Sep 18, 2019  
2006-2008 Graduate Catalog 
    
2006-2008 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Payment & Refund Policy


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Cancelled Course or Workshop

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A refund of all fees is paid for a cancelled course or workshop.

Installment Payment Plan

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The Slippery Rock University Installment Payment Plan provides students and/or their parents or guardians the opportunity to complete payment of financial obligations through a four-installment program. The fall and spring semester billing packages that are sent in July and December, respectively, may be divided into four installments each. The fall semester installment payments are due in August, September, October and November. The spring installment payments are due in January, February, March and April. To enroll in the Installment Payment Plan, simply pay the Plan B amount at the bottom of the billing statement. An additional fee of $25 per semester is assessed to cover the administrative costs of operating the Installment Payment Plan. Although interest is not charged against the outstanding balance, a $15 late payment fee is assessed if a payment arrives after the due date.

Payment of Fees

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Payment of Fees

By accepting admission to the university the student agrees to pay the fees and charges assessed by the university. Prior to the beginning of each semester a notice requesting the payment of fees is mailed to students who have pre-registered. Invoices should be paid in full or by using the installment payment plan by the due date on the statement. Failure to comply with the requirement will result in late payment and installment payment plan fees. No student shall enroll in classes, graduate from the university, or receive transcripts of coursework taken while at the university until all fees have been paid. Unpaid bills may be referred to the PA Attorney General’s office for collection. Collection agencies may be utilized. The student is responsible for any collection costs incurred, in addition to the original amount owed.

Refunds

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The refund policy applies to all students (undergraduate, graduate, credit, and non-credit) and all terms (regular semesters, summer school, mini-courses, and workshops). It applies only to fees paid directly to the university. It does not apply to fees paid to others, such as off-campus housing and insurance.

Scheduled Course or Workshop is Changed by the University.
If the student elects not to attend the university, a full refund of all fees paid for the course or workshop that has been changed will be made.

Students Refused Readmission for Academic Reasons.
Students will receive a full refund of all fees paid for a course or workshop that has been changed by the university.

Withdrawal from the University on or Before the First Day of Class of a Semester, Summer Sessions or Workshop.
Academic Year Withdrawal Refund Policy

  • Written notice. The student must notify the Office of Academic Records and Summer School in writing, and this notice must be received not later than the first class day.
  • Withdrawal from the university means that the student is withdrawing from all courses for a semester or summer session. When the student withdraws from some courses but remains in the university, refund is computed as in OVERPAYMENT section at the end of this policy.
  • All fees paid for this semester, summer session or workshop will be refunded except the application fee.

Withdrawal from the University After the First Day of Class of a Semester, Summer Session or Workshop. The student must complete the official withdrawal procedure.

  • The basic tuition fee, general service fee, academic enhancement fee, recreation complex fee, tech fee, and health service fee will be refunded based on the percentage scale of refund. Residence hall and dining hall charges will be refunded based on the number of weeks attended. In addition, students will forfeit the $175 room deposit and will be charged a $25 administrative dining hall fee.
  • The application fee, community building fee, late payment fee, and installment payment plan fee will not be refunded.
  • Regular Semester Voluntary Withdrawal:
    • The university will refund the following percentage of all fees in section A above, when the termination is during the weeks shown below for all students.
      Weeks
      1 week 90%
      2 weeks 80%
      3 weeks 70%
      4 weeks 60%
      5 weeks 50%
      No refund after week 5

This refund policy is in compliance with the policy mandated by the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education.

- Students withdrawing from the university for any reason will forfeit $88.00 of their residence hall deposit for the upcoming academic year if the withdrawal occurs before the last Friday in May, if the withdrawal occurs after the last Friday in May, the $175.00 deposit will be forfeited.

Return of Title IV funds (Federal Aid/Loans). The federal government requires Slippery Rock University to return financial aid money to the Title IV programs for any student withdrawing through 60 percent of the semester. Student withdrawing with Title IV aid may owe the university a balance once the aid is returned. Title IV aid must be returned to the Title IV program before any refund can be returned to a student.

