Jul 02, 2020  
2004-2006 University Catalog 
2004-2006 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

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Note: For more information on graduate tuition and fees, see the section on the College of Graduate Studies.

Tuition 2004-2005 academic year (The University Administration reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and room and board charges.)






Professional years1  


Master’s of occupational therapy (postbac)2  


Medical technology-fourth year  




Part-time (per credit)







Master’s of occupational therapy (postbac)  







Pre-professional science (per credit)  


Full-time undergraduate  


Full-time-professional years  


Part-time (per credit) undergraduate  


Part-time (per credit) professional  







Per credit  


Flex PharmD (per credit)  


MS cell biology and biomedical writing (per credit)4  


Postbaccalaureate science teacher certification (per credit)  


Executive MBA (per credit)  


1 Applies to post-second-year pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy students. Amount does not include any tuition charge for mandatory winter and summer sessions. The final full-time professional year for doctor of pharmacy students is composed of eight rotations, each five weeks in length, delivered over three semesters. Each student is billed for two full-time semesters and one part-time semester (10 credits).
2 Amount does not include any tuition charge for mandatory winter and summer sessions.
3 No General Fee is charged for graduate courses.
4 Special tuition rate is only for matriculated students in these programs.

No undergraduate/professional student is permitted to register for more than 20 credit hours per semester without written permission from the dean of the college in which the student is pursuing a degree. If permission is granted, the student will be assessed the appropriate per-credit rate for each credit hour in excess of 20 credit hours per semester. Undergraduate/professional students who audit a course without exceeding the 20 credit limit will not be charged additional tuition. Part-time students will be charged for audited courses at 50% of the applicable part-time rate plus full general fee; overload charges will be computed in the same way for full-time students whose audited courses result in an excess of 20 credits per semester.

Since graduate courses are charged entirely on a per-credit basis, audited courses will be charged at 50% of the applicable per-credit rate.






full-time (required) (per year)  


General (per credit)  




Undergraduate application  


Graduate application  


Make-up exam/lab (per exam)*  




* as described in the Student Handbook

Invoices for the fall semester will be mailed in late June, and payment is due as specified. Invoices for the spring semester will be mailed in late December, and payment is due as specified. Students are strongly encouraged to seek the assistance of the Financial Aid Office. They may also wish to participate in an installment plan that is approved by the University. Students who do not cover their required payments in full will be subject to a late fee of $100 each month that the account remains past due and may not attend class or register for future classes. Students in default on payments may be placed on financial hold status. In certain circumstances, they may also be subject to administrative withdrawal. In addition, accounts in default will be reported to a collection agency, credit bureau, and legal counsel. Collection expenses equal to 50% of the outstanding charges and other such costs will be added to the amount due. Students enrolled in pharmacy clerkship or other programs during the summer are billed for this semester of coursework in the preceding spring.

Questions regarding student billing and accounts should be addressed to the Office of Student Accounts, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m., except in the summer, when it is closed on Fridays.

Remittances by mail can be made by check, payable to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, or Visa/MasterCard/Discover credit cards, and forwarded to the Cashier’s Office. Fees may also be paid in person at the Cashier’s Office. The Cashier’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m., except in the summer, when it is closed on Fridays.

Room and Board



Residence Halls Room Fee (per year)



Triple room  


Double room  


Single room*  


*There are limited single rooms available for handicapped persons. Single rooms not used by handicapped persons are available on a lottery basis.

Residence Hall



Security Deposit  




Meal Plans (per academic year)




All-Meal Plan: 19 meals/7 days  


Freedom Meal Plan 175: 175 meals/semester $50 declining balance (one semester)  


Standard Declining Balance Plan  


Meal Plan Requirements

All first-year students must participate in the All-Meal Plan. Upper-class residents are required to participate in either the All-Meal Plan or the Freedom Meal Plan 175. There are no meal plan requirements for fifth- and sixth-floor upper-class Osol Hall residents and Alexandria residents.

Withdrawal and Dismissal


Official withdrawal from the University must be authorized by the appropriate academic dean. See section on Withdrawals from the University under Academics for more information.

The University reserves the right to dismiss at any time any student who is deemed undesirable, either on the grounds of conduct or of academic standing, and in this matter the University shall be the sole judge.



Refunds to students who officially withdraw from the University will be made according to the schedule that follows. Regardless of the reason for vacating, refunds will not be made for unused dormitory room fees, except for official withdrawal from the University. Such refunds will be consistent with the following tuition refund schedule. Pro rata refunds, less processing fees, will be made for meal plan fees, based on expected patterns of usage. Standard declining balances plan and the general use all-campus account balances are maintained from semester to semester and from year to year. When a student leaves the University for any reason, a credit to the student’s tuition account will be granted less a $25.00 service fee for standard declining balance plan accounts and a $5.00 service fee for all-campus accounts.

The general fee and other incidental fees are only refundable before the first day of the semester. If withdrawal is authorized by the University, a tuition refund will be made in accordance with the following schedule. The official University opening of classes and not the first day in actual attendance governs the refund computation. Courses scheduled outside the standard term calendar will be governed by policies devised for their respective programs.

Segment of Semester Refund

Before first day of class   100%
To end of first week   90%
To end of second week   80%
To end of third week   50%
To end of fourth week   25%
Beyond fourth week   No Refund

For students who withdraw during a semester, Title IV funds will be returned in accordance with federal regulations (34CFR 668.22) The Return of Title IV Funds (Return) regulations do not dictate an institutional refund policy. Instead, a statutory schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds a student has earned as of the date he or she ceases attendance. The amount of Title IV program assistance earned is based on the amount of time the student spent in academic attendance; it has no relationship to the student’s incurred institutional charges.

Up through the 60% point in each payment period or period of enrollment, a pro rata schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal. For example, if a student has completed 20% of the semester, then he/she has earned 20% of the funds that have been or could have been disbursed. After the 60% point in the payment period or period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds.

If a student has received more funds than he/she has earned at the time of withdrawal, grant money, as well as loans, may need to be returned under certain circumstances.

Students should be aware that the regulations may prevent the refund of any personal funds used for payment of tuition and fees. In instances where a student has received a cash payment prior to the official notification of his or her withdrawal, the student may be required to return such payment to the University.

Tuition Exchange


As a member of the Tuition Exchange, Inc., the University grants tuition scholarships to children of qualified faculty and staff coming from other institutions affiliated with the Tuition Exchange, Inc.

All Fees Subject to Change


The administration reserves the right to make changes in University tuition, fees, and refunds.