Jul 22, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 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, 2016 charges subject to change upon suitable notice.)

Full-time student (12-18 credit hrs) $11,735.00 per semester
Part-time student (fewer than 12 credit hrs) $585.00 per credit hour
Adult Studies Program $430.00 per credit hour
RN to BSN Program $430.00 per credit hour
Recertification Courses $250.00 per credit hour
High School (Dual Enrolled) $125.00 per credit hour
Applied Music (private lessons) $160.00 per credit hour
Independent/Directed Study (Undergraduate and Graduate) $625.00 per credit hour
Audit (no credit) $293.00 per credit hour
Overload (more than 18 credit hrs in any one sem.) $585.00 per credit hour
Online Course Fee (for hybrid and online courses only) $8.00 per credit hour
Technology Fee (all programs) $175.00 per semester
Student Government Association Fee $25.00 per semester
Student Services Fee $1,005.00 per semester

No courses are exempt from overload charges.

Residence Life Charges

Village Residence Hall or Private Room $3,360.00 per sem
Whitaker, Boulevard New Suites or Denmark Residence Halls $2,545.00 per sem
Clamp, Royce, Gaston, or Pratt Residence Halls $2,490.00 per sem
Rouse Residence Hall or Village Ground Floor Rooms $2,430.00 per sem
Stringer, Kingsley, Lawton, South Rouse Basement, or Ministry Houses Residence Halls $2,370.00 per sem
Townhomes $2,600.00 per sem
Meal Plans:  
  Freedom with $75 debit-per semester - no refund $2,290.00 per sem
  Plus any 15 with $200 debit-per semester - no refund $2,252.00 per sem
  Freedom Plus with $200 debit-per semester - no refund $2,390.00 per sem
  Plus any 10 with $300 debit-per semester - no refund  (available to Seniors, Nursing Students in Clinicals,
Student Teachers, & Townhome Residents)
$1,700.00 per sem
  Freedom = Unlimited Access to the Dining Hall  


Cost per year for full-time commuting student Tuition and Academic and Student Services Fee $25,880.00
Cost per year for full-time resident student Tuition, Academic and Student Services Fee, Room, and Meal Plan: Plus and 15 w/ $200 Debit $35,124.00

These totals do not include books, supplies, applied music fees, and personal expenses.

Special Fees

Application Fee (traditional undergraduate and Adult Studies $25.00
Art Course Fee $10- $150.00
Music Recital Fees  
  MUR 200 , MUR 300   $130.00
  MUR 400   $180.00
  MUR 201 , MUR 301 , MUR 401   $30.00
Music Lab Fees  
  MUP 120  (University Choir) - Uniform and Activity Fee $20.00
  MUP 122  (Wind Ensemble) - Band Activity Fee $20.00
  MUP 125  (Anderson Symphony) - Orchestra Activity Fee $20.00
  MUP 126  (Anderson Ensemble) - Activity Fee $40.00
  MUP 127  and MUP 227  (Anderson University Chamber Singers) - Uniform and Activity Fee $20.00
  MUP 128  - Guitar Activity Fee $20.00
  MUP 130  - Strings Activity Fee $20.00
Nursing Fees:  
  ABSN Tuition per credit hour $680.00
  ABSN/TBSN Simulation Fee per semester $400.00
  ABSN/TBSN Clinical Lab Fee per clinical course $200.00
  TBSN Nursing Specialty Fee $300.00
  TBSN Resource/Technology Fee $600.00
Lab Fee for Laboratory Sciences (unless otherwise noted) $45.00
BIO 201 , BIO 202   $150.00
BIO 351 , BIO 452 , CHE 452   $80.00
Course Withdrawal after Drop/Add Period $10.00
Late Check-In for Housing $50.00
Automobile Registration - Main Campus $80.00
Automobile Registration Fee - All Resident Freshmen Parking at Athletic Campus $25.00
Graduation Fee by Application Deadline (Undergraduate) $50.00
Graduation Fee for Late Application (Undergraduate) $75.00
Graduation Reapplication Fee $15.00
International Mailing Fee for Diplomas $50.00
Apostille Document Service $30.00
Transcript (Official) $15.00
Transcript (Unofficial) $5.00
Returning Student Housing Pre-payment $200.00
Returned Check Fee $35.00
Credit by Examination $325.00
Housing Reservation/Damage Deposit (1st time resident student) $250.00
Enrollment Confirmation - Traditional $250.00
Enrollment Confirmation - RN to BSN $100.00
Orientation Fee $100.00
CHR 250   $15.00
CHR 491   $150.00
EDU 101   $100.00
College of Education: Learning & Innovation Fee $100.00
ENG 101 , ENG 102  (Beginning Spring 2017) $15.00
HIS 380   $50.00
ID 101 , ID 355   $25.00
ID 151 , ID 152 , ID 252 , ID 254 , ID 351 , ID 353 , ID 451   $15.00
ID 251 , ID 253 , ID 352   $50.00
ID 255 , ID 350   $100.00
ID 354 , ID 452 , ID 453 , ID 490 , ID 496   $150.00
KIN 116 - Activity Classes: Scuba Diving   $275.00
KIN 227 - Care and Prevention of Exercise Injuries   $40.00
Kinesiology Activity Courses $10.00
MKT 334 , MKT 413 , MKT 460   $25.00
PSY 102   $20.00
PSY 211 , PSY 498   $25.00
THE 101 , THE 102 , THE 112 , THE 203 , THE 225 , THE 230 , THE 240 , THE 252 , THE 270 , THE 315 , THE 360 , THE 380 , THE 402 , THE 440   $30.00
THE 130 , THE 250 , THE 317 , THE 340 , THE 492 , THE 495   $50.00
THE 180   $60.00
THE 204   $135.00
THE 475   $120.00
THE 480   $950.00

International Students: Charges and Scholarships

Degree Seeking Student - $40,440.00 per year, eligible for $8,000 in scholarships; $20,220.00 per semester, eligible for $4,000 in scholarships (inclusive of room, board, and fees)

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 nonathletes is $65.00 per month ($780.00 a year) and $93.00 a month ($1,116.00) for athletes. 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.

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. Part-time students given permission to live in the residence halls are charged the same rate as a full-time student. 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.

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.

Rooms and Meals for Resident Students. 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. Changes in meal plan, which is required for resident students, are permitted but must be completed by the third class day of each semester. Meal Plan Change Forms are found online. The boarding 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. 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.

Academic and 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, and career planning and placement services are some of the programs provided. Within student life, athletics, Baptist Campus Ministries, health services, 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 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.

Special Fees. The art studio fee covers the cost of some materials that must be used by students enrolled in art studio courses. 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. 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. 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 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, 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. The $250.00 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.

The Student Government Association (SGA) 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.

The technology fee is a fee 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.

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 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 notifies 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.