Tuition Charges, Refund Policies and Business Office Policies
All tuition, fees, and policies listed are effective as of July 1, 2014 and are subject to change, without notice, by the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Board of Trustees.
2014-2015 Tuition Summer Semester Schedule
Tuition payment or satisfactory arrangement to pay tuition due is required before the first day of class. Tuition is charged at the per semester hour rate shown below. Full-time undergraduate tuition charges are for 12 to 17 semester hours. An undergraduate student who registers for more than 17 semester hours is subject to additional tuition costs at the per semester hour rate. (For example, undergraduate tuition charged for 18 semester hours will be $11,950 + $1,000, or $12,950.) An undergraduate student who registers for 11 semester hours or fewer is charged the per semester hour rate multiplied by the number of registered semester hours.
Credit Hour Rate
credit above 17
Domestic Graduate Tuition Rate
Domestic graduate tuition rateis $800 per semester hour, part-time and full-time. For academic purposes, a graduate student taking between 9-12 credits is considered full-time.
A non-refundable tuition deposit of $150 must be paid in advance of final course registration for the initial semester of attendance. A tuition deposit made for Semester I (Fall) is non-refundable after May 1, 2015. A deposit for Semester II (Spring) is non-refundable after November 1, 2015.
Tuition Payment Late Charge
A late payment charge of $150 will be assessed if the student fails to make payment arrangements or pay tuition on or before the first day of the semester or term. A charge of $50 will be assessed if the student registers for a course after the Add/Drop Period has ended
Housing Charges (per semester)
|Housing – Single||$3,990|
|Housing – Standard Double||$3,400|
|Housing – Standard Triple||$3,100|
|Housing – Standard Quad||$2,825|
Students who request official transcripts may do so through the Office of Records and Registration. Valid identification will be necessary to release records to those requested. There is no transcript preparation fee.
OneCard Replacement Charge
Upon enrollment, a student receives, at no cost, a photo-imprinted OneCard to be used as an identification badge, as a library card, and for building and elevator access. A student is required to wear the OneCard badge when on campus. If a OneCard is lost or stolen, a charge of $25 is assessed to replace the card.
A monthly, interest-free payment plan is offered to students and or parent to make four (4) monthly installment payments during the semester. Payments plans are not available to international students. There is an enrollment fee of $50 per semester for this service. The application form is available online at the Finance page of MyHU.
The Employee Deferred Payment (EDP) plan is available for local Harrisburg campus students. Many employers offer employees a tuition reimbursement benefit. Because reimbursement is usually dependent upon the employee’s proof of grade completion, an EDP plan permits a student’s allowable tuition payment to be deferred until the end of the semester. The enrollment fee for the plan is $50 per semester. The application form is available online at the Finance page of MyHU.
Enrollment Status Determination and Financial Aid Payments
A student’s enrollment status is determined at the end of the Add/Drop Period. The student is charged the applicable tuition rate for the number of semester hours in which the student is enrolled. Federal student financial aid program assistance for which the student may be eligible is then calculated and paid, in accordance with regulations, based on the student’s enrollment status.
Refund Policy for Traditional Semester Terms
A student who withdraws from the University prior to the end of the third week of the semester may be due a credit for the unearned portion of the tuition charge.
The rate of refund for withdrawal from the University is based on total charges and is as follows:
|Prior to the first day of a semester||100%|
|During the first week||75%|
|During the second week||50%|
|During the third week||25%|
|After the third week||0%|
Tuition Refund Policy
Tuition for the semester is considered fully-earned at the end of the third week of classes. For refund purposes, the semester begins on the first day of class for that semester, regardless of the student’s first class day of attendance during week one. The period of time used to calculate the tuition refund is the first day of class of the semester to the University’s determination date of official or unofficial withdrawal.
There will be no refund or additional charges for a student who adds and drops an equal number of semester hours within the same semester prior to the end of the Add/Drop Period (week 2).
If a student reduces the number of courses and/or semester hours during the published Add/Drop Period, a tuition adjustment for that course or semester hour reduction will be made, except the student maintains full-time enrollment status with 12 semester hours or more.
There is no tuition refund when a student withdraws from one or more courses after the Add/Drop Period but remains enrolled in one or more other scheduled courses.
Scholarship payments received from a company or organization are treated as cash payments by the student. The refund policy does not apply separately to the various types of payments credited to the student’s account.
A student is encouraged to contact the Financial Aid and Business Offices in advance of any decision to withdraw from the University to obtain an explanation of the tuition and financial aid adjustments that will occur, if any, as the result of withdrawal from the program of study.
