Jul 17, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition & Fees

The costs listed below represent a major part, but not all, of the actual cost of the education of the students.

Charges (Effective fall semester, 2017 charges subject to change upon suitable notice.

Full-time student (12-18 credit hrs.)

$12,145.00 per semester

Student Services Fee

$1,040.00 per semester

Technology Fee (all programs)

$200.00 per semester

Health & Wellness Fee

$75.00 per semester

Student Government Association Fee

$25.00 per semester

Part-time student (fewer than 12 credit hrs.)

$605.00 per credit hour

Overload (more than 18 credit hrs. in any one sem.)

$605.00 per credit hour

Adult Studies Program

$445.00 per credit hour

RN to BSN Program

$445.00 per credit hour

Nursing Accelerated (ABSN)

$705.00 per credit hour

Independent/Directed Study

$650.00 per credit hour

Credit by Examination

$325.00 per credit hour

Recertification Courses

$250.00 per credit hour

High School (Dual Enrolled)

$125.00 per credit hour

Applied Music (private lessons)

$165.00 per credit hour

Audit (no credit)

$303.00 per credit hour

Residence Life Charges


Village Residence Hall or Private Room

$3,480.00  per semester


$2,690.00 per semester

Whitaker, Boulevard New Suites or Denmark Residence Halls

$2,635.00 per semester

Clamp, Royce, Gaston, or Pratt Residence Halls

$2,575.00 per semester

Rouse Residence Hall or Village Ground Floor Rooms

$2,515.00 per semester

Stringer, Kingsley, Lawton, South Rouse Basement, or Ministry Houses Residence Halls

$2,455.00 per semester

Meal Plans:

Freedom Plus with $200 debit

$2,465.00 per semester

Freedom with $75 debit

$2,368.00 per semester

Plus any 15 with $200 debit

$2,325.00 per semester

Plus any 10 with $300 debit (available to Seniors, Nursing Students in Clinicals,
Student Teachers, & Townhome Residents)

$1,750.00 per semester


Cost per year for full-time commuting student Tuition, Student Services Fee, Technology Fee, Health & Wellness Fee, and Student Government Fee


Cost per year for full-time resident student Tuition, Student Services Fee, Technology Fee, Health & Wellness Fee, Student Government Fee, Room in Clamp, and Plus and 15 w/ $200 Debit Meal Plan


 These totals do not include books, supplies, applied music fees, course fees, program fees, special fees or personal expenses.


Course Fees

Art Course Fees

ART 335  


ART 105 , ART 106 , ART 231 , ART 232 , ART 331 , ART 333       


ART 382 , ART 384  


ART 242 , ART 243 , ART 261 , ART 262 , ART 264 , ART 320 , ART 329 , ART 363 , ART 440 , ART 441 , ART 460  


ART 241 , ART 271 , ART 341 , ART 362 , ART 371 , ART 449 , ART 469(1-3) , ART 471 , ART 479   


ART 120 , ART 221 , ART 222 , ART 229 , ART 321 , ART 323 , ART 324 , ART 325 , ART 328       


ART 421 , ART 493  


Astronomy Course Fees    

AST 104  


Biology Course Fees

BIO 104 , BIO 110 , BIO 111 , BIO 141 , BIO 150 , BIO 170 , BIO 208 , BIO 212 , BIO 214 , BIO 215 , BIO 305 , BIO 316 , BIO 320 , BIO 325 , BIO 330 , BIO 335 , BIO 340 , BIO 345 , BIO 380 , BIO 400 , BIO 405 , BIO 410 , BIO 425 , BIO 430 , BIO 440  


BIO 351 , BIO 452  


BIO 201 , BIO 202  (Two fees that total $150.00: $45.00 Science Lab Fee and $105.00 Cadaver Lab Fee)