Summer Sessions Withdrawal/Refund Policy

  1. Withdrawal on or before the First Day of class: A student may obtain a full refund if the registration is officially cancelled through the Office of Academic Records and Summer School on or before the first day of class for the summer session.
  2. Withdrawal on or after the First Day of Class: Voluntary withdrawal: Students withdrawing after the first day of class will have refunds processed based on the following:

    Withdrawal after the first day of class through 7 percent of the enrollment period will be refunded 90 percent of the institutional charges.
    Withdrawal after 7 percent of the enrollment period for which the student has been charged through 13 percent of the enrollment period will be refunded 80 percent of institutional charges.
    Withdrawal after 13 percent of the enrollment period for which the student has been charged through 20 percent of the enrollment period will be refunded 70 percent of institutional charges.
    Withdrawal after 20 percent of the enrollment period for which the student has been charged through 27 percent of the enrollment period will be refunded 60 percent of institutional charges.
    Withdrawal after 27 percent of the enrollment period for which the student has been charged through 33 percent of the enrollment period will be refunded 50 percent of institutional charges.
    There will be no refund for students withdrawing after 33 percent of the enrollment period has passed.

    Dates, which apply to these percentages may be obtained by calling the Office of Student Accounts and/or they will be printed on the back of each summer billing statement. Each summer session will be treated as a separate enrollment period for refund calculation purposes.

    After the cut-off, no basic tuition and fees will be refunded. Refund of Residence Hall rent and meal Plan fee will be based on the dates and percentages listed above. The Student Community Building Fee is not refundable after the first day of class.

    Charges for withdrawal from an Internship will be calculated on an individual basis. The internship start date, scheduled length of the internship and the date of withdrawal from the internship will determine the charge/refund.

    Return of Title IV funds (Federal Aid/Loans). The federal government requires Slippery Rock University to return financial aid money to the Title IV programs for any student withdrawing through 60 percent of the semester. Student withdrawing with Title IV aid may owe the university a balance once the aid is returned. Title IV aid must be returned to the Title IV program before any refund can be returned to a student.

Overpayment of Account with Student Remaining in University: When the student’s account is overpaid for one of the following reasons, the unearned fees will be refunded.

  • Reduction of the number of credit hours when the student is paying on an hourly basis:
    • Regular Semesters - The percentage of tuition refunded for the credits dropped will be as stated under “Regular Semester Voluntary Withdrawals” in the section of this policy concerning withdrawals from the university after the opening date of regular semester.
    • Summer Sessions - The percentage of tuition refunded for credits dropped will be as stated under Summer Sessions Withdrawal Refund Policy.
  • Approved withdrawal from the residence hall and/or dining hall (applicable only when withdrawal is preapproved by the appropriate vice president or designee). The student will be charged the percentage indicated under Regular Semester Voluntary Withdrawals.

Suspension or Dismissal from University other than for Reasons of Academic Standing. No refund will be made to any such student; all money paid will be forfeited.

Residency Status Policy
Students who enter Slippery Rock University with an out-of-state address will generally continue to be classified as non-Pennsylvania residence for tuition programs during their years at the university. An exception is made if the student’s parents establish a legal residence in Pennsylvania. Establishing a Pennsylvania mailing address and obtaining a certificate of registration for voting purposes, however, does not change a student’s out-of-state status for tuition purposes as long as their parents reside out-of-state. Neither does establishing a residence with a relative who is a Pennsylvania resident change a student’s out-of-state status unless the relative legally adopts the student. In order to qualify for Pennsylvania resident status for purposes of determining tuition, a student must meet State System of Higher Education criteria, as summarized below:

  • - Continuous residence in Pennsylvania for a period of 12 months prior to registration as a student at an institution of higher education in Pennsylvania.
  • - U.S. citizenship or formal declaration of intent to become a citizen or admission to the United States on an immigrant visa. A tourist or student visa, that is a non-immigrant visa, is not proof of intent of residence.
  • - Pennsylvania residency by the parents or guardians of students who are minors. The age of majority in Pennsylvania for establishing an independent residence for tuition purposes is 22; however, a minor may prove financial emancipation and independence through clear and convincing evidence.

    United States government employees or members of the United States armed forces who were residing in Pennsylvania immediately prior to entering government service and who have continuously maintained Pennsylvania as their legal residence shall be presumed to be a Pennsylvania resident. Others in military service stationed in Pennsylvania shall be deemed Pennsylvania residents.

    Students receiving a scholarship or grant dependent on place of residence from a state other than Pennsylvania will not be considered a Pennsylvania resident.

    Students who change their residence from Pennsylvania to another state are required to give prompt written notice to the university. The university may reclassify students in the event it believes they are no longer a Pennsylvania resident.

    Students may challenge their residency classification by filing a form “Residency Classification Data Collection Form” available in the Office of Student Accounts in Room 103, Old Main.

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