Since Ohio University assesses your tuition costs based on your status as an in-state or out-of-state resident, the following general information is included to help you determine your residency status. The complete policy on Ohio Residency is included for your reference in the appendix at the back of this catalog. Further information is also available from the university examiner in the Office of Admissions.
Lifelong Learning Fees Schedule of Pro-Rata Refunds Schedule of Non Pro-Rata Refunds
In general, for university fee purposes, if you are a dependent of your parents, your residency is determined by theirs. If you are independent you may be considered an Ohio resident for university fee purposes if:
If your residency status has changed from out-of-state to in-state, you will need to file a residency petition (complete with documentation to verify your statements) with the Office of Admissions, and your petition must be approved before a change will be made in your residency status. Note: The residency petition must be filed before the last day to register for class in order for it to be effective for that quarter. The university will then make a decision on your residency status. Residency decisions are never retroactive to previous quarters.
1998-99* comprehensive fees for a quarter course load of 11-20 hours, inclusive:
Ohio Resident Nonresident Athens campus $1,510.00 $3,177.00 Regional campuses 1,064.00 2,601.00 Southern campus 980.00 1,022.00
The extra fee for each quarter hour in excess of 20 hours:
Ohio Resident Nonresident Athens campus $69.00 $154.00 Regional campuses 48.00 127.00 Southern campus 48.00 54.00
The fee for each hour of enrollment from 1 to 10 hours, inclusive:
Ohio Resident Nonresident
Athens campus $139.00 $304.00 Regional campuses 97.00 250.00 Southern campus 89.00 93.00
*1999-00 fees were not available at time of printing.
You must pay your fees by the stated deadlines or risk the cancellation of your registration. Post-dated checks are not accepted, and checks issued to the university and not paid upon presentation to the bank will automatically cancel any receipts given and result in the assessment of penalties.
Quarterly fees include the instructional fee, the general fee, and the recreational facilities fee. This figure excludes fees for special courses, such as art, aviation, music, and visual communications, which are listed in the quarterly Schedule of Classes. Ohio University reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any fee adjustments that may become necessary.
Unless your registration has been delayed by the university, you will be charged a fee for late registration beginning with the third calendar week of each quarter. The fee is $40 the third week, $60 the fourth week, $80 the fifth week, and $100 the sixth week. The last day to register with a late fee is Friday of the sixth calendar week of the quarter.
Quarterly Room and Board Fees (1998-99*)
$832 Standard Double
584 7-Meal Plan
806 14-Meal Plan
860 20-Meal Plan
1,097 Green Card Meal Plan
25 Linen Service
*1999-2000 fees were not available at time of printing.
Other Related Fees (1998-99)
$30 Admission application fee, Athens campus (nonrefundable)
20 Admission application fee, regional campus (nonrefundable)
20 Special student application fee (nonrefundable)
10 Reclassification fee from special student to regular student status (Athens campus only)
5 Change of class schedule after second week
5 Duplicate official forms, fee receipts, grade reports, etc.
40 Late registration fee (plus $20 per week after third week)
Application for degree
5 Reapplication for degree
452 Health insurance, annual premium
533 International health insurance, annual premium
30 Monthly payment plan (nonrefundable)
70 Orientation and testing fee
65 Quarterly recreational facilities fee (included in comprehensive fees for full-time students; optional for part-time students)
If you are a full-time student (undergraduate over 10 hours, graduate over 8 hours), you are eligible to sign up for the Monthly Payment Plan. This plan equalizes your academic year's fees into nine monthly payments, with the first payment due in early August. This plan is not a loan program, and there is no interest charge on payments. You must apply for enrollment by mid-June for the coming year, and you are charged a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
If you withdraw from classes, the refund procedure is based on the logic that all fees for the quarter have been paid. The refundable amount will be adjusted to recognize any unpaid monthly payments for the current quarter. Contact the Cashier's Office, Chubb Hall 010, telephone 740-593-4128, to obtain an application for the Monthly Payment Plan.
University Refund Policy for Withdrawal
Ohio University refunds fees or credits your account 30 days after the date of withdrawal, according to the following schedule:
If you withdraw from the university before full payment of fees is made, you are considered indebted to the university for the amount deter-mined according to the refund regu-lations. A hold will be placed on your records until your debt is paid.
Refund Policy for Reducing Course Load.
If you drop credit hours before or during the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, you are entitled to receive a 100 percent refund of the reduction when such changes result in a reduction of fees. For example, if you are registered for 11 hours and drop a 5-hour course, you will receive 100 percent of the difference in tuition for dropping from full-time to part-time. However, if you have 15 hours and drop to 11 hours, it does not affect the tuition, because the standard tuition rate applies to a course load of 11 through 20 hours. Changes made after the 15th calendar day of the quarter will result in no refund. Corrected registration that results in increased hours could increase tuition. Further information regarding the refund of fees can be obtained from the registrar's office.
Pro-Rata Refund Policy
If you receive financial aid and withdraw before the seventh week of your first quarter of attendance, your refund will be computed under a special pro-rata refund policy. You will be assessed university charges (tuition and fees, room and board, etc.) pro-rated on the completed enrollment period up to and including the sixth week of the quarter. If you withdraw after the sixth week of your first quarter of attendance, you will be subject to the non-pro-rata refund policy below.
Lifelong Learning Fees (1998-99)
$75 Independent Study courses, each quarter hour
84 Independent Study projects, each quarter hour
40 Course Credit by Examination, each quarter hour
100 External Student status
75 Yearly matriculation fee
150 Adult Learning Services, per assessment (courses 1-6 hours)
40 Administration fee
Note: Lifelong Learning fees are not part of the comprehensive fees, nor are the credit hours counted as part of the comprehensive credit hours.
If you are a federal aid recipient and withdraw during a quarter other than your first quarter of attendance at the university, you will have tuition and fees assessed after comparison of the OU refund and federal non-pro-rata refund formulas. The formula providing the greatest refund to the financial aid programs will be used.
If you are receiving financial aid, a change in your enrollment status or your withdrawal from the university may result in your having to repay programs from which you received financial assistance. In addition, you may owe fees to the university after funds are returned to the financial aid programs.
Further information on this process is included under "Refunds and Repayment" in the Financial Aid Information section of this catalog.
Schedule of Pro-Rata Refunds
If you withdraw: School retains this % of your aid:
Before the first day of classes 0%
First week of the quarter 10%
Second week of the quarter 20%
Third week of the quarter 30%
Fourth week of the quarter 40%
Fifth week of the quarter 50%
Sixth week of the quarter 60%
After the sixth week of the quarter 100%
Schedule of Non-Pro-Rata Refunds
If you withdraw: School retains this % of your aid:
One week before classes begin 0%
Up to 10 percent point in the quarter 10%
Up to 25 percent point in the quarter 50%
Up to 50 percent point in the quarter 75%
After 50 percent point in the quarter 100%
University Publications and Computer Services revised this file (http://www.ohiou.edu/catalog/99-00/general/fees.htm) on October 11, 1999.
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