2009-2010 Expenses

Tuition | General 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)

Per Hour

Master of Accountancy (includes tuition, books, and all other fees) $1,037
Master of Arts in Community Leadership $555
Master of Arts in Teaching $555
Master of Education $555
Master of Professional Communication $860
Master of Public Health $860
Master of Science in Nursing $860
Master of Science in Nursing Education $555
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia $912
Master of Science in Professional Counseling $860
Business Certificates $1,037

Master of Business Administration &
Master of Business Administration in Technology Management Programs

Students enrolling in the MBA and MBATM programs during the 20092010 academic year will pay $1,131 per credit hour. (A total of 39 credit hours are required to complete the program.) Tuition includes all programs costs including books, access to all program functions, and a required international trip. The tuition price will remain fixed for three years, as long as he/she progresses satisfactorily (i.e., by taking no more than one semester off).

MBA Foundational Literacy Requirements

The 500-level foundation literacy workshops are offered as zero-credit-hours, pass/fail. While these workshops are zero credits and have no tuition cost, they are assessed a fee of $250 each. Students who fail the literacy test at the conclusion of the workshop will be allowed to repeat the workshop at no charge. Students may obtain a full refund if the class is dropped prior to the first session. After the start of the first session, students will not receive a refund.

Tuition Refund Schedule

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

General Fees (2009-2010)

Graduate Fee

A $12 per credit hour fee is charged to all graduate students, with the exception of students enrolled in the MBA or MAT program. The graduate fee covers the following items: student activity fee, technology fee and student publication fee.

Health, Wellness and Athletic Center Membership Fee

Full-time graduate students (7 or more hours): $11.25/Month

Membership fee for part-time students is optional and would be paid directly to the Dolores Dore Eccles Health, Wellness and Athletic Center.

Auditing Fees Per Semester
Alumni Audit $100 plus $50 technology fee
Master of Arts in Community Leadership $278
Master of Arts in Teaching $278
Master of Business Administration $481
Master of Education $278
Master of Professional Communication $430
Master of Public Health $430
Master of Science in Nursing $430
Master of Science in Nursing Education $278
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia $456
Master of Science in Professional Counseling $430
Business Certificates $481

The technology fee will apply to classes being audited, but no student activity fees or publication fees are assessed. Only students accepted to Masters degree programs may audit graduate classes. Some programs require students to be a graduate of the program in order to alumni audit a class. Please contact the Alumni Office for details.

Other Fees

Student I.D. replacement fee $10

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, Registrars 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 students 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.

Click here for information on Medical Withdrawals.

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 students 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.