2011 - 2012 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 (2011-2012)

Undergraduate Per Semester
Part-time students (1-11 hours), per hour $1,113
Full-time students (12-16 hours, inclusive) $13,356
Overtime surcharge (17 hours and above), per hour $1,113
Auditing, per hour $557
May Term, per hour $1,113
Summer Term, per hour $736

May Term (undergraduate only):the tuition charge per credit hour is $1,113. Payment of full-time tuition for Fall Semester 2011 earns two free hours for May Term 2012. Payment of full-time tuition for Spring Semester 2012 earns two free hours for May Term 2012. All students not eligible for the 4-hour or 2-hour tuition waiver will be charged $1,113 per hour.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): the tuition charge per credit hour is $561.

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

Tuition Refund Schedule

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

Residence Hall Charges (2011-2012)

Room Semester Year
Double $2,169 $4,338
Single $2,599 $5,198
Double Apt. $2,475 $4,950
Single Apt. $2,622 $5,244
Board Semester Year
Gold Meal Plan $1,623 $3,246
Purple Meal Plan $1,288 $2,576

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 (2011-2012)

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) $4

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 $125

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 Reviews

Students sometimes face circumstances or situations that prevent them from finishing a course or semester. The Review Committee meets monthly to examine petitions made by students regarding full or partial charges of tuition and fees. A student's petition, which includes a detailed letter and appropriate documentation, can be submitted to any member of the Review Committee in the following offices: Student Account Services, Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, or the Dean of Students.

If the petition is based on serious health problems where a student is unable to complete the semester and is not eligible for grades of incomplete, the Review Committee requires a written verification from a physician or licensed mental health professional. The Dean of Students serves as a resource for such requests. Nearly all medical withdrawals require withdrawal from all courses for the semester, as it is difficult to be medically unfit for one course but medically fit for others. See the Academic Policies and Procedures section for more information on medical withdrawals.

All petitions (review of tuition charges and medical withdrawals) must be submitted within six weeks after the end of the semester in question. Absent serious extenuating circumstances, requests submitted beyond six weeks after the end of the semester will not be considered. If the petition is granted, changes will be made retroactive only to the last date of attendance, and tuition charges will be adjusted according to Westminster College's posted refund schedule found on the Student Account Services webpage. Reevaluation by the student's physician or counselor will be required prior to re-registration.

Following these guidelines, the Review Committee will either approve or deny all petitions. A student who thinks there has been unfair bias or encountered a procedural error made by this committee may appeal it in writing within ten calendar days to an Appeals Committee chaired by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The decision reached by this committee is final.

NOTE: Changes in registered hours may change any financial aid disbursed to an account. For example, if a student receiving merit-based aid withdraws 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.

Please forward all information via email, mail, or fax to:

Mark Ferne
Dean of Students
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Fax: 801.832.3103 (Attn: Mark Ferne)
Phone: 801.832.2230
Email: mferne@westminstercollege.edu

Health and Accident Insurance

Students are encouraged to carry health and accident insurance, which can be obtained through the American College Student Association and brokered through Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Northwestern Mutual can also quote other insurance carriers that may be more cost effective or offer better coverage. There are different options and rates available to students. Coverage is also available for family members.

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, 801.433.1686 to discuss all options that are available in the state of Utah.