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Tuition and Fees
Payment of Tuition
David Glezerman, Assistant Vice President and Bursar
Registration for courses is not optional, and students must not attend courses for which they are not registered. Once a student registers for a course--or is registered by an advisor at the student's request--the student remains financially obligated for the course unless and until he or she drops the course by the prescribed deadlines for dropping and adding courses. Prior to registering for the first time each semester, students are required to accept Temple University's Financial Responsibility Agreement, which outlines the financial terms and conditions associated with course registration.
Students may drop courses and otherwise modify their registrations in Self-Service Banner (SSB) or by working with an academic advisor. Please see www.temple.edu/registrar/documents/calendars/ for add/drop and withdrawal deadlines for each semester and summer session.
Once registered, students must pay tuition and fees according to the Bursar's Office billing schedule. Failure to satisfy billing and financial obligations may result in withholding of official transcripts and diplomas; denial of the right to register for future sessions; and the assessment of late fees and collection costs.
Students who are not planning to attend the semester must drop their course registration. Students who do not drop classes by the end of the official drop/add period (See Academic Calendar for specific dates) remain financially obligated for the amount due. Instructors are advised to issue letter grades (typically "F") for students who have not been attending but are on their roster of registered students.
Students who drop classes by the end of the drop/add period (the end of the second week of classes) of a semester or summer session will have their courses dropped. This will relieve them of academic responsibility and in most instances financial responsibility associated with the course.
Students who withdraw from classes after the drop/add period are responsible for full payment of all tuition and fee charges, along with any payment plan fees, and late payment charges. These courses will be recorded on the transcript with the notation of "W," indicating that the student withdrew. Unpaid tuition balances may be referred for collection, and students may be held liable for paying all associated collection costs and/or legal fees.
Students who do not withdraw by the published deadline are responsible for payment of all tuition and fee and/or collection costs. Temple University will first apply all payments received to the oldest outstanding balance, if applicable, then to the current semester charges.
Temple University notifies students via their TUmail account to view their electronic bills in TUpay. Students are required to pay at least the minimum amount due on their bills on or before the due date on their bill.
Acceptable forms of payment include: tuition remission forms, checks (paper and electronic), cash, credit cards, and money orders. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Temple University. Credit cards accepted for online payment only through TUpay include: MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Visa. Please note that credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% convenience fee by the university’s processor.
Payment must be received by the billing due date to assure proper crediting and to remain in good financial standing.
Students are encouraged to pay the total account balance by the bill due date. In doing so, students avoid any payment plan fees and late payment fees. However, if students are unable to do so, Temple University offers two payment plans to assist students and their families.
Please note that payment plans are offered for the fall and spring semesters only. Payment plans are not offered in the summer semesters.
For the first bill of the fall and spring semester, students are billed with a minimum amount due that represents 50% of current term charges. Students who elect this payment option and do not pay the total account balance will be automatically enrolled in the University's Deferred Payment Plan and assessed a $25 non-refundable payment plan fee.
For the second bill of the fall and spring semester, students are billed for the remaining balance. Students who do not pay the total account balance in full by the due date are indicating that they wish to remain in the University's Deferred Payment Plan and will be assessed a $20 non-refundable payment plan fee.
The University also offers the Temple Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) for those students who need an extended payment option. The plan allows students to make up to ten regularly scheduled monthly payments starting in May towards their future charges (five payments for fall and five payments for spring). The application fee for this payment plan is $50 for the year. For more information about this plan, offered through Higher Education Services (HES), go to www.temple.edu/bursar.
Students who need assistance in financing their education should see a Financial Counselor in the Department of Student Financial Services (Ground Floor, Conwell/Carnell Hall) or call 215-204-2244 for an appointment. For more information on financing your education, visit the MONEY MATTERS web site at: www.temple.edu/bursar/financialliteracy
Student Loan Counseling
All students who receive federal student loans are required by federal regulations to receive loan counseling when first receiving a loan and prior to leaving the university.
The Credit and Collections unit in the Bursar's Office is responsible for completing loan counseling for all students who are receiving federal student loans for the first time (entrance interviews). In addition, this staff can assist students with related financial planning that would help them in completing their education at Temple. Students can go to www.fc.campusoncall.com/cgi-bin/home.pl?FromAdmin=1&campus=temple to complete the entrance interview or call 215-204-5549 for additional information.
Students who are graduating must complete an exit interview online at www.fc.campusoncall.com/cgi-bin/home.pl?FromAdmin=1&campus=temple or contact the Credit and Collections unit in the Bursar's Office, Second Floor, Carnell Hall, at 215-204-5549.
Assessing Tuition Charges
Tuition assessment at Temple University is based on full-time or part-time status; student college; student level status (undergraduate, graduate, or professional); student class level for undergraduates; and in-state/out-of-state residency status. The level of the courses is not a factor in how students are assessed.
All students are placed into one of the University's schools or colleges, based on their major or program.
Undergraduate students are considered full-time students when carrying between 12-17 semester hours (s.h.). Credits in excess of 17 s.h. are additionally assessed at the per semester credit hour tuition rate.
International students, holders of non-immigrant visas, are required to pay out-of-state tuition fees and register as full-time students.
