Fees and Expenses
Student Accounts for current tuition and fees.
Students enrolling at Arkansas Tech University 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 hours of undergraduate courses for the fall or spring semester are considered full-time and are charged tuition according to residency, as listed below. Students enrolling for fewer than twelve semester hours for the fall or spring semester are assessed tuition for each course at the appropriate credit-hour rate. Up to $9 per credit hour ($18 per credit hour for out-of-state students) of the tuition fee for courses taken during the fall and spring semesters will be allocated to athletics.
Full-time students enrolled for the fall or spring semester are assessed a $25 student activity fee, a $20 technology fee, a $5 publications fee, and a $5 assessment fee. Students registering for fewer than twelve semester hours during the fall or spring semester will be charged a $5 assessment fee, a $20 technology fee and a $5 activity fee which entitles them to a photo ID card and admission to all University-sponsored activities on the same basis as full-time students. Part-time students must pay an additional $10 in order to receive a yearbook.
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.
Total University charges for in-state residents for the school year (full-time fall and spring semesters) are estimated as follows:
|Student activity/publications/technology/assessment fees||110|
|Room and board||2,970|
|University Commons Apartments||2,800-3,376|
|Books and supplies||800|
Tuition for courses taken during summer and mini-sessions will be assessed at the appropriate credit-hour rate for each course. A $5 assessment fee and a $20 technology fee are also assessed each summer and mini-session.
Tuition, fees, and one-fourth of the room and board charges for on campus students, are due and payable prior to the beginning of each term. The balance of room and board charges may be paid in three monthly installments.
Fees and Charges
(Subject to change as necessary)
(For parking fees and fines, see Traffic Regulations — Students parking on campus between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday must have parking decals.)
|Full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester)||$1,294||$2,588|
|Summer and part-time (per credit hour)||114||228|
|Per credit hour||116||232|
|Student activity fee (required fall and spring semesters)|| |
|Publications fee (required fall and spring semesters)|
|Technology fee (required each semester or term)||50|
|Assessment fee (required each semester or term)||5|
|International Student service fee|
|Per semester (fall/spring)||30|
|Per summer term (five-week)||15|
|Room and board charges (students living in residence halls)|
|19 meal-per-week planº||1,545|
|15 meal-per-week + $100 Declining Balance Dollarsº||1,561|
|165 meals + $100 Declining Balance Dollarsº||1,516|
|145 meals + $130 Declining Balance Dollarsº||1,516|
|106 meals + $150 Declining Balance Dollarsº||1,489|
|University Commons Apartments:|
|2 bedroom apartments||1,688|
|4 bedroom apartments||1,400|
|Late registration fee||25|
|Replacement of ID card||25|
|Post office box rent|
(required of students living in university housing)
¹Students who enroll for undergraduate and graduate courses will be charged the appropriate credit hour rate for each course.
²Tuition for courses offered through the University Center at Westark College may vary from the charges listed in this section.
³Required course fees are listed along with the appropriate course descriptions.
ºFor residents of Jones and Roush Hall, an additional $50 per semester (fall and spring) will be charged to the appropriate room and board plan.
Estimated Living Expenses
All students living in residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan; Declining Balance Dollars (DCB) may be used in Chambers Cafeteria, Doc Bryan Food Court, and Convenience Store.
The room and board charge for students living in residence halls includes basic telephone service. Payment for room and board is due and payable prior to the beginning of the semester. Students may, however, arrange to make four equal payments--one prior to the beginning of the semester and one by the 15th of each month. Room and board charges are subject to change.
When space permits, students may be allowed single occupancy of a residence hall room. The additional charge of $350 per semester is payable in full upon receipt of the monthly statement.
Residence halls are closed between fall and spring semesters. However, students may remain in the residence halls during all other breaks, provided they notify the residence hall staff of their intentions prior to the break period.
University Commons apartments are available to upperclass students. No board plan is required, and students are able to sign a nine-month or twelve-month contract. Two bedroom and four bedroom apartments are available.
Payment of Accounts
Tuition and all other fees and charges, including room and board charges for students in residence halls, are due and payable prior to the beginning of each term at the Student Accounts Office, in the Student Services Building, Office 133. Financial settlement, which consists of tuition, fees, and at least one-fourth of room and board, may be made by personal payment or authorized financial aid (loans, scholarships, grants, third parties, etc.). Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted for all charges. 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.
