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Fees and Expenses

General

Students enrolling at Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus are assessed tuition and fees to cover the costs of instruction and other student services common to a university setting. Additionally, certain courses requiring individual instruction or special facilities carry fees which are listed with the course description.

Students enrolling for twelve or more semester credit hours of courses for the fall or spring semester are considered full time. Ozark Campus students taking Russellville Campus classes will be assessed a different tuition rate for those classes and accompanying fees. Tuition is assessed for each course at the appropriate credit-hour rate.

All fees and charges to students are set by the University's Board of Trustees. Every attempt is made to establish charges in time to appear in the catalog; however, when this is not possible, estimated charges are shown. The University reserves the right to change fees and charges at any time if conditions necessitate or permit the change.

Fees and Charges

Prices quoted are rates currently in place for the 2013-2014 academic year. Ozark Campus students will be charged according to the following fee schedules. Additional course fees may apply, depending on the student schedule. Russellville Campus students may have charges in addition to those listed in the table titled "Russellville Campus Fees and Expenses".

Ozark Campus Fees and Expenses
Tuition for Ozark Campus Courses $94.00 per credit hour
Infrastructure Fee $5.00 per credit hour
Instructional Support Fee $8.00 per credit hour
Student Support Fee $7.00 per credit hour
Technology Fee $11.00 per credit hour
Allied Health Fee* $20.00 per credit hour
CTE General Technology Fee* $10.00 per credit hour
Welding Fee $10.00 per credit hour
Distance Learning/Mixed Technology Fee (all Online/ Mixed Technology Courses) $5.00 per credit hour
*Certain Ozark Campus coursework only

Russellville Campus Fees and Expenses (Undergraduate General Education as it applies to Ozark Campus Students)
Tuition for Russellville Campus Courses $199.00 per credit hour
Infrastructure Fee $5.00 per credit hour
Instructional Support Fee $5.00 per credit hour
Student Support Fee $7.00 per credit hour
Technology Fee $11.00 per credit hour
Distance Learning/Mixed Technology Fee (all Online/ Mixed Technology Courses) $5.00 per credit hour

Replacement of ID Card $ 25.00
Parking Permit $ 15.00
All students are required to have parking permits.
For information on Parking Fees and Fines, see "Traffic Regulations".

Payment of Accounts

Tuition and all other fees and charges are due and payable prior to the beginning of each term at the Office of Student Accounts located in the Student Services and Conference Center. Financial settlement may be made by personal payment (by mail to the Student Accounts office at 1700 Helberg Lane, Ozark, AR 72949) or by AUTHORIZED financial aid (loans, scholarships, grants, third parties, etc.). Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted for all charges. Students who wish to schedule payments for their account balance may enroll in a payment plan by accessing http://stuaccts.atu.edu and clicking on the "sign up for a payment plan" link. If you choose this plan, the full account balance will be budgeted along with any subsequent charges incurred for the semester.

Registration is not complete until all financial obligations have been met satisfactorily. Failure to make financial settlement may result in cancellation of the class schedule.

Monthly billing statements are electronic. Near the first of each month, notification and information for access will be provided to students via the individual student e-mail address and online at http://stuaccts.atu.edu. Students are responsible for accessing billing statements and printing a paper copy if desired. In addition, paper copies are mailed twice yearly shortly before the beginning of the fall and spring terms. Students registering between billing cycles are responsible for accessing their charges online or contacting Student Accounts to ensure making correct payment by the required due date. Payment is due upon notification. Payment is due even if billing statement is not received. For questions concerning billing please contact the Office of Student Accounts by calling 479-508-3358 or emailing ozark.stuaccounts@atu.edu.

Students with delinquent accounts are not eligible for food service, transcripts, recommendations, advance registration, or readmission to any term. Collection fees for outstanding debts owed to the University may be assessed to the student.

The University reserves the right to amend or add to the regulations of the institution, including those concerning charges and methods of payment, and to make such changes applicable to students enrolled in the University, as well as to new students.

Important Information for Reduction of Tuition and Fees for Official Withdrawal

The following reduction information specifically addresses courses that begin and end with the main term dates for Spring, Summer I, Summer II and Fall, as listed in the Academic Calendar. Courses with beginning and/or ending dates that are different than the main terms listed above may have different reduction periods. It is the students' responsibility to consult the Office of Student Services for these reduction dates prior to withdrawing.

In the event a student is receiving student financial aid, any refund amount attributable to a loan, grant, or scholarship will be returned to the appropriate account and not to the student. The amount returned to federal programs will be the amount of unearned Federal aid based on the number of calendar days of attendance up to the sixty percent point of the semester. Aid accounts will be refunded in the following order up to the amount of the original disbursement: Federal Direct Loan Programs, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program, Federal Pell Grant Program, Federal SEOG Program, Arkansas Department of Higher Education Programs, Tech scholarships and private aid. Additionally, students who have received a refund of Federal aid money will receive a letter after their withdrawal informing them of any amount to be repaid. Any repayment will be made through the Office of Student Accounts. The student will be ineligible to register for additional courses or to receive further Federal financial aid until the required payment is made.

Reduction of Tuition and Fees for Official Withdrawal - Summer Semesters

Students registering for a summer semester, but officially withdrawing from the courses by the end of the second day of the summer semester, as listed in the Academic Calendar will receive a 100 percent reduction of tuition and fees. Students registering for a summer semester, but officially withdrawing from the University by the end of the fifth day of the semester in a summer term, as listed in the Academic Calendar will receive an 80 percent reduction of tuition for courses which they are enrolled in at time of withdrawal. No reduction in tuition will be made after the fifth day of the summer semester. No reduction of fees will be made after the second day of the semester.

Reduction of Tuition and Fees for Official Withdrawal - Spring and Fall Semesters

Students registering for the fall or spring semester but officially withdrawing from the University by the end of the fifth day of the semester, as listed in the Academic Calendar will receive a 100 percent reduction of tuition and fees. Thereafter, students officially withdrawing by the end of the twenty-fifth day of the semester will receive an 80 percent reduction of tuition only for courses in which they are enrolled at time of withdrawal. No reduction in tuition will be made after the twenty-fifth day of the semester. No reduction in fees will be made after the fifth day of the semester.

Reduction of Tuition/Fees for Dropping to Fewer Hours

Students enrolled for a summer semester who drop courses before the end of the second day of the semester, as listed in the "Academic Calendar" will receive a 100 percent reduction for the courses which are dropped. Students dropping to fewer hours before the end of the fifth day of the semester in a summer term as listed in the "Academic Calendar" , will receive an 80 percent reduction for the courses which are dropped. No reduction in tuition will be made after the fifth day of the semester. No reduction in fees will be made after the second day.

Students enrolled for the fall or spring semester who drop courses by the end of the fifth day of the semester, as listed in the "Academic Calendar" will receive a 100 percent reduction for the courses which are dropped. Students dropping to fewer hours before the end of the twenty-fifth day of the semester in a fall or spring term as listed in the "Academic Calendar", will receive an 80 percent reduction for the courses which are dropped. No reduction will be made after the twenty-fifth day of the semester. No reduction in fees will be made after the fifth day of the semester.

Mini-terms and courses with unusual beginning and ending dates may have a different reduction dates. It is the student's responsibility to verify dates with the Office of Student Accounts or the Office of Student Services prior to withdrawing.