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Tuition Adjustment | Tuition and General Fees | Tuition Charge/Refund—Discontinuance

Cashiers' Office (D-155 ASB, [801] 378-7808)

Students are expected to pay tuition and class fees by the first day of classes each semester or term. See the current class schedule for deadline dates. It is expected that students who fail to pay tuition by this day will discontinue their enrollment. Students who fail to pay tuition by the scheduled final day to register will jeopardize their eligibility to enroll for subsequent semesters or terms.

Any prior unpaid student account charges must be cleared before a new registration may be completed. Tuition and fees payment must be tendered in U.S. dollars.
Once students register for classes, they are officially enrolled and committed to attend. Students who decide not to come must withdraw from classes prior to the first day of classes to avoid a tuition charge. Registration will remain on their record until discontinuance is accomplished.
Classes may be dropped on the Web registration system until midnight of the day before classes begin. On the first day of classes and thereafter students will need to contact the Discontinuance Office (B-150 ASB, [801] 378-7705). Those who do not drop their classes will retain them on their records and will be charged tuition. Tuition will be charged from the first day of classes to the date of discontinuance at the percentage rate listed under the Refund Rate Schedule that follows on the next page.
Students who anticipate receiving financial aid will be held responsible to pay tuition charges incurred whether or not financial aid is available or forfeited.
Students are responsible to determine their correct enrollment status for tuition charges. Questions regarding tuition and fee assessment should be addressed to the Tuition Office (D-151 ASB). The university reserves the right to change tuition and fees without notice.
The charge for noncredit courses or for auditing courses is the same as for credit courses. Noncredit courses taken by part-time students will be assessed on the basis of hours involved in lecture classes. For example, 3 hours of lecture a week would be considered 3 semester hours and would be charged for accordingly. Therefore, students taking 10 credit hours plus a noncredit class involving 2 or more lecture hours per week would be considered full-time students for tuition purposes only and be charged accordingly. For courses in which no lecture hours are involved—for example, dissertations and theses—tuition and fees will be based on hours being carried during the semester, as determined by the supervising professor.
Graduate students (for tuition assessment) are those who have received their first bachelor's degree (or will have received it by the beginning of the semester for which they are registering) and are not students of the Law School or the Graduate School of Management.
Full-time status (for tuition assessment) for all undergraduate students is registration for 12.0 or more credit hours per semester or for 6.0 or more credit hours per term.
Three-quarter time status (for tuition assessment) for all undergraduate students is registration for 9.0 to 11.5 credit hours per semester or 4.5 to 5.5 credit hours per term. The tuition paid as a three-quarter time student does not entitle the student to physical education suit and facility privileges.
Part-time status (for tuition assessment) for all undergraduate students is registration for 0.5 to 8.5 credit hours per semester or 0.5 to 4.0 credit hours per term. The tuition paid as a part-time undergraduate student does not entitle the student to health service, student activity privileges, or physical education suit and facility privileges.

Tuition and General Fees* for 2001–2002 School Year
(September 2001–August 2002)

Per Semester
(fall or winter)
Per Term
(spring or summer)
Undergraduate Students

$1,530 $2,300 $765 $1,150
Three-quarter Time
$1,460 $2,175 $730 $1,087
Part-Time (per credit hour)
$156 $236 $156 $236
Graduate Students (other than students in the Law School
and Graduate School of Management)

$1,930 $2,895 $965 $1,447
Part-Time (per credit hour)
$214 $322 $214 $322
Graduate School of Management and Law School Students

$3,070 $4,605 $1,535 $2,302
Part-Time (per credit hour)
$342 $512 $342 $512

*A significant portion of the cost of operating the university is paid from the tithes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Therefore, students and families of students who are tithe-paying members of the Church have already made a contribution to the operation of the university. Because others will not have made this contribution, they are charged a higher tuition, a practice similar in principle to that of state universities charging higher tuition to nonresidents.

