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2003-2005 Graduate Catalog for Ohio University

Schedule of Fees

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Payment of all assessed fees at the times designated is prerequisite to official enrollment. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Ohio University in the exact amount of the fees. Postdated checks are not acceptable. Checks not paid upon presentation to the bank will automatically cancel any receipts given and result in assessment of penalties. It is important that you retain all fee receipts.

Ohio University reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any fee adjustments that may become necessary. Graduate students carrying more than eight hours are eligible for the Monthly Payment Plan, which equalizes the academic year's fees into nine monthly payments.

Registration Fees

The comprehensive fee covers covers the instructional fee, general fee, and a tuition surchargfe for nonresidents. See the inside front cover for the schedule of registration fees.

Current registration fees are available online at: http://www.finance.ohiou.edu/receivable/tuitionfees.html


Domestic Students: All domestic students taking seven or more credit hours must carry health insurance if they are enrolled on the Athens campus. An accident and sickness insurance plan (Medical Plan I) designed to supplement the care provided by the Student Health Service is automatically billed to all students meeting this guideline. Domestic students can complete a waiver declaration, if they have comparable coverage. Students must submit the waiver option statement printed on the fee bill or go to the Bursar's Office in Chubb Hall to complete a waiver card. Domestic students also have the option of upgrading their level of insurance coverage by electing to take Medical Plan II coverage. This entails the payment of a higher premium and must be arranged through the Hudson Health Center Insurance Office (740-597-1816). Dependent coverage is also available through this office.

International Students: All international students taking one or more credit hours must carry the Ohio University health insurance if they are enrolled on the Athens campus. An accident and sickness insurance plan (Medical Plan II) is automatically billed to all students meeting this guideline. Only those international students with government sponsors that provide acceptable health insurance can apply for a waiver of the University health insurance. Waivers of health insurance for international students may only be granted by the Office of International Student and Faculty Services. International students are also required to purchase insurance coverage for their dependents, and must make arrangements for this when they arrive to begin their studies.

Refund of Fees

The official University policy on the refund of registration fees is (1) official withdrawal from the University prior to the first day of classes entitles you to a refund of 100 percent; (2) withdrawal from the University during the first 15 days of the quarter (see the academic calendar) entitles you to a refund of 80 percent if 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 with this amount being subtracted from your registration payments to determine the refundable amount; (3) withdrawal from the University after the first 15 days of classes entitles you to no refund; and (4) any student withdrawing from the University while owing the University money is considered to be indebted to the University for that amount.

If you drop hours by change order prior to or during the first 15 days of the quarter, when such changes result in a reduction of fees, you are entitled to receive a 100 percent refund of the reduction. Changes made after the 15th day of the quarter will result in no refund. Refunds are issued 30 days after the date of withdrawal from the University. Refer any questions to the Registrar's Office.

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), guardian(s), or spouse if you're a dependent--have lived in Ohio for 12 consecutive months or more preceding your enrollment at Ohio University. Evidence of Ohio residence includes proof that: (1) you (or your parents, guardians, or spouse) are totally self-supported from income derived from within the state of Ohio and have subjected that income to Ohio taxation; (2) you (or your parents or guardians) are eligible to receive Ohio state welfare benefits; and (3) you (or your parents or guardians) are a resident of the State of Ohio for all other legal purposes (i.e. driver's license, voter's registration, car registration).

It is your responsibility to report a change of address and/or residency from an Ohio resident to a non-Ohio resident at the Office of Student Records. If your residency has changed to an Ohio resident, you must file a residency petition (complete with documentation to verify your statements) with the Office of Graduate Studies. No change of residency can be made until the residency petition has been approved by the Director of Graduate Student Services. The residency petition must be filed before the last day to register for class in order for it to be effective for that quarter. Residency decisions are not retroactive to previous quarters. You may direct questions concerning residency to the Office of Graduate Student Services.

Miscellaneous Fees*

Admission application filing fees:
$30      For a degree program	
$20      For nondegree, workshops, transients	

$10      For nondegree-to-degree status

$10      For change of major or second master's

$19      For reapplication to a degree program	

         (Late registration fee--varies 
         (check quarterly Schedule of Classes)

$ 5      Duplicate official forms, fee receipts,
         bill statements, grade reports, etc.	

$45      Application for for graduation, master's degree	

$50      Application for graduation, doctoral degree	

$ 5      Reapplication for master's or doctoral degree	

$ 5      Transcript of record	

*These fees are nonrefundable and subject to change without notice.

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University Publications staff and Computer Services revised this file (http://www.ohiou.edu/gcatalog/03-05/geninfo/fees.htm) on June 25, 2004.
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