2009-2010 Expenses

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

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 (2009-2010)

Undergraduate Per Semester
Part-time students (1-11 hours), per hour $1,024
Full-time students (12-16 hours, inclusive) $12,288
Overtime surcharge (17 hours and above), per hour $1,024
Auditing, per hour $512
May Term, per hour $1,024
Summer Term, per hour $682

May Term (undergraduate only): the tuition charge per credit hour is $1,024. Payment of full-time tuition for Fall Semester 2009 earns two free hours for May Term 2010. Payment of full-time tuition for Spring Semester 2010 earns two free hours for May Term 2010. All students not eligible for the 4-hour or 2-hour tuition waiver will be charged $1,024 per hour.

Professional Bachelor of Business Administration (PBBA): the tuition charge per credit hour is $438.

Tuition Refund Schedule

Please refer to the Student Accounts Services web page for information on tuition refunds.

PBBA Refund Schedule:
100% Prior to the start of the program
0% After the start of the program

Residence Hall Charges (2009-2010)

Room Semester Year
Double $1,968 $3,936
Single $2,365 $4,730
Double Apt. $2,250 $4,500
Board Semester Year
Full $1,535 $3,070
Reduced $1,306 $2,612
Economy $1,098 $2,196

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

Room Deposit: $200

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

General Fees (2009-2010)

Student Activity Fee Per Semester
Full-time students (12 hours and above) $54
Part-time students (7-11 hours) $41
Part-time students (2-6 hours) $28
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 Per Semester
Full-time undergraduate students (12 hours and above) $100
Part-time undergraduate students (7-11 hours) $75
Part-time undergraduate students (2-6 hours) $50
Audit, undergraduate or graduate $50

Student Publication Fee Per Semester
Undergraduate students (2 hours and above) $6

Health, Wellness and Athletic Center
Membership Fee
Per Semester
Full-time undergraduate students (12 hours and above) $50
Membership fee for part-time undergraduate and graduate students is optional and would be paid directly to the Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness and Athletic Center.  

Other Fees

Student I.D. replacement fee $10
Alumni Audit $100

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

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 Student Account Services 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 Student Account Services 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 full or partial charges of tuition and fees 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: Student Account Services, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, and the Dean of Students.

All 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, and tuition charges are adjusted accordingly.

Changes in registered hours may change any financial aid disbursed to an account (see also Financial Aid Miscellaneous Information, Withdrawal from College, Medical Withdrawal). For example, if a student receiving merit-based aid should withdraw from the college, the student’s financial aid award is canceled and all unpaid tuition resulting from the cancellation of the merit-based aid for that semester is due and must be paid immediately.

Health and Accident Insurance

Students are encouraged to carry health and accident insurance, which can be obtained through the American College Student Association. There are different options and rates available to students. Cost may vary somewhat due to student’s age. Coverage is also available for family members. The plan is brokered through Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

A premium rate example for a student 24 years of age or under is:

Low Option Plan $675 per year
High Option Plan $1,149 per year

For more information, please visit ACSA.com, or contact Nathan White at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (801) 533–8444.