Tuition and Fees
Payment of Tuition
Students' registrations are not finalized until all applicable tuition and fees are processed by the Department of Student Financial Services. Failure to satisfy all financial obligations, when due, will result in cancellation of a student's current registration, withholding of official transcripts and diplomas, and denial of the right to register for future sessions.
All students must confirm that they will be attending the University with the Department of Student Financial Services. This includes students whose financial aid or tuition remission benefit credits are equal to or exceed the amount due. Confirmation can be accomplished in person, by mail, or by telephone.
Students are required to pay their tuition in full or can automatically enroll in the Temple Easy Payment Plan (TEPP). Students should refer to the latest Directory of Classes ("Class Schedule") or other publications for a more detailed explanation of the plans.
Students who select courses, but fail to make payment on or before the due date on the tuition invoice will have their registration canceled and will be required to re-register and pay late fees.
Acceptable forms of payment include: financial aid vouchers, tuition remission forms, checks, cash, credit cards, and money orders. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Temple University. Credit cards accepted for payment include: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Special Payment Plans
Temple University offers an Easy Payment Plan to help students budget the costs for tuition, room and board, and fees as best fits their personal situations. The Temple Easy Payment Plan will allow students to make payments over a semester.
Students who need assistance in financing ther education should see a Financial counselor in the Department of Student Financial Services (Ground Floor, Conwell Hall). Call (215) 204-3520 for an appointment.
Student Loan Counseling
The Office of Student Debt Management is responsible for completing loan counseling for all students who receive federal student loans (entrance interviews) and for all borrowers who are graduating (exit interviews). This counseling is mandatory for all student loan borrowers.
In addition, this staff can assist students with related financial planning that would help them in completing their education at Temple, and can provide financial advice about handling debts.
To schedule a counseling session, please contact the Office of Student Debt Management, 2nd floor, Carnell Hall, (215) 204-5705.
ASSESSING TUITION CHARGES
Tuition assessment at Temple University is based on full-time or part-time status; undergraduate, graduate or professional classification; level of courses; and in-state/out-of-state residency status.
Undergraduate students are considered full-time students when carrying between 12-17 semester hours. Credits in excess of 17 s.h. are additionally assessed at the per semester 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 hour for part-time undergraduates.
Undgergraduate Level Course Classification
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 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.
Students who are not United States citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. cannot be considered residents of Pennsylvania for tuition purposes.
An individual attempting to establish residency for tuition purposes must file a Residency Application with the Office of Student Academic Records. Evidence requested in support of an application may include, but may not be restricted to, the following: lease or purchase of a permanent, independent Pennsylvania apartment or home; payment of Pennsylvania state and local taxes; transfer to Pennsylvania of bank accounts, stock, automobile, and other registered property; acquisition of Pennsylvania driver's license; acceptance of a permanent full-time job in Pennsylvania upon graduation; membership in Pennsylvania social, athletic, civic, political, and religious organizations; registration to vote in Pennsylvania; and an affidavit of intention to reside indefinitely in Pennsylvania.
Specific questions pertaining to Pennsylvania residency status should be directed to the Office of Student Academic Records. The telephone number is (215) 204-1131.
SPECIAL CHARGES AND FEES
*Fees 1998-99 are subject to change.
Students may be required to pay some or all of the following (subject to change):
$35.00 for standard application for admission or $5.00 for students applying for readmission.
A one-time $5.00 charge assessed all first year students who are degree-seeking candidates.
General Activities Fee
All full-time students (12 or more semester hours for undergraduate students, nine or more hours for graduate students; full-time professional students; and professional law students working toward a degree even if technically part-time) are required to pay a $25.00 per semester General Activities Fee (GAF).
The purpose of the fee and its related services is to promote and enhance the educational, recreational, social, and cultural life of the student body. Funds derived from the fee will be directly tied to the support of activities and events for students.
A General Activities Fee sticker will be placed on the ID cards of all students who pay the fee entitling them to free or discounted admission to a number of campus programs.
Part-time students may purchase a sticker for $25.00.
Computer and Technology Fee
All students are required to pay the Computer and Technology Fee, which is based on their registration status. Students enrolled for nine or more credits are required to pay a $50.00 per semester fee, students enrolled for five to eight credits must pay a $36.00 per semester fee, and students enrolled for one to four credits are required to pay a $17.00 per semester fee.
The purpose of this fee is to fund purchases of computer equipment and sophisticated technologies for student use.
Recreation Services Fee
A Student Recreation Services fee of $30.00 is assessed each semester to all full-time students each semester, excluding students enrolled at TUCC and programs abroad.
Student Health Fee
Full- and part-time students (nine semester hours or more) are charged $30.00 per semester during the academic year to help subsidize the basic diagnostic and treatment services provided by nurses and physicians at all four campus locations. Half-time students (six to eight semester hours) pay $11.00 per semester and all students enrolled for summer sessions pay $5.00. Gynecology/family planning services and laboratory testing are specialized services available at Main Campus for an additional fee(s).
Special Tuition Charges
Certain courses have special tuition in lieu of the standard tuition rates. This charge is assessed at the time of registration for the course.
Certain courses have special fees assessed in addition to the standard tuition. This charge is assessed at the time of registration for the course. See the Directory of Classes for a listing of courses with additional fees.
Change of Course
A $10.00 charge is assessed for dropping or adding courses after the initial Schedule Revision period. (See Registration for details.)
Late Registration and Reinstatement Fee Policy
Continuing matriculated students eligible to register, but who fail to do so by August 1 for the fall semester, or by the end of the fall semester for the spring semester, will be assessed a $50.00 late registration fee. All other students will be assessed the $50.00 late registration beginning the first day of the term. No new registrations or registration revisions will be processed after the end of the 12th week of classes during the fall and spring semesters and after the end of the fourth week of summer sessions.
Tuition payments not received by due dates will be subject to a $45 late payment fee for each missed installment. Students who fail to pay their initial payment by the due date may also have their registrations canceled.
Bad Check Penalty
A $25.00 fine is assessed for all checks issued to the University and not paid upon presentation to the bank. Registration may be cancelled as a result.
A $6.00 fee is assessed for official transcripts from the University.
A $30.00 fee is assessed for graduating seniors.
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 contact the Personnel Benefits Office (215) 204-1321, for details concerning costs and application procedures.
TUITION AND FEES POLICY
In the event of death during a semester, the student's account will be credited with a 100% refund of tuition and fee charges for the semester.
C. Serious Illness Which Prevents a Student from Attending Classes
In the event of a serious personal or family member's illness, the following steps can be taken:
A. The Office of Academic Records will have authority for determining the student's academic records.
B. The Director of Student Financial Services will have authority for approving financial exceptions to the policy.
C. Appeals of any decision outlined under this policy will be made to the University Refund Appeal Committee, whose decision is final.