Chemistry Course Fees

CHE 104 , CHE 108 , CHE 111 , CHE 112 , CHE 203 , CHE 204 , CHE 205 , CHE 206 , CHE 210 , CHE 215 , CHE 301 , CHE 310 , CHE 325 , CHE 401     


CHE 452         


Christian Ministry Course Fees

CHR 250  


CHR 399 , CHR 491  


Computer Information Systems Course Fees

CIS 101 , CIS 120  


Communication Course Fees:

COM 220 , COM 251 , COM 351 , COM 451  


Education Course Fees:

EDU 101  


English Course Fees:

ENG 101  ,ENG 102  


History Course Fees:

HIS 380  


Interior Design Course Fees:

ID 151 , ID 152 , ID 252 , ID 254 , ID 351 , ID 353 , ID 451  


ID 101 , ID 355  


ID 251 , ID 253 , ID 352  


ID 255 , ID 350  


ID 354 , ID 452 , ID 453 , ID 490 , ID 496  


Kinesiology Activity Course Fees:

KIN 101 , KIN 103 , KIN 104 , KIN 105 , KIN 106 , KIN 107 , KIN 108 , KIN 109 , KIN 110 , KIN 113 , KIN 115 , KIN 117 , KIN 119 , KIN 120 , KIN 122 , KIN 123 , KIN 129     


KIN 116  


Kinesiology Science Course Fees:

KIN 495  


KIN 227  


KIN 301 , KIN 401  


Management Course Fees:

MGT 360  


Marketing Course Fees:

MKT 334 , MKT 413 , MKT 460  


Modern Language Course Fees:

FRE 111 , FRE 112 , POR 111 , POR 112 , SPA 111 , SPA 112  


Music Lab Course Fees:

MUP 120(1-8) , MUP 122(1-8) , MUP 125(1-8) , MUP 127(1-8) , MUP 128(1-8) , MUP 130(1-8) , MUP 227(1-8)  


MUP 126(1-8)  


Music Recital Course Fees:

MUR 201 , MUR 301 , MUR 401  


MUR 200 , MUR 300  


MUR 400   


Nursing Course Fees:

 NUR 322 , NUR 421 , NUR 423 , NUR 453 , NUR 457  


 NUR 350  (Two fees that total $650.00: $200.00 Nursing Lab Fee and $450.00 Nursing Supplies Fee)


NUR 324 , NUR 425   (Two fees that total $706.00: $200.00 Nursing Lab Fee and $506.00 Test Fee)


NUR 320 , NUR 420  (Two fees that total $776.00: $200.00 Nursing Lab Fee and $576.00 Test Fee)


Physics Course Fees:

PHY 151 , PHY 152 , PHY 201 , PHY 202 , PHY 215 , PHY 325  


Physical Science Course Fees:

PSC 101 , PSC 201  


Psychology Science Course Fees:

PSY 102  


PSY 211 , PSY 498  


Science Course Fees:
SCI 104 , SCI 107  


Theatre Course Fees:

THE 101(1-8) , THE 102 , THE 105 , THE 145 , THE 155 , THE 160 , THE 170 , THE 202 , THE 205 , THE 206 , THE 207 , THE 225 , THE 230 , THE 235 , THE 240 , THE 245 , THE 252 , THE 255 , THE 260 , THE 265 , THE 270 , THE 275 , THE 302 , THE 305 , THE 315 , THE 340 , THE 345 , THE 351 , THE 355 , THE 360 , THE 361 , THE 370 , THE 380 , THE 402 , THE 403 , THE 440 , THE 442 , THE 445 , THE 455 , THE 460 , THE 470 THE 478 , THE 491         


THE 130 , THE 250 , THE 317 , THE 492 , THE 495  


THE 180  


THE 204  


THE 475  


THE 480  



Program Fees

College of Education Program Fee:

Learning and Innovation Fee per semester


College of Health Professions Program Fees:

