Additional Financial Information - Graduate Programs

Schedule of Required Deposits

Admitted students are required to pay an enrollment deposit by the date established by their specific program.  For more information, please see the enrollment deposit page.

Financial Arrangements

Payment is due one week prior to each class session start date, or may be made on an installment basis through an approved Monthly Payment Plan (an installment set up fee applies). Students who choose to pay on an installment basis may do so by selecting Monthly Payment Plan on the Payment Selection Form. Students who anticipate receiving scholarships, grants, or loans must complete all necessary arrangements well in advance of the semester start so that aid can disburse to pay the account prior to the payment due date. Students who are securing a loan from financial institutions or agencies (e.g., a federally insured bank loan) that may still be pending when payment is due must have a letter of commitment from the lender acceptable to the university.  Past due accounts will still be subject to late fees even if financial aid and loans are pending; therefore the application process should be started early.

Preregistered courses may be dropped without notice if payment for current due charges is delinquent.  In addition, students may be asked to leave at any time during a semester if appropriate payment arrangements have not been made at the beginning of the semester or if arrangements made are not honored.

Restriction of Registration, Transcripts, and University Services

Students will not be permitted to attend or register for a new semester or session until their account is brought current. When an account is repeatedly delinquent, a student may be required to pay prior to registering. The University will withhold transcript of records and diploma until all charges on account have been paid, regardless of due date for those charges.


Registration/Records Fees
Official Transcripts, per copy (student account must be current) Varies
Rushed Transcript Fee (in addition to the transcript fee) $10

Payment Related Fees
Late Payment Fee: Accounts that are past due are subject to a per-month late payment fee on the unpaid balance, including prior service charges.  Should placement with an outside collection agency become necessary, the student will be responsible for all collection/attorney fees assessed to collect the outstanding debt.

1% per month, 12% Annually (APR)

Insufficient Funds Fee, per check or failed automatic debit transaction $25

The board of trustees reserves the right to adjust charges at any time, after giving due notice. No changes will be made during a semester, nor, unless special circumstances make such action necessary, will changes be made during a given academic year. 

Financial Ramifications Regarding a Leave of Absence or Withdraw

Students should contact their financial aid counselor if a change in schedule results in a change in enrollment status. Students not enrolled for the minimum number of credits may lose financial aid.

For more information regarding the financial ramifications for a leave of absence or and/or withdraw, please see the Removal of Institutional Charges and Financial Aid Policies page in the Policies section.