**Non-degree-seeking students pay graduate tuition.

Tuition Adjustment—Status Change Between Part-, Three-Quarter, and Full-Time

A full-time student dropping to three-quarter time or part-time, or a three-quarter time student dropping to part-time, or a part-time student who decreases credit hours may be eligible to receive a tuition refund. A refund request must be initiated by the student through the Tuition Office (D-151 ASB). A full refund of the difference between full-time, three-quarter time, and part-time assessment will be allowed until the scheduled last day for adding classes. Refunds for courses dropped after that date will be subject to the refund rate schedule listed under Tuition Charge/Refund—Discontinuance.

Late Tuition Payment Fee

Late tuition payment fees will be assessed full-time, three-quarter time, and part-time students for failure to pay tuition by scheduled deadlines. (See current class schedule for deadline dates.)

After last day to add classes

After last day to add classes

Students whose tuition check is dishonored by the bank will be charged the late fee in effect at the time the check is redeemed.

Discontinuance—Tuition Charge/Refund

When a student officially discontinues from the university, a partial refund of tuition and fees paid may be appropriate. Any refund due will be paid by check, through the mail, approximately 10 days from the date on which the student requests discontinuance. Any unpaid university charges will be deducted from the refund amount.

Refunds will not be paid to students whose tuition has been paid by a loan, scholarship, or benefit.
If a student discontinues or drops below 6.0 credit hours (4 for graduate students) and has received a Stafford Loan, federal regulations require the school to return a portion of any institutional refund due the student to the lending institution through which the student received the loan.

Note: Late fees are nonrefundable.

The amount of the refund a student will receive is based on the date a student reports such discontinuance to the Discontinuance Office (B-150 ASB). The following rates apply to both tuition and class fee refunds:

Refund Rate Schedule

See current class schedule for specific dates.
Tuition Charged Tuition Refunded
Before first day of classes None 100%
First week of classes 10% 90%
Second week of classes 15% 85%
Third week of classes 20% 80%
Fourth week of classes 25% 75%
Fifth week of classes 30% 70%
Sixth week of classes 35% 65%
Seventh week of classes 40% 60%
Eighth week of classes 45% 55%
Ninth week of classes 50% 50%
Tenth week of classes 55% 45%
Thereafter 100% None

A petition for exception to the refund schedule will be considered for students forced to discontinue because of circumstances that are beyond their control, such as death in the immediate family, life-threatening situations, medical incapacitation, a university error, or military leave. Students should not submit petitions based on ignorance of university policies and procedures. These will be denied. Petition forms are in D-149 ASB.

Late fees are not refundable.

Refunds for Class Fees

Class fee refunds are based on the same schedule as listed for tuition refunds. Those with an asterisk (*) are exceptions to this schedule and must be applied for at the respective academic department.

Class Fees

Acc 200 $ 20
AgHrt 112 90
AgHrt 312 120
Army ROTC Leadership Laboratory 40
CHum 98 25
FL&HE 110, 340 35
FL&HE 287, 397 30
*Geol 410 550
**Geol 490R, 590R variable
ISys 98 25
Math 97 75
MCom 98 25
MilS 120, 121, 131, 220, 221, 320, 321, 420, 421 40
Music 160R, 250, 260R, 360R, 460R, 560R, 660R 290
PE 116, 117 (bowling) 45
PE 150 (payable to skating rink) variable
†PE 161, 162, 164 (skiing) 35
PE 175, 176, 177 variable
RMYL 189, 244 80

*See department for a refund application.
**See department for a fee card.
†Student must also have equipment and purchase lift passes.

Student Teaching/Practicum Fees

CPSE 496R, 586R, 587R, 599R, 680R variable
ECE 423, 424 30
ECE 425 55
ElEd 358, 362 20
ElEd 400, 496R 55
ScEd 476R, 496R 115

Because of pending changes in Utah State licensure fees, the student-teaching and practicum fees may be increased sometime in the 2002–2003 academic year.

