2012 - 2013 Expenses

Tuition Refunds | Fees | Tuition Reviews | 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 (2012 - 2013)

  Per Hour
Master of Accountancy (includes tuition, books, and all other fees) $1,160
Master of Arts in Community Leadership $645
Master of Arts in Teaching $645
Master of Education $645
Master of Professional Communication $945
Master of Public Health $945
Master of Science in Nursing $945
Master of Science in Nursing Education $645
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia $1,080
Master of Science in Professional Counseling $645
Business Certificates $1,160

Master of Business Administration& Mster of Business Administration in Technology Management Program

Students enrolling in the MBA and MBATM programs during the 2012–2013 academic year will pay $1,265 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 $275 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.

Project-Based Master of Business Administration (PMBA):

The tuition charge per credit hour is $1,265

PMBA Refund Schedule

100% On or before the Westminster College add/drop deadline
0% After the Westminster College add/drop deadline

Tuition Refund Schedule

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

General Fees (2012 - 2013)

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) $13.50/Month

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.

Auditing Fees

Auditing Fees Per Semester
Alumni Audit $100 plus $50 technology fee
Master of Accountancy $580
Master of Arts in Community Leadership $323
Master of Arts in Teaching $323
Master of Business Administration $633
Master of Education $323
Master of Professional Communication $473
Master of Public Health $473
Master of Science in Nursing $473
Master of Science in Nursing Education $323
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia $540
Master of Science in Professional Counseling $323
Business Certificates $580

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 see Academic Policies and Procedures for more information on alumni audits, or 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 Reviews

Students may appeal full or partial charges of tuition and fees by submitting a letter of petition and appropriate documentation. The petition can be submitted to any member of the Review Committee from the following offices: Student Account Services, Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, and the Dean of Students.

All petitions must be submitted within six weeks after the end of the semester in question. Approved petitions will be made retroactive only to the last date of attendance, and tuition charges are adjusted accordingly.

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 then 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 will be considered final.

Changes in registered hours may change any financial aid disbursed to an account (see also Financial Aid Miscellaneous Information, Withdrawal and Its Effect on Financial Aid, or Medical Withdrawals). 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 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.