The student identification number (social security number) is assigned as the student's account number for billing purposes. An alternate nine digit number will be assigned as the student's account number upon written request to the Registrar. Monthly billing statements are payable upon receipt. Invoices for preregistration are mailed approximately thirty days prior to the first day of class. All preregistered students must return the top portion of the preregistration invoice along with applicable payment by the due date to confirm enrollment.
Students with delinquent accounts are not eligible for food service, graduation, 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.
Reducation of Fees and Charges
(Subject to change as necessary)
Reduction of Tuition for Official Withdrawal
Students 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, beginning on page 3, will receive an 80 percent reduction of tuition for courses which they are enrolled in at time of withdrawal. No reduction will be made after the fifth day of the summer semester. No reduction in fees will be made after the first day of the summer semester.
Students registering for the fall or spring semester but officially withdrawing from the University by the end of the second day of the semester, as listed in the Academic Calendar in this catalog, beginning on page 3, will receive a 100 percent reduction of tuition and fees. Room and Board will be reduced on a pro rata basis. 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 will be made after the twenty-fifth day of the semester. No reduction in fees will be made after the second day of the semester.
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. Effective July 1, 2000, 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 Family Education Loan Programs, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal 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 cash payment of Federal aid money will receive a letter after their withdrawal informing them of any amount to be repaid. These repayments will be made through the Student Accounts Office.
The student will be ineligible for any further Federal financial aid until the required payments are made.
Reduction of Tuition for Dropping to Fewer Hours
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, beginning on page 3, will receive an 80 percent reduction (rounded to the nearest dollar) 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 once the summer session begins.
Students enrolled full-time for the fall or spring semester but dropping to fewer than twelve semester hours by the end of the second day of the semester, as listed in the Academic Calendar in this catalog, beginning on page 3, will receive a 100 percent reduction of the difference between the appropriate per-credit-hour amount and the tuition for full-time status. Thereafter, students dropping to fewer than twelve semester hours before the end of the twenty-fifth day of the semester will receive an 80 percent reduction (rounded to the nearest dollar) of the difference between the appropriate per-credit-hour amount and the tuition for full-time status. No reduction will be made after the twenty-fifth day of the semester. No reduction in fees will be made after the second day of the semester.
Students enrolled in fewer than twelve hours for the fall or spring semester who drop courses by the end of the second day of the semester, as listed in the Academic Calendar in this catalog, beginning on page 3, will receive a 100 percent reduction of tuition for the courses dropped. Thereafter, students enrolled in fewer than twelve hours who drop courses before the end of the twenty-fifth day of the semester will receive an 80 percent reduction (rounded to the nearest dollar) of the difference between the appropriate per-credit-hour amount and the tuition for courses in which they are enrolled at the time of change. No reduction will be made after the twenty-fifth day of the semester. No reduction in fees will be made after the second day of the semester.
Reduction of Room and Board
A student withdrawing from school will be charged pro rata room and board to the date of official withdrawal. Students moving from residence halls between the fall and spring semesters, after indicating they would be in campus housing for the spring semester, will owe a storage charge from the last day of the fall semester through the day the room is vacated. Students moving from the residence hall at their request during an academic year will be charged full room and board of the housing agreement (semester or year). Students moving into residence halls during a semester will pay a pro rata charge on room and board.
Students moving out of University Commons apartments before the end of their lease term will forfeit their deposit and will be responsible for all apartment rent until such time as the student or the Department of Residence Life finds a tenant to take their place. Students will pay a pro rata charge from the date they moved out until the date the new tenant moves in.
Out-of-State Residence Status for Tuition and Fee Purposes
Students classified as "out-of-state" must pay out-of-state tuition as shown in the section entitled "Fees and Charges."
No student who is a minor shall be admitted to Arkansas Tech University and classified as in-state for fee purposes unless the parent or legal guardian is a bona fide domiciliary of Arkansas and has resided in this state in that status for at least six consecutive months prior to the beginning of the term or semester for which the fees are to be paid.
Any student not a minor must have lived in the state as a non-student for at least six consecutive months prior to the beginning of the term or semester for which fees are to be paid to be classified as an in-state student. The policy in its entirety is available in the Office of the Registrar.