Materials/Service Fees

Fee payment cards are available in the following classes for materials and services used:

CS 224.
CM 105, 155, 210, 211, 217, 241, 320, 411, 412, 426, 494R.
ECEn 212, 224, 301R.
IT 104, 150, 231, 240, 328, 344, 347, 443, 447.
TTE 140, 150, 200, 209, 229, 250, 270, 300, 301, 400, 450, 490R, 593R.
TMA 285, 319, 475R.
VA 133.
VAStu 104, 105, 106, 204R, 205R, 206R, 216, 217, 218, 219, 349R, 350R, 351R, 354R, 355R, 356R, 358R, 359R, 456R, 459R, 656R, 659R.

Miscellaneous Fees and Fines

Admission evaluation fee (nonrefundable) $ 25
Bicycle registration (Provo City license) 3
Change of registration fee
(for each class dropped)
(after add deadline)
Dishonored check charge 15
Duplicate activity card 10
Ecclesiastical endorsement late fee 20
Examination through Testing Center
(to exempt a student from taking
a required class)
Examination, special equivalency,
nonrefundable fee to take exam
FSN-dietetics insurance and ADA dues 48
Graduation fee (nonrefundable)
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctoral degree
Identification photo 3
Incomplete grade contract fee 10
National League of Nursing
Diagnostic Exam
Physical education locker 5
Records search fee
(Cashier's Office)
Spouse activity card
(nonrefundable) per semester
Thesis binding (four copies) 11–15
Traffic violation fines,
variable according to violation
Transcript fee
(pay at Records Office)

Health Insurance Requirement

BYU requires all three-quarter- and full-time students (9 credit hours or more for a semester; 4.5 credit hours for a term) to carry adequate medical insurance. This applies the entire time a student has continuing status, including students taking a semester or term off. All participants in groups on tour, Study Abroad, or internships are required to carry adequate medical insturance.

Enrollment in the BYU Student Health Plan satisfies the university's insurance requirement, as does enrollment in a group medical plan provided by an employer or a spouse's or parent's employer. Any other medical insurance plan must meet the following requirements:

Three-quarter- or full-time students must enroll in the BYU Student Health Plan or provide verification of other adequate insurance coverage when first enrolling at BYU and prior to the beginning of fall semester each year thereafter. Students who do not return a properly completed waiver form to the BYU Insurance Office will be automatically enrolled in and assessed the appropriate premium (single or married student rate) for the BYU Student Health Plan. The insurance fee payment is due by the first day of class each semester and term.

For the latest insurance rates, check the Web site at http://ar.byu.edu/dept_registration/tuitandfee.html#hir.

Debt Collection Fees

Students' past-due debts are referred to Financial Services for collection, and a reasonable collection fee is added to the student's account. If BYU is unable to collect the debt within a reasonable time, the debt will be referred to an outside collection agency and/or attorney for collection. All collection costs, including BYU's collection fee and any collection agency fees and/or attorney fees and court costs will be added to the student's debt and must be paid in full before the university will release the financial hold on the student's transcript, allow the student to register, or consider the student for readmission. Also, eligibility for graduation, participation in graduation ceremonies, and/or release of the diploma may be delayed or denied.

Estimated College Expenses

BYU offers a unique, high-quality university education in an atmosphere that nurtures spiritual growth and a strong testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ, and educational expenses have been deliberately kept at a minimum. This is possible because of financial support from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which covers a significant portion of the university's total expenses. A single undergraduate student at BYU may expect the following approximate basic costs:


*Tuition and fees
$1,530 $1,530 $765 $765

Board and room
2,390 2,390 1,195 1,195

Books and supplies
555 555 278 278

Personal expenses
775 775 390 390

685 685 340 340

$5,935 $5,935 $2,968 $2,968

*Tuition for non-LDS undergraduate students is $2,300 for each of the fall and winter semesters and $1,150 for each of the spring and summer terms.

On entering the university, students are responsible for making arrangements to cover enrollment expenses and should have sufficient funds on hand for at least the first semester. University financial aid is available to supplement savings only through one or more of the following programs: scholarships and awards, student loans, Pell Grants, and student employment.


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