There is no distinction between full-time and part-time graduate tuition rates. All graduate students are assessed at a credit hour rate, regardless of the number of credit hours they are taking.
Undergraduates are considered part-time students when taking fewer than 12 s.h. per semester. Tuition is charged by the semester credit hour for part-time undergraduates.
In-State/Out-of-State Residency Status
A student is classified as a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes if his or her permanent, legal residence is in Pennsylvania. In-state residency is generally established within the context of the following overall guidelines:
An individual who has not lived in Pennsylvania for a continuous 12-month period immediately prior to registration as a student at a Pennsylvania college or university is presumed not be to a Pennsylvania resident. A student may rebut this presumption with convincing evidence.
A student under 22 years of age is presumed to have the residency of his or her parents or legal guardians. A student may rebut this presumption by presenting convincing evidence of emancipation and independent domicile.
A student who receives financial aid based on residence in a state other than Pennsylvania will not be considered a resident of Pennsylvania.
A student who is not a United States citizen or does not have an immigrant visa is presumed not to be a resident of Pennsylvania for tuition purposes; however, a student may rebut this presumption with clear and convincing evidence.
For more information and a copy of the Resident Tuition Eligibility Guidelines, visit www.temple.edu/registrar. Specific questions pertaining to Pennsylvania residency status should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar at 215-204-1131 or email@example.com.
To see a copy of the latest tuition schedule, click here: www.temple.edu/bursar/about/tuitionrates.htm.
To see a copy of the latest fee schedule, click here: www.temple.edu/bursar/about/tuitionrates.htm.
Please note that Tuition and Fees are subject to change by action of the university's Board of Trustees.
Description of Special Charges and Fees
$50.00 for online or paper application for admission, $20.00 for students applying for readmission.
A one-time charge is assessed of all first-year students who are degree-seeking candidates in their initial semester after admittance. This fee includes the student orientation program. The rate for undergraduate students is $160.00 and the rate for graduate students is $55.00. Professional students should check with their respective college as the rates vary per school.
University Services Fee
The University Services Fee is a single, comprehensive fee that helps fund a number of university services, including:
All students are required to pay the University Services Fee. The fee structure for the fall and spring semesters is:
The structure for each summer semester is:
Please direct all questions about the University Services Fee to the Office of Student Financial Services at 215-204-2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certain courses charge additional fees such as lab fees, etc. The charge is assessed at the time of registration for that particular course.
Late Registration Fee Policy
All students will be assessed a $100.00 late registration fee for initial registrations beginning the first day of the term. No new registrations or registration revisions will be processed after the end of the twelfth week of classes during the fall and spring semesters and after the end of the fourth week of summer sessions.
Late Payment Fee
Tuition payments not received by the final semester due date will be subject to a $60.00 late payment fee. Students who fail to pay their initial semester bills by the due date will automatically be enrolled in the University's Deferred Payment Plan and assessed the appropriate payment plan fees as noted above in the "Payment Plans" section.
Returned Check Penalty
If a paper or electronic check payment is returned by the bank because of insufficient funds, a closed account, an invalid account number or other reasons, a $25.00 returned check fee will be assessed. If an account indicates a history of returned checks, the University reserves the right to suspend a student's check payment privileges. Returned checks that remain unpaid and/or cases where there are multiple returned checks may be referred to the University Disciplinary Committee and/or Temple University Campus Safety Services for further action.
The cost per transcript is $8.25 ($6.00 transcript fee plus $2.25 National Student Clearinghouse processing fee). Consult the Office of the University Registrar's web site for ordering instructions.
Group medical insurance to defray certain medical expenses at hospitals is offered to full-time students during a limited period of time at the start of each semester. Students should consult the Human Resources Benefits Department's web site (www.temple.edu/hr/students/index.html) or call Velda Fletcher-Jones at 215-926-2270 for details concerning costs and application procedures. International students are required to buy medical insurance or show proof of comparable coverage to the Human Resources Benefits Department.
Tuition and Fees Policy
A. Tuition charges and fees are based upon the student's enrollment status in the respective schools or colleges. Refunds are made in accordance with the student's academic records.
B. Students will be charged 100% of their semester bill unless a course drop form is processed by a registration office of the university or the student successfully drops courses through Self Service Banner
by the Drop/Add deadline date. See www.temple.edu/registrar/documents/calendars/ for add/drop and withdrawal deadlines for each semester and summer session, typically at the end of the second week of the semester. Students who process their course drops by the deadline date will be issued a 100% refund.
C. No complete financial credit will be made if a student does not process course drops for all registered classes.
D. Students who are still registered for classes after the Drop/Add deadline date are responsible for paying all related tuition and fees.
A. Failure to Process Withdrawal Form by Deadline
Under extreme, extenuating circumstances, an appeal may be made to the Office of the University Registrar and the Tuition Review Committee if the drop transaction is not completed by the deadline, and the student did not attend classes after the deadline date. All appeals must be accompanied by the following information:
B. Death of a Student
C. Serious Illness Which Prevents a Student from Attending All Classes
D. Employment Change/Relocation
A. The Office of the University Registrar will have authority for determining the student's academic records.
Tuition and Fees Refund Policy
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