May 22, 2022  
2013-2014 University Catalog 
2013-2014 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 .

2013–2014 Academic Year (Terms: 13/SU, 13/S1, 13/S2, 13/FA, 13/WI, 14/SP)

Note: The University Administration reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and room and board charges.


Full-Time (Total—Fall and Spring Semesters)

Undergraduate   $33,046
Undergraduate—Professional Years a   36,352
6th Year PharmD b   51,498
Master and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (Post Baccalaureate) c   36,352
Medical Laboratory Science—4th Year   1,324

Part-time (per credit)

Undergraduate   $1,377
Professional Years a, d   1,515
Master of and Doctorate Occupational Therapy (Post Baccalaureate) c   1,515

Graduate (per credit)

Graduate and Post Baccalaureate (per credit) e    
    Master’s in Public Health   $948
    Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies   728
    All Other Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate   1,447


Summer Special Arts and Science Courses (per credit) f    $662
IPPE (PP 418 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience)
Summer of 4th or 5th Year
Regular per-credit and full-time rates are applied to all other summer courses.


  1. Applies to 3rd- through 5th-year pharmacy; 3rd- through 6th-year occupational therapy; and 4th- through 6th-year physical therapy. Amount does not include any tuition charge for mandatory winter and summer sessions. Physical therapy students have two additional summer terms and one additional intersession billed at part-time professional rates. Occupational therapy students have three additional summer terms billed at part-time professional rates. Students are advised to confirm with their deans the requirements for additional coursework that may affect total tuition.
  2. Billed in equal amounts over three terms starting with the summer term.
  3. Amount does not include any tuition charge for mandatory winter and summer sessions.
  4. Pertains also to 6th-year PharmD.
  5. No general fee for these courses.
  6. Pending approval by the board of trustees, it is expected that for 14/S1 and 14/S2 terms, the Summer Special Arts and Science Courses will be $689 per credit.

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 (undergraduate & professional) (fall & spring)   $1,696
Full-Time—6th year—PharmD*   2,289
Per Credit (undergraduate & professional)   53
Other Fees    
Undergraduate Application   45
Graduate Application   50
Makeup Exam/Lab (per exam/lab)   25
Transcript   6
Health Insurance**   1,518

*Billed in equal amounts over three terms.
**Mandatory for full-time and half-time students (excluding online programs) unless proof of other comparable insurance is provided according to the requirements outlined by the Student Health and Counseling Office. Annual premium (as shown) is payable in full in the fall semester. Students are advised to consult the SHAC webpage for details on exact requirements.

Invoices for the fall semester will be mailed in 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. Students in default on payments may be placed on financial hold status, barring registration for future semesters and the release of grades and academic transcripts. 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.

The first account statement for each term will be mailed via U.S. Postal Service to students at the preferred mailing address that they have designated. Until September 2013, any additional statements will be sent by mail to new students and electronically to continuing students. Starting in September, all students will receive periodic e-mails that will notify them of balances due and will link to WebAdvisor for access to their online statements. The e-mails will be sent only to students’ official USciences e-mail addresses, and students will be responsible for retrieving these e-mails, making payments, taking Financial Aid action, and/or notifying any family members that may be assisting with their finances. Therefore, it is crucial that all students are able to access their e-mail accounts and have valid log-ins to WebAdvisor.

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 5 p.m., except in the summer, when it is closed on Fridays. Any student who is unable to visit Student Accounts during normal business hours may call 215.596.8860 to schedule an evening appointment.

Remittances by mail can be made by check, payable to University of the Sciences. Students may make electronic payments to their tuition accounts at any time on WebAdvisor. The USciences Payment Gateway ( allows parents or other family members to make online payments directly 24 hours a day, without requiring the student to access WebAdvisor. The Gateway will process not only payments for tuition accounts but also for USciences OneCard (formerly All-Campus Account) and DCB meal plan purchases. These payments may be made by E-checks (directly from checking account) or by American Express, Discover, or MasterCard. The Cashier’s Office also accepts in-person payments and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., except in summer, when it is closed on Fridays. Anyone who makes a credit card payment will be charged a nonrefundable fee equal to 2.5% of the transaction. One hundred percent of this fee will be retained by the processor and related banks that are providing the credit card service. The fee will apply to any credit card payment made on a student account, whether by mail, phone, Cashier’s Office, Gateway, or WebAdvisor. E-check payments made on WebAdvisor or the Gateway will not be charged a convenience fee.

