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Charges, Costs and Payment Plans

2016-17 Tuition and  Costs

UNDERGRADUATE

Full-Time:     Per Year

Tuition (12-18* hours)

$28,000

Room (shared occupancy)

$ 3,200

Board (18 meals a week)

$ 5,400


TOTAL


$36,600

A one-time $200 enrollment fee is required of all full-time, undergraduate students in order to register for classes and reserve aid awards. Allow approximately $500 per semester for books. Nursing clinical and student teaching fees are an additional $50 per credit hour. ACCK special education courses incur additional charges. See the 15-16 College Catalog for more details.

*An overload fee for hours in excess of 18 is an additional $130 per credit hour. Activity-based courses such as varsity athletics, choir, band, orchestra, music lessons, forensics, debate, and theatre are excluded from overload charges.

Students can choose between the following Board Plans (freshmen must choose option A):
A. 22 meals per week in Shriwise Cafeteria & a $100 declining balance account in the Coyote Den per semester
B. 15 meals per week in Shriwise Cafeteria & a $225 declining balance account in the Coyote Den per semester
C. 10 meals per week in Shriwise Cafeteria & a $450 declining balance account in the Coyote Den per semester

Commuter Meal Plans are available for purchase directly from Sodexo.

Part-time, Per Semester

Less than 1/2 time

(1-5 hours)

$280/hour

1/2 time

(6-8 hours)

$2,600/semester

3/4 time

(9-11 hours)

$5,200/semester

Pre-freshmen (up to six hours per semester):

$140/hour

Audit (undergraduate):

$140/hour

GRADUATE PROGRAM

Tuition per credit hour (includes books)

$480

TEXTBOOKS:

Textbooks are available for purchase from Yotee’s Bookstore online or at its physical location on the main floor of the KWU Student Activities Center. 

To know what textbooks you will need for each class, log on to your MYKWU account and on the main page, on the left side, you will see a link titled “MY COURSES.” Click on this link to see information about each course for which you are registered and your faculty for the course, plus your text book(s) and other required course materials.

Payment Plans

OPTION #1: Payment in full by Aug. 1 (fall semester) and Jan. 1 (spring semester)

OPTION #2: Automatic bank draft provides withdrawal from a checking account four times throughout the semester (refer to the dates below).

After all applicable financial assistance is applied to the students charges for the semester, (including a $25 fee for this program) the remaining balance is divided into four equal installments and deducted from the bank account you designated according to the following schedule: 

Fall

Spring

August 1, 2016 (1/4th of remaining balance)

January 1, 2017 (1/4th of remaining balance)

September 1, 2016 (1/4th of remaining balance)

February 1, 2017 (1/4th of remaining balance)

October 1, 2016 (1/4th of remaining balance)

March 1, 2017 (1/4th of remaining balance)

November 2, 2016 (remaining balance)

April 1, 2017 (remaining balance)

Requests for alternative dates for automatic bank drafting, if approved, will be assessed a $10.00. Late enrollment in the bank draft program (after the first draft date) will require the amount of missed drafts to be paid by cash, check, or credit card before the bank draft enrollment will be accepted by KWU.

Students who fail to pay any amounts when due are not eligible to re-enroll, or receive grades, transcripts or diplomas, until the accounts have been settled or a release has been given by the Business Manager. The University reserves the right to charge a student for damages to University property as a result of carelessness or negligence.

Interest on delinquent payments will be assessed at the rate of 1% per month on the unpaid balance. Any and all collection effort expenses will be passed on to the delinquent student. The failure of the University to enforce these provisions at any one time, or with respect to any one student, shall not constitute a waiver of the right of the University to enforce it at any other time, at all times or with respect to any other student.

Can I Use My Financial Assistance Award to pay for my textbooks?

It depends. If your total financial assistance award for the term is larger than your charges, you are entitled to a “Credit Balance” Refund. You can use that money to pay for your text books. But, it is better if you can obtain your text books earlier so you have them for your first day of class. Working during the Summer and saving your wages is a good way to plan ahead. However if you still need help, contact the Student Financial Planning Office in the K Dub Hub  for more information about “Book Vouchers” for the Bookstore. 

What if My Financial Assistance Award is NOT Sufficient to Pay ALL of my charges for tuition, etc?

Below is an example of this:

Example #1

Total Charges for Term

-

Financial Aid for Term

Balance

Balance Not “Covered” by Financial Aid

$12,600

-

$10,600.

=

$2,000.

