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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.

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:

Are available for purchase from the Yotee’s Bookstore either at its location in the KWU Student Activities Center on the ground floor, or on-line at http://www.yoteesbooks.com/To know what textbooks you will need for each class, log on to your MYKWU account, on the main page, on the left side, you will see a link titled “MY COURSES”.  Click on this link to see information about your course and your professor and learn about your text book and other required course materials.

Payment Plans

OPTION #1: Payment in full by August 1 (fall semester) and January 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)

Bank drafts returned for insufficient funds or closed accounts will cause the student account to be assessed a $10.00 fee.  Requests for alternative dates for drafting, if approved, will also 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.

 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 yourtotal financial assistance award for the term is larger than your charges, you are entitled to a “Credit Balance” Refund.  (See Credit Balance Refunds above.)  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 “Text Vouchers” for the Bookstore. Under some very limited circumstances,  staff members  may be able to help, if you qualify.

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

Balance Owed

$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 Form is how you and your family informs KWU which of the option you choose to cover the remaining balance.  It is included with your Award Letter and a blank copy is available to download from the KWU Financial Aid webpages at http://www.kwu.edu/future-students/tuition-fees/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  3      Spring Term:  January 4        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 8/1 for the Fall term and January 2, 2014 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.

Bank drafts returned for insufficient funds or closed accounts will cause the student account to be assessed a $30.00 fee.  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:

v  PARENT (PLUS) LOAN—Federal Student Aid credit-based loan available to a parent of a dependent  undergraduate student.   For more information or to apply, the parent should complete “PLUS Loan Request” and “Sign Master Promissory Note” at www.studentloans.gov.  If they do not have a FAFSA PIN, they should request one at https://pin.ed.gov/.  New FAFSA PINs  take three business days to authenticate before a PLUS loan application can be submitted.

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL PRIVATE LOAN—Non-governmental credit based loans for students, deferred for half time or greater, and a six-month grace period after school before repayment begins. Apply for the entire year; funds are disbursed each semester. A co-signer is strongly recommended in general but required for freshmen or students with no/low credit scores. Interest rate based upon credit. KWU does not endorse any particular lender. but here is a A list of lenders who have historically made loans to our students:

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, grades 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.