Room and Board

Residence Halls Room Fee (per year)a, b

Goodman, Osol, and Wilson    
  Triple Room   $6,642
  Double Room     8,296
  Single Room c   10,372
  Triple-Room Apartment d   $9,930
Gunter d    
  Triple-Room Apartment   $9,930
  Double-Room Apartment   10,140
  Single-Room Apartment c   10,347


  1. Fall and spring semester only; does not include inter-sessions or summer sessions, except as noted for Alexandria and Gunter residents on 12-month plan.
  2. All residents are required to pay a $200 security deposit upon application to the residence halls.
  3. There are limited single rooms available for people with disabilities. To provide proof of a disability, please consult with the Student Accommodations administrator. Single rooms not occupied by people with disabilities may be released to other students at the discretion of the director of Student Life.
  4. Billing: Annual rate divided into three equal charges billed summer, fall, and spring.

Meal Plans (Total—Fall & Spring)

Ultimate 700
14 meals per week (unused meals expire at the end of the week) with $700 Declining Balance Dollars per semester (unused money expires at the end of each semester)



10 Meal Plan
10 meals per week (unused meals expire at the end of the week) with $625 Declining Balance Dollars per semester (unused money expires at the end of each semester)



“All DCB” Plan
There are 5 buy-in amounts: $150, $250, $450, $650, and $850, per semester. Each plan includes a 35% discount on the Guest Meal Rate during the all-you-care-to-eat meals during breakfast and dinner in Wilson Dining Hall plus no sales tax when used in our retail dining locations. The 450DCB plan has a 5% bonus (total $472.50 DCB dollars), the 650DCB plan has a 10% bonus (total $715 DCB Dollars), and the 850DCB plan has a 15% bonus (total $1,034.15 DCB dollars).

Students can have the $250 or larger plans billed to their student account. Fall semester balance will roll to spring semester only when the student enrolls in the same or higher DCB plan for spring. All unused balances expire at the end of spring semester.

Meal Plan Requirements

All residents of Wilson, Goodman, and Osol Halls are required to participate in either the Ultimate 700 or 10 Meal Plan. Alexandria and Gunter Hall apartment residents and off-campus and commuter students may choose from any of the two meal blocks plans or the “All DCB” Plans as described above.

Withdrawal and Dismissal

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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.


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A student who leaves the University without obtaining withdrawn status and without completing the semester, or who is dismissed or suspended from the University for disciplinary reasons or scholastic deficiency, is not entitled to any refund.

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 patterns of usage. USciences OneCard 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 $5 service fee for OneCard 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/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/her withdrawal, the student may be required to return such payment to the University.

Refunds for Dropped Courses

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Students who remain active with the University, but drop one or more classes prior to the end of each semester’s drop-add period may receive a refund of charges for those classes under certain circumstances. If an undergraduate student is registered and billed at the full-time rate and maintains full-time registration (as defined by program and class level) drop/add activity will not affect charges for tuition and fees. If, however, a student is billed at a per-credit rate (all graduate students and any undergraduate students who are, or become, less than full-time) tuition charges will be refunded as follows when drops occur:

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

The general fee and other incidental fees are only refundable before the first day of the semester. The official University opening of classes and not the first day in actual attendance governs the refund computation.

Students who receive financial aid should be aware that a change in the number of registered credits may affect their eligibility for some or all of their awards. Students are responsible for consulting their award letters and/or any other materials issued by the Financial Aid Office or for contacting the Financial Aid Office directly to determine the effect drop/add activity might have on their awards.

Because the Summer I and Summer II terms offered by Misher College of Arts and Sciences operate on a shorter schedule, both full withdrawals and dropped courses are governed by special tuition refund rules:

Before first day of class      100%
First five days of semester   50%
Beyond five days   No Refund

The general fee and other incidental fees are only refundable before the first day of the Summer I or Summer II semester.

Tuition Refund Insurance

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As an enhancement to the University refund policy, an optional insurance program, the “Tuition Refund Plan,” is offered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. The Tuition Refund Plan provides substantial benefits in the event of student medical withdrawal. Up to 85% of tuition, general fee, room, and board, can be refunded as a result of a covered medical withdrawal. This coverage can be extremely beneficial should a student need to repeat lost academic credits after a medically necessary interruption in the student’s education.

Enrollment forms with complete details are mailed to students at the time of fall semester tuition billing. Enrollment may also be completed online by accessing First- and second-year students may enroll online or with the application form sent with their tuition statements. Upperclass, graduate, and part-time students can only enroll online. Application must be completed and premium payments must be paid by the opening date of classes. The University urges students and their families to carefully consider this protection.

Tuition Exchange

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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

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


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