fees

Fees & 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.  Tuition is assessed for each course at the appropriate credit-hour rate according to residency for full-time and part-time students.  Ozark Campus students taking Russellville Campus classes will be assessed a different tuition rate and accompanying fees for those classes. 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 2017-2018 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 & Expenses

Ozark Tuition for Ozark Campus Courses $125.00 per credit hour
Ozark Out-of_State Tuition for Ozark Campus Courses $250.00 per credit hour
Ozark Infrastructure Fee $10.00 per credit hour
Ozark Instructional Support Fee  $11.00 per credit hour
Ozark Library Fee $1.00 per credit hour
Ozark Public Safety Fee $2.00 per credit hour
Ozark Student Support Fee $10.00 per credit hour
Ozark Technology Fee $18.00 per credit hour
Ozark Allied Health Fee*  $29.00 per credit hour 
Ozark CTE General Technology Fee* $16.00 per credit hour 
Ozark Welding Fee $20.00 per credit hour 
Ozark Distance Learning/Mixed Technology Fee
(all Online/ Mixed Technology Courses) 
$10.00 per credit hour

*Certain Ozark Campus coursework only 

Russellville Campus Fees & Expenses

(Undergraduate General Education as it applies to Ozark Campus Students)
Tuition for Russellville Campus Courses $226.00 per credit hour
Out-of-State Tuition for Russellville Campus Courses $452.00 per credit hour
Instructional Support Fee $10.00 per credit hour
Facilities Fee $16.00 per credit hour
Ozark Infrastructure Fee $10.00 per credit hour
Ozark Library Fee $1.00 per credit hour
Ozark Public Safety $2.00 per credit hour
Ozark Student Support Fee $10.00 per credit hour
Ozark Technology Fee $18.00 per credit hour
Distance Learning/Mixed Technology Fee
(all Online/ Mixed Technology Courses)
$10.00 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. Financial settlement may be made AUTHORIZED financial aid (loans, scholarships, grants, third parties, etc.). Credit card and eCheck payments are only accepted through OneTech under "Payment Options". Cash and check payments may be made in person in the Office of Student Services located in the Student Services and Conference Center.  (A 1.5% convenience fee will apply toward student's account made via a merchant card.)

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 via OneTech.  Students are responsible for accessing billing statements and printing a paper copy if desired. 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 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 and Fall, as listed in the Academic Calendar. Courses with beginning and/or ending dates that are different from 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. Withdrawal dates for courses with beginning and/or ending dates outside the traditional term can be found at:  https://www.atu.edu/registrar.

In the event a student is receiving student financial aid, any refund amount attributable to a loan, grant, or scholarship may be returned to the appropriate account and not to the student. Students receiving Federal financial aid funds will have those funds adjusted according to the Federal regulations governing those programs.  Aid 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 be sent a letter after their withdrawal informing them of any amount to be repaid. These repayments 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 Semester

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


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 eleventh 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 eleventh 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 session who drop courses before the end of the second day of the session, 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 session 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. Thereafter, students enrolled who drop courses before the end of the eleventh day of the semester will receive an 80 percent reduction of the courses dropped. No reduction will be made after the eleventh day of the semester. No reduction in fees will be made after the fifth day of the semester.

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. Find your specific course reduction dates at https://www.atu.edu/registrar/ and click on "Dates for Adding and Dropping Condensed Courses."


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 under the age of 21 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 fees are to be paid to be classified as an in-state student.

Any student age 21 or older must be a legal resident of Arkansas and must have lived in the state 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.

All undergraduate students who are legal residents of states which are contiguous to Arkansas (specifically, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, or Texas) shall receive a waiver of out-of-state tuition charges.

A student from outside of Arkansas entitled to be treated as an in-state student for fee purposes should complete an "Application for Residency Classification as In-state Domiciliary" and supply evidence to that effect.


In-State Tuition for Military Personnel, Veterans and Dependents

Regardless of residence, Arkansas Tech University shall classify a student as in-state or resident for the purpose of tuition and fees applicable for all programs of study, including distance learning programs, if the student is a:

  1. Veteran who was discharged or released from a period of not less than ninety (90) days of active duty in the military, naval, or air service within three (3) years before the date of enrollment in a program of study;
  2. Dependent of a veteran under subdivision (1) above;
  3. Member of the armed forces;
  4. Spouse of a member of the armed forces;
  5. Veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill) - Active Duty Program) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of Title 38 of the United States Code, who lives in the State of Arkansas while attending a school located in the State of Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more;
  6. Spouse or child using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (33 U.S.C. §3319) who lives in the State of Arkansas while attending a school located in the State of Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more;
  7. Spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S. §§3311(b)(9)) who lives in the State of Arkansas while attending a school located in the State of Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Servicemember's death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more;
  8. Person who initially met the requirements set out in sections 5, 6, or 7 will maintain "covered individual" status as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly schedules breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school even if he or she is outside the 3-year window or enrolls in multiple programs. For purposes of a student who is eligible for in-state tuition solely under sections 5, 6, or 7 above, that person must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or death described above in sections 5, 6 or 7 and must be using educational benefits under either Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 of Title 38 of the United States Code; or
  9. Member of the armed forces or "covered individual" as identified in Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.