ABSN/TBSN Simulation Fee per semester


TBSN Nursing Specialty Fee per semester


TBSN Resource/Technology Fee per semester



Special Fees

Apostille Document Service


Application Fee (Traditional Undergraduate and Adult Studies)


Automobile Registration - Main Campus


Automobile Registration Fee - All Resident Freshmen Parking at Athletic Campus


Course Withdrawal after Drop/Add Period


Enrollment Confirmation - Undergraduate


Enrollment Confirmation - RN to BSN


Enrollment Confirmation - ABSN (Nursing Accelerated)


Graduation Fee by Application Deadline (Undergraduate)


Graduation Fee for Late Application (Undergraduate)


Graduation Reapplication Fee


Housing Reservation/Damage Deposit (1st time resident student)


International Mailing Fee for Diplomas


Late Check-In for Housing


Online Course Fee-per credit hour


Orientation Fee


Returned Check Fee


Returning Student Housing Pre-payment


Transcript (Official)


Transcript (Unofficial)



International Students: Charges and Scholarships

Degree Seeking Student. $42,020.00* per year, eligible for $8,500 in scholarships; $21,010.00 per semester, eligible for $4,250 in scholarships (inclusive of room, board, and fees); with a TOEFL score submitted. International freshman applying for F1 status are eligible to apply for scholarships ranging from $9,000 to $13,000 based upon GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Transfer international undergraduate students awards are based upon the amount of credits transferred in and GPA.

*This amount is required for I-20 issuance and includes estimated books, supplies, materials, personal and insurance.

Non-Degree Seeking Students. International students who are non-degree seeking may have additional fee assessments and different scholarship eligibility depending on their program of study.

International Student Health Insurance. All international students must enroll in the recommended international health insurance plan each semester. Health insurance in the United States is not socialized and US Homeland Security regulations mandate that all international students must enroll in a health insurance plan to maintain their legal status within the United States. Students must show proof of enrollment in this coverage plan each semester to the International Programs Office. The cost of the insurance for non-athletes is estimated at $65.00 per month ($780.00 a year) and $168.00 a month ($2,016.00) for athletes; but it is determined by age. International students must purchase the health insurance coverage recommended by Anderson University since it meets immigration requirements. In addition, waivers of this policy cannot be granted.

Federal compliance notice - As per 8 CFR § 214.3 (j): This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Explanation of Charges

Tuition. The tuition charge is the basic cost of the student’s education and covers the cost of instruction. It does not include textbooks and supplies, which the student purchases. A full-time student is one who, whether resident or non-resident, is taking 12 or more semester hours of work. The student who takes fewer than 12 semester hours is considered a part-time student and is charged on a semester-hour basis. The student who has permission to take additional hours above 18 is charged for each additional semester hour. No courses are exempt from overload charges.

Rooms and Meals for Resident Students. The Residence Life staff makes every effort to ensure harmonious and enjoyable living conditions that enhance the educational mission of the University. Students who wish to live in a residence hall must maintain a minimum academic load of 12 semester hours. Believing that students benefit in personal growth and educational opportunity from residential living, Anderson University requires all undergraduate students enrolled in the traditional program to live on campus for at least four semesters. See the Student Life Section of Catalog for exceptions and more details. Resident students normally receive more financial aid than commuters, therefore, the actual amount paid to live on campus may be much less than the amounts stated. Part-time students given permission to live in the residence halls are charged the same rate as a full-time student. All students living in University Residence Halls or in University owned ministry houses must select one of the University meal plans. Changes in required resident meal plans are permitted but must be completed by the third class day of each semester. Meal Plan Change Forms are found online. The resident student is entitled to meals for each week the school is in session. This does not include holidays, during which classes are suspended, the residence halls are closed, and the food service is suspended. No refund or cost adjustment is made for meals which the student does not eat or for debit dollars that are not used. There is no compensation to the student for lost meals due to institutional activities that require students to be off-campus, or unforeseen institution closures associated with inclement weather, emergencies, etc. 

