may contact Brett at Ben D. Jones & Associates (801) 302-8850 extension 220.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Tuition, fees, and room and board charges are due in full on the first day of the given semester. Students registering late must pay in full when they register. Students unable to pay in full must make other arrangements with the Accounts Receivable Office by the second week of the semester. The college reserves the right to grant or deny financing for any student based on his or her credit worthiness. In addition, the college reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student who fails to comply with all terms of his or her financial obligation with the college. Additional information on this policy is available in the Accounts Receivable Office. Statements of credits, certificates of graduation, or transcripts are issued only to students who are current in their obligations with the college. All outstanding charges are due and payable at the time students leave the college.

Tuition Appeals

Students may appeal charges of tuition and fees (for personal and/or medical reasons) by submitting a letter of appeal and appropriate documentation. The appeal can be submitted to any member of the Appeals Committee from the following offices: Accounts Receivable, Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, and the Dean of Students.

Appeal requests must be submitted within six weeks after the end of the semester in question. Approved appeals will be made retroactive only to the last date of attendance.

Changes in registered hours may change any financial aid disbursed to an account (see also Financial Aid Miscellaneous Information, Withdrawal from College, Medical Withdrawal).