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Explanation of Charges


The tuition is the basic cost of the student’s education and covers the cost of instruction. It does not include textbooks and supplies which the student purchases. A full-time student is one who, whether resident or nonresident, is taking 12 or more semester hours of work. The student who takes fewer than 12 semester hours is considered a part-time student and is charged on a semester-hour basis. Part-time students given permission to live in the residence halls are charged the same rate as a full-time stuent. The student who has permission to take additional hours above 18 is charged for each additional semester hour, with the exceptions noted on the previous page.

Rooms and Meals for Resident Students

Resident students normally receive more financial aid than commuters, therefore, the actual amount paid to live on campus may be much less than the amounts above. Changes in meal plan, which is required for resident students, are permitted through the third day of class. Changes should be requested through the Residence Life Office or Anderson Central. The boarding student is entitled to meals for each week the school is in session. This does not include holidays, during which classes are suspended, the residence halls are closed, and the food service is suspended. No refund or cost adjustment is made for meals which the student does not eat.

Academic and Student Services Fee

The student services fee covers a major portion of the total cost of many services and activities offered in the student life program. Within student life, the university newspaper, athletics, Baptist Campus Ministries, health services, Student Government Association, and intramurals are provided. In the area of academics, academic services, tutoring, and career planning and placement services are some of the programs provided. Even though the academic and student services fee covers most social and recreational costs to the student, there are occasional extra expenses in this area.

Student Government Fee

The Student Government Association (SGA) fee provides funding and support for SGA campus wide-initiatives including student activities and student-initiated campus improvements. SGA funds also provide for student leadership development and the establishment and support of student clubs and organizations.

Special Fees

The application fee covers the clerical costs of processing the student application. This fee is nonrefundable and is paid only once at the time of initial application to Anderson University. The fee is not paid a second time for students who continue enrollment from one year to the next nor by students who interrupt their enrollment for any period of time.

All students, whether residents or commuters, who drive a vehicle onto the Anderson University campus and use the University parking facilities must register their cars with the University. The registration fee covers the vehicle from August 1 through July 31. Those who register a vehicle in the spring or summer terms register them again for the fall semester. If a student occasionally drives a vehicle other than the one registered (such as a parent’s car) an additional bumper sticker must be purchased for this car in order to avoid the penalty of parking an unregistered vehicle on campus. The student handbook contains details concerning parking regulations.

Technology Fee

The technology fee is a fee assessed each term to provide students with access to technology systems at the university, including but not limited to wired and wireless networks, internet access, computer laboratories, printer stations, servers and storage systems.

Reservation Fee and Terms of Payment

As a new resident or commuter student, a $250 enrollment deposit must accompany your Enrollment Confirmation Form. Forms will not be accepted without the $250 deposit. For both new and returning resident students, the $250 deposit acts as a reservation deposit until a student moves into campus housing. As a returning student, the initial paid deposit will roll from reservation deposit to security deposit each yearly cycle. Upon move-in, the deposit becomes a damage/security deposit and is only refundable after the student completes a semester-long housing contract commitment, and it has been determined that there are no outstanding damage charges on the student’s account. For commuter students, the $250 enrollment deposit serves as the first payment toward tuition at Anderson and will sit as a credit on your account.

Housing deposit refunds must be requested in writing through the Admission Office (new students) or Resident Life Office (returning students) before May 1 for the fall semester, and December 1 for the spring semester.

Study/Travel Abroad

The University offers several programs of study/travel. The student who enrolls in these courses pays the course tuition as well as all travel expenses, which are normally included in a package tour.