Student Services Fee. This fee covers a major portion of the total cost of many services and activities offered in the academic and student life program. In the area of academics, academic services, tutoring, career planning and placement services are some of the programs provided. Within student life, athletics, Baptist Campus Ministries, and intramurals are provided. Even though the academic and student services fee covers most social and recreational costs to the student, there are occasional extra expenses in this area.

Health and Wellness Fee.  This fee is a mandatory fee charged to all full-time traditional undergraduate students to support the availability of on-campus medical and mental health services.  The fee provides access to registered nurses, a nurse practitioner, and limited physician hours.  The fee also provides for limited counseling services.  Health and Counseling Center visits, selected lab work, and annual flu vaccinations are covered in the fee.  This fee does not replace the need for Health Insurance.  See our Financial Policies below for more detail about Health Insurance.

Student Government Association (SGA) Fee.  This fee provides funding and support for SGA campus-wide initiatives including student activities and student-initiated campus improvements. SGA funds also provide for student leadership development and the establishment and support of student clubs and organizations.

Technology Fee.   This fee is assessed each term to provide students with access to technology systems at the University, including, but not limited to: wired and wireless networks, internet access, computer laboratories, printer stations, servers and storage systems.

Applied Music Fee.  The music instruction fee covers the cost of instruction in applied music in small classes and individual instruction and the maintenance of instruments for student use in music practice.

Course Fees. While most academic expenses are covered by tuition, some courses have special expenses for supplies, testing, equipment, and/or program costs.  Your class instructor should be able to explain which expenses are included in the course fee.

Online Course Delivery Fee. If you are taking hybrid or online courses, you are charged an online course delivery fee which is assessed at a per credit rate. These fees are used to support infrastructure, develop online courses, and provide software, tools, and technology for the delivery of online courses.

Program Fees.  Some degree programs have chosen to implement semester program fees to spread out program expenses more evenly throughout the student’s academic career.

Special Fees. The application fee covers the clerical costs of processing the student application. This fee is non-refundable and is paid only once at the time of initial application to Anderson University. The fee is not paid a second time for students who continue enrollment from one year to the next nor by students who interrupt their enrollment for any period of time. All students, whether residents or commuters, who drive a vehicle onto the Anderson University campus and use the university parking facilities must register their cars with the University. The registration fee covers the vehicle from August 1 through July 31. Those who register a vehicle in the spring or summer terms must register them again for the fall semester. If a student occasionally drives a vehicle other than the one registered (such as a parent’s car), an additional bumper sticker must be purchased for this car in order to avoid the penalty of parking an unregistered vehicle on campus. The student handbook contains details concerning parking regulations. All resident students pay an Enrollment Confirmation Fee of $250.00 at the beginning of their first semester of enrollment at Anderson University. After graduation or withdrawal from the university housing, resident students receive a 100 percent refund unless campus property damages or lost keys are charged against them or unless there is an outstanding debt owed to the University. The student will be responsible for any damages in excess of the initial deposit. Any Enrollment Confirmation Fee paid by commuting students serves as the first payment toward their account and is subject to the refund policy . Students enrolled in the RN to BSN program pay an enrollment confirmation deposit of $100.00 that serves as the first payment toward their account and is subject to the refund policy. The graduation fee covers the cost of the diploma and the diploma cover. The transcript fee covers the cost of duplicating and mailing a copy of the student’s official academic record to any person to whom, or institution to which, the student requests that the record be sent. The University offers several programs of study/travel. The student who enrolls in these courses pays the course tuition as well as all travel expenses, which are normally included in a package tour.


