Schedule of Fees

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Ohio Residency Guidelines

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.

In general, you pay in-state tuition if you are a permanent resident of Ohio, which means that you-or your parent(s) or guardian(s) if you're a dependent-have lived in Ohio for 12 consecutive months or more pre-ceding your enrollment at Ohio University. Evidence of Ohio residence includes proof that:

  1. You (or your parents or guardians) are subject to Ohio state tax liability.

  2. You (or your parents or guardians) are regis-tered to vote in Ohio.

  3. You (or your parents or guardians) are eligible to receive Ohio state welfare benefits.

  4. You (or your parents or guardians) possess an Ohio state driver's license and/or motor vehicle registration.
If your residency status has changed from out-of-state to in-state, you will need to file a residency petition with the Office of Admissions and be able to furnish documentation on one or more of these conditions. The university will then make a determination.

More specific information on resi-dency guidelines, as well as on special cases-if your parent(s) or guardian(s) move, if they are on active duty in the military, if they are migrant workers, etc.-is included in the appendix. Further information is also available from the university examiner in the Office of Admissions.

1996-97* comprehensive fees for a quarter course load of 11-20 hours, inclusive:

                      Ohio Resident    Nonresident

Athens campus           $1,360.00       $2,858.00

Regional campuses        1,007.00        2,461.00

Southern campus            930.00          970.00

The extra fee for each quarter hour in excess of 20 hours:

                      Ohio Resident    Nonresident

Athens campus              $62.00         $138.00

Regional campuses           46.00          121.00

Southern campus             46.00           52.00

The fee for each hour of enrollment from 1 to 10 hours, inclusive:

                      Ohio Resident    Nonresident

Athens campus              125.00         $274.00

Regional campuses           93.00          238.00

Southern campus             85.00           89.00

Registration Fees

Instructions for paying fees are issued with your registration materials before the opening of classes each quarter. Fees can be paid by a check or money order made out to Ohio University. You can pay through the mail or in person at the cashier's office in Chubb Hall if you are enroll-ing on the Athens campus, or at the regional campus Office of Student Services if you are enrolling on one of the regional campuses.

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 bowling, 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.

Late Registration Fees

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 (1997-98)

$770  Standard Double

 636  Triple

 720  Quad

 947  Single

 541  7-Meal Plan

 746  14-Meal Plan

 758  20-Meal Plan

 796  Green Card Meal Plan

  23  Linen Service

Other Related Fees (1997-98)

 $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

  35  Associate's

  35  Bachelor's

  35  Master's

  50  Doctorate

   5  Reapplication for degree

 448  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)

Parking per quarter

  25  Commuter lot

  69  Garage

  45  On-campus lot

  10  Parking violation

  10  Returned check charge (per check)

   5  Transcripts

  10  ID card replacement

  10  Phone reactivation fee

Monthly Payment Plan

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 pay-ments, 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 $30 nonrefundable application fee.

If you withdraw from classes, the re-fund 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 614-593-4128, to obtain an application for the Monthly Payment Plan.

Refund of Fees

University Refund Policy for With-drawal. Ohio University refunds fees or credits your account 30 days after the date of withdrawal, according to the following schedule:

  1. If you officially withdraw from the university by cancelling registration before the first day of classes, you are entitled to a 100 percent refund of fees.

  2. If you withdraw from the university during the first 14 calendar days of the quarter (see the academic calendar), you are entitled to an 80 percent refund if your fees were paid in full. If you are on the Monthly Payment Plan, you will have incurred a charge of 20 percent of registration fees, which is subtracted from your registration payments to determine the refundable amount.

  3. If you withdraw from the university after the first 14 calendar days of classes, you are not entitled to a refund.

    If you withdraw from the university while owing the university money, 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 14 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 14th calen-dar day of the quarter will result in no refund. 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 (1997-98)

$ 60  Independent Study courses, each quarter hour

  70  Independent Study projects, each quarter hour

  32  Course Credit by Examination, each quarter hour

 100  External Student status

  60  Yearly matriculation fee

 125  Adult Learning Services, per assessment (courses 1-6 hours)

  35  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.

Non-Pro-Rata Refund Policy.

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 %

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