All full and part-time degree seeking students enrolled in an academic year must pay the student services and applicable program specific fees. Students who are enrolled 3 or 4 quarters per year will be charged the full annual student services and program specific fees. Students who are enrolled in a program that ends with 1 quarter over the summer, or 2 quarters over the summer and fall will be charged 25% and 50% of the annual student services and program specific fees, respectively. The student services fee funds such areas as the recreation center, sports intra-murals, counseling services, operation of the student lounge, student government, student representation in government, and student events on and off-campus. The program specific fees fund the items described above in the Tuition and Fees section.
The last day to add or drop a course is the first Friday of each quarter. Charges will be re-assessed accordingly for courses added/dropped by this date and, depending on the student's revised enrollment status (i.e. full-time, half-time, less than half-time, etc.). Please note that if all courses are dropped and a student is determined to be withdrawn for the entire quarter, tuition and fee charges may be assessed and will be based upon guidelines stated in the MWU Refund Policy: Return of Title IV and VII Funds.
Students registered for courses that total fewer than 12 credit hours per quarter are considered to have a partial course load. Prior authorization from the College Dean is required before students can begin a quarter with a part-time course load. In such circumstances, tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis. The rate for each quarter hour is calculated based on the current quarterly full-time tuition divided by 12 credit hours. The per-credit hourly rate is multiplied by the enrolled credit hours to equal the tuition charge for the quarter.
Students desiring to register for more than the prescribed course load in a given quarter are considered to have registered for a course overload. These students must receive prior approval from the College Dean before starting the quarter. In addition to full tuition, tuition will be charged for each additional credit hour above the prescribed course load on the following basis:
The Accounts Receivables Office within Student Financial Services will follow up with students to collect past due accounts. The overall goal is to encourage all students to pay their balance on time so that they are not faced with the consequences as outlined below.
Consequences of past due accounts can include any and all of the items listed below:
Note: A student may be exempt from payment deadlines and permitted to continue in school without risk of suspension. However, students must notify the Office of Student Financial Services of any and all circumstances that may necessitate an exception to the payment deadlines. Exceptions to this policy may be made for the following reasons:
A fee may be charged on any returned check. After two returned checks a student will be required to pay by cashier's check or money order. No exceptions will be made.