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TUITION AND FEES

Annual Tuition and Fee Rates for 2019–2020

Description Amount
Tuition
($1,200 per undergraduate credit)
($1,600 per graduate credit)
$28,800 (full-time)
College Enrollment Fee
($390 per semester)
$780
Technology Access Fee
($680 per semester)
$1,360
Student Service Fee
($260 per semester)
$520
Total $31,460 (full-time)

The annual tuition and fee rates for 2020-2021 are expected to increase based on inflation, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

Part-time students pay the per-credit tuition rate plus all applicable fees.

Tuition covers:

  • Enrollment in any course applicable toward a student’s degree program.
  • For undergraduate students, a limit of 45 total credits per academic year (22.5 credits per semester).
  • For graduate students, a limit of 40 total credits per academic year (20 credits per semester).
  • For dance degree students, enrollment in the amount of private or class instruction required for the degree program and the use of dance studios and necessary equipment.
  • For music degree students, enrollment in the amount of private or class instruction required for the degree program, and the use of practice rooms and necessary equipment (other than personal instruments).

A student who takes more than total allowable credits per academic year is subject to a charge of the per-credit rate in the table above for each additional credit taken.
The College enrollment fee covers expenses associated with various administrative services, such as enrollment and verification, course add/drop done before published deadlines, diploma production, official transcript production, and student record maintenance. The technology access fee covers expenses associated with the campus email and Internet services, supplies for the laboratories, and access to the studios. The student service fee covers expenses associated with student activities and campus services.

COST OF ATTENDANCE

To assist students in budgeting, the following table lists the estimated annual living and other non-tuition expenses for a full-time student.
Estimated Annual Living and Other Expenses

Living on-campus Living at home Living in off-campus housing
Room and Board $7,360 $2,500 $10,850
Books and Academic Supplies $760 $760 $760
Artistic Supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Personal Expenses $2,820 $2,820 $2,820
Transportation $1,100 $1,600 $1,600
Total $13,540 $9,180 $17,530


Estimated Total Annual Cost of Attendance for 2019-2020

Living on-campus Living at home Living in off-campus housing
Cost of Attendance $45,000 $40,640 $48,990

The table above lists the estimated total annual cost of attendance for 2019-2020, including tuition and fees, living expenses, and other costs. The actual total annual cost of attendance will vary depending on how many credits a student takes, where and with whom a student lives, and the status of the student for tax purposes.

TUITION REFUND POLICY

Students whose enrollment status changes as outlined below may be eligible for a full or partial refund of applicable tuition. Starting with the first day of each semester, refunds are calculated based on the more appropriate of either the date that the Office of Admissions and Records receives formal notice from a student regarding his or her decision to change enrollment status or the date that the student last attended class.
Fees are not refundable after the first day of the semester.
A student who departs campus without first going through the official withdrawal process at the Office of Student Affairs will be deemed to have attended the semester as far as tuition and fee charges and refunds are concerned.

Tuition Refund Schedule for Dropped Courses (while remaining enrolled in at least one course)

Schedule Undergraduate and Graduate Refund for Dropped Courses
Within the first two weeks of classes 100% of tuition only
From Week 3 to Week 4 55% of tuition only
After Week 4 of classes No refund

Tuition Refund Schedule for Complete Withdrawal from All Courses

Schedule Undergraduate and Graduate Refund for Complete Withdrawal 
 By the first day of the semester 100% of tuition and fees
Within the first week of classes 100% of tuition only
During Week 2 of classes 70% of tuition only
From Week 3 to Week 4 of classes 55% of tuition only
After Week 4 of classes No refund