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Student Billing Information

This information is being provided to answer questions you may have about billing, terms of payment and other related matters.

BASIC FEES AND CHARGES
The student fees for the 2014-2015 academic year are as follows:

 

Per Semester

Per Year

Full-Time Tuition (12-20 credits)

$13,835

$27,670

Tech Fee

$160

$320

Traditional Room/Meal (Unlimited Meals)

$4,600

$9,200

Total

$18,595

$37,190

     

Summer Tuition

$360/credit hour

 
 Semester  Tuition Due Date  Class Dates
 SUMMER 2014    
      Summer I  May 5, 2014  May 12-30
      Summer II  May 26, 2014  June 2 - July 25
 FALL 2014  July 31, 2014  August 25 - December 12
 SPRING 2015  January 3, 2015  January 12 - May 9

 

MEAL PLANS
For new freshmen students, the University offers an unlimited meal plan and a 16-week meal plan that includes $100 dining dollars per semester.  The unlimited meal plan allows unlimited access to the dining hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as well as for late-night snacks on Sunday-Thursday from 10 p.m. to midnight. Returning students have the option of an unlimited meal plan, a 14-meal plan with $50 dining dollars, or a 10-meal plan with $100 dining dollars.  A meal plan is required for any student who lives in residence halls.  Declaration of a meal plan, using the Meal Plan Election form, must be made prior to the start of the semester.  If no declaration is made, the plan defaults to an unlimited meal plan.  Plans may not be changed during the semester.  No refunds are given for missed meals.

For off-campus students and commuter students we offer two 50 meal block plans.  Meals may also be purchased with the Purple Plus Debit Card.  If you live in housing that does not require a meal plan and wish to participate in one of our meal plans you must fill out the Meal Plan Election form requesting this service at the Campus Card Office in the HPCC building.  

TECHNOLOGY FEE
The Technology fee is used to upgrade and maintain computing resources, services, and technologies across the campus.  A general fee that is included in the cost of tuition entitles students to the use of the Office of Health Services, subscription to the University newspaper and yearbook, admission to all regularly scheduled intercollegiate sports events held on campus, and University theatre arts and music department presentations.  In addition, a health and accident insurance policy is also provided for each full-time student.  

PAYMENT METHODS
Mount Union has partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions to offer a monthly-payment plan.  Details to enroll in this plan are available on the Office of Business Affairs website.

Students making full payments each semester should make payments on July 31 and January 3. A statement of the semester's charges will be sent to students at their billing address in July and December.  Monthly statements will be sent to the home and also are available electronically on IQ Web.  Each statement will contain the amount due for tuition charges and other miscellaneous fees that were added during the month.  Any charges not included on the Payment Plan should be paid within 30 days of billing. If balance due is not paid in full as set forth above, the student will be charged a late fee each semester equal to the lesser of $70 or 2% of the outstanding balance due (with the exception of those students who signed up for the monthly payment plan).  The late fee shall not exceed $70 per month while the student is enrolled at Mount Union.  

HOW IS FINANCIAL AID APPLIED?
Financial aid is credited directly to a student's account.  The exceptions would be the College Work Study program, outside scholarships that outside agencies award directly to recipients, and student or parent loans. Estimated financial aid is not credited until the funds are actually received by the University.

COLLEGE WORK STUDY
Earnings under the Work Study Program are paid to students by check each month.  Do not use work study earnings in calculating your payment plan amount.   The University reserves the right to apply work study checks directly to the student's account if there is an outstanding balance.

LOAN DISBURSEMENTS
The Stafford Student Loan is normally disbursed in two installments, the first half in Fall Semester, and the second half in Spring Semester.  Stafford Loans are sent directly to the University by electronic transfer or check. The student borrower must endorse the check before it can be applied to the student's account.  Plus Loans are also sent to the University by electronic transfer or check. If by check, it will be sent to the parents for their endorsement, and then returned to the Office of Business Affairs for application to the student's account.

If loan funds create a credit on the student account, they will be distributed according to the selection made on the payment calculation worksheet.  Refund checks are distributed on a weekly basis.  All loans must be applied for and approved before the funds can be transferred.

SPECIAL FEES

ADDITIONAL ROOM CHARGE Per Year

  

Suite-Style Room

$240

Singles or Super

$500

APPLIED MUSIC FEES Per Semester

 

*Fifteen 30 minute lessons

$365

*Fifteen 60 minute lessons

$730

ATHLETIC TRAINING LAB FEE

$50/$60/$75

BIOLOGY LAB FEE

$25

BROKEN PPLUS ID 1st Replacement
 
$5

2nd Replacement

$10

3rd Replacement

$15

LOST PPLUS ID
 
$25
CHEMISTRY LAB FEE
 
$20/$40

COMPREHENSIVE DEPOSIT

$150

EARLY WITHDRAWAL
(Required of students who leave campus before the first day of classes)

$150

INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE FEE

$550

NURSING PROGRAM FEE
 
$200
LOST KEYS/LOCK CHANGE
 
$60

OVERLOAD (over 20 semester hours)

$700/hr

PART-TIME FEES (Per semester hour)

$1,170

RETURNED NSF CHECK FEE

$35

TRANSCRIPT

$5

*There is no refund on Music Lesson Fees if dropped after the first two weeks of classes.

CASHIER'S OFFICE
The Cashier's Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  With proper picture identification, personal checks may be cashed up to a limit of $50.  Any checks over $50, but not exceeding $500, can be approved by the Cashier to be cashed at our local bank.  A $35 fee will be charged for checks that are returned from your bank for non-sufficient funds. We do not accept third-party checks.

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS
New students are photographed for their permanent picture ID card.  Students on the University meal plan must present this card at each meal.  The card is also to be presented at the library, movie theaters, and student events. ID cards are not transferable.  If lost, the card is canceled and a new card will be issued in the Campus Card Office in the Hoover Price Campus Center upon payment of the appropriate fee.

LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
Mount Union assumes no financial responsibility for the loss of personal property by theft, fire or other causes. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY ACCOUNT IS DELINQUENT?

  • A hold will be placed on all transcript requests.
  • A hold will be placed on grades.
  • Students cannot participate in graduation or pick up their cap and gown at Senior Salute until paid in full.
  • 2% late charges will be assessed monthly to past due balances.
  • Students will not be permitted to register for classes.
  • Students will not be permitted to participate in the housing lottery.
  • If balance is not paid by end of semester a student cannot be hired for summer campus employment.

GENERAL REFUND POLICY
Students who withdraw from school between the time of arrival on campus and the beginning of classes shall be entitled to a full refund of tuition, fees, room and meal plan paid, with the exception of an early withdrawal fee of $150. Students withdrawing from school after the start of classes, with the approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, are subject to a pro rata refund policy.  
Details are available on both of these policies from the Office of Business Affairs, Office of Financial Services or in the current University catalogue.

QUESTIONS
If you have any questions, contact the Office of Business Affairs at 1-800-992-6682, extension 6557 or 4137.  If you have questions regarding financial aid ask for extension 2674.