If you have a remaining balance of charges not covered by your “Financial Assistance Award," the KWU Payment Selection Formis how you and your family shall inform KWU about which payment option you choose for covering the remaining balance. It is included with your Award Letter. A blank copy of the Payment Selection Form is available to download on the Financial Aid Forms webpage.

FINANCIAL AID FORMS                            

In short, the following options are available:

v  Pay the balance in full prior to the beginning of the term. 

Due Dates:   Fall Term:  August  1      Spring Term:  January 1        Summer Term: May 1

We accept:

Method of Payment

Where / How do you deliver this?

Notes:

Cash

Business Office       Pioneer Hall Room 160  

8-5 PM

Check,

Cashier’s  checks

Business Office       Pioneer Hall Room 160  

8-5 PM

Mail to:

Kansas Wesleyan University

Attn:  Business Office PH 160,

100 East Claflin Ave,

Salina, KS  67401-6196

K-Dub Hub Pioneer Hall Room 285

8-5 PM

ATM / Debit Cards,

Credit Cards accepted:

Mastercard,

Visa or 

Discover

Business Office        Pioneer Hall Room 160

3% fee

Telephone Business Office at 785-827-5541 X 1220 to make a payment by phone

3% fee

On-Line on your MyKWU Portal Account

Your MyKWU portal:

   In the section under  Current Students,

      My Account Info,

         My Account Balances,

            Make a payment.

3% fee

v  Pay the balance by automatic debit from a checking or savings account.  See the Payment Selection form for the dates on which these four (4) equal installments are deducted each term. The First Due Date is Aug. 1 for the Fall term and Jan. 1 for the Spring term. Custom arrangements are sometimes available, but the account must be paid in full at the end of the Semester and there is a fee for the Custom Payment Arrangements. See the Fees Section of the current catalog for the ACH Payment Plan and Custom Payment arrangements.

Requests for alternative dates for drafting, if approved, will also be assessed a $10.00 fee. Late enrollment in the bank draft program (after the first draft date) will require the amount of missed drafts to be paid by cash, check, or credit card before the bank draft enrollment will be accepted by KWU.

Students who fail to pay any amounts when due are not eligible to re-enroll, or receive grades, transcripts or diplomas until the accounts have been settled or a release has been given by the Business Manager. The University reserves the right to charge a student for damages to University property as a result of carelessness.

Interest on delinquent payments will be assessed at the rate of 1% per month on the unpaid balance. Any and all collection effort expenses will be passed on to the delinquent student. The failure of the University to enforce these provisions at any one time or with respect to any one student shall not constitute a waiver of the right of the University to enforce it at any other time, at all times, or with respect to any other student.

v  There are additional financial assistance programs as well:

Parent (PLUS) Loan:  - Federal Student Aid

This is a federal student loan for which the borrower is the parent of a dependent undergraduate student.

More about the Parent (PLUS) Loan.

For more information or  to apply, the parent should log onto the Federal Student Air website using his or her own personal FSA ID. 

More information on FSA ID. If the parent had a FAFSA PIN in the past, and successfully links their FAFSA PIN to their newly created FSA ID, their personal FSA ID will be immediately activated. If not, the FSA ID can take up to three days to authenticate with the Federal government. An email is sent to the parent when the FSA ID is authenticated.

More about applying for Federal Student Financial Aid

Alternative Education Private (COMMERCIAL BANK) Loan

A non-governmental FICO Score (credit rating) based loan for student or parents to borrow from the commercial bank or credit union of the borrower’s choice.   As a FICO Score based commercial loan, the commercial lending institution’s approval of the loan and the interest rate is dependent upon the borrower’s credit.   Student applicants may find that they will be required to have a co-signor for their application which must be someone with a stronger credit rating than their own, but can be any individual.  It does not need to be a parent.  Grandparents often assist with this loan.

Hints:

  • Apply for the entire year. 
  • Funds are disbursed by semester. 

KWU is happy to work with any lender of your choice, but enjoys the convenience of electronic processes with these largest lenders.

1. Discover “Certified Private Loan”

2. Sallie Mae “Smart Option” Private Loan

3. Wells Fargo “Collegiate Loan” 

DELINQUENT INDEBTEDNESS

Students must clear all delinquent indebtedness to the college before diplomas or transcripts can be issued.

Students who owe refunds on grants or are in default on a Federal Loan will have a hold placed on their records at the college. No student will be allowed to receive financial assistance until the default has been resolved.