A student who decides to officially withdraw from the University must contact the Office of Records and Registration by telephone (717.901.5136), e-mail (Registrar@HarrisburgU.edu), or in person. It is recommended that a Withdrawal Form be completed or one will be completed for you.
The determination date for withdrawal purposes shall either be the actual date of formal notification by the student or some future date specified by the student as the intended last date of attendance. The determination date is used to calculate the tuition refund, if any, and the student financial assistance program refund, if applicable.
Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid and Business Office in advance of any decision to withdraw to obtain an explanation of the tuition and financial aid adjustments that will occur as the result of withdrawal from the program of study.
A student who discontinues attendance in all courses during a semester and who do not officially withdraw from the University are considered to have unofficially withdrawn. The determination date for unofficial withdrawals shall be the end of the semester, unless other evidence is provided to the Office of Records and Registration. There are serious federal student financial aid program implications for a student who unofficially withdraws.
Federal Student Financial Aid Program Refund Calculation
Refunds are calculated upon official withdrawal from all classes and, if the student was deemed eligible for Title IV, HEA student financial assistance program funds, any refund due will be paid within 45 days from the date the student is determined to have withdrawn.
A student who officially withdraws before the 60 percent point in time of the semester ( week 9)- will incur an adjustment to the amount of financial aid program funds awarded and/or disbursed for the term based on the percentage of time attended from the first day of class to the University’s determination date of withdrawal. If a student officially withdraws during or after week 10 of the 15-week semester, 100 percent of the student’s financial assistance program awards are considered earned and will be applied to the total amount of institutional charges due for the term.
For a student who unofficially withdraws during a semester, the withdrawal date shall be the end of the semester. Federal regulations require that only fifty percent (50%) of the student’s financial assistance program awards may be paid for that semester. The student is then responsible for all tuition charges due resulting from this reduction in awards and/or payments previously credited to the student’s account. Refunds are calculated upon official withdrawal from all classes and, if the student was deemed eligible for Title IV, HEA student financial assistance program funds, any refund due will be paid within 45 days from the date the student is determined to have withdrawn.
Institutional Financial Assistance Awards, Payments and Refunds
Merit- and need-based financial aid assistance awarded by the University for a semester are earned ratably through week 9 of the 15-week academic term, similar to the federal student assistance program refund calculation described above.
While payments of institutional aid may be credited to the student’s account on or after week 4 of a semester, the student must remain enrolled through week 9 of the semester to fully earn the award.
For example, a student with a merit award of $2,000 who officially withdraws in week 6 of the 15-week semester would only have $800 of institutional financial aid assistance applied toward tuition due for the term [$2,000 x 6/15 = $800]. The difference of $1,200 is rescinded and the student is responsible for any remaining tuition balance due.
Refunds for Non-Standard Terms – Course Charge
Various programs are offered in 7- or 8-week modules and the student is charged for only the number of credit hours enrolled for a single course. Where applicable, a student who withdraws from the University prior to the first day of the non-standard term may be due a refund of money paid to the University.
The rate of refund for withdrawal from the University is based on the amount charged for registered credit hours and is as follows:
|Prior to the first day of a module||100%|
|After the first day of a class of a module||0%|
Refunds for Non-Standard Terms – Program Charge
Various programs are offered in 7- or 8-week modules and the student is charged for the total number of credit hours enrolled for the entire program. Where applicable, a student who withdraws from the University prior to the first day of the non-standard term may be due a refund of money paid to the university. Tuition for each module will be earned ratably for the assigned number of credit hours and, should a student withdraw from the program, a refund will be made for all modules not yet attempted in the program.
The rate of refund for withdrawal from the University is based on the amount charged for the Program and is as follows:
|Prior to the first day of a module||100%|
|After the first day of a class of a module||0%|
|Remaining Modules Not Attempted||100%|
Holds If a scheduled student payment is overdue, a hold may be placed on the account that prevents registration and the release of grades, transcripts, or a diploma. This hold will not be released until all debts owed to the University are satisfied.Consequences for Non-Payment
Collections Failure to pay an outstanding balance does not release a student from the financial responsibility for charges incurred. Unresolved debts may be escalated to the next step of the collection process. Delinquent balances are subject to transfer to a collection agency. At that point, repayment will be made to the collection agency and the account holder will bear the cost of all fees and collection costs associated with this process. Account holders that have been escalated to collections can expect to see an adverse impact to their credit rating.