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Arkansas Tech University         2002-2003 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Fees and Expenses

General

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 credithour rate. Up to $9.30 per credit hour ($18.60 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 $50 technology fee, a $5 publications fee, a $5 assessment fee, and a $5 transcript fee. Students registering for fewer than twelve semester hours during the fall or spring semester will be charged a $5 assessment fee, a $50 technology fee, a $5 activity fee, and a $5 transcript fee which entitles them to a photo ID card and admission to all Universitysponsored 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 instate residents for the school year (full-time fall and spring semesters) are estimated as follows:

Tuition

$2,588

Student activity, publications, technology, assessment, and transcript fees

180

Room and board:

Residence Hall with Meal plan (estimated)

3,212

University Commons Apartments

from 3060 to 3690

Books and supplies (estimated)

800

Tuition for courses taken during summer and mini-sessions will be assessed at the appropriate credithour rate for each course. A $5 assessment fee, a $5 transcript fee, and a $50 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

Prices quoted are rates currently in place for the 2002-2003 academic year. All rates are subject to change as necessary.

Undergraduate tuition1,2

Instate

OutofState

Full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester)

$1,398

$2,796

Summer and part-time (per credit hour)

123

246

Graduate tuition1,2 Per credit hour

125

250

Student activity fee (required fall and spring semesters)

Full-time students

25

25

Part-time students

5

5

Publications fee (required fall and spring semesters)

Full-time students

5

5

Technology fee (required each semester or term)

50

50

Assessment fee (required each semester or term)

5

5

Transcript fee (required each semester or term)

5

5

International Student service fee

Per semester (fall/spring)

30

Per summer term (fiveweek)

15

Per miniterm

10

Residence Hall Board Charges

19 mealperweek plan

796

15 meal-per-week + $100 Declining Balance Dollars

872

165 meals + $100 Declining Balance Dollars

824

145 meals + $130 Declining Balance Dollars

824

106 meals + $150 Declining Balance Dollars

795

Residence Hall Room Charges

Brown, Caraway, and Massie Halls

850

Jones, Roush, and Turner Halls

900

Paine and New Residence Halls

1,175

University Commons Apartments

2 bedroom apartments

1,845

4 bedroom apartments

1,530

Graduation fee

25

Late registration fee

25

Adding/dropping courses

5

Returned check

10

Replacement of ID card

25

Post office box rent (required of students living in university housing)

10

Auto registration

10

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.)

1Students who enroll for undergraduate and graduate courses will be charged according to the student's classification.

2Required course fees are listed along with the appropriate course descriptions.

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 upper-class 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 Doc Bryan Student Services Center, 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, Master Card, 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.

Reduction of Fees and Charges

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" on page1, 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 beginning with the first day of class of the summer term.

Reduction of Tuition for Official Withdrawal

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" on page1, 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. 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/Fees 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" on page1, 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 once the summer session begins.

Students who are enrolled full-time for the fall or spring semester but drop to fewer than twelve semester hours by the end of the second day of the semester, as listed in the "Academic Calendar" on page1, will receive a 100 percent reduction of the difference between the appropriate percredithour 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 of the difference between the appropriate percredithour 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" on page1, 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 of the difference between the appropriate percredithour 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 the full room and board for 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 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 "outofstate" must pay outofstate 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 instate 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 nonstudent 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 instate student. The policy in its entirety is available in the Office of the Registrar.



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