Financial Policies

New Student Enrollment Confirmation Fee. The applicant who is notified of acceptance should send within two weeks an Enrollment Confirmation Deposit of $250.00 to secure a place within the entering class, specifically a course schedule and residence hall room. For students not living on campus, this fee will be reflected as a credit on the student account at the time of financial registration. For students living on campus, this will serve as a Housing Deposit and will remain on account as a security deposit. Refund policies are outlined on the Enrollment Confirmation form. Commuting students and students planning to reside on-campus are both required to submit the Enrollment Confirmation fee and form to secure their place within the entering class. Early response is important to be assured of a room assignment in a University residence hall and securing a course schedule. Following admission to the University, international students are required to submit a $250 Enrollment Confirmation Fee/Housing Deposit and all necessary documentation for issuance of their student visa. The applicant who is notified of acceptance to the RN to BSN program should send an Enrollment Confirmation Deposit of $100.00.

Terms of Payment. All expenses for the fall semester are due by the 1st of August. Students who fail to pay all fees for the semester risk the chance of losing desired classes. For the spring semester, payments are due by the 1st of January. For the summer terms and evening division, the payments are due at the time of registration. A billing statement will be published to the student’s Self-Service account at the beginning of July for the fall semester and at the beginning of December for the spring semester. The payment of tuition and other basic charges is required in advance. After registration, the Business Office will assess fee charges which apply to special courses such as music instruction fees, fees for overloads or independent study, and audit fees. You may pay online with a credit card or with e-checking.

Financial Penalties. The University always regrets the circumstances which make it necessary for the student to pay any fine or penalty fee. Parking regulations are enforced, and a student who does not follow these regulations will be charged a fine as described in the student handbook. The Library charges fines for students who keep books beyond the assigned period of time. The resident students are held responsible for property damage in the dormitory and make a deposit toward any assigned damages. As explained above, a portion of this fee is returned, less assignable damages, if there is no outstanding debt owed to the University. The student signs an application stating that he or she understands the rules and regulations of the University. The student is held responsible for meeting these regulations and paying any fines which may be imposed for infractions. Students with unpaid balances, whether for regular charges, fees, or fines, are subject to being withdrawn from classes at a time determined by the University if all accounts are not settled in a timely manner. The University does not release transcripts or credits to a student, or to any other college, if the student has unpaid charges or fines. Students cannot register for classes if there is any outstanding balance owed the University.

Academic and Financial Responsibility for Classes. A student who officially withdraws from the University on or before the deadline for withdrawals will receive the grade of “W” for all courses in which he or she is enrolled at the time of withdrawal. The official withdrawal date will be when official notification is given to the University. The following statements do not apply to summer sessions or to special programs. (See the University website for policies pertaining to summer school.) The student is academically and financially responsible for all classes in which he or she is enrolled at the end of the second week of the semester. Financial responsibility includes, but is not limited to, tuition, fees, fines, accumulated interest, late charges, and collection costs. Failure to meet obligations to Anderson University may result in the delinquent account being placed with a collection firm. Students are responsible for all collection costs, attorney’s fees and court costs incurred by the University in collecting their delinquent accounts. Collection costs could exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total due. A hold placed on a student account will restrict the release of records (transcripts and diploma) and registration for future semesters.

Optional Monthly Payment Plan. Anderson University offers a service that spreads out the cost of college over a period of time. This plan enables parents to pay for tuition and fees on a monthly basis. Any financial aid (except work-study) received by the student is subtracted from the basic charges to determine the balance due. These payments are divided into equal installments.  Please contact Anderson Central for additional information at (864) 231-2070, or stop by Anderson Central to pick up a brochure.

Health Insurance. All students are encouraged to purchase health insurance. The University does not provide health insurance coverage for students nor offer health insurance for purchase. Students may contact local insurance agents or agents in their home area for information on student health insurance. Although the University does not promote an individual provider, information about health insurance may be obtained in the Office of Student Development. Please note that all international students are required to carry health insurance while they are students at the University.

Insurance Coverage for Stolen or Damaged Items. The University does not pay for the replacement of stolen, lost, or damaged items for students. Students are encouraged to purchase renter’s insurance which may aid in coverage of stolen, lost, or damaged items.